1st International Congress of Shaolin Wing Chun
September 20thto 30th, 2014
This was my second time in Bogota, Colombia. I was there in August 2013 to accompany and assist GM Benny Meng in seminars and private training with Sifu Johnatan Martinez, a student of GM Meng and the Colombian representative of Meng martial arts family. Bogota as a city, in some very different aspects from Brazil, not only in language (I must dedicate myself to study Spanish at this point ☺), or climate (it really pleases me very cold climate of Bogota), but also as regards the cultural aspects. On the other hand, as people of good Latin blood, Colombians are very receptive.
This time, I had the great pleasure of meeting again my kung fu brothers, Sifu Oscar Choco and Sifu Johnatan Martinez. Oscar visited Fortaleza in November 2012, during the year-end meeting with GM Meng at the SBA HQ – in 2015 will be my turn to give back by visiting him and his country, Ecuador. And also meeting that others until then known only virtually, as Mayra Garcia, Sifu Gonzalo Tinajero, student of Sifu Choco, and Maria Jose, and very especially I met for the first time my kung fu brother, Sifu Aaron McKillip. We had seven years together of conversation over the internet, exchanging ideas via email, facebook and Skype, always fighting for the same ideals and positions and what we believe is right and true. I really liked to see that I have many things in common with Sifu Aaron McKillip. Due to the short time that was more dedicated to training, we had not had much time to talk and know each other better, but other opportunities are already knocking on the door for 2015.
Speaking of training, as always GM Meng offered us his vast martial and philosophical knowledge.We had a great time training in advanced aspects of Shaolin Wing Chun, characterized by the Tiger Track (Luk Dim Bun Kuen Faat), even with a focus on the Chi Sau skills seeking the certification of the sifus McKillip, Choco,Martinez and Tinajero, we went to very transition between the 6 ½ Concepts as the fundamental base of the Tiger Track in Shaolin Wing Chun. I am always impressed with certainty, undeniable truth, methods, curriculum and system we call Shaolin Wing Chun is actually way ahead the mainstream Wing Chun. When I see this, I’m sure that all the effort I made and all, absolutely all, the decisions I made in the past, was worthy.
Another important moment for me was serving as master of ceremony for the Baai Si (Riteof Tea) for the discipleship of my brothers kung fu, Sifu Choco and Sifu Martinez. From planning to the moment of the ceremony, everything was done with harmony, dedication and spirit of kung fu family. I take this opportunity to welcome again the new disciples and say now is that, in fact, begins the journey in Kung Fu.
After GM Meng leaving Colombia, I still got a few days to train and share experiences with Sifu Johnatan Martinez, with which I have increasingly developed a great friendship and admiration. Workouts were good, I hope the little I have shared give him good results.
I conclude this note by thanking GM Meng for giving me the opportunity to once again accompany him in these important international meetings and conferences, I hope to accompany him on many others yet to come, it will only enrich the little knowledge I have managed to accumulate during these years. I thank the good times you could hear Sifu Aaron McKillip – his life is truly inspiring! And I thank Sifu Johnatan Martinez for everything he did for me in those days I was in Bogota. I was welcomed by Sifu Martinez lovely family, his father, his son and his students. I want to say thanks to Andres Guerrero for the help with English / Spanish translation and to Dayana Parade for all the times she was ready to help in whatever way necessary; I apologize for not mentioning everyone’s names here, but as I said in person, I already feel like part of the family and i will certainly be back in 2015 to review all. Meanwhile, good kung fu training for all!
Sifu Alex Magnos
1º Congresso Internacional de Wing Chun
De 20 a 30 de Setembro 2014
Foi minha segunda vez em Bogotá, Colômbia. Estive lá em Agosto de 2013 para acompanha e auxiliar GM Benny Meng em seminários e treino privado do Sifu Johnatan Martinez, estudante de GM Meng e representante colombiano da família Meng deartes marciais. Bogotá é uma cidade peculiar, em certos aspectos muitodiferente do encontramos no Brasil, não só em linguagem (me dedicar ao estudodo espanhol é um dever nesse ponto), ou em clima (me agrada muito oclima frio de Bogotá), mas também no que diz respeito a aspectos culturais. Poroutro lado, como pessoas de bom sangue latino, os colombianos são muito receptivos.
