Special Applications Training Program
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 over two 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, knife, palmstick and tonfa at the beginning of the curriculum. Only in this way is it possible to practice the prevention of stabbing, slicing and striking attacks in the first training units and to understand the purpose of each weapon. The skills in dealing with these tools especially train the coordination and efficient response of the participants.
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 49 years of experience in the martial arts and my work as Grandmaster and Founder of tough and uncompromising WingChun, Close Combat and Weapon Fighting styles, I asked myself how I could train a special unit or the staff of exclusive security companies to prepare them for their tasks. I have come to the conclusion that due to lack of time it is simply unnecessary for special units and security personnel to train our complete WingChun or Weapon systems with all their traditional facets. Since there was no need for a graduation system in S.A.T, I could remove all the classical elements while innovating my martial 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 construction of this branch even allows untrained non-athletes to gain a defensive capability. Everyone chooses how often and how much training is desired in S.A.T.
With the S.A.T I start a new era of Self-Defence training at the highest level.
There are no graduations or exams in the S.A.T. We train effective applications without a specific sequence or any limitations. The program includes unarmed applications, defence and use of a stick, knife, palmstick and tonfa, as well as control and locking techniques. All these are fundamental principles of Self-Defence training and thus components of the S.A.T Program.
Sifu K. Brand