Training advice

Basis training is important
In Ving Tsun there are no beginner techniques - all movements and exercises which you learn, remain a part of the training. The exercises have such a tremendous value in the area of control, coordination, posture, muscle use and speed, that they can be trained indefinitely. Even advanced students still train and perfect the basis exercises daily. That is why it is important to train the basis techniques slowly and surely. 

Train regularly
How often you train is something you need to decide for yourself. It is important to consider that real development will take years rather than weeks and that you therefore must look at the long term. In short period, training often will have a lesser effect than training less often but regularly over a longer period of time. An indication for the minimum is once a week. Training time is a factor, but does not say everything, quality will primarily be determined by dedication, intelligence and mentality. 

Dedication equals results
Good training is particularly determined by dedication and the way in which you train. You yourself will determine how much your Ving Tsun progresses. Knowing a lot of techniques does not mean that you are able to apply them in a fight. You reap what you sow: people
who give more commitment and energy to the training, will claim more results. 

Think realistically
The unique training methods of Ving Tsun, make it possible to improve your reflexes and fighting strength many times over. The age-old principles of the Chinese fighting system used here do not particularly resemble the way which Kung Fu is portrayed in films and demonstrations. There, the goals is more about recreation and flamboyance and not about defeating an opponent. In the films the opponents always lose, because that’s what the script says! The advantage of our method is learning effective skills and realistic insights. 

Perseverance
Training means developments and has it’s ups and downs. At the downs, perseverance comes into play and you have a chance to show character. Training less at these moments usually will not help, your skills will deteriorate and that can be de-motivating. Also it’s not a bad idea to discuss the situation with your trainer. The positive side of a slump is that it will eventually make you stronger and can give more perseverance in all kinds of areas. 

Darryl training Mook Yan Chong

Training gives you energy
If you are sometimes too tired to train and decide to skip a lesson, skipping lessons will becomes easier to do, more routine. But when you decide to train despite fatigue, you will be rejuvenated by the energy you get by training. Movement eventually produces energy, when you are and remain in good condition, everything goes smoother. 

Ask questions
When you have questions, ask them! Someone who asks question is thinking about what he/she is learning. Training works bests when you train with a few questions running around in your head. Questions can concern specific movements, but also the complete system, motivation, or an individual matter. Also for example when something happens which is unclear, go directly to your trainer and start a discussion. When this is not possible, you can email perhaps or call. Communication and openness are highly valued. 

When to start?
When to start with Ving Tsun is not important. As a beginner, you can start at any time of year, the trainings are set up individually and do not depend on other trainings. It is also possible to start at any age. Ving Tsun is primarily a technical system, you can therefore also start at an older age. Mental strength is more important than age.