Dessa vez,tive o grande prazer de reencontrar meus irmãos kung fu, Sifu Oscar Choco e Sifu Johnatan Martinez. Oscar visitou Fortaleza em Novembro de 2012, por ocasião do encontro de fim de ano com GM Meng na SBA – em 2015 será minha vez de retribuir, e visa seu país, Equador. Também encontrei outros que até então somente conhecia virtualmente, como Mayra Garcia, Sifu Gonzalo Tinajero, estudante de Sifu Choco, Maria Jose e, principalmente, encontrar pela primeira vez meu irmão Kung Fu, Sifu Aaron McKillip. Foram sete anos de conversa pela internet, troca de ideias via email, facebook e Skype, sempre lutando pelos mesmos ideais e posicionamentos e pelo que acreditamos que seja justo e verdadeiro. Gostei muito de constatar que tenho muitas coisas em comum com Sifu Aaron McKillip. Devido o curto tempo que era mais dedicado aos treinos, não tivemos muito tempo para conversar e nos conhecer melhor, mas outras oportunidades já estão batendo à porta em 2015.
Falando emtreinamento, como sempre GM Meng nos brindou com seu vasto conhecimento Marcial e filosófico. Tivemos um ótimo treinamento nos aspectos avançados do Shaolin Wing Chun, caracterizado pela Trilha do Tigre (Luk Dim Bun Kuen Faat), mesmo tendo um foco nas habilidades do Chi Sau visando a certificação dos Sifus McKillip, Choco, Martinez e Tinajero, transitamos entre os 6 ½ Conceitos que fundamentos a Trilha do Tigre no Shaolin Wing Chun. Fico sempre impressionado com a certeza, a verdade indiscutível de o quando o método, currículo e sistema que chamamos Shaolin Wing Chun está à frente do Wing Chun popular. Quando vejo isso, tenho certeza que todo o esforço que fiz e todas, absolutamente todas, as decisões que tomei no passado, valeram à pena.
Outro momento importante para mim foi servir como mestre de cerimônia para o Baai Si (Ritual do Chá) para o discipulado dos meus irmãos kung fu, Sifu Choco e Sifu Martinez. Desde o planejamento até omomento da cerimônia, tudo foi realizado com muita harmonia, dedicação e espírito de família kung fu. Aproveito para dar as boas vindas aos novos discípulos e dizer que agora é que, de fato, começa a jornada no Kung Fu.
Após GM Meng deixar a Colômbia, eu ainda fiquei alguns dias para treinar e compartilhar experiências com Sifu Johnatan Martinez, com o qual tenho cada vez mais desenvolvendo uma grande amizade e admiração. Foram bons treinos, espero que o pouco que compartilhei dê-lhe bons frutos.
Finalizo agradecendo ao GM Meng poder me dar a oportunidade de mais uma vez acompanhá-lo nesses importantes encontros e congressos internacionais, espero poder acompanhá-lo em muitos outros ainda por vir, isso só fará enriquecer o pouco conhecimento que tenho conseguido acumular durante essas anos. Agradecera os bons momentos em que pude ouvir Sifu Aaron McKillip – sua vida é inspiradora! E agradecer ao Sifu Johnatan Martinez por tudo que fez por mim nesses dias que estive em Bogotá. Fui muito bem recebido pela amável família de Sifu Martinez, seu pai, seu filho e seus alunos. Obrigado a Andrés Guerrero por ajudar com atradução Inglês / Espanhol e Dayana Parada por todas as vezes que esteve pronta a ajudar no que fosse necessário; peço desculpas por não citar todos os nomes aqui, mas como eu disse presencialmente, já me sinto parte da família e certamente voltarei a rever todos em 2015. Enquanto isso, bom treino e kung fu atodos!
Sifu Alex Magnos
I want wanted to take a minute to thank GM Benny Meng for giving me the chance to go on this great trip so I can be in Colombia for all the great training & to meet my brothers. Kung Fu trips are the best!
I also want to thank Sifu Johnatan Martinez for all his wonderful hospitality while I was in Columbia. Such a great person and a great fighter as well I can see. He very much has the Warrior Spirit! I had a great trip and I definitely plan on going back in the future! I already miss everyone out there.
