New Martial Arts School in Downtown Jacksonville Provides Top-Notch Training

Centrally located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, the Atlantic Warriors Downtown Studio provides world-class training in the arts of Wing Chun Kung Fu, Philippine Combatives, and Counter Blade Concepts. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15PM to 6:30PM. See the attached poster for more details. No experience necessary.

 

5 Self Defense Sessions to a Safer You

Only 5 Sessions to a Safer You!

This one hour per week self-defense program is perfect for both men and women who work, or live, in the downtown Jacksonville, Riverside, Avondale, Springfield, San Marco, and Northside.

The techniques that will be taught have proven effectiveness in real situations.
1) Learn Fast and Effective Self-Defense Skills, to stop an attack quickly.
2) How to make yourself a harder target.
3) Situational awareness, street smarts, and more!

5 hours of world-class self defense training for only $99.

To register for this self-defense program simply email, phone, or FB message Sifu Petree....

Email: sifu@atlanticwarriors.org
Phone: (904) 233-1110

Beginning on June 30th 2015, the course will be each Tuesday from 5:30PM - 6:30PM in the Atlantic Warriors Martial Arts Studio that is inside the Anytime Fitness Downtown Jax location. It is on the 2nd Floor of the Jacksonville Bank Building on the corner of Forsyth Street and North Laura Street.

New Atlantic Warriors Martial Arts Studio in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida



People who work, or live, in the downtown area of Jacksonville, Florida can now learn world-class martial arts, and get self-defense training without leaving the downtown area, or going to the suburbs.

The new Atlantic Warriors Martial Arts Training facility is the 2nd Atlantic Warriors location in Jacksonville, Florida. This new location is located on the 2nd floor of the Jacksonville Bank building, inside the Anytime Fitness gym. The address is 110 North Laura Street.

Students may train in a variety of martial arts including: Wing Chun Kung Fu, Kali/Arnis, Western Boxing, and Martial Blade Concepts. Self-Defense Courses are also provided at this location for groups, and individuals. Private lessons are available by appointment.

Please contact Atlantic Warriors to join.

Birthed out of the Atlantic Warriors Immersion Training Camp earlier this year, comes the third Wing Chun Special Topics Workshop. This new series of monthly workshops will teach student-driven topics of special interest from the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu. The topic of training for the month of December will be an encore presentation of "Chi Gong for Health and Longevity".


Come learn ways to keep your body healthy from the inside out. Increase your internal energy, relieve pain, remove impairments, and eventually convert that energy to power for martial purposes. These ancient teachings are not to be missed in any serious student's training, and can be utilized by non-martial artists as well. After all, Wing Chun is an internal martial art. 

There are a few ways to register, and pay, in advance for this special workshop. 1) Come to class at the school to register in person by December 10. 2) Call the school at (904) 233-1110, 3) Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org. Or, 4) FB Message Atlantic Warriors, or Sifu Jonathan Petree. Walk-ins will not be allowed, so please register in advance. See the attached poster for workshop fee. Thank you.

Here is the link to the Facebook Event Page













Self-Defense Workshop in Jacksonville, Florida Focuses on Staying Safe During Holiday Shopping

Included in this Pre-Thanksgiving week Self Defense Workshop, will be tips for a safer holiday shopping season, not to mention, effective, and easy to learn hand-to-hand skills. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a wonderful time of year, however, bad people have been using that same time frame to increase their criminal activity. Come to this workshop and learn how not to be a victim.
Here is the link to the Facebook Event invitation:
https://www.facebook.com/events/348392565341539/


Taught by the 2010 Reality-Based Fighting, Self-Defense Instructor of the Year for Women's Self-Defense, Atlantic Warriors special Personal Protection Course in November is specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Sifu Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique workshop. Graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.

This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive a physical attack. This highly comprehensive self-defense course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. This course includes both hand-to-hand skills and awareness skills components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but we hope you will never have to.

Where:

Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Studio
The address is:
11915 Beach Blvd., Suite 117
Jacksonville, FL 32246
(Look for the Anytime Fitness gym in the shopping center on the corner of Beach Blvd. and Huffman Blvd.)

For a google map of our location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org

When:

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - starting at 4:00PM

To Register: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org,
or call our office at (904) 233-1110.

Register by 11/20/2014 the workshop is only $60.
Register after 11/20/2014 the fee is $75.



