THE ART OF WAR GUNG FU CLUB
Jeet Kune Do - Wing Chun Gung Fu -Tai Chi Chuan - Kali & Escrima
A MASTER CLASS
IN MARTIAL SCIENCE & WARRIOR PHILOSOPHY
The AOW Club is not your tipical martial arts class. Training in our program is more like earning a college degree. Training is as much about the mind as the body. Students receive several text books and are assigned regular reading assignments. Testing and promotions consist of physical, written and verbal exams. Students learn terminology and history of the arts they are studying as well as well as customs and history of the countries of origin.
THE BASE OF THE AOW CLUB IS BRUCE LEE'S JEET KUNE DO
Our Curriculum Includes
JUN FAN GUNG FU
Jun Fan Gung Fu was the base system originally taught by Bruce Lee at his schools in Seattle, Oakland and Los Angeles
JEET KUNE DO
Jeet Kune Do became an umbrella term for Bruce Lee's Art, Concepts and Philosophical approach to combat and life.
JKD Concepts as taught by Guro Dan Inosanto, Sifu Richard Buistillo & Sifu Larry Harstsell Including other Associated Arts.
Also known as "Dragon Style" this is the methods made popular by Sifu Singh who teaches a unique balance of the other three.
"EMPTY YOUR MIND
BE FORMLESS, SHAPELESS, LIKE WATER
IF YOU PUT WATER INTO A CUP IT BECOMES THE CUP
YOU PUT WATER INTO A BOTTLE IT BECOMES THE BOTTLE
YOU PUT IT INTO A TEAPOT IT BECOMES THE TEAPOT
NOW WATER CAN FLOW OR IT CAN CRASH
BE WATER MY FRIEND
- BRUCE LEE
Jeet Kune Do is often referred to as scientific streetfighting due to its tactical approach to hand to hand combat. Our curriculum covers all five ranges of combat and is designed to translate to any real world scenario.
THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO OUR TEACHER SIFU SINGH
WU HEAD INSTRUCTOR SIFU CLAY PRATKA IS THE WORLDS HIGHEST RANKING INSTRUCTOR UNDER SIFU SINGH
Sifu Clay is the only person ever to receive the Coach Level Three Instructor Rank. He is also the only person ever to be promoted to "Sifu" in the JKDAA. Additionally Sifu Clay is the only person authorized to teach and issue ranking in the Military JKD, SPEC OPS KALI & JKD for MMA Curriculums.
WU INSTRUCTOR BEVERLY PRATKA IS THE ONLY FEMALE INSTRUCTOR UNDER SIFU SINGH
Coach Beverly holds a Coach Level 2 Instructor Rank directly from Sifu Singh. She is currently one of only 5 people in the world to achieve this rank and the only Female to hold Instructor Ranking. Beverly spent many years as a private closed door student of Sifu Singh and is one of his highest ranking practitioners.
WU INSTRUCTORS HAVE BEEN FETURED IN ALL OF SIFU SINGH'S DVD PROJECTS
WU INSTRUCTOR GUNNAR DAVIS IS A COACH LEVEL 2 INSTRUCTOR UNDER SIFU SINGH
Coach Gunnar Davis holds a Coach Level 2 instructor certification directly under Sifu Singh. He is one of only 5 people to ever achieve this rank.
WING CHUN IS THE HEART OF OUR GUNG FU CURRICULUM
Like the heart pumping blood though the body, wing chun is the heart of our gung fu. It functions like a structured vehicle driving all of our methods
TRADITIONAL IP MAN WING CHUN
Although Wing Chun was already a base art of Jeet Kune Do, Sifu Singh didn't stop there. To get a deeper understanding he spent many years as a private closed door diciple of Sifu Ben Der. Sifu Ben grew up in Hong Kong studing under legendary Wing Chun Master Ip Man and Later became a diciple under Ip Mans most senior student Leung Sheung. Sifu Ben was a friend and training partner of Bruce Lee and came to America at the same time is Bruce. While Bruce was transitioning into Jeet Kune Do, Sifu Ben continued to hone his Wing Chun! WU Instructors have had the honor of learning the system from Sifu Singh and even reciving some training directly from Sifu Ben himself.
WING CHUN TRAINING INCLUDES
- Traditional Wing Chun Forms
- Stance Training for Tendon Strength and Structure
- Mook Jong Wooden Dummy Training
- Sensitivity / Energy Drills
- Close Quarters Fighting Methods
- Trapping Hands Applications
TAI CHI IS THE SOUL OF OUR GUNG FU CURRICULUM
Tai Chi is our hidden dragon that exist in everything we do. It drives the very essence of who we are even when it can not be seen.
INTERNAL MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING
We most commonly use the word Tai Chi as it is the most recogniable however our training is influeced by all Wudang Internal Systems Including Chen Style Tai Chi Chaun, Baguazahang, and Xing Yi Chuan. In addition our training includes Qigong & Neigong as well as Daoist Philosophy and Mysticism.
INTERNAL MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING
- Partner Drills & Applications
- Health and Healing
THE JKD CONNECTION
Tai Chi is not an art commonly discussed in the JKD community. This is strange since it was not only the very frist martial art Bruce Lee studied but the very logo he chose to represent his art was the Tai Chi Logo. He furthered this by adding Daoist philisophy around the outside of an already Daoist symbol. We used to belive he simply was leaving more subtle clues for people to discover on their own but after more research into Tai Chi other Wudang Internal Arts as well as Daoist Philosophy and mysticism we realized he was not very sublte about it at all. The influence is obious in everything from his physical abilities to his philosophy on fighting and life. Many people say you cant truly understand JKD without learning Wing Chun. We feel that statement is equally true about Tai Chi.