It was great to have the chance to meet my Sihing Alex Magnos for the first time in 7 years. Such a great person and also has a great Warrior Spirit! I was very happy to learn that Sihing Alex and I have a great deal of things in common. There were many times that we were talking with each other and really felt the same about things. Unfortunately there was not a lot of time for us to really get to know each other well because of so many other things going on but hopefully I will get to visit his school in Brazil next year.
It was great to be able to meet Sifu Oscar Choco as well. Sifu Oscar is doing so well in Ecuador and I was happy to get the chance to spend some time with him and play around a bit. Such a great person. Good skill and good knowledge of martial arts. I am really happy that he could make the trip as well so that we could meet.
I was also very happy to meet Gonzalo Tinajero who is a student of Sifu Oscar in Ecuador and has his own school now as well. Congratulations on passing your test Gonzalo!
I was also very happy to have the chance to meet Mayra Garcia and Maria Jose. Such a great experience meeting them both. Also it was a great experience meeting Dayana Parada, Jose Luis Ramos Bernal, Jose Daniel Murillo Ospina, Andrès Guerrero, Sergio Andres Hurtado Riveros, Sergio Rondon Perez, Oscar Cardozo, Paola Andrea Perez, Alexander Rondon Perez and so many other people that I met in Colombia. So many great people to meet and I had such a great time.
Congratulations to Sifu Johnatan and Sifu Oscar on their Discipleship under GM Meng. I am happy to call you brothers.
It was such a great trip and I am very happy I did not miss this opportunity to travel to Colombia and to meet my brothers.
I was honored to be a part of the 1st International Congress of Wing Chun. The first meeting of 4 countries in our family ever to take place. It would be nice if we could do it again next year.
I hope to see all of you again some time soon.
International Seminar of Wing Chun Kung Fu in Brazil by VTM,(September 2014)
V INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR OF WING CHUN – GM FOR BENNY MENG [INSTITUTE WING CHUN] October 4th, 2014 at 22:44 V INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR OF WING CHUN – IWC
In September 2014, GM Benny Meng visit his family in Brazil to teach seminary, teach his direct students, assess and certify his instructors, along with his disciples and Mark Teixeira Marco Mourao. Topic: Techniques and concepts applied to Combat Chi Sau. Speaker: Grand Master Benny Meng. Director: Mark Teixeira and Marco Mourao. Support: Daniel Filho.
First day – Thursday, 25.09.2014 ======================= Arrival in Fortaleza, Brazil GM Benny Meng arrived at 13h03 at the Pinto Martins International Airport, where he was promptly greeted by Mark Teixeira and his disciples Marco Mourao along with their students. lunch After greetings and a few pictures, went to the lunch of good lives. Always take advantage of this time to update and pass along the entire script of the event, as well as some negotiations. Even at lunch the new instructor Wellington Luís candidate will be certified by the VTM was introduced in 2015. Check in After lunch and all negotiations, around 17:30 went to the hotel to check-in. Then did a walk on the boardwalk of Seaside (Beach Nautical) and took the opportunity to enjoy a great acai in the bowl. End of 1st day GM Benny Meng left the hotel around 20:30, so he can rest, for he had a long journey to get here in Brazil.
Second day – Friday, 09.26.2014 =========================== Start of Day 2 The hours of 09:30 am was scheduled to take the GM Meng at the hotel, but the traffic in Fortaleza at that time was quite congested in all directions, hence there was a delay.GM Meng took this time to do a nice run and take coconut water at the beautiful beach of Iracema, where he made great pictures. Private Training | Shaolin Wing Chun – Track Tiger | Part 1 Upon arrival to the house of Sifu Mark Teixeira, immediately began the curriculum of 6 ½ skills training. Great content was addressed, both theoretical and practical. And lots of practice to Mark Teixeira and Marco Mourao. lunch Went to lunch at Restaurant Ribs. This opportunity to have class Chinese. And Mourao Marco took many practice about it. GM Meng seized and noted some changes that will be adopted in the logo of the Institute Wing Chun. It’s moments like this that has kung fu life. Visit the Academy Coliseun 17:30 Coliseun made a visit to the Academy, where will the new training unit of the Institute Wing Chun. Special presentation to GM Benny Meng Back to Wing Chun Institute several presentations routines weapons, hands free routines, Muk Yan Jong routine, collective training and sparing with our competitors, students of Sifu Daniel fights were held. This presentation, which was dedicated especially to GM Meng Benny, involved all students, creating a great synergy. Dinner at Restaurant Hong Kong After the presentation there was a dinner at Restaurant Hong Kong, where all savored a wonderful fried whole fish. It was such a nice moment that no one noticed the time passing. End of the day 2nd day Benny Meng left the GM at the hotel after dinner.
