International Academy of WingChun 


Special Applications Training Program

by Sifu K. Brand

The primary Self-Defence system which is offered in all affiliated training centres of the IAW.

S.A.T refers to the ultimate applications from my complete WingChun System as well as my Close Combat and Weapon Fighting Programs. So to speak, it includes the unlimited entirety of what the International Academy of WingChun has to offer. S.A.T is the essence of what I once developed and have been teaching for three decades. I think it is imperative that everyone, even at the outset of S.A.T training, is given the opportunity to exercise a variety of applications to accelerate the acquisition of functional skills.

Adapted to our modern times, the S.A.T is a martial art which from the start trains applications from all areas of Self-Defence. Even if unarmed skills constitute the major part it is a necessity to train the proficient handling of a stick and possibly other weapons at the beginning of the curriculum. This is the only way to practice defense against slashing and slashing attacks in the first training sessions and to understand the purpose of each weapon. The skills in dealing with these tools trains perception, coordination and the ability to react in a very short time.

Because of my military background as a German Army Ranger (Einzelkämpfer) and Instructor in the Army School of the German Armed Forces, in combination with my 45 years of experience in the martial arts and my work as Grandmaster and Founder of WingChun, Close Combat and Weapon Fighting styles, I asked myself how I could train a special unit, the staff of exclusive security companies or even those interested in self-defence in order to to optimally prepare them for the respective needs. I have come to the conclusion that it is simply unnecessary to train our complete WingChun or the Weapon System Escrima with all their traditional facets due to time constraints. Since there was no need for a graduation system for S.A.T, I could remove all the classical elements while innovating my training concept to drastically reduce the training period. This created a new branch through which I can equip everyone with special abilities in the shortest time, completely independent of pre-existing knowledge. Ultimately, S.A.T also serves martial artists as training which helps them break free from the limitations of fighting sport. However, the structure of this branch also allows inexperienced people access to the world of martial art and self-defense.

With the S.A.T I started a new era of Self-Defence training at the highest level in 2014.

There are no classic graduation exams for S.A.T. However, there are different badges for instructors and heads of training centres. There are also badges for students to indicate the level of training after completing basic, advanced and combat training.

We train effective applications with specially developed programs. Our students learn the principles and elementary basic techniques of fighting in order to be optimally prepared for a wide variety of Self-Defence situations.


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