International Wing Chun Day 2011

by Adam Williss
(Dana Point, CA, USA)

International Wing Chun Day

International Wing Chun Day

On Saturday, March 19th, in cities all over the world Wing Chun practitioners will be planning events to promote the art of Wing Chun in all its forms. The day educates millions worldwide about Wing Chun's benefits and raises awareness about local classes.

These forms include its many spellings, lineages, modifications and evolutions including Wing Tsun, WingTsun, Ving Tsun, Jeet Kune Do, JKD, Weng Chun, Yong Chun, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Hung Fa Yi, Shaolin Wing Chun, Wing Tzun, Wing Tjun, Vinh Xuan, TsunJo Wing Chun, Wing Chun Do, Xiong Jiang Wing Chun and many more.

Local event ideas include:
* free demonstrations
* exhibitions
* open houses
* free introductory classes
* Ip Man movie showings
* Chi-Sao-a-Thons for charity
* Speeches to community organizations
* Local TV and radio appearances
* Hold a Wing Chun seminar/workshop
* Have a local Wing Chun meetup
* Hold a Wing Chun webinar
* Other charity fund raising events
* Host an awards presentation
* Hold a luncheon or dinner event
* Hold an auction
* Hold a raffle

Be sure to tell local newspapers about the day and the events that you have planned!

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Jan 09, 2012
International wing chun day
by: Ricardo Sealy

It is a good idea. Keep me informed. I will plan a wing chun event in Barbados.
Comment from Rob@WingChunLife: No problem Ricardo, just check back here for updates and let us know your plans to celebrate this year.

By the way, you might like to create a page for your Wing Chun school in Barbados on our Wing Chun schools page.

Mar 23, 2011
Can't Find International Wing Chun Day Event
by: Rob@WingChunLife

@S A Raza

I can understand your frustration. My sifu wasn't really prepared and missed out on a good opportunity... this year.

According to the International Wing Chun Day organizers/founders [and I paraphrase]: This is the 2nd annual celebration [so it's new and young]. Many more people spread the news about it online and did participate in it this year than last year.

So it's growing, as it should.

As an aside... you don't have to rely on a kwoon to help you celebrate next year (it's a good idea from a business sense that all kwoons take advantage of this) you can organize your own events, even among friends and family.

Wing Chun has grown and spread around the world because of enterprising sifus who each took independent steps forward.

There was no bureaucratic corporation or "Nanny State" government body that "forced" its evolution. Keep that in mind.

Mar 17, 2011
Int'l Wing Chun day ?
by: S A Raza

It is a crying shame that I cannot find even one school in the UK which has publicised what event it is holding for this day !
Try googling it and you will see what I mean.

Mar 14, 2011
Orange County Wing Chun Day
by: Anonymous

We are having Wing Chun practitioners from different lineages come to train together to celebrate International Wing Chun Day. After training we'll be going out for lunch.

Mar 14, 2011
How I'm Celebrating International Wing Chun Day
by: Rob@WingChunLife

I'm promoting this event online through the website, mailing list, blog rss, twitter and Facebook.

I'm also helping other Wing Chun practioners promote their International Wing Chun Day events and spreading the message worldwide.

Then I'm training that day with my kids, maybe at the beach.

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