2012 Winter Camp
AUSTIN, TX - The National Ving Tsun Organization held its annual winter camp from Thursday, February 23, through Sunday, February 26. Forty-three students from schools in Texas, California, Arizona, and Virginia gathered at the NVTO headquarters in Austin, TX to train intensively for four hours per day with Master Webb and fellow students and instructors.
This winter camp started out with two special modules for instructors. On Thursday, Master Webb taught a tutorial on wooden dummy chi-sau to a small group of advanced practitioners which included Sifu Robert Jacquet (4th degree), Sifu Kenny Felton (4th degree), Sifu Alex McCarrier (3rd degree), Sifu Robert George (3rd degree), and Harry Lundell (3rd degree). Two of the group also spent time practicing chi-gerk, Ving Tsun's exclusive leg training program. On the subject of chi-gerk, Sifu Jacquet said, "The more advanced material is even simpler than the beginning stuff, and even more effective. I want to get people excited about that -- it's definitely what it's touted to be. It's great stuff! Easy to apply, very effective, and it's very brutal."
Posted: March 3, 2012, 4:54 p.m.
Master Webb Promoted to 6th Degree
Greetings fellow Ving Tsun practitioners, enthusiasts and friends,
The promotion board of the National Ving Tsun Organization hereby confers upon Dai-Sifu Jeff Webb the rank of Sixth Level Master Degree effective October 1, 2011.
In order to qualify for this promotion, Master Webb had to satisfy numerous criteria including continued furthering of his own training; his published works on Ving Tsun; proven teaching accomplishments; and meeting the minimum time-in-grade requirements. Additionally, Master Webb had to satisfy a peer-review by three non-NVTO affiliated colleagues in Wing Chun / Ving Tsun.
Posted: Oct. 22, 2011, 4:05 p.m.
2011 Summer Camp a Smashing Success
Summer Camp is an annual two-day seminar led by Master Webb at the NVTO headquarters in Austin, TX. The camp gives new and experienced students alike the chance to train intensively four hours per day with Master Webb and with fellow students from NVTO schools across the country. The focused, sustained training in the camp provides students a unique opportunity to refine their existing skills, store them deeper in muscle memory, and learn new skills.
This year marked the eighth annual Summer Camp, and by all accounts it was quite a success. Dai-Sifu Webb was assisted by his kungfu brothers, Sifu Robert H. Jacquet (4th degree) of California and Sifu Steve F. Frerichs (3rd degree) of Arizona. With over 40 participants from three states, this was the best-attended camp to date. For the first time, the camp was held at the spacious new 2800-square-foot NVTO headquarters in northwest Austin, which opened in May 2011. Students had plenty of room for training in the main hall, and the additional rooms provided convenient spaces for small groups to work together.
Posted: July 20, 2011, 4:55 p.m.