Third Day – Saturday, 27/9/2014 ======================== Sifu pick up at the hotel After getting the GM Benny Meng at the hotel, the road went straight home from Sifu Mark Teixeira. Interview with GM Benny Meng A historic moment was an interview with GM Benny Meng to their disciples 2 and Mark Teixeira Marco Mourao. Which makes clear its path, their relationship with their disciples and a message to the entire community of Wing Chun. (The video is already being subtitled for editing and Portuguese. Soon this interview will be posted). Private Training | Shaolin Wing Chun – Track Tiger | Part 2 After the interview Mark Teixeira and Marco Mourao had more training on the 6 ½ skills. The progression is quite extensive and very high level. Many improvements and training. Seminar International Wing Chun After a quick lunch went straight to the CT Wing Chun which is a unit of the Institute Wing Chun. GM Benny Meng and his disciples arrived exactly at the scheduled time to 14h. After some organizations such as delivery and sweaters fill list of participants reached awaited time of the start of the seminar. GM Benny Meng opened the seminar and was warmly received with great applause. Everyone was very excited, after a brief introduction has already begun training and progressions Chi Sau formless. Several exercises were discussed throughout the event, including ground fighting and growing and strengthening tendons. It really was a defect Seminar anyone put a great success that pleased the audience of 41 participants. Among all, was practicing Wing Chun, Tai Chi Chuan, MMA Competitors and laity. The didactic GM Benny Meng is simple, straightforward. And the amazing thing is that excites and touches everyone. At the end made the traditional photographs and delivery of certificates. Was notorious stamped on the faces of each participant satisfaction. All activities of the workshop will close at 21pm. dinner After the seminar we went to a diner. A large sandwich was dinner. Simple but very nice. At that time GM Benny Meng took the opportunity to request an açaí to consume in hotel. Acai is really a preference it. End of the day 3rd day
Fourth day – Sunday, 28/09/2014 ======================== Walking in Praia do Futuro After spending the morning at the hotel, went to a laser in Intentionally known Croco-Beach which is located in Praia do Futuro. , Can they enjoy many pleasant and relaxed moments, gave many laughs. GM Benny Meng surprised, to make a temporary tattoo Tiger and Dragon on the right and left arm respectively. Delighted a wonderful lunch of seafood along with the famous crab. Really a morning of relaxation and well deserved. negotiations The afternoon when returning from the beach to the Wing Chun Institute, there was a business meeting, before starting the exam. Where was it made the payment of fees, purchased materials and certifications. GM Benny Meng, Mark Teixeira and Marco Mourao closed new agreements for the year 2015. Participants of the meeting: – GM Benny Meng – Mark Teixeira – Marco Mourao – Larissa Teixeira Instructors Certification Exam Finally got another much anticipated moment, examining the teachers enrolled in the program of international certification of Ving Tsun Museum (VTM). Where was invested four years of work and training and three instructors from the initial group of eight candidates reached the level of Biu Ji. Other two instructors made their first Siu Nim Tau certification.
