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Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo


Long way of creation. Story of establishment and development.




2011

February 4-6, a training seminar held by the Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo. The seminar was conducted by Georgii Kuzmin.




On February 5, Wingchun kungfu competitions by the Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo in the Taolu section. Chief Judge of the competition - Georgii Kuzmin.












On February 6, an Attestation Seminar on Wingchun kungfu was held. The workshop was conducted by Georgii Kuzmin.



April 29 May 8, a retreat on Tibetan Medicine was held as part of a 4-year study program of the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine. One part of the program is The Root Tantra (Part 1 of the main canon of Traditional Tibetan Medicine rGyud bZhi).

May 2-6, a course Tibetan language as part of a 4-year study program of the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.

June 10-12, a training seminar on Wingchun kungfu held by the Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo. The seminar was conducted by Georgii Kuzmin. During the seminar, the Federation athletes studied the basic principles and technical actions from the section 12 forms, the methods of Sansao Saofat and Chisao.






At the end of the seminar, all participants were presented with certificates documenting participation in the seminar.




On June 12, an Attestation Seminar on Wingchun kungfu held by the Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo. The seminar was conducted by Georgii Kuzmin. During the seminar, the Federation athletes demonstrated their level of knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of Wingchun kungfu, knowledge of technical actions from the section 12 forms and the methods of Sansao Saofat.








Photo by Mariana Kravtsova.



June 25-30, the "Prajnaparamita Teaching" Retreat. The teachings were given by Lama Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche. During this retreat, Khenchen Rinpoche bestowed the Prajnaparamita initiation, and conducted a training on the test entitled What should be practiced and what to avoid: the way of being. This is how Rinpoche himself describes the importance of what was taught: The teaching about what should be practiced and what to avoid is the central principle of the Three Wheels of Dharma of the Perfect Buddha and is the heart essence of all Sutras and Tantras. The division of what should be practiced and what not to practice is what separates samsara and nirvana, it is the best method for correcting mistakes and eliminating shortcomings, it is a ladder leading to higher realms and to Enlightenment.


Retreat on Traditional Tibetan Medicine was conducted by the rector of the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine - Dr. Nida Chenagtsang (Tibet).
Topics of the retreat:
  • July 17 "Traditional Tibetan medicine and Tibetan Healing Yoga Nejang";.
  • Tradition Tibetan Massage Ku Nye and external procedures - Level 2 Part 2;
  • July 23 - 24 Sa Che - Tibetan Geomancy - Level 1;
  • July 25 Mahamudra, "Cutting off the roots of suffering", according to the teachings of Yuthok Nyingthig;
  • July 26 Karmamudra, "Yoga of Love and Bliss" according to the teachings of Yuthok Nyingthig;
  • July 27 Phowa, according to the teachings of Yuthok Nyingthig;
  • July 28 - August 1, a course Traditional Tibetan medicine:
    - Psychological problems;
    - Womens diseases;
    - Childhood diseases;
    - Oncology.


October 7-9, a training seminar on Wingchun kungfu held by the Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo. The seminar was conducted by Georgii Kuzmin.







October 8, Wingchun kungfu competitions by the Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo in Chisao. Chief Judge of the competition - Georgii Kuzmin.






October 9, an Attestation Seminar on Wingchun kungfu held by the Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo. Chairman of the Attestation Commission - Georgii Kuzmin.




From November 27, a trip to Vietnam.
  • Meeting with the son of master Yuen Chai Wan (Nguyen Te Cong in Vietnamese) at his home. Yuen Chai Wan is known to be the founder of the Vietnamese line of Wingchun kungfu (Vịnh Xuân quyền in Vietnamese) and its Patriarch.
    In the photo, I'm near the altar, on which the photo and bust of Te Cong are placed. Every day, when we came to the home of Te Congs son, we showed signs of reverence to Master Te Cong, made offerings and burnt incense.
    Master Te Congs son gifted a huge photo of Master Nguyen Te Cong, for placing it in the training hall. The photo had a signature and the date, when it was served. Throughout the time spent there and daily meetings a huge amount of advice and recommendations regarding the lessons of Wingchun kungfu were received from the master's son.






