Annual seminar with Sifu Adrian Tautan in Romania
Last week-end, on the 22nd and the 23rd of October,
Nei Kung Sport Club from Cluj-Napoca (Romania) held the annual
Wing Chun and Arnis-Eskrima seminar, conducted by Chief Instructor Adrian Tautan.
First of all, it was a good chance for me to meet my Sifu
and some old and new friends and fellow practitioners of the arts.
And also a very good experience for my student Roland, who accompanied me.
The Wing Chun Kung fu seminar started with the execution and correction
of the first two forms of the system and the analysis of some of their principles.
We continued with a few basic techniques used as examples
for the core principle of the style, then with Chi Sao and clinch work.
In the afternoon we started with striking training, then we moved on
to sparring oriented drills and Guo Sao.
Throughout the seminar, Sifu Adrian reinforced the importance
of not becoming addicted to techniques, but instead training
through concepts and developing attributes.
Because during a violent situation all the memorized techniques
will quickly vanish and what we have left are concepts
that will trigger the trained reactions and will put the hitting power to work
(or any other kind of trained power).
And his words were proven to be so true during the verification fights
that we had on the last part of the seminar! 😀
I will post soon a highlight video of these matches,
with details about the rules and the pointing system.
Sunday was the Filipino Martial Arts day, more precisely
we worked on the basics of Dumaguete Arnis System,
in which Sifu Adrian is a full instructor.
This was my first consistent contact with the style and I enjoyed it.
I also discovered that the Largo part of the system
has many elements from De Campo 1-2-3, which I am currently studying.
In the afternoon we also had verification fights, in which we tried
to apply the technique and to test our skills.
My student Roland entered this matches with ZERO
stick sparring experience and I must say he did a good job 🙂
More pictures and a video highlight coming soon!