Students of Sifu Mark Teixeira
– Orlando Brito – Certificate in Biu Ji
– George Eder – Certificate in Biu Ji
– Daniel Son – Certificate in Biu Ji
– Augusto Rodrigues – Siu Nim Tau Certificate
Student of Sifu Marco Mourao
– Adriano Rodrigues (Drinko) – Siu Nim Tau Certificate
Join the fellowship and delivery of certificates A great dinner with GM Benny Meng, disciples, instructors and family was held. After dinner was done the delivery of certificates of instructors and taken the traditional photos. After delivery of the certificates was terminated all activities. It was a rich and wonderful event. End of activities
Last Day – Monday, 29.9.2014 ======================= Check out of the hotel At 5am and direct exit to the airport. farewell At the airport Mark Teixeira had the opportunity to teach some pronouns to GM Benny Meng before shipment. Soon, Mark Teixeira and Marco Mourao parted from his master. ================================================
Thanks for Mark Teixeira I thank my Sifu Benny Meng GM at great number of teachings that brought us all as well as for driving so impressively the seminar and the examination of the instructors. I also thank my kung fu brother, for all their effort and commitment in various aspects such as translation, driving, consulting and etc. Marco Mourao go far together. I thank my instructor Sifu Daniel Son for supporting the seminar in your facility as well as receive open arms the Drinko visitor who came from Brasília-DF especially for this event. I also thank my instructor for Orlando is always engaged in all my projects. I thank my family for always supporting me and collaborate. I especially thank God for allowing me to make all my dreams. ================================================
REPORT ABOUT THEINTERNATIONAL SEMINAR OF WING CHUN KUNG FU BY VTM
GM Benny Meng visits his Brazilian Kung Fu family in Fortalezacity, Brazil
Theme: Combat Concepts applied to Chi Sau’s Combat Range
Speaker: Grand Master Benny Meng
Support and fulfillment: Sifu Marco Mourão and Sifu Marcos Teixeira
This report is the first one of many othersreports which I’m going to do in name of my School – Instituto Han de CulturaChinese – every year that my Grand Master Benny Meng comes to visit me and myKug Fu brothers in Brazil. This year, my Sifu Meng did a Seminar about conceptsand exercises applied to develop Chi Sau skills for combat. AlsoI want to tell that I had a good support from my Si-hing, Sifu Marcos Teixeira.He is a very good and experience martial artist and a very good person. Ibelieve strongly in his idealism and that’s why I’m always giving support tohim. Also we have a good partnership to promote great events in the name of ourSchools and also in the name of VTM and of Meng’s Martial Arts in our country.
Below, I wrote the details about each day of ourevent with Sifu Meng during this year:
Day One – Thursday, September 25th
After a long flyingtime, finally Grand Master Benny Meng arrived about 13:17pm in Fortaleza cityand he met with his disciples Sifu Marcos Teixeira and Sifu Marco Mourão andsome of their students which were waiting for him there. After his arrival, we wentfor lunch and we stay long time having conversation about business, about plansto apply in the future and many other subjects and later we went to the hotellocated near the beach. At evening, once settled at the hotel, we went to havesome free time, walking on the beach and talking about “The 61/2 Skills ofWing Chun” and much more details about “The Tiger Track” duringour free time walking on the beach. Lots of information for great plans werediscussed during the night. After this tour on the beach we took Grand MasterMeng back to the hotel and then all of us went back to our places to do somepreparations for the great days of events which were coming.
Day Two – Friday,September 26th
At morning (around 9:30am) we began with ChiSau’s private training in the Sifu Marcos Teixeira’s home where also his WingChun School is at the moment. During this morning, we officially started tolearn from Grand Master Meng some Chi Sau knowledge which belongs to the TigerTrack’s Curriculum. Sifu Marco Mourão and Sifu Marcos Teixeira officially havejoined the Tiger Track’s Certification and next year they’re going to submit tothe test to get the Certification for this Chi Sau level of Skill. Around 2:30pm,Grand Master Meng, Sifu Marco Mourão and Sifu Marcos Teixeira went to havelunch and they discussed new guidelines for our Kung Fu family at your citiesin Brazil, and some specific points about leadership with their Schools. Uponreturning from lunch we went to visit a new branch of Sifu Marcos Teixeira’sSchool in Fortaleza city and also we could to know his student who is going torepresent him at this new school. This student in fact is experience black beltin Taekwondo and he already has good skills of fighting. His name is WellingtonLuiz. At night, we went back to Sifu Marcos Teixeira’s home for attend aspecial ceremony of Chinese martial arts demonstrations performed by Sifu MarcoMourão’s instructor and by Sifu Marcos Teixeira’s instructors (the categorieswhich were performed were: Chinese weapons, Wing Chun forms and Wing Chun equipment,San Da sparring and Wing Chun drills, like Paak Sau, Laap Sau and Chi Sau).After all these events, we took Grand Master Meng to the hotel to sleep early,because the next day would be very busy for everybody.