  • Visiting the grave of master Yuen Chai Wan (Nguyen Te Cong in Vietnamese).





  • Meetings with Vietnamese, Nguyen Te Congs Wingchun line practitioners.
  • A visit to the Chan Buddhist monastery with pilgrimage purposes.



One day, Te Congs son asked me if I wanted to see an album with photos of Te Cong. I naturally expressed a desire to take a look. It is interesting to see at least the life captured in a photo of a person, about which you had heard so much from your Vietnamese Teachers. It was already late evening, and we were already going home. Te Congs son said that I need to come to his house tomorrow morning, and if I want, I can take a camera and take pictures of this album. The next morning, I came with a camera and expected to see a photo album with a lot of family photos. But there were not many family photos in the album, most of the album was filled with photos of Master Te Cong showing the wooden mannequin form. The photos were in a strict sequence and all the techniques were signed with Chinese characters. The terminology was classical, the same as in Foshan. There were no Vietnamese terms. I naturally began to diligently photograph each movement separately. The second surprise for me was that Te Congs son gave me the second folder with Paired 108 movements. So, quite unexpectedly, two sets of techniques (Wooden Mannequin and Paired 108) came to me in a documentary form. I had never even dreamed about it. Yes, the Vietnamese Teachers taught me this, but this was the original - as Master Te Cong did it. I came to Vietnam injured (some fractures were still healing), a bandage was applied to the left hand, so there was a direct reason to ask about methods of treating bruises and fractures. Te Congs son wrote me various injury treatment and recovery options. He showed samples of raw herbal materials, which were used by Te Cong for treating injuries. Te Congs son asked me a lot about my Teachers, and especially about Sum Nung. Thats because Sum Nung was the successor of Yuen Kay Shan, Te Congs brother. In addition, he gave me recommendations on who to better turn to for instructions on Wingchun kungfu in China, now that Sum Nung has passed away. Te Congs son listened attentively to my stories about how I trained with Chu Shong-tin in Hong Kong, and how, Chu Shong-tin treated my ligaments, which I had torn in South Korea. He asked a lot about learning from Sum Nung, how he explained to me the principles and qualities that are emphasized in Wingchun. Repeating almost word for word, what Master Sum Nung once said to me, that without inner work and the development of qualities there is no Wingchun. What are my impressions of Sum Nung, as a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. What methods and means Sum Nung used in the treatment of my ailments, old and new injuries. Knowing that I was studying traditional Tibetan medicine and Tibetan Buddhism, he asked about the Teachers, and what practices and methods I received. After all, Te Cong was a very good specialist in traditional Chinese medicine and Buddhism practitioner. He almost exactly predicted the time of his departure, and not long before that, he allowed to photograph the techniques that were placed and signed in the album. Before Te Congs leaving, signs of indisposition appeared, and two close students of him, came asking to give them certain techniques that Te Cong did not disclose to the very end.



2012
January 13-22, a seminar on the advanced levels of Kunye Tibetan massage and Nejang - Tibetan Buddhist Wellness Yoga, under the guidance of Dr. Nidas student - Emilio Galota (Italy).













March 23-25, a training seminar on Wingchun kungfu held by the Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo under the guidance of Georgii Kuzmin. The seminar was held as part of the training program of the Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo.
The program of the seminar:
Jibengong (1st part) (基本功第一)
Jibengong (2nd part) (基本功第二)
Chisao
Complex Paired 108


April 21-29, 1st Tantra - The Root Tantra as part of a 4-year study program of the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.




April 23-27, Tibetan language 1st part as part of a 4-year study program of the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.
May 1-4 "Tibetan language 2nd part" as part of a 4-year study program of the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.
May 1-8, 2nd Tantra - The Explanatory Tantra as part of a 4-year study program of the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.





