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Wing Tsun Kung Fu!
learn to defend yourself in a high-pressure scenario experience reliable fear management boost your stress resistance improve your posture develop natural and powerful self-confidence defend yourself aggressively against violence

Self-Defense is not a sport it must be realistic enough to protect your life!
Imagine, being your attacker’s worst nightmare!

Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver, BC, Canada Complete Self-Defense for Real People™
Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver in British Columbia was founded in 1994 and is the first Canadian branch of this highly specialized Kung Fu system. We would like to give you the opportunity to attend a free trial training period at our School. Our monthly open house event features the participation in two consecutive classes, commitment-free. Check us out for one week. The FAQ in this brochure will help you find the right answers to your most pressing questions. We have listed answers to the most frequently asked questions! Read on! We are very much looking forward to meeting you in person to start your Wing Tsun Kung Fu training and hope you enjoy your first training with us. Nothing, not even the best explanation or practical Demonstration can give you a better idea of what Wing Tsun Kung Fu is over hands-on training. Experience it yourself!

Sincerely Sifu Ralph Haenel – Your Kung Fu Coach, learning and teaching Wing Tsun Kung Fu since 1984. Changing lives, one punch at a time. 2

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When are the free trial classes? ……………………………………………………………… 6 How do I get started? ……………………………………………………………………………… 6 Where is the school? ………………………………………………………………………………. 6 What should I wear to the class? …………………………………………………………… 6 Can I bring others along with me? …………………………………………………………. 6

1 - Trial Classes

What is Wing Tsun? ……………………………………………………………………………….. 7 How does it work? ………………………………………………………………………………….. 8 How come I’ve never heard of Wing Tsun before? ……………………………….. 8 How would you characterize the ideal self-defense system? ……………….. 8

2 - About Wing Tsun Kung Fu

Why are there so many different spellings? ………………………………………….. 9 Are there real differences between Wing Tsun, Wing Chun and Ving Tsun? ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 10 In some Wing Chun, Ving Tsun schools, students learn the Biu-Tze form and Wooden Dummy form in their first year. Isn’t this faster than at your school? ……………………………………………………… 10

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Wing Tsun, Wing Chun and Ving Tsun

4 - Who is the Instructor? ……………………………………………………… 10
Do I need previous martial arts experience? …………………………………………. 11 Do I need to be fit? …………………………………………………………………………………. 11 Is there an age requirement? …………………………………………………………………. 12 3

5 - Who can learn Wing Tsun?

What can I expect to see and do at the trial classes? …………………………… 12 Shouldn’t I watch a class first before trying it? …………………………………….. 13

6 - What to expect at Trial Classes

What should I expect as a regular student? ………………………………………….. 14 How large are the classes? ……………………………………………………………………… 14 What is the class schedule? ……………………………………………………………………. 15 Do I have to attend every class? ……………………………………………………………. 15 What if I need to take a hiatus for vacation or work? …………………………… 15 How much are the fees? …………………………………………………………………………. 15 I have been already to an Open House/Free Trial Class and would like to attend a few group classes. What is the drop-in fee? ……………….. 16 Do I have to buy a uniform? …………………………………………………………………… 16 Do I have to pay additional fees to an organisation? ……………………………. 16 Do you have a grading system? …………………………………………………………….. 17 Do you have a set curriculum? ………………………………………………………………. 17 What is WingTsun-CoreConcepts™? ………………………………………………………. 17 How long before I will be able to defend myself? …………………………………. 17 Do you offer private lessons? …………………………………………………………………. 18 How do you keep students informed? ……………………………………………………. 18 Do you have other school locations? ……………………………………………………… 18

7 - Membership

The Reality of Self-Defense! What martial arts schools won’t tell you … 19 The practical strength training guide for self-defense and martial arts ..19 Kung Fu - The Workout …………………………………………………………………………… 19 The Siu-Nim-Tau, CorePower in Motion ………………………………………………… 20

8 - Books by Ralph Haenel

9 – Weblinks, Social Media & Contact ………………………………. 20
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10 - Corporate Seminars, Lunch & Learn …………………………. 21 11 - Guest Seminars at other Martial Arts Schools ……….. 22 12 – Visiting Vancouver? ……………………………………………………….. 24