A Recent Review of the Newly Released Training Video the, “Complete Wall Bag Training Regimen For Developing Striking Power”

Thursday, 31 October, 2013 | By

If you are looking to get started with a Wing Chun wall bag, Jonathan Petree’s video “Complete Wall Bag Training Regimen For Developing Striking Power” is an excellent video to watch.   He teaches everything from why you need to add wall bag training into your current regiment, to how to properly use your horse, to how to install it, to how to hit the bag and why.

What is the layout of the video and what will I learn?
The video is divided into 8 parts, each part teaches you something different or adds movements to help complete a series of combinations.wall bag training
It starts out in his school located in Jacksonville Florida and explains to you the very basics of how to install your wall bag.  If you are not a handy type of person it is all good advice and he points out some useful information that will help you avoid destroying your home.   He tells you everything from the type of support it will need to the basic jest on identify the location of the studs in your wall.
If you are new to Wing Chun, he tells you how to hold your hands, what knuckles to hit with, and how to properly use your stance.  In short, everything you need to get your bicycle punches properly rolling.

Sifu Petree is quick to point out, that conditioning training should not be limited to your hands.  You should also take into account that you would train your defending positions (i.e bil sau,) elbows, and even knees.  Meaning, you can look forward to a number of different drills, not just 64 minutes of someone chain punching

What I really liked about it was he did not just throw 500 different possible combinations for you to fire away at your wall bag. Sifu Petree really took the time to explain why he decided to teach the combinations he selected for this video, which was mainly do to body reaction. For instance, if you punching someone in the solar plexus, the following attack should reflect his head or body mass bending forward.
wall bag trainingAnother section I found very unique was that he explained how to attack someone who is behind you or holding you in a bear hug type position.  He was very clear about the proper angels required for such a counter attack and I was surprised to see someone standing with the back towards the wall bag, hammering their elbows to prepare for such a scenario.  More importantly, He teaches you the follow up attacks required to truly help you break free of such an attack.

How is the video quality?
Good. Sound is great, easy to understand.  The video itself is very clear and looks like it was shoot with an HD camera.

How should buy this video?
Someone who is starting the system would find this information very useful. There are a handful of drills in there that a more advance person would find interesting.   I have to admit, he brought a few angles I never put much thought into, and for that alone Sifu Petree’s is video worth watching.
Personally, I really enjoy watching videos that teach you how to develop a single skill.   There are lots of videos that try to explain a little too much, often passing over the nitty gritty details or vaguely explain a Wing Chun form. This video was straight to the point, offered lots of actionable information, and was easy to watch.

You can find this video for sale here.

Jonathan Petree – Complete Wall Bag Training Regimen For Developing Striking Power
Buy now from Everything Wing Chun Instant Access
Language: English
Running Time: Approx. 64 min.
Format: 720p Download
Availability:  EWC Instant Access Download
Review by: Scott Moses

Award-Winning Personal Protection Course Offered To Women of Nassau County, Florida

Taught by the 2010 Reality-Based Fighting, Self-Defense Instructor of the Year for Women's Self-Defense, Atlantic Warriors special Personal Protection Course in September is specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Sifu Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique 2-part course. Graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.

  This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive a physical attack. This highly comprehensive self-defense course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. This course includes both classroom, and hand-to-hand components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but we hope you will never have to. In addition, participants will become fully certified in Atlantic Warriors' Level 1 - Basic Defensive Methods Course

Where:

Gray Gables Baptist Church of Callahan, Florida

The address is:
Gray Gables Baptist Church
54031 Church Road
Callahan, FL 32011
(In the fellowship hall, in the back of the church)

When:
Sunday, September 21, 2013 - starting at 3:00PM

Part 1 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Break for food - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Part 2 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM

This class is only $40 (a 60% discount).

*** Registration Deadline September 20, 2013***

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 233-1110.

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54031 Church Rd, Callahan, Florida 32011



Self-Defense Course For Women in Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Taught by the 2010 Reality-Based Fighting, Self-Defense Instructor of the Year for Women's Self-Defense, Atlantic Warriors special Personal Protection Course in March is specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Sifu Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique 2-part course. Graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.

This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive a physical attack. This highly comprehensive self-defense course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. This course includes both classroom, and hand-to-hand components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but we hope you will never have to. In addition, participants will become fully certified in Atlantic Warriors' Level 1 - Basic Defensive Methods Course

Where:

Atlantic Warriors Oceanside Location (A.W.O.L.). Also, home of EPIC Surf Ministries.