May 9-13, a course "Fundamentals of Traditional Tibetan Pharmacology-1" under the guidance of Vsevolod Orlov.




May 14-20, a retreat on Ngöndro Yuthok Nyingthig.
June 26 - July 6, a retreat on Traditional Tibetan Medicine by the rector of the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine - Dr. Nida Chenagtsang (Tibet).
Topics of the retreat:
  • Diagnostics;
  • Pathology;
  • Pharmacology;
  • Tibetan acupuncture;
  • "Tibetan Medicine and Tibetan Yoga Nejang".

July 7 8, Sa-Che Tibetan Geomancy - (Level 2). Tantric Sa Che:
  • protective rituals;
  • protective amulets;
  • 8 auspicious symbols;
  • Practical lesson on filling Vases of Wealth and Health.
Sa-che is a Tibetan analogue of Chinese Feng Shui and Indian Vastu. Its a method of harmonizing space.
July 9-10, a course "Medical Mantras":
  • Mantra treatment;
  • On the night of July 9-10, Night Retreat on Therapeutic Mantras;
  • July 10, explanations, initiation (Lung) and practice of:
    - Medicine Buddha;
    - 4 Medical Dakini for healing yourself and others.

July 11, Yuthok Nyingthig Ngöndro;
  • Explanations;
  • Initiation (Lung);
  • Practice;
  • The beginning of the 7-day retreat.



July 12, Yuthok Nyingthig;
  • Yuthok Tor Wang initiation according to the tradition of the secret teachings of Anuttara Tantra ("The Highest Tantra");
  • Explanations for Outer Guru Yoga according to the tradition of Yuthok Nyingthig;
  • Wang initiation for rGyud bZhi according to the tradition of Yuthok Nyingthig;
  • The beginning of the 7-day retreat on Outer Guru Yoga according to the tradition of Yuthok Nyingthig.

July 13-15 Mahamudra,, "Cutting off the roots of suffering" according to the teachings of of Yuthok Nyingthig.
  • July 18, the end of the 7-day retreat on Outer Guru Yoga according to the tradition of Yuthok Nyingthig;
  • Sog-lu Ritual according to the tradition of Yuthok Nyingthig;
  • Ganapuja;
  • The practice of Medicine Protector Shanglon Dorje Dudul.










2013
February 1-3, a Wingchun kungfu training seminar under the guidance of Georgii Kuzmin and Andrii Kuzmin.





















March 22-24, a Wingchun kungfu training seminar under the guidance of Georgii Kuzmin and Andrii Kuzmin. During the seminar, not only technical actions and principles of using equipment were taught, but also methods of rehabilitation, massage, and self-massage. The basics of meditative practice based on the Tibetan tradition were taught.



















May 17-19, a Wingchun kungfu training seminar under the guidance of Georgii Kuzmin and Andrii Kuzmin. The training seminar was held as a part of the extended (instructor) program of the Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo. The program is based on Yuen Kay Shan / Sum Nung Wingchun kungfu.

May 19, an attestation seminar on Wingchun kungfu under the guidance of Georgii Kuzmin and Andrii Kuzmin. The attestation seminar was held as a part of the training program of the Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo. The program is based on Yuen Kay Shan / Sum Nung Wingchun kungfu.




May 26 - June 10, Professor of Tibetan Medicine - Sango (a teacher of the Doctor of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology Lama Jigme Gyamtso), an abbot of the Tibetan monastery in Amdo Lama Sherab Jyamtso, and Doctor of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology Lama Jigme Gyamtso came to Ukraine.