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When are the free trial classes? We recommend taking advantage of both free self-defense classes as listed on our special open house web site at www.WingTsunKungFu.com. How do I get started? Simply show up on time for the next class of the Open House Special, as indicated on the web site, fill out our guest-form in the school and let the class start. You do not need to call ahead! Where is the school? You can find us in Vancouver, British Columbia at 6560 Victoria Drive, south of 49th Avenue, right next to the store of ‘Kuen Way Martial Arts Supplies’. (bus #20 and #49) What should I wear to the class? To work out please wear (black) jogging pants, sneakers and a plain white T-shirt. Can I bring others along with me? Please feel free to bring any participating friends to our commitment-free one week trial training. photo left: annual beach class & picnic at Kitsilano beach 6

1 - Trial Classes

What is Wing Tsun? Wing Tsun is a complete self-defense system, not a sport-oriented martial art, offering solutions for real-world encounters, enabling you to deal with an attacker who does not follow any rules. The best defense is the one that copes with the most attacks using the fewest number of techniques or movements. Self-Defense is not a sport. It must be realistic enough to protect your life! Learning Wing Tsun Kung Fu is about gaining self-confidence, dealing with unpleasant situations, facing reality - Self-Defense abilities for the real world. Just imagine being your attacker's worst nightmare. Once it is obvious that escape is not an option, instead of retreating or surrendering you will "stick" to him without hesitation. Open house web site: www.WingTsunKungFu.com Watch http://video.wingtsunkungfu.com

2 - About Wing Tsun Kung Fu

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How does it work? Wing Tsun Kung Fu students learn to defend themselves by using simple techniques without acrobatic exercises or tremendous strength. They get to know the problems of real-life situations and develop over time reliable selfconfidence and learn how to deal with extreme stress in high pressure scenarios. How come I’ve never heard of Wing Tsun before? It is actually very likely that you are familiar with the term. Have you heard of Bruce Lee before? Bruce Lee trained directly under his Sifu Yip Man and then moved from Hong Kong to the USA where he later formed his own style Jeet Kune Do. JKD is based on the foundations and basic principles of Wing Tsun, however there are some differences. How would you characterize the ideal self-defense system? - reacts to all attacks in a similar way, first movement protects best - doesn't have to distinguish between too many characteristics - is in close range not relying on visual information - uses the attack to create the defense - offers aggressive defense, not waiting passively - employs continuous protection - uses attack and defense in one movement - has multiple safety measures at once - is quick to learn, usable - is legal and functional

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Why are there so many different spellings? Wing Chun, Wing Tsun, Ving Tsun all embody the same family of martial artists. Most Wing Chun practitioners trace their lineage to Yip Man. The differences in spelling result from students who have progressed enough in the basic style to make it their own. In Europe, particularly in Germany, different Wing Tsun organizations boast thousands of schools with tens of thousands of members. The spelling Wing Tsun Kung Fu points to Sifu Ralph Haenel’s teachers Sigung Leung Ting and Sifu Keith R. Kernspecht, who was nicknamed the “Kaiser of Kung Fu” by Blackbelt magazine. Are there real differences between Wing Tsun, Wing Chun and Ving Tsun? The Wing Tsun organization, in which Sifu Ralph Haenel received his education, boasts tens of thousands of students in thousands of Wing Tsun Kung Fu schools in over 60 countries. The continuous feedback of thousands of professional instructors, teaching and practicing Wing Tsun day in and day out, has created a highly specialized curriculum. Powerful Kung Fu skills, a broad theoretical knowledge and sophisticated teaching skills are the trademark of a professional full-time Wing Tsun Kung Fu instructor. The Wing Tsun training in the worldwide largest professional martial arts organization is unmatched. 9

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Wing Tsun, Wing Chun and Ving Tsun

In some Wing Chun, Ving Tsun schools, students learn the BiuTze form and Wooden Dummy form in their first year. Isn’t this faster than at your school? How would the effort of a grade 1 student in Elementary School turn out performing operations with geometric and Cartesian vectors or determining intersections of lines and planes in three-space? How about proving properties of plane figures by deductive, algebraic and vector methods? This is of course material of Grades 11 and 12 in preparation for University. In any kind of education in our lives, everything has its place and time. When you learn the Biu-Tze form in the Wing Tsun Kung Fu system you will achieve superior striking power, advanced fighting skills and a highly flexible stance, true measurable skills. The “knowing” of a form does not equal real Kung Fu skills.

German born self-defense expert Ralph Haenel has been studying martial arts since 1977. He is the author of the book "The Reality of Self-Defense! What martial arts schools won't tell you." Reviews at www.selfdefensebookreviews.com. Learning and teaching Wing Tsun Kung Fu since 1984 he leads a team of devoted instructors, committed to deliver enjoyable and helpful self-defense instruction to students of all ages, if novice or experienced students and instructors from various martial arts. It has become his passion to motivate and inspire women and men of all ages, teaching detectives, police, members of special forces and high ranking black belt holders of various martial arts. 10

4 - Who is the Instructor?