Day Three – Saturday, September 27th
At morning (around 9:30am again) we begananother sequence of Chi Sau’s private training in the Sifu Marcos Teixeira’shome until the lunch time. Around 1:00pm we went to have lunch and after tofinish it we went to the Sifu Daniel’s School (another branch of Sifu MarcosTeixeira’s School) to start the Seminar according the official schedule. TheSeminar happened afternoon and at evening and it covered many aspects (a greatmix of history, theory and hands-on application) about Chi Sau’s skills forcombat. The place was much crowed and almost we didn’t have enough space foreverybody because many people went there to learn with Grand Master Benny Meng.First Grand Master Meng talked about concepts covering the Three Seeds of WingChun (Time, Space and Energy) and then he explained many details from theseconcepts. After this he showed some exercises to develop sticky, sensitivityand flow on the arms during formless Chi Sau exercises. Everyone was veryimpressed and excited about the seminar and we had the participation ofchildren, women and men. Many MMA fighters were also there. Sifu Marco Mourãoand Sifu Marcos Teixeira gave good support to Grand Master Benny Meng once theywere together watching and listening all words of Grand Master Meng. After theseminar finish, everybody could take many pictures to have very good memoriesof this unique event in our country. Later we took Sifu Meng to have dinner andthen we took him back to the hotel to for him to have a good night of sleeping.It was impossible this special seminar doesn’t work because only responsibleand professional people were conducting this event.
Day four – Sunday,September 28th
In the morning we went to the beach to have somefree time to relax and to enjoy the sea. We also had the lunch on the beach andafter that we went to the Sifu Marcos Teixeira’s home to start another veryimportant event: Tests for the International Program of Certification for WingChun Instructors from Ving Tsun Museum. This time we had candidates for twodifferent levels (Siu Nim Tau and Biu Ji) and the candidates are from the twoSchools (Sifu Marco Mourão’s School and Sifu Marcos Teixeira’s School) whichare representing the VTM’s name in Brazil. The candidates were five people,which two of them submitted get Certification for Siu Nim Tau level and threeof them submitted to get Certification for Biu Ji level. The candidates forboth levels performed their forms to the Grand Master Meng does his evaluationand also they did their specific drills to each level (Paak Sau, Laap Sau, DaanChi Sau, Seung Chi Sau and little of Chi Gerk). After that, Grand Master Mengto give some explanations about details of these drills of each level ofCertification and then everybody took some pictures to registrant another greatmoment of this event. For the Test, the name of the 7 participants were:Adriano Rodrigues (Drinko), Augusto Rodrigues, Orlando Brito, Jorge Heder andDaniel Filho. After the Certification tests, we had a specialdinner to finish the sequence of happenings of our event and we went to arestaurant outside and near Sifu Marcos Teixeira’s home. At the dinner, GrandMaster Meng did a little speech to congratulate the Instructors from these twoSchools who obtained new Certification for their levels of Wing Chun. Thenafter to give all certificates to the instructors, we took some pictures to rememberthis unique moment and everybody said goodbye to each other and went to theirown homes very satisfied and happy. The conclusion of our last day of event wasvery great!
Instructors Certified by Ving Tsun Museum:
Adriano (Drinko) Rodrigues – Sifu Marco Mourão’sstudent (Siu Nim Tau Level)
Augusto Rodrigues – Sifu Marcos Teixeira’sstudent (Siu Nim Tau Level)
Orlando Brito – Sifu Marcos Teixeira’s student (Biu Ji Level)
Jorge Heder – Sifu Marcos Teixeira’s student (Biu Ji Level)
Daniel Filho – Sifu Marcos Teixeira’s student (Biu Ji Level)
Last day – Monday, September 29th
This was the last day of Grand Master Meng’sstaying in our country. Me (Sifu Marco Mourão) and my Si-hing (Sifu MarcosTeixeira) checked-out of his hotel very early (around 5:00am) and then we droveto the airport to do his check-in before he flies back to his home (Dayton-Ohio).
For Grand Master Meng: one more time I would like to thank to mySifu, the Grand Master Meng for coming to my country and to share us yourprecious knowledge and to show us many possibilities to improve and develop ourskills for fighting, for conduct a Kung Fu family and for become a betterperson, in general. I always hope to be a worthy disciple to honor your nameand your work in my country. Thank, Sifu!
