Richard Antonini has been training in Wing Chun kung fu since 1989 under Jim Fung.
In his first lesson he was taught by a 10-year-old boy who had impressed him so much with what he could do that he left Tae Kwon Do for a life in Wing Chun. The logic and simplicity in the system astounded him. He worked his way to national manager for Jim Fung’s schools, and was nominated one of the 7 Chief Instructors for the International Wing Chun Academy after Jim’s Passing in 2007.
Richard’s training has been driven by his Sifu Jim Fung with a lot of influence from his Sigung Chu Sheng Tin through his many seminars and training offered to the Chief instructors in Sydney and in Hong Kong.
His seniors including Albert Chong, Tony Psaila, and more recently Gary King, Tony Blencowe, and Lindy Scott have played a large role in shaping his Wing Chun understanding. Today he operates his own school in northern NSW and Gold Coast where he focuses his teaching on exploring the forms of the system and how they interrelate to provide a complete system of human mechanics and mind body unity with an added bonus of a being very effective self defence system.
Wing Chun kung fu is an excellent method of developing natural body structure and biomechanical principles of movement. It creates a powerful way of moving without having to rely on physical strength. This can be applied very effectively in every-day life as well as enhancing your martial art skill.
Friday Evening: Richard Antonini – Looking at the Mind/Brain in Relation to Movement
A presentation on Wing Chun in the mind. This presentation will discuss how mind and body interact in training movement patterns. The mapping of the brain may reveal a possible relationship between the Nim Tau and Wing Chun movements. Some details can be discerned or theorised on just how the brain maybe be involved in the very act of Wing Chun.
9:00am Sunday: Richard Antonini – Relating Siu Nim Tau in the use of the Long Pole.
The long pole forces the practitioner to experience extremes in leverage, un-centred weight, and requires significant discipline and guidance to train with at all. Richard will present a workshop approaching the pole through a continuation of concepts developed in Siu Nim Tau form.