Over the years he has developed a unique teaching and leaning method, the ten WingTsun-CoreConcepts™. Like a blueprint, it enables a practical and enjoyable learning experience. Find out more at: www.wingtsunkungfu.com Other resources are the blog and the online photo album. All web links have been listed in section 9 on page 20 of the brochure you are reading.

Do I need previous martial arts experience? No special knowledge of any kind is required. Our students come from all walks of life, some are “new” to any kind of physical workout, let alone martial arts training, some are experienced black-belt holders of various other styles, who enjoy the logic and direct approach of this realistic SelfDefense system. Wing Tsun Kung Fu is enjoyable for women and men of any age or fitness level. If absolute novice or 5th degree black belt, all come to join our classes in pursuit of learning a realistic self-defense system, fit to protect you in the real world. Do I need to be fit? It is important not to confuse the fitness developed through weight training with the type of fitness, the dynamic and flexible spring-like power developed through Wing Tsun. The first Kung Fu form, Siu-Nim-Tau, provides internal training which also develops coordination, isometric 11

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training, prepares you for the fighting aspects and the fitness required for your Wing Tsun training. Therefore you develop both your fitness and techniques at the same time. Is there an age requirement? Any age is best; provided you have the maturity and are ready to set aside the time needed to train and are dedicated to self improvement. The general minimum age requirement at our school is 18, however exceptions can be made. If the student is under 18 years of age Parental/ Guardian consent is required.

What can I expect to see and do at the trial classes? We will introduce the Wing Tsun Kung Fu system. You will see demonstrations of the student programs, blindfolded Chi-Sao (clinging arms, or "sticky hands"), the Inch-Punch made famous by Bruce Lee and more. Among exercises to demonstrate the difference between a realistic selfdefense system and a sport-oriented martial art you will familiarize yourself with such topics as: - History of Wing Tsun, Wing Chun, Ving Tsun - Generalized methods of defense: 1. pure defense 2. defense and counter-attack 3. attack 4. aggressive defense (Wing Tsun Kung Fu) 12

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Five possible phases in a realistic situation (fight) Process of making decisions Exercises: Form, Chi-Sau, Lat-Sau The simplicity of 2 “active” movements, 4 “passive” reactions, 1 “emergency” reaction - The importance of 4 fighting principles - The interpretation of 4 strength principles - The meaning of 4 dimensions in Wing Tsun - The 10 WingTsun-CoreConcepts™ - Many helpful Self-Defense exercises

Shouldn’t I watch a class first before trying it? The free trial training period will consist of blocks of theory explanations, demonstrations and practical exercises for all. Decades of experience have shown that not even the best explanation or practical demonstration can give you a better idea of what Wing Tsun Kung Fu is than hands-on training. Wing Tsun is taught without military drills in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There is no shouting or yelling of commands, but rather individualized instruction to lead every participant through a satisfying workout. Also, the all-over approach and many training methods in Wing Tsun (a realistic self-defense system) are not comparable to sport-oriented martial arts.

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What should I expect as a regular student? The classes are fun and challenging! Instructors impart information in a friendly environment where the students engage in a wide variety of drills, exercises, and strength training routines. All aspects of training are covered in this comprehensive program. Wing Tsun Kung Fu is easy to learn and works regardless of size, strength, or gender. In class, students engage in Form training - which teaches concentration, mental focus, and precision of body movement. Strength training - to build and improve your athletic abilities. Reflex training - used to improve hand-eye coordination and timing. Chi-Sau - a training exercise unique to Wing Tsun which uses tactile reflex development and muscle memory to "program" the limbs to react to contact with an opponent's attack. Lat-Sau - free-fighting training, where the student learns to use the movements of the forms and Chi-Sau for actual fighting. Footwork, kicking drills - which provide for mobility and agility in attacking and defending. How large are the classes? Usually between 20 to 30 students attend our group classes, lead by Sifu Ralph Haenel supported by a friendly and knowledgeable trainer team. photo left: some of the members of the Wing Tsun Vancouver Trainer Team 14