The address is:
107 3rd Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(3 blocks south of Joe's Crab Shack. On the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue South)

For a google map of our A.W.O.L. location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org

When:
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - starting at 3:00PM

Part 1 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Break for food - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Part 2 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM

This class is only $60 (a 40% discount).

*** Registration Deadline March 15, 2013*** or the first 12 registrants to sign up, and complete payment.

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 233-1110.

Wing Chun is a traditional Chinese fighting art. It is direct, uses economy of movement, and is very comprehensive. We feel the laws of physics determine the best ways to move and defend one’s self. These concepts and principles govern how we move, fight and train. Most other martial arts schools rely on muscular strength, speed, and purely physical technique. Instead, the concepts we use involve position, sensitivity, structure, footwork, and technique to deal with aggressors.

The art is highly efficient and aggressive, yet we train to acquire effortless combat skills. The human’s most basic and natural instinct is self-preservation. When we are children in the developmental stages, these basic instincts come more naturally to us, however over time we become civilized and need to, as adults, be trained to use our once natural instinct of self-preservation. At Atlantic Warriors our mission is to train in the science of self-preservation.

The students of Atlantic Warriors seek to continually develop and evolve their understanding of Wing Chun principles and concepts, and don’t settle for simply carrying on the art in a sacred, or dead tradition. At the same time, we value and honor the Wing Chun pioneers such as, Leung Jan, Chan Wah Shun, Leung Bik, Ip Man, and Leung Sheung. This thinking person’s approach to martial study trains self-preservation skills, not skills for tournaments, competition, or egotistical brawls. Intelligence, awareness, and hard work are essential aspects of Wing Chun training. Come experience the difference at Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Kung Fu in Jacksonville, Florida. You may contact us at sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call the Atlantic Warriors office at (904) 233-1110 to start your journey with Wing Chun today.

Women's Self-Defense Course in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on Saturday, December 01, 2012


Taught by the 2010 Reality-Based Fighting, Self-Defense Instructor of the Year for Women's Self-Defense, Atlantic Warriors special Personal Protection Course in December is specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Sifu Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique 2-part course. Graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.

This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive a physical attack. This highly comprehensive self-defense course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. This course includes both classroom, and hand-to-hand components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but we hope you will never have to. In addition, participants will become fully certified in Atlantic Warriors' Level 1 - Basic Defensive Methods Course

Where:

Atlantic Warriors Oceanside Location (A.W.O.L.). Also, home of EPIC Surf Ministries.

The address is:
107 3rd Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(3 blocks south of Joe's Crab Shack. On the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue South)

For a google map of our A.W.O.L. location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org

When:
Saturday, December 01, 2012 - starting at 3:00PM

Part 1 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Break for food - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Part 2 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM

This class is only $60 (a 40% discount).

*** Registration Deadline November 30, 2012*** or the first 12 registrants to sign up

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 270-2237.

Atlantic Warriors Teaches Self-Defense For A Great Cause

Effective Personal Protection
What: Girl Power 2 Cure is an Amelia Island-based nonprofit working to fund research, educate the public and support families in the battle against Rett Syndrome. This devastating neurological disorder, the most severe form of autism, strikes in young girls and robs them of their motor skills for life. But there is hope: Doctors have found Rett is reversible, which is a first in the world of neurological disorders. Now the race is on to find the cure! As such, an event was planned to raise funds to help find a cure. The event was called, "Diva's Day Out". Divas' Day Out was a Mamamelia.com Benefit for Girl Power 2 Cure.
Hands-On Practice

Divas' Day Out included 30 vendor booths, demonstrations on stage, raffles and free finger food. Everything was geared toward “Divas” of every age, from a dress up booth for girls to a “Build it Herself” raised bed garden, which Home Depot built right in the Atlantic Rec Center Auditorium. There were salons offering beauty treatments on site, fashion shows and a “Big Reveal” for a makeover. The sheriff’s office offered fingerprint IDs, there was a Diva Photo booth, women’s self defense demonstrations and teaching, Zumba demos, and more!


