LEARNING HAS NO BOUNDS
We founded Legacy Wing Chun Kung Fu with one goal in mind: giving our students the best, most rewarding learning experience in Wing Tzun Kung Fu for real world self defense.
Our school is located in St Paul and reflects the vibrant energy of the area. Our passionate and skilled team members are here to help students achieve their goals. Are you ready to reach your potential? Join us today!
Welcome to Legacy Wing Chun Kung Fu, an esteemed EBMAS (Emin Boztepe Martial Arts Systems) School. We are dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and teaching of the renowned martial art system known as Wing Chun. Our mission is to empower individuals with the timeless wisdom and practical skills of Wing Chun, enabling them to enhance their physical and mental well-being while cultivating a deeper understanding of self-defense.
At Legacy Wing Chun Kung Fu, we take pride in offering a comprehensive and authentic training experience rooted in the teachings and lineage of Grandmaster Emin Boztepe. With years of experience, our team of dedicated instructors upholds the highest standards of excellence, ensuring that each student receives the utmost attention and guidance in their martial arts journey.
Meet The Instructor
SiHing Marcus Fard
2nd Technician Grade
EBMAS Wing Tzun Kung Fu
Marcus has 19 yrs experience training in the martial arts. His resume includes Shaolin Kung Fu, Karate, Aikijutsu, Kali with an 14+ focus on Wing Chun Kung Fu. His inspiration is making a world class education in Martial arts accessible to people from all walks of life.
Our Training Program
Our training program is organized in a similar fashion as a western educational system. An added bonus of this is that information is organized in a way that builds on itself much like math; it grows progressively from the basics to more advanced material in a way where nothing previously trained is wasted.
Our student grades are 1-12, very similar to elementary through high school grade levels. This is followed by 4 technician levels comparable to an undergraduate degree. This is followed by 4 Practitioner levels, which is comparable to a Master’s degree in our martial art. Information within the first 12student grades is explosive, dynamic, and practical for self-defense which can be applied after just a few classes.
Our Student Grade Program
Throughout the first four grades, our curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of essential skills such as kicking, punching, stepping, turning, and effective self-defense techniques against common types of attacks, including punches, kicks, holds, and strangle holds.
During these early student grades, Legacy Wing Chun Kung Fu places significant emphasis on the development of tactile reflexes. This is achieved through the comprehensive exploration of Chi Sau, commonly known as "sticky hands." Chi Sau serves as a reflex training exercise that delves deeply into the understanding of utilizing the opponent's force to one's advantage with optimal efficiency, minimizing the exertion of unnecessary effort.
In the advanced levels of Legacy Wing Chun Kung Fu, students engage in intensive chi-sau training to refine their skills and develop advanced fighting techniques. These levels focus on enhancing combat proficiency. Specialized training sessions prepare students for complex scenarios, including defending against multiple attackers, knives, and improvised weapons. This comprehensive training equips practitioners with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate challenging real-life situations.
How We Train
Forms play a crucial role in our training, helping students develop strength in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. By practicing forms, students establish a strong foundation and enhance their skills, accuracy, and precision.
Lat-Sau, a form of free-fighting training, enables students to apply the core principles of Wing Chun. Through this dynamic practice, students learn to adapt and respond effectively to different fighting scenarios.
Chi-Sau or "Sticky Hands" Training:
Chi-Sau, unique to Wing Chun, is a fundamental aspect of our training. This exercise focuses on developing reflexes and muscle memory, enabling students to seamlessly use an attacker's movements against them without resistance. The tactile nature of Chi-Sau enhances sensitivity and responsiveness in combat situations.
Coordination and Reaction Drills:
To test and improve focus, coordination, and reaction time, our training incorporates various drills. These drills enhance students' awareness, timing, and overall proficiency in their techniques.
Self Defense Drills:
At Legacy Wing Chun Kung Fu, we incorporate a variety of self-defense drills to equip students with practical skills for real-life situations. Through scenario-based training, attack and counter drills, controlled sparring, weapons defense drills, and multiple attacker drills, students develop quick thinking, effective techniques, and the ability to adapt under pressure. These drills enhance students' confidence and readiness to defend themselves, ensuring they are well-prepared to handle different self-defense scenarios they may encounter.
By engaging in these diverse training methods, students at Legacy Wing Chun Kung Fu develop a well-rounded skill set, enabling them to excel in Wing Chun and effectively apply its principles in real-life situations.
3743 Cedar Ave
2054 Marshall Ave
St Paul MN