We are in a unique place in human history. Never before has there existed anything remotely like Online Training. Until the modern era, if you wanted to learn a skill or acquire knowledge, you found a teacher. In the world of martial arts especially, the secrets of the system were transmitted directly from master to student. There were very few books or written instruction – for the select few who could read – and absolutely no illustrated guides or how-to videos.
To master a physical skill such as Kung Fu, hands-on instruction was absolutely necessary. The Sifu would guide the Todai (disciple) through the movements and the techniques. The forms were the textbook of the system, an encapsulated codex to the major concepts, principles, structures and movements. Sifu would impart his knowledge and wisdom, and the students would pressure-test the techniques against each other to validate they had learned the lessons correctly.
Today, live training remains the best way to learn Wing Chun or any other form of Kung Fu. The feedback and guidance from the instructor, and the ability to train with other people of different size, weight, energy and athletic ability, provides advantages that you simply cannot get with remote or solo training.
Kung Fu Birmingham
The Wing Chun Concepts program was originated, developed and pressure-tested at Kung Fu Birmingham, a traditional school of Wing Chun Kung Fu located in Birmingham, AL, USA. Naturally, if you live in the central Alabama area, you are strongly encouraged to visit our Birmingham training location to attend a class that meets your schedule. Daytime, evening and weekend sessions are currently available, and the live training program is completely synced with the Wing Chun Concepts online curriculum.
Kung Fu Birmingham was established in 2010, and
currently normally has daytime, evening and weekend classes.
NOTE: Wing Chun classes are currently SUSPENDED. Due to the close-contact nature of Wing Chun partner drills, in-person classes have been temporarily cancelled during the current pandemic. We are monitoring health conditions and guidelines in the state of Alabama and Jefferson County, and will resume classes once it has been determined to be safe for everyone involved.
All live training options include the Wing Chun Concepts Online course at no extra charge for as long as you remain an active student.
Unlimited Wing Chun classes each month. Attend daytime, evening and/or weekend classes.
Eight Class Credits for Wing Chun Kung Fu, rolls over for up to three months.
You can drop-in to any scheduled Wing Chun session for $20, if space is available.
The Wing Chun Concepts course is a members-only program open to adults ages 16 and up. Your initial membership is $108 and includes one month of unlimited training. At the end of your first month you can continue with the monthly membership plan or switch to our Class Card system (see details below). As a new member, you will have full access to the Wing Chun Foundations Level One course. The Unlimited class option also includes full access to the Agoge Fitness Systems gym and cardio room.
The Monthly Membership allows you to train at any time. We also offer a Class Card system allowing you to pay for only the class hours you attend. A single, drop-in class is $20. Class Cards can be purchased in blocks of 8 Classes for $108. Class credits roll over for up to three months.
Location and Schedule
All training sessions are held at Agoge Fitness Systems in downtown Birmingham, close to UAB, St. Vincents, Lakeview and Highland districts.
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: NOON to 1PM
We currently have “Lunch-Break Kung Fu” classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 noon until 1:00 PM. These one-hour classes are densely packed with forms and tactics practice, allowing you to get maximum training with minimal impact to the rest of your busy life.
WEDNESDAYS: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
We have an immersive Wing Chun training session on Wednesday nights. This session allow you to get deeper into the forms, drills and tactics training with combinations of group and partner-based training.
Can’t make the sessions during the week, want to make up a session or just want to get in extra practice? Our 90-minute weekend sessions give you the opportunity to rack up some extra “hands-on” training. Note that Sunday sessions are reserved for experienced, currently enrolled students only; new students should attend a weekday session.
LOCATION: Agoge Fitness Systems 3020 4th Ave South Birmingham, AL 35233
Location Notes and Driving Directions
Just like you would visit a potential college prior to registering, we encourage you to visit Kung Fu Birmingham prior to completing the official registration. Your first class is FREE, and allows you try Wing Chun first-hand to see if the program is right for you.
To arrange a visit, please use the Contact Us option below and let us know the date that you would like to visit. Wear or bring a t-shirt and workout pants. Depending on topic, classes may train in athletic shoes on a concrete floor or train barefoot on grappling mats.
When you click the Register for Live Training button below, you will be taken to the Agoge Fitness Systems website for the registration, class selection, and payment process. Once your account is processed (typically less than 24 hours) you will receive an email with your login information to access to your Student Dashboard and the Wing Chun Foundations Level One online course. If you still have questions, please use the Contact Us button.
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