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.
2015 Healing Warrior Initiative
Master Webb demonstrating a chi-gerk technique.
ABINGDON, VA - The 5th Annual Healing Warrior Initiative was held here on October 24, 2015. This event features a variety of top-shelf, nationally-recognized martial arts masters volunteering their time to raise money for veterans causes. These include:
- The Wounded Warrior Project National Giving
- Abingdon Veterans Memorial Park Local Level Giving
- Abingdon VFW Post 1994 Local Level Giving
Posted: Nov. 1, 2015, 11:55 a.m.
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.