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Wing Chun is a simple but effective method of close range combat system.

Master John Wai condensed decades of knowledge into this program!

Made famous by Bruce Lee and Donny Yen, Wing Chun is the ultimate self defense program. The swift strikes and theory behind the system make it a powerful tool to add to anyone's repertoire. Wing Chun can be found in modern martial arts around the world including Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Mixed Martial Arts.

Learn the self defense moves you've seen in movies like Enter the Dragon and Ip Man in real life!

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What Will You Gain

From Training Wing Chun

Strength and Speed to apply both offensive and defensive techniques

Proven tactics and strategies to gain the upper hand in any situation

Close Combat Techniques using hands, elbows, knees & kicks

In Today's World...

It's not if... but when it happens.

We are going to prepare you for the worst so you can live your best.

Never feel fearful or intimidated again. Learn how to stay calm in both body and mind.
No longer allow other's to harm you with words or actions.

Become a stronger version of yourself.

Wing Chun will teach you how to remain calm in stressful situations, build strength and coordination, and above all else, defend yourself and your loved ones when the time comes. Are you prepared, or are you going to just hope it turns out alright?

Have you never trained before?

No problem!

Everyone starts at their own level. We are inviting all levels to begin training because we believe that Wing Chun can be both an excellent foundation to begin training, and additional tool to add to anyone's existing training.

Similar moves in Wing Chun can be found in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's grips, traps, and locks. They can also be found in Muay Thai's clinching techniques. Wing Chun is a great way to enhance your overall skill level even if you train a different style!

When you begin training you will soon realize how strong you will become. Your arms and shoulders will become more athletic with the easy-to-learn drills. Your legs will tone as you start to learn footwork and swiftly move around your opponent's attacks. Core strength will develop like never before as you twist and turn into every movement.

Famous Wing Chun Practitioners

Bruce Lee's Famous style is called "Jeet Kune Do" and he created it based off his years of Wing Chun training with his instructor Ip Man. In many of his Movies such as Enter the Dragon, Fist of Fury, The Big Boss, and Game of Death he show cases how quick and effective this style can be!

Donnie Yen made it big in the role of Ip Man, and in the movie showed how his life revolved around Wing Chun. Many famous scenes include Donnie Yen firing off rapid fire punches in quick succession to overwhelm his opponents.

Their contributions to Wing Chun both in the Martial Art's world and Hollywood made the art more popular and world-wide than ever before!

Underlying Fitness and Health Benefits

Wing Chun is an amazing way to increase your level of fitness while learning the art of self-defense.

When you train you'll be feeling all that Martial Art's has to offer...

  • Improved Muscle Strength and Cardio
  • Toned muscles in the arms, legs, and core
  • Stress relief and lessens anxiety
  • More energy and focus throughout the day
  • Stronger immune system, better sleep quality, and lower blood pressure

Too good to be true? Why don't you come and try it for yourself.

A Message From Sifu John Wai

Wing Chun was my first discipline.

Described by Bruce Lee as nothing but a very sophisticated weapon, Wing Chun is known as one of the best martial arts for its effective use of speed and practicality in each movement.

It is where my passion for Chinese martial arts began. It's also where my Sifu, a street fighter, stripped down more complex styles and trained me in Wing Chun’s simple, yet highly effective fighting system.

We are excited to introduce Wing Chun as our newest addition to our program!

Leveraging physics and body mechanics, students will learn to defend themselves regardless of their age, size, or athleticism. As the world’s most scientific fighting system, Wing Chun theory teaches:

The art of simultaneously attacking and defending.
Strategically fighting from the outside.
Proper and effective use of elbow strikes.
Chi Sau trapping hand drills.

Today, I want to personally challenge twenty individuals to engage in Wing Chun theory and application, just I was many years ago.

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Wing Chun Fundamentals!

Train exclusively with Sifu John Wai and learn the fighting art of Wing Chun! This class will cover Wing Chun applications, chi sau, trapping, basic wooden dummy drills, and the first Wing Chun form Sil Nim Tao - aka "The Little Idea".

The weekly Wing Chun group class is held every Wednesday's at 7:00pm. Master Wai teaches every class! Master Wai also teaches Private Lessons as well.

