When considering a martial arts experience for yourself or your kids, choosing the right martial arts school makes all the difference.
Since 1996, the Austin Ving Tsun Academy has offered quality instruction and a family-friendly environment. Under the leadership and direction of our chief-instructor, Master Webb, the academy has produced a number of highly-skilled practitioners as well as established branch schools around the country. Whether you are a beginner or have already studied the martial arts, we are certain you will benefit from the wealth of experience our instructors have to offer.
Newly Promoted Assistant Instructors
During the month of November, four hard-training students at Austin Ving Tsun Academy's south school advanced to the position of assistant instructor. Pictured above is long-time practitioner Gary Mowbray (center) along with the four new black shirts (from left to right): Jeremy Gooch, Matt Queen, G. Mowbray, Ben McCrary, and Jay Johnson.
Advancement to Assistant Instructor requires a minimum rank of Student Grade 9, completion of the Assistant Instructor Training Course, and a recommendation by one or more of the senior instructors. As with all rank testing and promotion in the NVTO, the three A's (attendance, ability, and attitude) are key factors. Congratulations!
Posted: Dec. 5, 2013, 10:02 a.m.
Summer Camp 2013
AUSTIN, TX - The annual NVTO SummerCamp took place recently in Austin, Texas, over the weekend of July 20-21, 2013. More than 40 practitioners representing 7 NVTO-affiliated schools from across the country converged for a weekend filled with 8 hours of hands-on training. Participants engaged in a mix of fighting applications, reflex training, street self-defense, anti-grappling, and refinement of their skills.
Conducting testing at the seminar were Sifu Kenny Felton (4th degree) and Sifu Robert George (4th degree), both of the NVTO HQ. Over the weekend, a total of 25 participants advanced in rank, including Jim Gillentine of the Dallas school and Andrew Lucchesi of Austin, both of whom passed the rigorous test for 2nd Degree Instructor. Additionally, four assistant instructors completed the test for Sg 12 (Gary Mowbray, Avi White, Jason Miller and James Adams). These four will now begin the arduous preparation for the 1st Instructor Degree test.
Posted: July 21, 2013, 1:35 p.m.
Summer Camp 2012
AUSTIN, TX - The National Ving Tsun Organization held its 2012 summer camp on the weekend of July 21-22. United by a common desire to refine their ving tsun skills, thirty-six participants from Austin, Houston, Dallas, and Phoenix gathered at the NVTO headquarters for two days of intensive instruction.
Master Webb's weekend camps provide a unique opportunity to train with many people from different schools and of different shapes, sizes, and skill levels. As Kurt Clauser noted, "The opportunity to touch hands with a lot more people allowed me to polish a lot of the stuff that I'm working on. I'm getting a much more thorough understanding of the finer points of the techniques." Marion Zion agreed: "It was really cool to be able to meet people from all over and train with them. I liked getting a different tip from each person."
Posted: July 30, 2012, 4:42 p.m.