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1st Escrima Seminar of 2022

Escrima Returns to Austin Ving Tsun with the 1st of our 2022 Escrima Seminars – open for folks new to Escrima and returning folks who missed the weapons class that is a great companion to Ving Tsun (Wing Chun).

Our Next Austin Escrima Seminar will be held in June.

Winter Camp 2022

Winter Camp 2022 – With Folks from Across the country coming to Austin for a weekend of training and practice. Starting with the Long Pole class Friday night for instructors and flowing into 8 hours of testing across 2 days, and a team dinner Saturday night at Nagoya Steak And Sushi. Great work to all the folks who traveled to Austin for this annual event.

Congratulations to all those who tested and were promoted:

Sifu Bryan Reed, for Completing the Long Pole Program

Sifu Jason S Miller Promoted to 3rd Degree instructor (and completing the Long Pole Program).

Alex, Bob and Rachel for obtaining Student Grade 8

Avery, AJ, and Dave for obtaining Student Grade 6

And Michael for Student Grade 3

Group Photo on the last day of Camp
Long Pole Class

2022 Seminar Schedule is now Posted

See the new “Schedule” link at the top of website.

For the National Seminar Schedule (all schools, all locations) go to the NVTO Schedule.

Austin Seminar Schedule

DateEventDetails
Feb 25Long Pole ClassLong Pole Class
Feb 26-27Winter CampWinter Camp 2022
Mar 19 Escrima10am to 2pm – Escrima Returns with reoccurring Seminars
May 14Gun Disarming Seminar10am to 2pm – Open to ranks and non-NVTO Kung Fu Students
TBDInstructor TrainingInstructor Training – Refresher/New Instructor training
June TBDEscrima Escrima Seminar
July 15Long Pole Class Long Pole Class
July 16-17Summer Camp Summer Camp 2022
Sept TBDLong Pole Class Long Pole Class

Summer Camp 2021 – Austin Texas

Another Great Winter Seminar at Austin Ving Tsun Academy. The weekend started with a select few advanced practitioners working on long pole training (6 and 1/2 point pole a.k.a. “Luk-Dim-Boon-Gwun”) Friday night, and then continuing into the weekend with 22 students and instructors, packing a months’ worth of training and hands-on practice into a single weekend of work and fun.

Congratulations to all those who tested and were promoted:

Katelyn Miller Student Grade 10
Avery Hackmacn Student Grade 3
Alyssa Miller Student Grade 3
Dave to Student Grade 1 & 2
and Michael Gagnon Student Grade 2

17th Annual Winter Seminar

Another Great Winter Seminar at Austin Ving Tsun Academy, this being our 17th annual Winter Seminar. The weekend startred with a select few advanced practitioners working on long pole training (6 and 1/2 point pole a.k.a. “Luk-Dim-Boon-Gwun”) Friday night, and then continuing into the weekend with 21 students and instructors, packing a months’ worth of training and hands-on practice into a single weekend of work and fun..

Congratulations to all those who tested and were promoted, including our three newest instructors:

Marco Romero Instructor 1st Degree,
Jacob Goldberg Instructor 1st Degree,
James Davidoff Instructor 1st Degree,
Katelyn Miller Student Grade 8,
Bob Lawinger Student Grade 6,
Alex Hirshfeld Student Grade 6,
Rachel Johnson Student Grade 6,
Damien Lumetta Student Grade 6,
Avery Hackmacn Student Grade 1 & 2,
Alyssa Miller Student Grade 2,
and Michael Gagnon Student Grade 1

Sifu Scott Tarbell earns Blackbelt in BJJ

(Belated) Congratulations to Sifu Scott Tarbell from the Wuxia Martial Arts Center who tested and was promoted to Blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on January 13, 2021.

In his words: “Tonight I tested for my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt! I am truly humbled and honored to hold this rank. I have been training for 15 years, starting out at Brazilian Top Team with Professor Daniel Mirel Gazoni and training under my current Professor “Coach” Brian Wade Caldwell for many years. Coach Brian has helped me to grow so much in the art and as a person. I’m so thankful to have him as my teacher and brother in the art. The struggle was so hard at times, but I just kept training. I thank God for giving me the strength to persevere. I’m so grateful to be a BJJ Blackbelt and live this BJJ lifestyle! This is the next step of a life-long journey! Oss!!”

Our Newest 3rd Degree Instructor

Congratulations to Sifu Eric Gaeta for testing and being promoted to Instructor 3rd degree. Great job sir.

In Eric’s own Words: 1/27/2021 – “A proud night of training. I was promoted to 3rd Degree Instructor rank in Ving Tsun Kung Fu! It’s been a journey of a little over three years to achieve and happy beyond words. When I first started Ving Tsun in 2009 in San Antonio, my prior sifu at the time was 3rd degree and I never thought I would reach that rank. I’m glad I found a great mentor in Dai-Sifu Jeff Webb to help me accomplish my martial arts goals. On to the next one!”

Sifu Eric Receiving his Certificate for his 3rd Degree in Ving Tsun
Wednesday Evening Class - Photo my Katelyn Miller