Frequently Asked Questions
How do you differ from other Wing Chun schools?
We are a small informal interest group, not a professional business. We adopt a friendly peer-coaching approach in which more advanced students guide beginners. Every martial arts group has a unique emphasis and approach. We emphasise postural alignment. Please see our Training Approach for more information.
You're welcome to visit us to see if you are a good fit for our group. Please introduce yourself via our contact form on the right. We may not be able to accept new members when the group becomes too large.
Are there any age or gender restrictions?
The training is suitable for anyone over 13 years old. There is no upper age limit - it's never too late to start. Our group has both male and female members of all ages.
What attire do you train in? Is there a uniform?
We do not have a uniform - come in comfortable clothes and flat-soled shoes. Some of us train barefoot.
Do you train indoors or outdoors?
We train outdoors under shelter.
Do I have to attend all sessions a week?
While we strongly recommend that you train at least 3 times a week, you do not have to join us at both sessions. This means that students must be self-motivated and schedule at least 1 additional practice session on their own.
What are the fees?
(a) Our membership fee is $200 per calendar quarter. There is a "consistency discount" of $50, so it will be $150 for subsequent quarters, as long as one does not miss too many classes consecutively. The fees are lower than the market rate as we are not a professional business, and classes are occasionally cancelled due to other commitments.
(b) When our teacher Ken visits, all members contribute an additional $150 towards his travel ($50 for those unable to attend). Ken visits Singapore no more than once a year.
(c) Advanced members register with the the Worldwide Leung Sheung Lineage Association, with a one-time fee of US$35 paid directly to the Association.
We do not strongly emphasise sparring. We begin developing sensitivity using simple partner drills, and advance to more unstructured "sparring" later on. See our Training Approach for more information.
Where's the dummy?
We do not have a dummy at regular training. A small training session is held for advanced students.