On the weekend of Friday 8th March 2013, Central Wing Chun organised a two day workshop in Canterbury. The workshop offered the chance to those in attendance a chance to experience the entire Wing Chun system, to improve on their current level of Wing Chun and train with other students.
Central Wing Chun is overseen by Sifu Neil Parris. He runs regular classes in London and conducts seminars across the year.
I met Neil on the Friday, after picking up the minibus and picking up his students from Elephant and Castle we battled through rain and fog to reach this amazing appartment he had hired, referred to as ‘The Barn’. It boasts a spacious lounge with open plan kitchen and plenty of bedrooms on the lower ground floor, a pool table, swimming pool and scenic country surroundings.
Upon arrival (at around 10pm) a number of people were keen to train so delved straight away into chi-sau. What is chi-sau? Well it means double sticking hands and is a game of physical chess. I will expand on this in another post.
The picture below shows James and Adam.
Saturday morning was a 10am start and Neil commenced the class with some basic sensitivity exercises, leading onto the second form and finally he presented the wooden dummy with applications.
The evening finished with a meal at a local Thai restaurant in Canterbury.