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So glad I signed up for the web special and ended up joining! The instructors are great and actually take the time to learn your name and get to know you. The workout is great and I actually look forward to working out. Honestly can't say enough good things about this place.

Alissa Pifer

I give John wai martial arts plantation five stars because not only did they help me drop 30plus pounds in a year but they change my life! And help me accomplish so many hurdles I've face throughout my journey. I can honestly say the instructors dont just come to work and clock in; they value each and every memeber as YOU were the only one. If you're searching for a fun, clean and friendly cultured lifestyle that would mode you inside out; mind, body, and soul JOHN WAI MARTIAL ARTS is the perfect platform to help you get in the best shape of your life inside and out!!

Ashley Starr Mulata Howard

I have only been a member for a short period of time, but I absolutely love it! Everyone from the instructors to the members will make you feel like family. The instructors are motivating, inspiring, and will make your goals their goals. I'm always excited to attend the intense, yet fun, kickboxing sessions and my Kung Fu trainings. Glad I found them!

Aziza Mustafa

Gotta love this place. This is a great atmosphere to work out and be able to achieve your fitness goals. John Way Martial Arts Academy has the best people on staff to help you get fit and have fun doing it. Can't get enough of this place. Hope this review helps you join this fantastic group!! :)

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FAQs

What exactly is Kung Fu?

Kung Fu is actually a generic term that refers to the martial arts of China. It originated in a well-known place called the Shaolin Temple, where monks have practiced for thousands of years during their journey to enlightenment.

There are hundreds of different types of Kung Fu that one can practice. If interested, you can check out more about Kung Fu on its Wikipedia page.

How does Kung Fu differ from Karate, Judo, or Tae Kwon Do?

Karate is actually an Okinawan form of combat that focuses heavily on throws and kicks to disarm an attacker. It is known for its hard blocks and power-oriented style of training.

Judo is similar to wrestling in the U.S., and it originated in Japan sometime in the late 1800s. While Judo’s techniques are certainly useful, it’s considered mainly a sport and less of a traditional martial art.

Tae Kwon Do is brought to use by the Koreans. It’s similar to Karate, in that it encourages use of kicks and is very power-oriented.

Then there’s Kung Fu. There are actually many different types of Kung Fu that offer both hard and soft styles of training. Kung Fu martial arts use a combination of grappling, throws, weapons, and use of the hands and feet for self-defense. It’s a more complex system of combat that can take time to master, but is very rewarding to practice.

One of Kung Fu’s closest relatives outside of the Chinese martial arts would be Jiu Jitsu, which originates from Japan.

What are the main benefits of Kung Fu?

We’ve already covered many of the benefits above, but here they are again in case you missed them.

Kung Fu is an awesome way to learn self-defense and boost self-confidence. Knowing that you have the ability to diffuse a sticky situation, then act with force (only if needed) is a useful trait that everyone could benefit from.

Regular practice also improves fitness levels, strengthens the arms, legs, and core, and improves balance. Since you are up on your feet and moving, it also promotes improved heart health and increased levels of energy.

As you learn and deepen your understanding of the Kung Fu practices, you also learn to relax your mind, reduce stress, and be at peace with the world around you.

Who can learn Kung Fu?

Kung Fu is an excellent hobby or practice to take up for people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities. Almost everyone who comes and participates in our classes falls in love with the training style and sense of community.

Kung Fu martial arts are, in general, considered moderate to higher intensity type classes – with the exception of Tai Chi style classes.

Almost anyone can come in and learn the Kung Fu practices if they possess the physical capacity and desire to do-so. Usually, limiting factors will be walking disabilities, recent injuries, or serious health conditions.

As always, please consult a medical professional if there are any concerns on your end.

Do I need to be in good physical shape to start Kung Fu classes?

Not at all. In fact, our classes are specially designed to safely and effectively teach you self-defense, while improving your health and fitness.

As you attend more classes, your abilities increase and you can do more with less effort. We do, however, always encourage our students to challenge themselves and reach exceedingly greater goals with each class.

How long before I can expect to confidently defend myself?

As always, this will vary from person to person. In general though, three to six months of consistent and focused practice should provide enough martial arts training to successfully defend yourself from an untrained attacker.

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