For my Si-hing, Sifu Marcos Teixeira: I would like thanks to my Si-hing Marcos Teixeira for his partnership and his support which helped to make this event tobe amazing and successful. Also I want to tell you that you count on me to domany good things together which can promote our Sifu’s name in Brazil. We wantto show to everyone that in Brazil there are very good Sifus formed from VingTsun Museum. Everybody will be very surprised and happy about our dedication topromote our Kung Fu family.
For my To-dai, Drinko: I also would like to thanks to my To-daiAdriano (Drinko) Rodrigues for his support which helped a lot our Kung Fufamily and also to the fulfillment of this event. Drinko, you made me veryproud of your effort and dedication and I really hope you always continue withthis spirit. Thanks a lot!
Finally, I would like to wish long life to ourKung Fu family and prosperity to everyone.
Sifu Marco Mourão
Instituto Han de Cultura Chinesa – Brasília-DF, Brazil
(School-Member of Ving Tsun Museum)
Report Training with Grand Master Benny Meng
Presentation of martial arts, lecture and fellowship with the Grand Master Benny Meng, disciples, teachers, members of the Institute Wing Chun and guests.
International Seminar on Wing Chun Kung Fu
“Techniques and Concepts applied to Chi Sau”
Instructor: Grand Master Benny Meng
Certification of Instructors:
Augusto Rodrigues and Adriano Rodrigues
Level: Siu Nim Tau
Orlando Brito, Jorge Daniel Heder and Son
Level: Bi Ji
Immediately after the examination, dinner and delivery of certificates to instructors by Grandmaster Benny Meng.
Were days that advance our knowledge in Wing Chun Kung Fu and have a responsibility to place these into practice knowledge acquired.
Goals: Next on the graduation of Wing Chun Kung Fu and studies increasingly to be part of this select group of Instructors of the Ving Tsun Museum.
It is an honor to have this family and as the Si-Gung Master Benny Meng.
First of all, I want to thank God, because without His blessing I would be nothing and also He is making me strong to keep moving ever onward, to face the adversities of life.
I want to thank to my Sifu Marco Mourão for showing me my current martial way (a way in which I’ve waited for long time until to find it, and now I finally found it). Sometimes I wonder if all of this which is happening to me is really true. But anyway, I’m really happy! I always wanted the opportunity to learn Wing Chun someday, and this is a dream of my childhood becoming true. My Sifu Marco Mourão is a person who means a lot to me because he is an honest, educated and responsible man. I also want to thank him for always charging me respect, responsibility and commitment to the training from his school and also to our martial arts and to our Kung Fu family. Surely, all these values will still be quite useful to me in my life.
I also thank to the Grand Master Benny Meng. It was a great honor to meet you, and the opportunity I had to met you was unique and I’m feel proud to have you as my Si-Gung. You are a person admired by everybody and your Seminary was fantastic. I tried to prepare something good for you (a draw of you which was made by my sister). Also I am also very happy to got my first degree in Wing Chun’s system under your test. Thank you, Si-Gung Meng!
I want to thank to my Si-Bak Marcos Teixeira, because he arranged me a place to stay during the event period, in my trip to Fortaleza city. Also i’m grateful for him because he helped me in many other things as well. It was a pleasure meeting you, and I could see that you are an example of a warrior, a true Shaolin warrior who never gives up! Si-Bak, I really enjoyed meeting you, and I hope to see you again next year. Are you a person that I will always admire, and his family is beautiful.
I also thank to my Si-Hing Daniel Filho, for having set me in his humble abode and Martial Arts’ School, and to have adopted me as his son (hahahaha). It was very funny spending this time with all of you. Thank you for letting me use your equipment of training from your Training Center, because it were very useful! Si-Hing, you are a very gentle and persistent person about what you do … keep always such this person! About the mosquitoes…uh, never mind! But it was very funny! ahahaha. It was also a pleasure to meet the Wing Chun community from Fortaleza city. I’ve made many friends there! I also thank the guy who gave me his wooden nunchaku (a great souvenir). About Si-Hing Orlando…you are a very funny guy, I could laugh a lot, listening to your great jokes! hahaha
Finally, I emphasize that I am eternally grateful to all of you for contributing enough to my development as a man and as a practitioner of martial arts!
Greetings to all my family Kung Fu!
Adriano Rodrigues (Drinko)
Student of Instituto Han de Cultura Chinesa (Affiliated School to the Ving Tsun Museum) – Brasília-DF, Brazil