Tampa Bay Asia Fest FIGHT Demo – Sifu Och Wing CHun kung Fu
This years Tampa Bay Asia Fest had a fight present, one that challenged the skills of Sifu Justin Och and his Central Florida schools. Tampa Bay Asia Fest had a lot going on that day. From the wonderful Asian food vendors that come each year to show case their culinary skills. To the art work inspired by the cultures of China, Japan, Malaysia and even Thailand were present. IF YOU LIKE KUNG FU MOVIES, Watch it ALL THE WAY THROUGH!
Most Noteworthy, the ENDING is Completely UN-CHOREOGRAPHED. The day started out with all of these vendors coming together showcasing their regional cuisine. Sifu Och Wing Chun kung fu group started practicing early for the event. They were a special guest demonstration on stage for Tampa Bay Asian Fest.
TAMPA BAY ASIA FEST FIGHT DEMONSTRATION BY SIFU OCH WING CHUN
Once the speakers were ready, it was the Sifu Och Wing Chun Kung Fu group turn to go on stage at the Tampa Bay Asia Fest. They started with the Wing Chun first form, Sil Lum Tao or Siu Nim Tao. Then they transitioned into first year students demonstrating their sparring and reaction ability. Then moved onto intermediate level students, ones that have only been in between 3-5 years. In addition they moved onto one of our youngest brown sash instructors Neckodemos Davidson. Davidson fought and sparred in the Wing Chun Kung Fu Demonstration against multiple attackers.
Furthermore our Chief Instructor Sifu Justin Och of Lakeland, Florida headquarters and Senior instructor Garret Brumfield perform. They started with the Grandmaster Ip Man long pole form. Long pole is also called luk dim boon kwan or dragon pole. Immediately after this they started fighting in Chi Sau reaction sparring. This was without any choreography. It was evident nothing was staged with these two as they demonstrated their free style reaction sparring, within Chi Sau, for the crowd. Crowed were amazed as the action was packed all the way through. At the end of this demonstration the Sifu Och Wing Chun central florida group left the stage only to be asked by staff if they could do more.
Tampa Bay Asia Fest Performance
Prior to the Dragon dance performance starting the Sifu Och Wing Chun Kung Fu group, both the Tampa Bay Florida branch and the Lakeland Florida branch practiced along side the Hillsborough River. As spectators rolled in they spar and fight one another to build up their energy and the enthusiasm of the crowds walking inside of Tampa Bay Asia Fest. Instructor Garret Brumfield and Master Instructor Sifu Justin Och both train Dragon Pole (luk dim boon kwan) and Chi Sau sparring while onlookers wait and watch in anticipation.
Also the rest of the Sifu Och Central Florida Wing Chun Kung Fu group spar and fight to build reaction before the big demonstration takes place. Most of all, the group loves to train so any excuse to do so is a good one for Sifu Och Wing Chun students.
Asia Fest Shaolin Kung Fu demonstration
Though once the skills from another Shaolin Kung Fu group called Mt. Song started, the Sifu Och Wing Chun kung fu group stopped and ran over to watch in support. The Mt. Song Shaolin kung fu group put on an amazing lion dance and Kung Fu weapon demonstration. This demonstration was most noteworthy by the graceful and fluid movements of their students. Not withholding the final demonstration which consequently left the audience stunned. One of the students bared his body to the breaking of wooden sticks. With one last strike to his inner thigh while he was upside down (making it appear as though his groin would get the blunt of the blow) his thigh took the break instead.
Most noteworthy, the Dragon dance that was placed on that day was especially fun as they travelled the length of the event gathering all those around for the festivities about to begin. The style of the dragon dance reminds you of the Great Wall of China as the dragon spins and curves to follow the golden ball. Chinese drums engulfed the air as they are beaten in the background.
There was also J-pop dance performances, Asian fan dancing and even a short unspoken Asian cultural play that had many characters that expressed interpretive thought, feeling and ideas through method acting.
Representing Southern Shaolin Kung Fu system; Sifu Och Wing Chun Kung Fu team
Representing the Southern Shaolin style of Kung Fu for Tampa Bay Asia Fest, enters the Sifu Och Wing Chun Kung Fu Team. They were approached by the Tampa Bay Asian fest judges to return representing Wing Chun Kung Fu for the next Tampa Bay Asian Fest festivals. Their engaging performances, following years demonstrations, of this Southern Shaolin Kung Fu style have earned them the title. We we’re honored to demonstrate at the Tampa Bay Asian Fest. This great event will showcase authentic southern shaolin Wing Chun Kung Fu. Broadening audiences horizons on the benefits and practicality of the ancient art of kung fu. With the Mt. Song Shaolin Kung Fu and the Sifu Och Wing Chun they will provide guests with great Kung Fu entertainment. The up coming years at Tampa Bay Asia Fest will have some of the best kung fu entertainment and food around! Don’t miss Tampa Bay Asia Fest next year, you will regret it if you do.
HEADQUARTERS – Lakeland Florida – Sifu Justin Och
116 east pine street, lakeland FL 33801
Tampa Bay Instructor – Garret Brumfield
10405 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33612