The White Tigers Back Fist 白虎背拳

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The White Tigers Back fist 白虎背拳

Early in my martial training I was introduced to what  I now like to call the “Bak Fu Bei Kuen” or ,

The White Tigers Back Fist 白虎背拳. The Sinking Dragon or the sinking elbow back fist is a technique that literally pulls your opponent into the back fist with little recourse once initiated. I have been practicing this unique strike since i was personally introduced to it in early 2001 by my Sifu, Alan “Bak Fu” Vasquez, Captain US Army (Retired), Branched Infantry, and Military Intelligence; Viet Nam Combat Veteran, with Recon Ranger, and Special Forces duty, started studies with Yeung Tin Yao, aka Robert “Yeung Biu” Yeung’s Hawaii Wing Chun Association in 1977. After serving his country and being injured in paratroop exercise that would ended his military career and almost took his life, “Bak Fu Sifu” Started teaching Wing Chun Kung Fu in 1979.  The Orange County Wing Chun Association was founded in 1979 and is still located in Lake Forest,  Orange County, California. I myself had met Sifu Bak Fu in 1994, 95 during a time where our daughters attended the same grade school, but started formally training under him in 2001. During the many years of training that followed there were countless times I had seen this “Bak Fu Bei Kuen” flying at me from out of nowhere only to stop an inch off my face. “Use the cats whiskers”, “keep changing”, “move like a dragon”, “be soft” or “be like water” would be the phrases that would usually follow the delivery of the famed strike, but it would years before I would come to terms, get my head around these ideas, and fully understand exactly how to “Use the cats whiskers”, “keep changing”, “move like a dragon”, “be soft” or “be like water”. I was told until learn to use the cat whiskers to stop you will never truly learn how to go. How would do you put this into context to actually teach someone to actually do this? In reality you cannot, it is movement your body must feel many countless times until in is ingrained into muscle memory, and movement becomes instinct and natural action, not re-action. I believe it was not until I had begun teaching that I came to realization and understanding of these and many other terms and ideas I had been taught in the years I spent training with my Sifu, my Kung Fu Brothers and Sisters.

There were times when only Sifu and I were in the Kwoon, he would make tea and I would work. As I hit the Mook Yan Jong or practice Baat Chaam Dou he would tell me story of his training days and of his military days. He would always catch my mistakes no matter how in depth his description of adventure had gotten. On one particular day I remember him telling me of his reoccurring dreams of engaging great Gung Fu warriors in battle, I asked how the dreams ended, he said he had always won. I truly believe he was using the “Bak Fu Bei Kuen” in these magnificent battles, and I know these great warriors were looking at them as I had once long ago.

I have graduate students of my own now and I see them training the younger and newer students. They now are asked the same questions and have to explain these theories and principles as I had taught them, just as I was in turn taught by my Sifu. Time is the best teacher, with time that which is cultivated manifests, and if cultivated, Gung Fu only grows with age.

I now have my own dreams of battle, and you know I will be throwing a few “Bak Fu Bei Kuen” in the mix to ensure my victory.

Train well, much respect,

lrs

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Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association wishes Congratulations to Quinn Miller.

20150412_102954      Big Congratulations to Quinn Miller for on his promotion to Blue Shirt Advanced Wing Chun Practitioner. His skill level and knowledge of the system has earned him his new color. Quinn will be sharing his knowledge this next year helping train newer students and grooming his teaching skill, I know he will be among  best of them out there when he reaches Black shirt level.
Congrats Quinn! lrs

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Pacific Wing Chun holds Safety-Awareness and Personal Protection Seminar.

Pacific Wing Chun Safety Awareness and Personal Defense Seminar

Pacific Wing Chun holds Safety Awareness and Personal Defense Seminar in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

Pacific Wing Chun held the Safety-Awareness and Personal Protection Seminar on April 11th at Kealakehe High School in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Thank you and Mahalo Nui to all whom volunteered. Thank you and Mahalo Nui to visiting Sifu Sean Cavanaugh from Hawaii Wing Chun Kung Fu Association, WA., Sifu Kadang, Sifu Verble and all Kealakehe High School  teachers whom helped. This seminar was all part of a Senior Project coordinated by Maggie Chen. Basic knowledge of awareness and personal protection tactics were discussed and demonstrated. The students left with tools to keep themselves and their friends safe and aware of dangers out on the streets. Information for abuse, help and police hotlines were also shared and made available to everyone. Talk of the next seminar is already in the works.

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Be well all, much respect,

lrs

Sifu Sean Cavanaugh visits from Hawaii Wing Chun Kung Fu Association, WA.

