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  1. #46
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    Some more pics

    We just had our first post-mortem meeting with the Kattengells.

    L-R: Jonny Oh, Theresa Kattengell, Tony Kattengell, me

    Also Chen Yanyang stopped by with some unfinished business.

    L-R: Cao Ye, Chen Yanyang, Gigi Oh, me again.



    P.S. like that WildAid shirt I'm rockin? You can get yours here.


    There's also a full-color version:


    Proceeds from the sales of these shirts go to benefit WildAid's efforts to save wild tigers.
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    Still blazin

    Our WildAid Tiger Champion is Yuan Long. He won with an extreme Tiger form.






    Grandmaster Tu Jin-Sheng has been with us all week teaching a special workshop to his local students.
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    I just posted some pics

    I've uploaded some photos from Donovan Rittenbach on our Facebook and MySpace sites. I'll upload more soon.

    Here's a nice one of Lily Lau receiving Shark City's Lifetime Achievement Award.


    And here's one of me and Jason McArthur of WildAid
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    Yuan Long Video

    The video of Yuan Long in the Wild Aid competition is now available in the video player.
    You can find it here:Tiger Claw Championships II

  5. #50

    Master Tu Jin-Sheng

    Master Tu is now on the videoplayer for your enjoyment.Tiger Claw Championship

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    Thanks Greg!

    We just posted a few more photos on our MySpace and Facebook platforms. Please tag them if you can (most Mainland Chinese don't have FB or MS as you can't see them in China). This new batch of photos are from the banquet (taken by Greg in fact).

    Here's a nice group shot.


    More to come.
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    Wild Aid Vids

    Two more vids from the Wild Aid competition went up on the Site. There is also a video of the Shaolin Chan demonstration that was performed in the evening. Please enjoy. More vids as I edit them.

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    And the Vids just keep on Coming

    You can now see some highlights of the Push Hands and the Wing Chun competition, both making their debuts in the Tiger Claw Championship tournament. Another video went up yesterday of the lunch time demonstrations performed on the main stage.

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    So do the pix!

    I've just posted up another batch on FB & MS by my shimei, Selena Lum.

    Here's a nice one from Selena of Chrystina Yu.


    I also like this one of Helen Liang
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    amazing...

    just amazing........
    .... Skip

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    25, it's a magic number

    There are now 25 videos on-line for your viewing pleasure.

  12. #57
    All,

    I’ve been promoting Wing Chun in Tournaments for the past 15 years, and worked diligently to standardize Chi Sau rules. Through the support and vision of many forward-thinking Tournament Promoters (people like Gene and Gigi, who went out of their way to put on a FANTASTIC event), Sifu, and Students many tournaments today feature Wing Chun divisions. The Tiger Claw Shark City Nationals in Jan Jose, California, has now joined the ranks of tournaments offering Wing Chun specific divisions.

    In any given tournament, the average number of competitors for the Wing Chun Divisions hovers around 10-20 participants. Considering this statistic, this tournaments turn-out was typical – and the Sifu and Judges were very professional and well organized, with the competitors reporting to me that they were very happy to have participated and tested themselves safely. From this view, the Wing Chun Divisions were a rousing success. From another point of view – where the typical divisions for other martial art families started around 30 as a minimum and went higher from there. From this second perspective, I have to wonder what’s wrong with the Wing Chun community… are Wing Chun Guys (and Gals) just Complainers and Talkers with very few Doers?

    A Sifu once said to me, "Tournaments aren’t real. It’s just a game because I can’t do Biu Ji to the eyes or chop the throat. A real fight should be finished in 5 seconds." This, to me, speaks to the quality of this Sifu’s understanding and experience – which, in essence, is very low – because he never competed so he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Instead, he’s trying to talk his way out of testing his knowledge, skill, and training methods. Of all the legends in the martial arts, I have never heard of anyone who became famous with no competitive experience at all. By the logic that testing skill can only be accomplished through the use of lethal technique, then the military and police shouldn’t use simulation and role-play to test performance under stress. Instead, everything should be performed with live ammunition, and full speed, and under real stress. However, under these conditions, expect casualties to be high.

    Hat’s Off to all the Doers and Go-Getters – the Sifu and Competitors that came to support this event. Everyone that participated stated that they would be back with more participants for next year. I’m excited to see Wing Chun knowledge, skill, and healthy competition continue to grow. Thanks again to the promoters for their vision and the opportunity to showcase the unique skills of our beloved system!

    Sincerely,
    Master Meng

    PS – In case you didn’t know, there’s also an upcoming Wing Chun World Championship in Fatshan (Foshan) in September 2010.

    Grand Champion - Aaron Yuen

    Wing Chun Forms – Intermediate
    1st Warren Low

    Wing Chun Forms – Advanced
    1st Aaron Yuen

    Wing Chun Weapons Forms – Advanced
    1st Aaron Yuen

    Lightweight Chi Sau
    1st Warren Low
    2nd Jason Dunman

    Middleweight Chi Sau
    1st Aaron Yuen
    2nd Sherwin Gott
    3rd Danny Louie

    Heavyweight Chi Sau
    1st Glenn Kurisu
    2nd John Fong
    3rd Ronald McKee

    Judges
    Sifu Benny Meng (Head Judge)
    Sifu Steve Wong
    Sifu Steve Wong’s Seniors
    Last edited by VTM; 06-24-2010 at 11:48 PM.

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    Thanks for your help, Benny!

    I just posted a baker's dozen of more pics by Kunyu Ching and Dean Royal. I've got hundreds more and I haven't even got to our regular staff photographers. I'll post more whenever I get a moment.

    Here's a nice one of Benny Meng and the Wing Chun division.
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    Even more pix

    These are by our Publisher Gigi Oh, but as she's in many of them, we're not sure who took the shots. They were just what was in her camera.


    From our welcoming banquet - L-R: Tony Chen, Yang Chenhan, Gigi Oh, Tu Jin-Sheng, Liang Shou-yu, me, Helen Liang.


    L-R: Me, Kenny Perez, Grace Wu-Monnat, Patty Li, Bryant Fong, Wang Fang, Yang Chenhan.


    Lily Lau & Wu Bin


    me pushing my book. You've got your copy right? If not, click here.
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    The results are in!

    Grand Champions
    Kung Fu 9-, Beginner: Jordan Chew
    Kung Fu 10-13 Beginner: Nicole Chew
    Kung Fu 10-13 Advanced: Danica Seto
    Kung Fu 14-17 Beginner: Lawrance Chen
    Kung Fu 14-17 Intermediate: Chris Lee
    Kung Fu 14-17 Advanced: Michael Yu
    Kung Fu 18+ Advanced: Randall Tran
    Wushu 9- Intermediate/Advanced: Ian Lim
    Wushu 10-13 Beginner: Alan Huang
    Wushu 10-13 Advanced: Lauren Pejza
    Wushu 14-17 Intermediate: Case Flickinger
    Wushu 14-17 Advanced: Chrystina Yu
    Wushu 18+ Advanced: Kyle Loehr
    Tai Chi: Chris Shelton
    Tai Chi Push hands: Wei Jim Lai
    Wing Chun: Aaron Yuen
    Team competition: Internal: San Francisco Wushu Team - Coach Bryant Fong
    Team competition: External: Jin Quan Dao Demo Team - Coach Alex Tao

    For complete results, click here!
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