Palatine Wing Tsun
Kung Fu Academy
Welcome to Palatine Wing Tsun™ Kung Fu Academy, a proud member of the Leung Ting Wing Tsun™ family (IWTA-NAS), one of the largest private martial arts organizations in the world. Wing Tsun™ is practiced by nearly 1,000,000 people in over 2,000 schools across 60+ countries.
Wing Tsun™ (often pronounced Wing Chun) is a modern self-defense system designed to be practical and effective for men and women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and athletic abilities. Wing Tsun™ not only teaches its students cutting-edge personal defense skills, but also develops awareness, coordination, and confidence applicable to all areas of life.
Wing Tsun™ uses an intelligent training method used to reprogram your nervous system and make your movements "automatic."
Wing Tsun™ focuses on defeating opponents in the most direct methods possible by minimizing movements and maximizing efficiency.
Through a combination of physics, anatomy, and bio-mechanics, Wing Tsun™ provides students the techniques and strategy to defeat larger, stronger attackers in a highly effective manner.
"WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TODAY WILL SOON BECOME A STEPPING STONE FOR TOMORROW."
The Leung Ting
Wing Tsun System
Our school teaches an intelligent fighting system that can be used for self-preservation when faced with threatening circumstances that may be encountered in our modern society. As a student, you will learn physical and psychological skills necessary to help diffuse and prevent attacks that threaten your immediate safety or the safety of those around you.
Through our comprehensive curriculum, Wing Tsun™ students develop the confidence and assertiveness to keep calm in high-pressure, real-life situations where quick decisions and reactions matter most. Our instructors will teach you how to de-escalate conflict and, if necessary, fight against stronger opponents. We emphasize the strength of working in harmony with your opponent's force and adapting to motion and pressure as it changes, so that a smaller person can defeat a bigger and stronger opponent.
The Leung Ting Wing Tsun™ system is taught by qualified instructors with specific methods that have been proven over decades. Through our practice, we not only develop physically, but our minds and spirits to grow, as well, in part due to philosophical ideas from Taoism and Buddhism that are embedded in our movements. Our students naturally develop: fighting skills, flexibility, balance, and dexterity, as well as self-confidence, coordination, and stress management techniques.
We love what we do here, at Palatine Wing Tsun™, and are excited to share our passion with those who join us.
Sihing Adam Patt
Primary Level Technician, Certified Instructor
Adam grew up in the Chicagoland area and began training Tae Kwon Do at the age of 8 years old. One level shy of earning his black belt, Adam’s world-renowned instructor moved across country. Determined to continue his studies, Adam sought out other schools that might offer the same attention to detail, discipline, and dedication to the art as a way of life (both inside and outside of the dojang), but his search came up fruitless. Rather than continue his pursuits in an environment absent of the benefits he most valued, Adam dedicated himself to other passions.
Twenty years had passed since Adam's last martial arts class when an unexpected and unavoidable alteration occurred while out with a friend. Although nobody was injured in the altercation, it brought about the realization that confrontations cannot always be avoided, regardless of one’s best intentions; and even as a grown man, it is never too late to learn to protect your own well-being. That incident sparked Adam’s desire to find a system that would allow a smaller person to stand a chance against larger attackers in real world situations.
A quick search for martial arts schools in the area led Adam to WingTsun™, an art Adam had been introduced to at a seminar decades earlier. Just one lesson, and he was hooked by the art’s sensible approach, efficiency, and promise for personal growth.
Adam began practicing religiously under Sifu Eric Galicia (WingTsun™ California) and continues under Sifu Guerman Atanassov. He has also had the privilege of studying with 5th Level Practitioner, Mike Adams, and 6th Level Practitioner, Will Parker, as well as training at the IWTA Headquarters in Hong Kong with Sifu Robin Tsang and GGM Leung Ting.
Adam hopes that by sharing the knowledge and skills he has acquired, he can help others find the same passion for the art of Wing Tsun that he possesses.
Sifu Jonathan Fox
Primary Level Technician, Certified Instructor
Sifu Jonathan is a Secondary Level Technician in the Leung Ting International Wing Tsun Association ("IWTA") lineage, and an active member of the IWTA North American Section. He has attended nearly 800 classes, including numerous private lessons with his Sifu, Fourth Level Technician, Guerman Atanassov, and has received over 1600 hours of training. Jonathan has attended several seminars, black shirt, and instructor classes with Sifu Guerman, 5th Level Practitioner, Sifu Mike Adams, 6th Level Practitioner, William Parker, and he attended the 2017 seminar in San Antonio, Texas, instructed by Great Grand Master Leung Ting. In 2015, and again in 2018, Jonathan traveled to the ITWA Headquarters in Kong Kong, for training with Great Grand Master Sijo Leung Ting, 5th Level Practitioner, Sifu Robin Tsang and other Sifu, Technicians and Practitioners from Hong Kong and China. Previously to studying Wing Tsun, he studied Chuan Face Kung Fu.
During the first four grades, students will learn how to kick, punch, step, turn, and defend themselves against the most common forms of attack (punches, kicks, holds, strangle holds).
Tactile Reflex Development
Chi Sau (translated as “sticky hands”) is covered in detail during these student grades. Chi-sau is a reflex exercise which teaches the student how to use the opponent’s force against them with the least amount of effort.
Advanced Student Levels
In these advanced student levels, the practitioner is exposed to higher levels of chi-sau training and will work to develop advanced fighting skills.
How We Train
During class, students engage in the following methods of training:
Build muscle, tendon, and ligament strength and help establish the foundation upon which students build their skills, accuracy, and precision.
A form of free-fighting training to help students learn and apply the core principles of Wing Wing Tsun™.
Chi-Sau or "Sticky Hands" Training
Unique to this style of martial arts and vital to developing reflexes and muscle memory in order to use an attacker's own movements against them, naturally and without resistance.
Coordination and Reaction Drills
Test, enhance, and improve focus and build awareness, timing, and proficiency.
TUESDAY EVENING CLASS
7:00PM - 8:30PM
THURSDAY EVENING CLASS
7:00PM - 8:30PM
SATURDAY MORNING CLASS
9:30AM - 11:00AM
Palatine Wing Tsun™ takes the health of our students and instructors seriously. All students, and anyone, including parents and guardians entering the school, must be wearing a mask and must sanitize or wash their hands and arms before beginning training. Students should sanitize often during training sessions. All clothes and masks worn for and during training must be cleaned before being worn for training. Anyone entering the school should sanitize before exiting the school.
Going forward, and since flu season is around the corner, all students must obtain a negative Covid-19 PCR test and report the results to the school.
All students will be required to send an email at least 2 hours before attending any training class stating the following:
To the best of your knowledge, you have no Covid-19 symptoms and are Covid-19 free.
To the best of your knowledge, you have not been in contact with anyone that has Covid-19.
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or test positive for Covid-19, you must immediately notify the school, refrain from attending class for at least 14 days, re-test negative, and be symptom free before returning to training.
If you have reason to believe that you been exposed to anyone with Covid-19, you must immediately notify the school, get Covid-19 tested, provide negative test results, and be symptom free before returning to training. You must also refrain from attending class for at least 14 days from the last contact with such infection person.
If you are notified by the school that an attendee has either been exposed or tested positive for Covid-19, you must refrain from attending class for at least 14 days from the last contact with such infected person, get Covid-19 tested, provide negative test results, and be symptom free before returning to training.
If any of the above three instances occurs, we reserve the right to close the school for at least 14 days.
If you have any questions concerning any of the above, please contact us.