When considering a martial arts experience for yourself or your kids, choosing the right martial arts school makes all the difference.
Since 1996, the Austin Ving Tsun Academy has offered quality instruction and a family-friendly environment. Under the leadership and direction of our chief-instructor, Master Webb, the academy has produced a number of highly-skilled practitioners as well as established branch schools around the country. Whether you are a beginner or have already studied the martial arts, we are certain you will benefit from the wealth of experience our instructors have to offer.
Newly Promoted Assistant Instructors
During the month of November, four hard-training students at Austin Ving Tsun Academy's south school advanced to the position of assistant instructor. Pictured above is long-time practitioner Gary Mowbray (center) along with the four new black shirts (from left to right): Jeremy Gooch, Matt Queen, G. Mowbray, Ben McCrary, and Jay Johnson.
Advancement to Assistant Instructor requires a minimum rank of Student Grade 9, completion of the Assistant Instructor Training Course, and a recommendation by one or more of the senior instructors. As with all rank testing and promotion in the NVTO, the three A's (attendance, ability, and attitude) are key factors. Congratulations!
Posted: Dec. 5, 2013, 10:02 a.m.
Summer Camp 2013
AUSTIN, TX - The annual NVTO SummerCamp took place recently in Austin, Texas, over the weekend of July 20-21, 2013. More than 40 practitioners representing 7 NVTO-affiliated schools from across the country converged for a weekend filled with 8 hours of hands-on training. Participants engaged in a mix of fighting applications, reflex training, street self-defense, anti-grappling, and refinement of their skills.
Conducting testing at the seminar were Sifu Kenny Felton (4th degree) and Sifu Robert George (4th degree), both of the NVTO HQ. Over the weekend, a total of 25 participants advanced in rank, including Jim Gillentine of the Dallas school and Andrew Lucchesi of Austin, both of whom passed the rigorous test for 2nd Degree Instructor. Additionally, four assistant instructors completed the test for Sg 12 (Gary Mowbray, Avi White, Jason Miller and James Adams). These four will now begin the arduous preparation for the 1st Instructor Degree test.
Posted: July 21, 2013, 1:35 p.m.
Kids Kung Fu Program Director Appointed
Kids Kung Fu Instructor Jim Adams is the newly appointed Program Director for Kids Kung Fu at the Austin Ving Tsun Academy.
Adams has been an avid practitioner of adult Ving Tsun kung fu since 2008 and began teaching kids kung fu at Austin Ving Tsun Academy's north location back in 2011. Prior to practicing Ving Tsun, he has also studied Practical Combat Escrima, Tai Chi, Krav Maga and SwiftDefense®. During his military career with the U.S. Navy, he served as a scuba diver and a trainer on Vessel Search and Seizure procedures.
Posted: March 27, 2013, 3:42 p.m.