Hi guys,

Just a heads up, there will be a new batch of videos out this week including my new favourite standing choke which I’ve nicknamed the Spanish necktie. Others will include standing chokes masterclass including takedown options and ground finish.

See you on the mat!

Techniques of the week are usually Renegade members only, this one is available to everyone! And, anyone who becomes a Renegade member this week gets 10% off the monthly fee for the duration of their membership!

Simply enter coupon code OCT10% when you sign up for Wing Chun Renegade Monthly.

Offer expires 7th October.

Get there direct:

train knife fighting online

July 15 this year Sifu Rick Spain hosted his annual knife fighting workshop. Part one of this seminar is now available to all Renegade members and Instructor members. Click on above image for direct access, you can also find the workshop under the EXTRAS -> SEMINARS menu.

Become a Renegade member today for less than a coffee a week!

This is your last chance to register for the Butterfly Sword Webinar being held on Sunday 9th September, 10:30am AEST (Sydney, Australia).

Price starts at $99aud which includes a set of practise swords (pictured) and 3 weeks access to the webinar after the event. Extra swords are $50 each.

Red Boat University members will have unlimited access to the HD edited version of the seminar after the 3 week period/when post production is complete.

You must enrol and pay by 9am Sunday AEST to secure your place in the webinar.

Register and pay here.

See you on the mat!

If someone’s got their hands around your throat with serious intent your defence needs to be infallible. This means good physics, broad strokes and easy to remember techniques that work under pressure from multiple positions and opponents of different size and strength.

This is Rick Spain’s pet peeves on neck attack defence techniques.


This week Sifu Rick Spain Calls Bullshit on martial arts instructors who don’t go to the ground because “we’re a stand up system” or “we can’t be taken down” and who don’t spar because their system is too deadly or interestingly… sparring isn’t realistic. Well unless you’re an idiot going out picking street fights, it’s the closest most people are going to get!


Not yet a member? Join the Red Boat University today and begin your journey into Wing Chun.

Just how hard should you be training to prepare for your next belt/level change?

Gradings at Red Boat are NOT a walk in the park. You should have a good to excellent level of fitness and your grasp of the material should indicate the level you are going for. You have all the information you need at your fingertips on the , USE IT! The grading portal is not just there to submit your grading material but also for you to ask questions so we can help you prepare for your next level, so get in touch when you’re feeling like you might be ready to move forward and we’ll be here to help.

The four phases of engagement. Add this to your martial arts online training this week! You must address all 4 phases in your overall training in order to have a complete fighting game.

In case you missed it on YouTube, Sifu’s mat chat to all on the importance of “mat culture” in martial arts. Strong healthy values breeds a healthy training environment. If you’re training with friends in your garage or in a full-time school be mindful of the culture you’re creating or embracing.

As well as explaining what Red Boat University is, this is also a useful video for current members for site navigation.

Earlier this year Sifu recorded a podcast interview with Whistlekick Martial Arts Radio, and today it’s been released! Sifu Rick Spain talks about:

-Training and fighting in the 70’s & 80’s;

-Fighting (and winning) at the world championship in ’82;

-How he met William Cheung and became a live-in disciple;

-The car accident that ended his fighting career and how he found his way back to the Path and became the coach he is today.

-and more…

Must thank Jeremy at for the fantastic interview, he has a wonderful interviewing style that really makes way for inspiring conversation.

Other whistlekick links are

Facebook: Whistlekick Martial Arts Sparring Gear & Apparel
Twitter – @whistlekick
Instagram – @whistlekick

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Attention all Wing Chun Renegade members, your online grading and assessment centre is now open!

To make gradings easier to manage you now have access to your online grading and assessment portal where you can request assistance in preparation for your grading as well as submitting your grading for assessment and tracking your progress.

Check it out now! Grading Portal

Not yet a member?

Visit to join now, or to find a Kwoon in your area.

It’s an unfortunate truth. A lot of Wing Chun practitioners do not do enough hard graft. Don’t be that person!!

Happy new year everyone!

Hope you all have had a fantastic time so far! Got a great year planned for the University, loads of new workouts and coaching to get you on track for your next belt!!

Train hard, train smart.

See you on the worldwide mat!!

Enrol today and get 25% off! Simply follow this link and enter coupon code REDBOATPLATINUM25 to start your training today.

A fly on the wall view of training at Red Boat Kung Fu Global HQ. For a more detailed video log in to your account, or join today!

To celebrate the soft launch of we are offering a $5 off any membership.

This coupon is limited to the 200 users so hurry up and sign up now!

To use, simply enter the coupon code GET5OFFWCKFUNI at checkout.

Technique of the week – Grappling

We are running two themes this week. Chokes and round kick defence. Today we start with the half nelson from standing position. Then it’s round kick defence with a recap on last weeks theme.

Expanded from last week’s theme of Chi Sau and Trapping Hands combined…enjoy!