NVTO News

Summer Camp 2012

AUSTIN, TX - The National Ving Tsun Organization held its 2012 summer camp on the weekend of July 21-22. United by a common desire to refine their ving tsun skills, thirty-six participants from Austin, Houston, Dallas, and Phoenix gathered at the NVTO headquarters for two days of intensive instruction.

Master Webb's weekend camps provide a unique opportunity to train with many people from different schools and of different shapes, sizes, and skill levels. As Kurt Clauser noted, "The opportunity to touch hands with a lot more people allowed me to polish a lot of the stuff that I'm working on. I'm getting a much more thorough understanding of the finer points of the techniques." Marion Zion agreed: "It was really cool to be able to meet people from all over and train with them. I liked getting a different tip from each person."

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Posted: July 30, 2012, 4:28 p.m.

Rumble in the Bay State!

AMESBURY, MA - The weekend of June 1-3, 2012 marked an important event for the NVTO in Massachusetts. The Amesbury branch hosted Master Webb's recent visit to the Bay State to conduct his quarterly seminar. On his 5-day visit, Dai-Sifu Webb provided private instruction to advanced students on Thursday and Friday, followed by a group seminar held on Friday evening, and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Scott Tarbell, a direct student of Master Webb since 2003, was promoted to the rank of 3rd degree instructor and received the title of "Sifu," making him the highest-ranked and most qualified NVTO instructor on the East coast. Two assistant instructors, Gene Mondalto and Thomas Butzen, were each promoted to the rank of 1st degree instructor. Assistant instructor Andy Schoeck and Group Leader Mike Lanier also advanced in rank, as did a number of students.

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Posted: June 5, 2012, 11:06 a.m.

Harry Lundell Receives the Sifu Title

Interview conducted by Tre Castillo

In December 2009, I had finally decided to formally begin taking martial arts, a decision which brought me to the Austin Ving Tsun Academy headed by Master Jeff Webb.

During my first class at the academy, I was introduced to instructor Harry Lundell, who had started training with Sifu Webb back in 2003 at the age of 59. From my first day onward, Harry has been instrumental in my Ving Tsun training. I've always looked forward to working with him as he has a patient persistence; never giving too much, but giving just enough to keep me on my toes.

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Posted: March 28, 2012, 9:55 a.m.