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.
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.
Sihing Jonathan Fox
Primary Level Technician, Certified Instructor
Jonathan is a 1st Level Technician and Wing Tsun instructor. He has trained extensively with 4th Level Technician Sifu Guerman Antanassov, attending nearly 600 classes, including numerous private lessons, and received over 1400 hours of training. Jonathan has also attended several seminars, black shirt, and instructor classes classes with Sifu Guerman, several seminars 5th Level Practitioner, Sifu Mike Adams, three seminars with 6th Level Practitioner, William Parker, and the 2017 seminar in San Antonio, Texas, instructed by Great Grand Master Leung Ting. In 2015, Jonathan trained for 4 days at Great Grand Master Leung Ting’s School in Hong Kong, China, attending day long classes taught by 5th Level Practitioner, Sifu Robin Tsang and Great Grand Master Leung Ting. Jonathan also received 2 years of private training in Chuan Fa 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.
MONDAY EVENING CLASS
7:15PM - 8:45PM
THURSDAY EVENING CLASS
7:15PM - 8:45PM
SATURDAY MORNING CLASS
10:30AM - NOON