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What is the class schedule? Group classes are being held Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30-10pm, except statutory holidays! One can train the whole evening or choose between the first session starting at 7.30pm or the second beginning at 8.45pm. Do I have to attend every class? Due to individualized instruction your continuous progress is guaranteed, regardless of the number of classes you attend. What if I need to take a hiatus for vacation or work? In this situation, it would probably be best to test out the Wing Tsun training during a convenient month and if you like it, to pay by the year. That way you won't have to go through the hassle of resubmitting your membership repeatedly. Chances are, over the course of a year anyone would have periods during which they were too busy to participate and get full value from the membership. The sizable pre-pay discount will compensate. Remember too that while not participating actively, you continue to get benefits like the print-newsletter, informative news e-mails, special discounts for Wing Tsun publications, and new video clips at our online ‘members only’ area, which you can view at your convenience. How much are the fees? The school contract runs for 6 months and provides flexible payment options (personal cheque, cash, all credit cards via secure PayPal, online INTERAC). When signing up a one-time enrolment fee of $60 plus the 1st membership payment is due. Follow the PayPal link on our open house web site at www.WingTsunKungFu.com and find out how to save up to $180.00 on your membership! To ensure your secured purchase, Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver proudly uses the PayPal® secured payment network. 15

Advance payment options for your membership, valid until December 2012 (any or all regular group classes included): monthly $ 95 no savings +$60 = $155 3 months $270 save $ 15.00 +$60 = $330 6 months $510 save $ 60.00 +$60 = $570 Please note, our very competitive fee structure is based on most students only being able to come one evening a week. Should you be able to come both evenings you get even more for your money. On top, we offer several prepayment options to save you up to $180.00 of your membership fees. Let's review: 1. Low monthly membership fees for one full evening per week! 2. Come both evenings and train at NO extra fee! 3. Take advantage of prepayment options to save even more! I have been already to an Open House/Free Trial Class and would like to attend a few group classes. What is the drop-in fee? In addition to the one time enrolment fee of $60, you pay $25 per evening. Do I have to buy a uniform? Once you are a student at Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver you have the choice to acquire our Wing Tsun Kung Fu T-shirts, Sweatshirts, etc. At any time feel free to browse our new Wing Tsun Kung Fu online store at www.WingTsunKungFuShop.com (www.cafepress.com/wingtsunkungfu). Find more than 30 products in five categories to choose from, plus a section of official students T-shirts and Sweatshirts. Do I have to pay additional fees to an organization? No, the Wing Tsun Schools of Sifu Ralph Haenel are independent schools and are not associated with any organization. 16

Do you have a grading system? Yes, we feature an easy to understand and practical system of 12 student grades, followed by the instructor levels. What is WingTsun-CoreConcepts™? As a result of Ralph Haenel’s teaching experience it introduces the framework of ten interconnected core concepts as learning and teaching tool for a highly interpretive art, a exceptional martial art like Wing Tsun. The set of easy to understand concepts can bring clarity and transparency to any exercise or form of this highly specialized self-defense, which in its nature shows us a systematic approach to all aspects of our training. Like a blueprint you can use every concept as a point of reference and check any exercise, movement, or technique to explain the ideas behind the four weaponless forms. Do you have a set curriculum? Sifu Ralph Haenel received his instructor education at the historical Langenzell Castle, worldwide known as the Wing Tsun Castle. His instructors included Grandmasters like Leung Ting, Keith R. Kernspecht (the ‘Kaiser of Kung Fu’), Emin Boztepe (the ‘Natural Warrior’), Rene Latosa (Escrima) and many others. The curriculum at Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver is partially based on the education Ralph Haenel received in the world’s largest professional martial arts organization.

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How long before I will be able to defend myself? While on one side the mastering of the art of Wing Tsun turns for some into a life-long exciting learning process, you can expect after six months a dramatic increase of awareness and self-defense abilities. As individual as every student is in motivation, goal setting and responsible training, as much the result can vary. Do you offer private lessons? Private Lessons are available on request. Please ask during your trial class for your info sheet, explaining the choices of one-on-one or semi-private lessons. Many students choose a training program that includes group classes, private lessons and home study. How do you keep students informed? Our main web site at www.wingtsunkungfu.com (blog, photo album, all web links on page 20 of this brochure) with over 100 pages of information on various topics, training program information, instructor bio’s, a password protected “members only” area and many other features is only one of the tools, such as regular news e-mails, monthly colour print-newsletters and informative seminars as the highlight in every students career. Do you have other school locations? Founded in 1994 Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver is not just the first Canadian Wing Tsun branch but also the only Wing Tsun Kung Fu School in British Columbia. Many of the students come to our classes from all parts of Greater Vancouver, even from Vancouver Island and from Washington. Over the years many Wing Tsun, Wing Chun instructors and students have visited our school and trained with us while being on vacation in Vancouver. 18

