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Thread: Anyone in the Tri-State Area like to meet?

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    Sihing73 Guest

    Anyone in the Tri-State Area like to meet?

    Well, since we now have a forum for Wing Chun I was wondering if any of you live in the Philadelphia New Jersey New York Tri-State Area. If so, I was wondering how many would like to arrange a get together. No politics just a gathering of people who love this art. If there is enough interest perhaps we could get some people to demonstrate the various interpretations of Wing Chun. I know I would like to see Fut Sau firsthand.

    Well, what do you say anyone interested?



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    Sean Madigan Guest

    I am in Brooklyn, New York and I am gaame! Here is my e-mail address: .

    Let me know.

    BIG Sean Madigan

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    Sihing73 Guest
    Hi "Big" Sean [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img],

    Okay, that's one person. Any others?

    I would like to try and set up something pretty nice so I was thinking of having at least a couple of months lead time. It would be nice to get some various lineages represented and I am thinking of trying to roganize a gathering from this forum as well as the WCML. Anyone have any preferences for time of year and such please let me know. As well as a preference for location. Of course, I opt for Philly [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] not only would it be easy for me to get to, I live here LOL but it is the seat of our contires independence. I think there is a nice conotation here for a fresh start within the Wing Chun community. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]



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    marcw1 Guest
    Hey dave in very interested in getting together with other wing chun people.
    I would love to see other people's interpertation. my email address is buzz me anytime

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    marcus_pasram Guest

    me too

    Hi Dave,

    I'm game also ;-)
    My email is:


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    vingtsun-nyc Guest

    The Gathering


    Your original posting was made in August, how have you progressed in getting people together from the WCML and this forum? Have you had any meetings yet?

    I live in NYC and would be interested in meeting other WC people, as long as you said, it is a friendly exchange, free of politics. We all know WC has way too much of that.

    Let me know what is the current situation, thanks!

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    vingtsun-nyc Guest

    Re: The Gathering


    My apologies, I forgot to include my email address:

    Looking forward to hearing from you so that we can all get together.


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    Sihing73 Guest

    Making Progress

    I would like to thank everyone who has responded thus far. As of right now there are no definite plans and I have not had much response on the WCML. However, since there are a few people interested and the response seems to be concentrated in the New York area perhaps organizing something around NYC would not be a bad idea.

    I am going to post on the WCML this weekend and see what happens.

    Now, I am leaning towards a time either in November or Early December or if not then how about right after the New Year? Think about this and let me know if there is a general preference.

    Still working on it.


    Dave [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img]

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    vingtsun-nyc Guest

    The Gathering


    I will make myself available once you have a set time and place. Talk to you soon!

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    Sihing73 Guest


    Hello All,

    I have recently posted this on the WCML anmd gotten a couple of replies expressing interest in meeting. I am shooting for some time in November and would like to have things firmed up by mid October. I will keep everyone informed.



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    marcus_pasram Guest


    Hi Dave,

    I see you're enjoying the Tan sau thread. As soon as I have some time I'll reply to your questions on difference.

    Yesterday I went to a Hung Ga tournament in Teanek (sp?) NJ to promote a Wing Chun Seminar (I got permission from the tournament director to distribute handouts - There's a right way to do things ;-)

    I was surprised to see people practicing Wing Chun. There were those doing Chi Sau and others playing the form. The people I met were friendly and curteous. There was a glorious 45 minute period where a few wc practicioners got together and shared their ideas of the Tan Sau, Garn Sau, Bong Sau and application of.

    I sincerely hope this kind of interaction should be the norm for the wing chun community. Lots of good ideas and lots to think about. Thats learning ;-)

    Anyway - Please let me know what I can do to help the east coast gathering. I can ask my Sifu for permission to use our school for a weekend. I'm sure it he will give me the keys.

    Its located in a residential area where there's lots of parking. Afterwards there's some good places (elmhurst or flushing) for some eats.

    One thing - I'm presently promoting a Wing Chun Seminar for Sifu Duncan Leung. I'm sure you may have seen some of my postings ;-) So I can't meet up for the weekend of Nov 11 & 12. Any other time - count me in!

    I think we spoke on the phone the last time you mentioned something like this on the wcml. Anyway - feel free to call me at 718.544.9065


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    Sihing73 Guest

    Updated Progress?

    Hello All,

    I owuld like to thank all who have thus far replied. I have also gotten some response on the WCML as well. Right now we are looking at about 10 or 12 people being interested. I would like to get some input as to what dates would be good and also will be giving Marcus a call to discuss the possibility of using his Sifus Kwoon.

    Here are my thoughts at the moment:

    1) This would be a one day event mostly an informal gathering to get together and meet and exchange ideas.

    2) There would be no politics. Anyone unwilling to abide by this or who tries to put anyone else or thier lineage owuld be asked to leave.

    3) If I can get them to I would like to ask a couple of Wing Chun people to do a brief, 1/4 to 1/2 hour demo covering some of the points in their respective systems. If this happens I would like to ask for a donation to help defray the costs of their travel. I am only talking about $10-$20 per person. Please keep in mind that there is no gaurantee that any Sifu will attend this is just a possibility. Whether I can get anyone to attend or not the event would still go forward.

    4) I am leaning towards sometime in November or early December. I would appreciate feedback on when is best for most people and we can go from there. This will most likely take place on a Saturday so keep that in mind as well. I would like to have most of the details worked out by the middle of October.

    5) After our "gathering" I would like for all of us to go to dinner. Anyone who lives in the ZNew York area and has any suggestions about where to eat please feel free to email me and we can set somthing up.

    6) If this event comes off well then perhaps we could organize a group trip to visit the Ving Tsun museum in Ohio at a later date, most likely after the New Year. But, lets get this done first.

    Let me know what you guys think. I would like to include our families as well as they are often left out. I would like them to be able to share in this event and possibily show that they can be a part of our practice as well.



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    Sihing73 Guest

    Lets set a date?Revised


    I have gotten several replies both here and on the WCML. I would really love to see this come off. It is time to decide on a date.

    Here are our choices:
    November 8th or 14th
    December 2nd or 16th.

    Think about it and let me know if there is a majority preference. I realize that the time frame will be close to the Holidays but, unless we put it off till the New Year, that can not be helped. Please think it over and let me know as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.

    Also, if you have any suggestions they would be appreciated.



    [This message was edited by Sihing73 on 09-26-00 at 06:53 PM.]

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    Sihing73 Guest

    Is December 2nd Good for everyone?

    Well, It looks like most people I have been in contact with could make it on December the 2nd. This is a Saturday, the first one in December [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
    In any event, I will be wokring out all of the particulars and letting everyone know.



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    Sihing73 Guest

    It's going to happen!!


    I have been in touch with a number of people and there seems to be a great deal of interest in making this happen.

    So far, I have heard from those of Moy Yat, Augustine Fong an William Cheung lineage expressing an interest in attending. There will be present people who have been exposed to most of the lineages represented within the Wing Chun community. I have also gotten a tentative committment from at least one Sifu wiling to attend.

    I am excited about this as it gives us an opportunity to meet and fellowship outside of the politics which sometimes keeps us apart.

    Hope to see you there.



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