June 12, Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche - the head of the monasteries of the Ripa Buddhist line in Nepal and India, who is recognized as a tulku (in Tibet, enlightened bodhisattva masters who do not go to nirvana, but are reborn in the material world to help all beings).
The practice of the Medicine Buddha is one of the main practices of Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche. Even in childhood, Rinpoche has shown healing abilities.
Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche is the author of the book The Way of the Warrior. The Teachings of the Enlightened King Gesar of Ling, and the secret practitioner of Tibetan martial arts. But few people are taught by him, because he believes that these practices in inept hands can harm sentient beings. Therefore, learning begins with the practice of morality and compassion.
Jigme Rinpoche gave instructions on:
  • How to be healthy at all levels: physical, energetic and the level of Mind;
  • How to gain a source of strength and health;
  • Bodhicitta, spirituality, healing. Basics of meditative practice.

June 15-25, Dr. Nida conducted training in Kiev in the framework of the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.
Dalai Lama XIV positively assessed the activities of the Academy of Tibetan Medicine, and approved the educational materials used for teaching students of the Academy. Pictured: Rector of the Academy Dr. Nida demonstrates to the Dalai Lama a set of posters with dots for bleeding, cauterization and Tibetan acupuncture.

June 15-21, a course on Traditional Tibetan Medicine with Dr. Nida according to The Four Tantras (rGyud bZhi):
  • Pathology of the three humors; (In Tibetan Medicine, the three humors are the vital substances of the body.)
  • Pathology of dense and hollow organs;
  • Pharmacology;
  • Pulse diagnostics.

June 22-23, external procedures:
June 24-25, Yuthok Nyingthig: Yuthok Nyingthig is a spiritual doctrine for Tibetan medical doctors, which allows them to develop the psychic extrasensory abilities of a doctor.
  • Initiation (Wang according to the Teachings of Anuttarayoga Tantra) for Yuthok Nyingthig Ngöndro and 4th Guru Yoga in the framework of the Yuthok Nyingthig Teaching:
    - the explanations and practice of Ngöndro;
    - Outer Guru Yoga;
    - Inner Guru Yoga;
    - Secret Guru Yoga;
    - Concise Guru Yoga;
    - explanations for the retreat and practice of the 4 types of Guru Yoga.
  • Rishi initiation (Healing practice of the Sages).
  • Medicine Protectors initiation;
  • Lung and explanations for conducting a retreat and practicing the Dorje Gotrab mantra (the Vajra Armor mantra is the mantra against 100 diseases).
  • The practice of Medicine Protector Shanglon Dorje Dudul.

July 13, Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo conducted a training seminar.

























Andrii Kuzmin demonstrates an element from Pao Fa Lien Wingchun kungfu.







Andrii Kuzmin demonstrates a movement from the Damo Staff form.








September 13-15, Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo conducted a training seminar, which addressed the following issues:
- One of the Chisao sections;
- the use of the technical and tactical elements of Siu Lim Tao and Chum Kiu in the Kum Na (Qin Na 擒拿) section;
- anti-wrestling techniques (in this case, against passing to the legs);
- application of the basic Wingchun kungfu principles of in a knife fight.
Separately, the complex "Paired 108 forms" from the Vinh Xuan Pai direction of master Te Cong (the line of the masters Tien and Shin) was highlighted.
The elements of the breathing techniques (qigong) in their cleansing, harmonizing and prophylactic aspects were reviewed.
see the comments of the seminar participants...










Tibetan Astrology Seminar.








December 13-15, Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo conducted a training seminar, which addressed the following issues:
  • Sansao Saofat;
  • Chisao;
  • the use of the technical and tactical elements of Siu Lim Tao Chum Kiu in the Kum Na (Qin Na 擒拿) section;
  • Wingchun-Chin Na;
  • Wingchun Qigong: two forms of Kidney Qigong male and female, used depending on the lunar day;
  • Continuing to study the complex "Paired 108 forms" from the Vinh Xuan Pai direction of master Te Cong (the line of the masters Tien and Shin);
  • Reviewing the elements of the breathing techniques (qigong) in their cleansing, harmonizing and prophylactic aspects;
  • Elements of acupressure.










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