Crowd Participation and Learning
Atlantic Warriors was honored to be a part of this fundraiser for a very worthy cause. In fact, Sifu Petree saw it as an opportunity to continually exercise the mission of Atlantic Warriors, which is, "To make our community safer, one person at a time". Sifu Petree and the special Atlantic Warriors Women's Self-Defense staff not only demonstrated easy to learn and effective self-defense techniques to the crowd, but most importantly invited all ladies from the crowd to come up on stage and be taught right there, on the spot. The response was fantastic, as the participants learned easy-to-remember, and efficient, personal protection skills for free, from the experts themselves. 

"Donating our time and expertise for a good cause like this goes to the heart of Atlantic Warriors' philosophy of helping others, and making our community a better place", said Sifu Petree. If you would like to learn more about Atlantic Warriors, or are interested in learning real-world self-defense skills, contact Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu at (904) 270-2237.


Wing Chun Immersion Training Camp - 2012


im·mer·sion [ih-mur-zhuhn, -shuhn]. Adjective- concentrating on one course of instruction, subject, or project to the exclusion of all others for several days or weeks; intensive.

In this case, the project was an intense, and in-depth investigation into a special project - the art and fighting system of Wing Chun Kung Fu. In years past, the students of Atlantic Warriors, along with their sifu, Jonathan Petree, have sequestered themselves far away from the distractions of everyday life at a special, remote location for the Immersion Training Camp. Everyone would eat, sleep, and train Wing Chun together for days, and then the students would emerge at the end of training camp with ability, understanding, and new perspectives that were previously unknown to them. This unique experience even produced student leaders and mentors in the school.

Each year’s Atlantic Warriors Immersion Training Camp covers different topics, and has its own unique focus. In that regard, this year’s camp was the same. However, in addition to its unique curricula, this year’s camp was held at a new location. In fact, this new venue was the recently completed headquarters of Atlantic Warriors in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. This expanded Wing Chun kwoon is the premier place to train in Ip Man lineage Wing Chun in Northeast Florida. It even comes complete with an ocean view! And, instead of only being able to house 10 camp participants, as was the case in the previous training camp site, Atlantic Warriors new school easily accommodated the hard-core group of 28 participants at the 2012 Immersion Training Camp. Completion of the new school could not have occurred at a more perfect time. For example, due to previous training camp’s results, this much anticipated training opportunity quickly sold out the originally available 25 spots before it could even be offered to the public.

The following is a small snapshot of some of the areas explored during the workshops of Atlantic Warriors 2012 Wing Chun Immersion Training Camp.

A)   Finding Your Own Core- Why this is SO important. How to utilize this skill to delete an opponent’s force.

B)   Seong Chi Sao- What is it? What it is NOT. Entries into seong chi sao. Gow Sao- What is it? Recognition and Response to violations.

C)   The 1” Punch- All of the details. Individual practice and refinement with another camp participant during the workshop.

D)   Sparring workshop- Recognition and Response to Energy at Initial Engagement.

E)   The Kicks of Wing Chun.

F)    Personal Protection- Primary targets, and Secondary Targets.

G)  The Elbows of Wing Chun- Personal Protection Applications.

H)  Breaks, Destructions, and Finishing Moves.

I)      The Mook Yan Jong form- Subset #10 movements and combat applications.

 

This year’s training camp left everyone fired-up, and mentally blown away after being immersed in the art and fighting system of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Now begins the practice, practice, practice. 

For information on learning Wing Chun Kung Fu contact Atlantic Warriors at (904) 270-2237.

Self Defense Course For Women In Jacksonville, Florida on August 4, 2012


Taught by the 2010 Reality-Based Fighting, Self-Defense Instructor of the Year for Women's Self-Defense, Atlantic Warriors special Personal Protection Course in August is specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Sifu Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique 2-part course. Graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.

This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive a physical attack. This highly comprehensive self-defense course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. This course includes both classroom, and hand-to-hand components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but hopefully you will never have to. In addition, participants will become fully certified in Atlantic Warriors' Level 1 - Basic Defensive Methods Course

Where:

Atlantic Warriors Oceanside Location (A.W.O.L.). Also, home of EPIC Surf Ministries.

The address is:
107 3rd Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(3 blocks south of Joe's Crab Shack. On the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue South)

For a google map of our A.W.O.L. location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org

When:
Saturday, August 04, 2012 - starting at 3:00PM

Part 1 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Break for food - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Part 2 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM

This class is only $60 (a 40% discount).

