The City Wing Tsun ITC is unlike any other program: it is specifically designed to help any student dramatically improve their kung fu by training all day every day for one week. The ITC’s fully-immersive program combines intensive technical instruction, heavy sparring, and integrated theory - all under the personal guidance of Sifu Alex Richter. Students train for 6 hours every day Monday through Friday, and have the chance to work with special guest instructors from around the world over the weekend. This unique way of exploring Wing Tsun lets anyone who is willing to focus and determined to improve advance rapidly through the system in just a few days. Participation is capped at 40 spots and those spots always fill up quickly!
ITC alumni find that not only do they advance quickly over the course of the week (on average 2 student grade levels in 5 days), but that the skills they develop during the program help them absorb new material once they return to regular classes. Those who participate in the ITC overwhelmingly report a massive leap forward in their Wing Tsun skills - both because of the rapid return on the time they invest and the rare opportunity to tough hands with other WT enthusiasts from all over the world.
Some of what this year’s ITC will include:
ITC training develops fighting skills from the ground up, the way Wing Tsun was designed to be practiced! Sparring training will build skills, cooperatively at first and then progressively increasing the resistance of non-Wing Tsun attacks.
Thematic and Level-Specific Curriculum
This year’s ITC will have a strong focus on footwork in both fighting and in chi sau for all levels. All students will be reviewed on their entire program cumulatively and there will be a serious amount of tough training for all. 201-Level (SL4-8): Chi Sau Program 1, gwo sau, practical fighting, and integrating the 5 ranges of fighting. 301-Level (SL9-12): Integrating Chi Sau Program 2 into practical fighting and gwo sau. Advanced (Primary Technician – 2nd Level): Secrets and tricks to applying the biu tze in sparring. Senior Students (2nd Level Technician +): All 10 chi gerk programs broken down into technical details and practiced for application
All participants (except those at Student Level 8) who successfully participate in all 30 hours of the ITC (M-F) will advance 2 student levels. Student Level 8 students who attend will prepare for the major test at the end of the week and the transition to Student Level 9.
Qualified participants at Student Level 10 and above may take the exam for Primary Level Technician if they have learned the entire 301 program (SL10-Primary TL) before starting the ITC. Eligibility for any advancement at the discretion of Sifu Alex Richter. Monday through Thursday will include individual assessments on all areas of the Technician exam – form, program, application, and theory. Instructors including Sifu Alex assess all students in the program and give feedback on their progress by Thursday. On Friday students will have the chance to demonstrate their progress in any areas that needed improvement. After successful demonstration of the material students will advance in level and/or take the final portion of their exams on Friday evening.
DATES: June 2018 (TBA)
COST: Varies depending on membership
LOCATION: City Wing Tsun Athletic Association HQ, NYC, 1024 Sixth Ave 4fl, NY, NY 10018
REQUIREMENTS: Students must have passed the Student Level 3 exam, have learned Chum Kiu, and be finished with the 15 Chi Sau Fundamentals to enroll in the ITC. The weekend guest instructor portion is open to all levels.
Not able to take the week off?
Students are encouraged to sign up and attend as much of the ITC as possible, even if that means only attending for part of the week. Students who aren’t able to attend the weekday classes at all may participate in the weekend guest seminars only.
Please make sure to bring with you:
- Complete WT uniform for all days of the seminar. If you do not have one or you do not have enough to wear a clean uniform for each day of the event, you may purchase and/or rent them.
- Approved sparring gear (mouth guard, sparring gloves, boxing gloves, elbow/knee pads, shin pads)
- Notebook & pen. Video recording IS NOT PERMITTED during the ITC, but students are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to take notes on what they are learning.
This limited event is capped at only 40 participants; the first 30 spots are reserved for members of the CWTAA and 10 spots are reserved for non-CWTAA students. This gives each student time for personal attention for Sifu Alex and his team of advanced-level instructors.