Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Birthed out of the Atlantic Warriors Immersion Training Camp earlier this year, comes the third Wing Chun Special Topics Workshop. This new series of monthly workshops will teach student-driven topics of special interest from the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu. The topic of training for the month of December will be an encore presentation of "Chi Gong for Health and Longevity".

Come learn ways to keep your body healthy from the inside out. Increase your internal energy, relieve pain, remove impairments, and eventually convert that energy to power for martial purposes. These ancient teachings are not to be missed in any serious student's training, and can be utilized by non-martial artists as well. After all, Wing Chun is an internal martial art. 

There are a few ways to register, and pay, in advance for this special workshop. 1) Come to class at the school to register in person by December 10. 2) Call the school at (904) 233-1110, 3) Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org. Or, 4) FB Message Atlantic Warriors, or Sifu Jonathan Petree. Walk-ins will not be allowed, so please register in advance. See the attached poster for workshop fee. Thank you.

Here is the link to the Facebook Event Page

Friday, October 24, 2014

Self-Defense Workshop in Jacksonville, Florida Focuses on Staying Safe During Holiday Shopping

Included in this Pre-Thanksgiving week Self Defense Workshop, will be tips for a safer holiday shopping season, not to mention, effective, and easy to learn hand-to-hand skills. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a wonderful time of year, however, bad people have been using that same time frame to increase their criminal activity. Come to this workshop and learn how not to be a victim.
Here is the link to the Facebook Event invitation:

Taught by the 2010 Reality-Based Fighting, Self-Defense Instructor of the Year for Women's Self-Defense, Atlantic Warriors special Personal Protection Course in November is specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Sifu Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique workshop. Graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.

This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive a physical attack. This highly comprehensive self-defense course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. This course includes both hand-to-hand skills and awareness skills components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but we hope you will never have to.


Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Studio
The address is:
11915 Beach Blvd., Suite 117
Jacksonville, FL 32246
(Look for the Anytime Fitness gym in the shopping center on the corner of Beach Blvd. and Huffman Blvd.)

For a google map of our location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org


Saturday, November 22, 2014 - starting at 4:00PM

To Register: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org,
or call our office at (904) 233-1110.

Register by 11/20/2014 the workshop is only $60.
Register after 11/20/2014 the fee is $75.

Friday, November 1, 2013

A Recent Review of the Newly Released Training Video the, “Complete Wall Bag Training Regimen For Developing Striking Power”

Thursday, 31 October, 2013 | By

If you are looking to get started with a Wing Chun wall bag, Jonathan Petree’s video “Complete Wall Bag Training Regimen For Developing Striking Power” is an excellent video to watch.   He teaches everything from why you need to add wall bag training into your current regiment, to how to properly use your horse, to how to install it, to how to hit the bag and why.

What is the layout of the video and what will I learn?
The video is divided into 8 parts, each part teaches you something different or adds movements to help complete a series of combinations.wall bag training
It starts out in his school located in Jacksonville Florida and explains to you the very basics of how to install your wall bag.  If you are not a handy type of person it is all good advice and he points out some useful information that will help you avoid destroying your home.   He tells you everything from the type of support it will need to the basic jest on identify the location of the studs in your wall.
If you are new to Wing Chun, he tells you how to hold your hands, what knuckles to hit with, and how to properly use your stance.  In short, everything you need to get your bicycle punches properly rolling.

Sifu Petree is quick to point out, that conditioning training should not be limited to your hands.  You should also take into account that you would train your defending positions (i.e bil sau,) elbows, and even knees.  Meaning, you can look forward to a number of different drills, not just 64 minutes of someone chain punching

What I really liked about it was he did not just throw 500 different possible combinations for you to fire away at your wall bag. Sifu Petree really took the time to explain why he decided to teach the combinations he selected for this video, which was mainly do to body reaction. For instance, if you punching someone in the solar plexus, the following attack should reflect his head or body mass bending forward.
wall bag trainingAnother section I found very unique was that he explained how to attack someone who is behind you or holding you in a bear hug type position.  He was very clear about the proper angels required for such a counter attack and I was surprised to see someone standing with the back towards the wall bag, hammering their elbows to prepare for such a scenario.  More importantly, He teaches you the follow up attacks required to truly help you break free of such an attack.

How is the video quality?
Good. Sound is great, easy to understand.  The video itself is very clear and looks like it was shoot with an HD camera.

How should buy this video?
Someone who is starting the system would find this information very useful. There are a handful of drills in there that a more advance person would find interesting.   I have to admit, he brought a few angles I never put much thought into, and for that alone Sifu Petree’s is video worth watching.
Personally, I really enjoy watching videos that teach you how to develop a single skill.   There are lots of videos that try to explain a little too much, often passing over the nitty gritty details or vaguely explain a Wing Chun form. This video was straight to the point, offered lots of actionable information, and was easy to watch.

You can find this video for sale here.

Jonathan Petree – Complete Wall Bag Training Regimen For Developing Striking Power
Buy now from Everything Wing Chun Instant Access
Language: English
Running Time: Approx. 64 min.
Format: 720p Download
Availability:  EWC Instant Access Download
Review by: Scott Moses