Inspiring Stories From Our Members
Special Stories from our Martial Arts Family
“As a beginner there is a lot to remember, having the curriculum available online 24/7 has been a huge help to my training.
I use the university to help me learn the movements so that I can use my time on the mat to really fine tune.”
I cannot overstate the benefits on my life. I used to get sick all the time, and was a frequent sufferer of migraines and tonsillitis – both at least once a month. Since joining Wing Chun, I’ve only had one migraine and haven’t had tonsillitis in six months; I recently cancelled surgery for their removal. My blocked sinuses have cleared, and for the first time in my entire life, I breathe regularly through my nose. My flat feet are developing arches – something my podiatrist said was impossible. I sleep a lot less and have so much more energy throughout the day. Though it may be counter intuitive, adding Wing Chun into my routine has allowed me to do more, and has become catalyst for a lot of other activities.
“At Red Boat HQ I found a place where I not only train hard, but it also feels like family.
The Red Boat University allows me to take this great mat culture and knowledge with me wherever I go.”
Training has improved my self esteem and given me a sense of achievement. I have been able to set goals to help me overcome my battle with cancer. I have improved as a person and gained self confidence which has enabled me to help other students and also with conducting classes when others are absent.
“There are plenty of schools that will teach you to fight but at Red Boat WC, Sifu Rick Spain challenged me to be the best version and fighter of myself. Now, with the University I have access to everything, whenever and wherever I need it.”
I have grown confidence in many areas where I know I had fear, as I have learned from teachers and students ways to channel that fear to fight rather than flight when needed, not only in martial arts but in many other mental and physical challenges I face.
“The site is amazing and I love it! There is so much on here, it’s a huge help for my training, thank you so much. I’m loving it and I’ll be in touch when I have something to submit to be graded.”
Wing Chun Kung Fu.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT US…
I admire his [Rick Spain’s] open-mindedness and willingness to evolve.
I’ve never heard anything but Kung Fu respect for Rick Spain and his accomplishments.
He [Rick Spain] had over 100 amateur kickboxing matches and 37 pro fights. Among his achievements were winning a World Invitational Kung Fu (that’s KUNG FU, not kickboxing) championship in 1982. This championship was fought with very light gloves and the rules allowed just about anything, including elbows to the back of the neck, etc. The championship was not held again as the number of injuries made it almost impossible to attract or retain sponsors for a repeat.
He’s [Rick Spain] got to be an encyclopedia by now. Would love to actually see how he pieces it altogether.
The best Wing Chun I’ve felt (and his students love to show trust me ) is from Rick Spain’s direct students. His students are very hands on and application driven and seem to have a solid mind when it comes to combat.
Rick Spain is one of the best full contact fighters Australia ever produced, a Kyokushin Black belt, a BJJ Black belt and one of the most experienced Wing Chun Sifu on the continent.
If you want to learn Wing Chun that works in a fight i wouldn’t look anywhere else.