March 2017 Tang Wei Workshops

March 2017:

Weapons Fighting Workshop: Knife Fighting Tactics and Strategies

  • Date/Time: March 25, 2017 from 930 am to 1130 am
  • Location: Wu Ji Tao Studio.  4894 S. Commerce Drive, Murray Utah.
  • Lead Instructors: Tang Wei Senior Instructors Kyle Whiteley and Kody Jones.  Instructors Jake Black, Joel Black.
  • Contact Info: wujintaooffice@gmail.com or call 801-403-6077
  • Capacity: 12 Participants
  • Cost: $25 for Pre-Registered $30 at the door. $20 for Current Law Enforcement, Military or students actively enrolled in a Tang Wei Training Group or those that attend both March workshops.
  • Pre-register at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48aaae2ca6f85-tang6 (preferred) or send an email to wujintaooffice@gmail.com with your name and email.
  • Equipment: Bring your Own Practice Rubber Soft Practice Knife
  • Details:

In the Tang Wei Fighting Method we offer a unique set we call the “Weapons Set”.  It is a set of 15 weapons fighting techniques which are adapted for use with various close quarters weapons including baton, knife, short chord, sword, spear, staff and others.

Weapons fighting techniques require unique coordination for each weapon and in most systems require years of training.  We are able to get you advanced coordination patterns by using the same set and then adapting the movements for various weapons.

While we advocate a free fighting tactic approach to fighting rather than a technique approach, the tactics you use have to come from existing coordination patterns.  Sets (Tao Lu in Chinese) are the fastest route to advanced coordination and offer quick acquisition of skill in wielding a weapon.

This workshop will cover several Single Dagger Fighting Techniques from the weapons set then will show the students how to adapt these patterns for use in spontaneous attack drills.

Free Fighting Tactics Workshop:

Empty Handed Counters to Close Quarters Weapon Attacks

  • Date/Time: March 25, 2017 from 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Location: Wu Ji Tao Studio.  4894 S. Commerce Drive, Murray Utah.
  • Lead Instructors: Tang Wei Senior Instructors Kyle Whiteley and Kody Jones.  Instructors Jake Black, Joel Black.
  • Capacity: 12 Participants
  • Cost: $25 for Pre-Registered, $30 at the door. $20 for Current Law Enforcement, Military or students actively enrolled in a Tang Wei Training Group or those that attend both January workshops.
  • Pre-Register at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48aaae2ca6f85-tang7  (preferred) or send an email to wujintaooffice@gmail.com with your name and email.
  • Workshop Details:

When an enemy moves in on you, you are in a free fighting environment.  The enemy moves in full bore and they don’t bother to tell you what they are going to hit you with, nor with what weapons will they attack you with or from what angle. If you make an error, the fight also will not stop or relent, you will have to be able to adapt whatever movement you instinctively use so that it works.

In a free fighting environment traditional technique thinking and approaches to do not work.  The Tang Wei Fighting Method offers a uniquely comprehensive, effective yet simple approach to free fighting which we refer to as Free Fighting Tactics.  These tactics are simple and adaptable, focused upon powerful and reliable fight finishing basics using direct and decisive approaches to get those basics on target at both infighting and outfighting ranges.

Tang Wei Free Fighting Tactics are taught and introduced in our Street Survival Seminar series but in limited number and depth due to time constraints.  This workshop will allow each Tang Wei Practitioner to gain a better understanding and ingrained proficiency at employing free fighting tactics.

The tactics in this seminar will be taught for application in:

  1. Empty Hand (EH) vs Empty Hand
  2. EH vs Knife
  3. EH vs Stick/Club
  4. EH vs Close Quarters Firearm

We look forward to continuing to train with everyone and taking your training to the next level.

Best,

Tang Wei Martial Arts Association

Board of Senior Instructors