20150407_181729 Many things were learned and shared as we again are honored by a visit from Sifu Sean Cavanaugh from the Hawaii Wing Chun Kung Fu Association. WA. Many thanks for the handcrafted Jook Wan Huen, Sifu Sean Cavanaugh! We will definitely be putting use on these tools you’ve made for us! With Sifu Sean’s knowledge of the systems history and technique it was wing Chun overload for everyone whom attended. Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association is holding a seminar this weekend and holding another session Sunday with Sifu Sean.

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Again Mahalo Nui and Much Respect Sifu Sean!

Sin Nen Fai Lok Happy Year of the Green Wood Goat

Sin Nen Fai Lok Happy Year of the Green Wood Goat

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Sin Nen Fai Lok Happy Year of the Green Wood Goat. wellness and prosperity year after year!Fortune

Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year is the most important traditional Chinese Festival of the Year and we here at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association would like to wish everyone

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新年快乐 Sin Nen Fai Lok (Happy New Year) and 恭喜发财 Gung Hei Faat Choi (Congratulations and Be Prosperous)

Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association offers discount for Military Personnel and their family, also ability to pay program for school age children.

 Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association offers discount for Military Personnel and their family, also ability to pay program for school age children.

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Sifu Alan Vasquez Army CPT Ret. teaching at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

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Late Master Lucky Shaffer AF Ret teaching at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

We welcome the Hero’s whom have sacrificed years of their lives to keep our Country Free. Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association has had the honor to have several Servicemen among our members and we offer a whole family discount to those whom keep our country free. Please visit us on the web at www.pacificwingchunassociation.com and call us at 808-345-5540

Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association also offers an ability to pay program for families with school age children. We truly believe that every child should have equal access to recreational and character social building programs especially if the child would otherwise not be enrolled or allowed to enroll due to their families finances. We also truly believe that Kung Fu has the ability to teach children social and life skills that they will not find or taught anywhere else.

Honor,Dedication and Respect.

Please feel free to contact us for all the details of these programs today!

You can reach Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association at 808-345-5540, or at pacificwingchunassoc@live.com , wingchun.assocation@yahoo.com , also visit us on the web at www.pacificwingchunassociation.com

Quinn Miller has been promoted to Red Shirt at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu

Quinn Miller he has been promoted to Red Shirt Wing Chun Kung Fu Practitioner

Quinn Miller he has been promoted to Red Shirt Wing Chun Kung Fu Practitioner

Quinn Miller he has been promoted to Red Shirt Wing Chun Kung Fu Practitioner

Quinn Miller he has been promoted to Red Shirt Wing Chun Kung Fu Practitioner

Please help us to congratulate Quinn Miller he has been promoted to Red Shirt Wing Chun Kung Fu Practitioner. His skill level has risen quickly with skill he has attained in his studies of Aikido and Karate. I know he will keep the Traditions and his skill level will continue to rise due to his dedication and commitment to the study of Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Be Well All and Keep the Traditions!

lrs

Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association now holding classes in North Hawaii Island.

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Sifu Mike Pollard leading classes in Honoka’a Hawaii. Contact Sifu Mike at 808 494 2129 or at fbiwaterman@gmail.com

Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association will now also be holding classes in North Hawaii Island, Waimea, and Honoka’a under the tutelage of Sifu Mike Pollard.

Sifu Mike is a certified graduate under Sifu Lawrence Ramirez whom is from the Orange County Wing Chun Kung Fu Association, Hawaii Wing Chun Association families.

Having previous martial arts background, being a super fit Hawaiian waterman and his unrelenting dedication to studying the Wing Chun system, has helped enhance Sifu Mikes Wing Chun Kung Fu to a level which has earned him respect and certification within our family.

I know his students will be of the highest caliber and receive the best training under Sifu Mike.

Please contact Sifu Mike for times and locations. He can be reached at 808 494 2129, or at fbiwaterman@gmail.com
Train Hard, Keep the Traditions!
lrs

Mike Pollard awarded Black Shirt Instructor Level at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association, Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

Mike Pollard awarded Black Shirt Instructor Level at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association, Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

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Sifu Mike Pollard leading classes in Honoka’a Hawaii. Contact Sifu Mike at 808 494 2129 or at fbiwaterman@gmail.com

Mike Pollard awarded Black Shirt Instructor Level at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association, Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

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Mike Pollard receives his Black Shirt.

Sifu Lawrence Ramirez presents Mike Pollard with his Black Shirt at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

Mike Pollard awarded Black Shirt Instructor Level at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. I would like to thank Mike for his years of dedication in studying with us here at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association. I know you will keep the Traditions and honor our Wing Chun Family always! Aloha and Much Respect lrs! 20140928_101613

Mike Pollard awarded Black Shirt Instructor Level at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association, Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

Mike Pollard awarded Black Shirt Instructor Level at Pacific Wing Chun Kung Fu Association, Kailua Kona, Hawaii.