How can I order Ralph Haenel’s book about realistic self-defense? To receive the 2012 edition Self-Defense Book by Ralph Haenel buy it during regular class times or order it online at www.ordertheselfdefensebook.com, starting December 1st 2011! Go to above web site to download the preview!
The Reality of Self-Defense! What martial arts schools won't tell you. by Ralph Haenel 330 pages; paperback; 8.5x11; black & white photos and illustrations; approx. $26.25 US

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The practical strength training guide for Wing Tsun Kung Fu (Wing Chun, Ving Tsun) practitioners and fitness enthusiasts.

coming 2012 www.kungfutheworkout.com

Kung Fu - The Workout; an easy to follow result driven guide for beginners and fitness enthusiasts. 19

WingTsun-CoreConcepts, Beyond tradition and technique - training concepts for Wing Tsun Kung Fu students and instructors! coming 2012 www.kungfutheworkout.com

www.wingtsunkungfu.com www.realisticselfdefense.net www.realisticselfdefense.net/blog www.realisticselfdefense.net/photoalbum www.ordertheselfdefensebook.com www.selfdefensebookreviews.com www.kungfutheworkout.com www.wingtsunkungfushop.com www.facebook.com/kungfucoach www.linkedin.com/in/ralphhaenel www.youtube.com/kungfucoach www.twitter.com/kungfucoach http://gplus.to/kungfucoach SifuRalphHaenel@aol.com info@wingtsunkungfu.com 20

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open house information school’s ‘old’ web site, since 1995 blog photo album

- book order - book reviews - strength training & fitness books - kung fu shirts, sweat shirts, etc. facebook linkedIn youtube twitter google+

- e-mail - e-mail

The introduction of the four Wing Tsun Kung Fu fighting principles accompanied by practical exercises are always well received and readily trained by everyone. The lunch & learn seminars also cover the application of the four fighting principles in a work environment. After all, stress in the work place, dealing with office politics is no different than the stress we face in a physical scenario. The ability to position yourself well, instant mobility, flexible responses and reliable self-confidence, might read like part of the wish list when you apply for your next job. Self-defense does not start when punches are flying. Learn to be confident and aware of your surroundings to avoid problems before they even happen. Contact me at SifuRalphHaenel@aol.com to arrange a lunch & learn seminar for your company. Discover the extended application of ancient Kung Fu techniques in a corporate environment. Enjoy an exciting and fun workout resulting in a positive motivation for your team.

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Exciting and dynamic seminars are Ralph Haenel’s specialty. The seminars are based on the strategies and tactics of Wing Tsun Kung Fu. Fighting and power principles as well as the ten WingTsun-CoreConcepts™ can be easily applied to other martial arts. All the instructions are custom tailored to your specific audience. Using examples from a wide variety of possible scenarios, he teaches, explains and illustrates each principle. The benefits: Enabling the average person to achieve in the shortest time possible maximum results in the ability to defend oneself realistically while building powerful self-confidence.

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As a traveling instructor and personal trainer, Ralph Haenel has taught hundreds of students and instructors of Wing Tsun, Wing Chun, Ving Tsun and even other martial arts. He has held seminars in Germany, Denmark, England, Italy, USA, Canada and other countries. Ralph is available for seminars, workshops as well as private tuition serving corporate clients, holding community based program sessions, teaching individuals and accompanying travelling clients. Past clients include: - University of British Columbia (UBC) - Simon Fraser University Burnaby (SFU) - Office for Indian and Northern Affairs (DIAND) in downtown Vancouver - YMCA Vancouver - German Canadian Business Association Vancouver - Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce Vancouver - Austria Vancouver Club - Dunbar Community Centre Vancouver - Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre, Festival "The Art of Martial Arts" - Dr. Shaklee Corporation British Columbia - Women's Bank Society - Toyota Chilliwack - Windermere Realty Ltd. - HomeLife Glenayre Realty Co. - North Vancouver Citizen Patrol (NVCP & RCMP officers) - Boy Scouts Vancouver - Best Buy & Futureshop Vancouver, Accenture.com - Envision Financial Langley, BC - Wing Chun Victoria, Vancouver Island - Wing Chun Langford, Vancouver Island - Wing Tsun Calgary, Alberta 23

Every year instructors and students of other Wing Tsun (WT) and Wing Chun schools visit us here in Vancouver. We’ve had the pleasure to greet guests from Germany, the UK, Australia, Israel, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, from allover the US and from other cities in Canada, just to name a few. Coming to Vancouver, beautiful British Columbia? We look forward to seeing you for a guest training in our school! Meet a friendly team and enjoy a great workout in an open minded atmosphere.

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