THE LIST MAGAZINE – Tried and Tested

It was great to have Adrienne  Chum of HK The List Magazine as a guest in the club in late 2015! She and her husband William asked if they could experience Chu Shong Tin lineage Wing Chun to help them write an article for the February edition of The List magazine. They had a great time and the result is the article posted in the Wellness section of the magazine under “tried and tested”.

The List magazine is a ‘go to’ publication for many Hong Kong locals and expatriates to find the best of what is happening in Hong Kong. Mindful Wing Chun is dedicated to passing on Chu Shong Tin Wing Chun in Hong Kong and promoting its myriad of health benefits. 

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Tried and Tested:

Mindful Wing Chun

The Test Subject

Adrienne Chum

The Basics

Situated in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, Mindful Wing Chun is a cozy martial arts studio that hosts classes for all ages and levels of experience. Besides conditioning the body through physical training, they also teach the importance of deep relaxation and mental strength through martial arts. Their private lessons start at $700 per 50-minute class, and group lessons start from $1,300 per month for unlimited sessions.

The Experience

After watching the new ip Man movie and making another new year’s resolution to get fit, we gave this martial arts studio a try. Sebastian, an instructor with a background in boxing and a bit of karate, brought us to the back of the studio and taught us about proper posture. He brought to our attention important details like the direction of our feet and the angle of our arm, explaining how to remedy each little thing. We discovered that turning our toes slightly inward actually gave us more power and balance. Though my test partner was larger than me, I was able to resist falling over when pushed. Simply because of the way we were taught to stand.

We also tried a few relaxed punches as well, and Sebastian demonstrated how they could actually be more effective than a wound-up hook. We were constantly reminded not to tense up. This was probably the most difficult part, because we had trouble associating self-defense with calm relaxation. Eventually we got the hang of it and were able to apply a fair amount of force without getting our entire bodies involved.

The Takeaway of the Tried and Tested

I only spent a little more than an hour at Mindful Wing Chun, but felt like I learned a lot from the experience.

They taught not just the basic stances and movements, but also explained it all in an easy-to-follow manner. It’s a fun, easygoing way to stay in shape and learn something new, and you might even make a few friends out of it too.

Tried and tested - Chu Shong Tin Wing Chun - HK the list magazine

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