*** Registration Deadline August 03, 2012*** or the first 12 registrants to sign up

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 270-2237.

Realistic Knife Defense Seminar in Jacksonville Beach - An Eye Opener for Participants

The Survivors!
A wish became a reality for many martial arts students, when Sifu Petree agreed to teach a Knife Defense Seminar in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The grassroots push was led by a local Wing Chun student who recently had some of his friends robbed at knife point. This frightening event inspired the student to approach Sifu Petree, the founder of Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu, with the idea of teaching a seminar focused on how to defend oneself against an attacker with a knife. Sifu Petree agreed to teach the knife defense seminar, but warned that the tactics, methods, and mindset that would be taught in the seminar would NOT look like anything being taught in Karate dojos across America. In fact, he said that he would actually debunk many of the fallacies of defending oneself against a knife attack. Instead of deterring the student's interest, this warning actually increased the student's interest and anticipation for the coming seminar.

Here is a brief recap of some of the highlights of the Knife Defensive Tactics Seminar that was held at Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun - Ocean Location.
There were five (5) phases of this particular seminar. All of which, focused on an unarmed person versus an attacker, or robber, using a knife as his weapon.
Phase 1- There was a large, in-depth, teaching and discussion on Psychological Preparedness for Knife Assault. 
Phase 2- Legal Preparedness in the aftermath of Knife Assault. This area is often overlooked, and rarely even mentioned in most self-defense seminars. However, it is equally important as any technique.
Phase 3- Anatomy and Physiology. An in-depth teaching on which areas of the body are a priority to protect, and why other areas of the body, while important, could be repaired more easily, and temporarily sacrificed to save one's life. Sifu Petree named this principle, "the lesser of two evils". In addition to his own medical knowledge, he employed the Netter's Anatomy textbook, and a Critical Care nurse for the teaching.
Phase 4- Knife grips. Their uses, pros and cons.
Phase 5- Active Assault Scenarios. These scenarios were simulated, and practiced by each participant against a very non-compliant, and aggressive attacker.

By the end of the seminar, there was a lot of sweat, a little blood, and some huffing and puffing due to the realistic training the participants had been immersed in during the 3 hour seminar. Everyone, including black belts and instructors of other martial arts, were not only satisfied with the skills, and knowledge they had accumulated from the teachings, but blown away by the shift in their self-defense paradigm.

For more information on the training offered at Atlantic Warriors, please visit Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu

Atlantic Warriors Hosts Sifu Ben Der for a History-Making, Phenomenal Wing Chun Kung Fu Seminar in Jacksonville, Florida

Over 50 years ago in Hong Kong, Sifu Ben Der began his journey on the wing chun path. As a teenager, he would walk to Ip Man's school to train in his beloved wing chun kung fu. At that time, he was attending St. Francis Xavier school, and was friends with Hawkins Cheung, and Bruce Lee. Soon after this time, all three of them would come to America. Sifu Ben said, that when he and Bruce first came to the United States they both originally lived on Jackson Street in San Francisco, and being friends and prior classmates, would often touch hands, and chi sao in Bruce's apartment.
Ben Der then moved to Tampa, Florida and attended Jefferson High School while living with his father. Sifu Ben said that since he had no one to train with while in Tampa, he would find creative ways to train his wing chun. Everyday, for hours, he would do the wing chun sets, and practice the techniques on whatever he could find. After leaving Jefferson High School, Ben moved back to San Francisco. He immediately tried to find his friend Bruce, but Bruce Lee had already moved to Seattle, Washington. However, Ben was able to keep in contact with his other childhood friend, Hawkins Cheung. To this day, Sifu Ben Der, and Sifu Hawkins Cheung remain good friends, and have regular contact with each other. Most recently, Sifu Hawkins Cheung attended Sifu Ben Ders 70th birthday celebration in California.
In 1968, Ben Der was introduced to Kenneth Chung. They met and had some lunch, but after about 5 minutes, Ben said, Kenneth Chung wanted to touch hands. So, Kenneth Chung (Chung Maanin), who had just arrived in San Francisco from Leung Sheung's wing chun school in Hong Kong, and Ben went outside to workout. After some friendly chi sao, poon sao, and gor sao,  Ben said that Ken's skill was of a very high level. In fact, Sifu Ben told me that after touching Ken's hands he knew he had found his new wing chun teacher. As a result, Ben asked Kenneth Chung if he would take himself and the students that Ben had been teaching, as his students. Ken agreed, and the rest is history. Ben and Ken have been inseparable ever since. In fact, Ben Der found their first school location in Chinatown, and Ken would come to teach.
A few years later, in 1972, Ben Der began to teach again. He and his family moved to the south Bay area of San Jose, California, where he established San Jose Wing Chun. Sifu Ben Der said that his earliest students were Sandy Wong, and Steve Wong, which still train with him to this day. Another early student in Sifu Ben Der's first generation group was Ken Werner. Sifu Ben describes Ken Werner as a very smart, and highly intellectual student, who trained very diligently. Ken Werner attained a very high level of skill under Sifu Ben Der's tutelage. After many years of wing chun training, Ken Werner moved to Florida. In 1978, Ken Werner began training Karl Godwin in central Florida. Ken poured his knowledge into his most diligently training student, Karl. As a result, Karl Godwin established Seminole Wing Chun in the early 1980's. Sifu Godwin's school is now the longest, continuously running school in the state. In fact, it is THE place to learn the best wing chun kung fu in Florida. One of Sifu Godwin's early students was Bill Graves. Sifu Graves began training at Seminole Wing Chun in 1982. After many years of training, Sifu Graves started teaching, and his school is named The System Wing Chun. One of Sifu Graves' early students was Jonathan Petree. Sifu Petree began training at The System Wing Chun in 1994. After many years of diligent training, Sifu Petree was asked to teach. For several years Sifu Petree taught privately, before establishing Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun in Jacksonville, Florida in 2002.
We have now come full circle to today. Sifu Ben Der, after a very long time, has once again returned to Florida. But this time he came to impart the wisdom that has come from his 40 years of teaching original wing chun kung fu. At age 70, he amazed everyone at the Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Seminar by his boundless energy, and enlightening teachings. Virtually a walking wing chun encyclopedia, he impacted every seminar participant, and infused them with a deeper understanding, and love for the art of wing chun. At this seminar, Sifu Ben jump-started the student's development of internal energy, and their ability to apply internal energy to an opponent.


All of us at Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu want to thank Sifu Ben Der, Dany Mou, Wen, Greg, and San Jose Wing Chun for pouring out their hearts, and giving of themselves to ensure that wing chun is disseminated purely.

Wing Chun Kung Fu is a Concept-Based Fighting System, Not a Technique-Based Martial Style

The concept of Forward Energy is one of the bedrock and foundational concepts of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Please listen and apply the knowledge in this video that was recently presented at Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Kung Fu Ocean Location in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Every block, strike, kick, and most importantly, the intention of one's mind, must be energized with forward energy. Adhering to this Wing Chun concept will assist with many other Wing Chun concepts, such as, Loi Lau Hoi Shung Lut Sao Jik Joong. Interpreted, this means, Stay with what comes, follow as it retreats, thrust forward when the hand is freed. You may find other Wing Chun Maxims on The Sifu Petree Channel.



For more information on Wing Chun Kung Fu classes in the North Florida area, contact Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu at (904) 270-2237, or by emailing sifu@atlanticwarriors.org.

Award-Winning Self-Defense Class For Women To Be Held In Jacksonville, Florida on March 19, 2011

Taught by the 2010 RBF, Self-Defense Instructor of the Year for Women's Self-Defense, Atlantic Warriors special Personal Protection Course is specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment.
By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Jacksonville local martial arts expert, Sifu Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique 2-part course. Graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.
This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive a physical attack. This highly comprehensive self-defense course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. It will cover defenses against all kinds of attacks including anti-rape, and anti-abduction tactics and teach women how to "tap into" their natural, God-given survival response. This course includes both classroom, and hand-to-hand components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but we hope you will never have to. In addition, participants will become fully certified in Atlantic Warriors' Level 1- Basic Defensive Methods Course

Where:

Atlantic Warriors Oceanside Location (A.W.O.L.). Also, home of EPIC Surf Ministries.

The address is:
107 3rd Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(3 blocks south of Joe's Crab Shack. On the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue South)

For a google map of our A.W.O.L. location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org

When:
Saturday, March 19, 2011 - starting at 3:00PM

Part 1 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Break for food - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Part 2 - 6:00PM to 8:00PM

This class is only $60 (a 40% discount).

*** Registration Deadline March 17, 2011*** or the first 12 registrants to sign up

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 270-2237.