Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu

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Wing Chun Classes Monday 9:30AM - 8:30PM Tuesday 9:30AM - 9:00PM Wednesday 9:30AM - 8:30PM Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM Arnis Group Class Saturday 1:30PM - 2:30PM
  • 107 3rd Avenue South

    Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

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I am a firefighter paramedic that has been training with Sifu Jonathan Petree for only a month now and am reaping the benefits of Wing Chun training. I no longer have lower back pain, my shoulders and neck are not stiff anymore, and I am more positive, focused and relaxed than I have ever been! I feel great, to say the least! Being in a hight stress profesion can be hard on the body and mind in alot of ways and Wing Chun has helped me de-stress more than any other form of exercise! I would recommend Wing Chun to anyone looking to better their physical and mental well being. Sifu Petree also puts his heart and soul into training his students and has a great passion for bettering his students lives. If you are interested in de-stressing and learning self defense that really works I hightly reccomend coming to a class and giving Wing Chun a try! It truly is an awesome way of life and I'm just getting started!
Shawn
LT. FF/Paramedic

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I am a firefighter paramedic that has been training with Sifu Jonathan Petree for only a month now and am reaping the benefits of Wing Chun training. I no longer have lower back pain, my shoulders and neck are not stiff anymore, and I am more positive, focused and relaxed than I have ever been! I feel great, to say the least! Being in a hight stress profesion can be hard on the body and mind in alot of ways and Wing Chun has helped me de-stress more than any other form of exercise! I would recommend Wing Chun to anyone looking to better their physical and mental well being. Sifu Petree also puts his heart and soul into training his students and has a great passion for bettering his students lives. If you are interested in de-stressing and learning self defense that really works I hightly reccomend coming to a class and giving Wing Chun a try! It truly is an awesome way of life and I'm just getting started!
Shawn
LT. FF/Paramedic

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Jonathan,

You are truly an inspirational individual whose talent and passion is contagious! You should add to your list the self-confidence and strength you have given to the individuals who have learned personal protection skills from you. Under your enthusiastic instruction, I have learned skills that money cannot put a price tag on. I've learned to protect myself should the need arise and because of that knowledge, I am not afraid to venture out and enjoy my life (intelligently). That, my dear friend, is priceless!

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Jonathan,

You are truly an inspirational individual whose talent and passion is contagious! You should add to your list the self-confidence and strength you have given to the individuals who have learned personal protection skills from you. Under your enthusiastic instruction, I have learned skills that money cannot put a price tag on. I've learned to protect myself should the need arise and because of that knowledge, I am not afraid to venture out and enjoy my life (intelligently). That, my dear friend, is priceless!

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I don't know what kool-aide the below posters were drinking, but the training is nothing what is previously posted or advertised. He claims "real world combat training" which is not delivered. Class starts with a basic warm-up, then standing still for 10 minutes, then some very basic patty-cake drills. With about 15 minutes left on the clock, he ushers out the 3-4 "sparring students" to spar for 10 minutes in a room across a hall -- unsupervised -- while he talks about a concept without allowing us to apply it. How can you have a self-defense program about "real world" that doesn't even fight? No ground work, no kicking, no physical training, nothing but tappings on the chest and this is every class! Any 2-3 month jj or even mma guy could wreck the floor here. Few are even dropping a sweat. The teacher pushes what he calls "private lessons" which run $80 an hour to progress in the school. So, its about $120 a month for 3 classes a week and $80 an hour for these private lessons (once a week) -- that's roughly $440 a month! In any economy, this is unreal to charge! I don't like criticizing people, but this is a scam. The teacher is nice, but the curriculum is all talk. He's just looking to get you in the door and get your money from there. I pray that his students don't get in a real situation because they will be get hurt.

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I don't know what kool-aide the below posters were drinking, but the training is nothing what is previously posted or advertised. He claims "real world combat training" which is not delivered. Class starts with a basic warm-up, then standing still for 10 minutes, then some very basic patty-cake drills. With about 15 minutes left on the clock, he ushers out the 3-4 "sparring students" to spar for 10 minutes in a room across a hall -- unsupervised -- while he talks about a concept without allowing us to apply it. How can you have a self-defense program about "real world" that doesn't even fight? No ground work, no kicking, no physical training, nothing but tappings on the chest and this is every class! Any 2-3 month jj or even mma guy could wreck the floor here. Few are even dropping a sweat. The teacher pushes what he calls "private lessons" which run $80 an hour to progress in the school. So, its about $120 a month for 3 classes a week and $80 an hour for these private lessons (once a week) -- that's roughly $440 a month! In any economy, this is unreal to charge! I don't like criticizing people, but this is a scam. The teacher is nice, but the curriculum is all talk. He's just looking to get you in the door and get your money from there. I pray that his students don't get in a real situation because they will be get hurt.

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After several months of my husband telling me to take Sifu Jonathan Petree's self defense class, I was able to get to one. What he teaches there is invaluable.
About a month after taking the class, I was coming out of the Avenues Mall parking garage in Jacksonville, Florida, at about 11am on a weekday. When I was almost to my car, a man grabbed my right wrist, spun me around and grabbed my other wrist and started pulling me toward a truck. Because of the self defense training I went through I was able to get away and hit him in a way that caused him to stumble and run off. If I had not taken the self defense class that Sifu Petree teaches at Atlantic Warriors, I am not sure I would be here today. My attacker grabbed the wrist that I was holding my keys in, so even if I had pepper spray I would not have been able to get it out in time. The few hours of training that Sifu Jonathan Petree offers may have possibly saved my life.

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After several months of my husband telling me to take Sifu Jonathan Petree's self defense class, I was able to get to one. What he teaches there is invaluable.
About a month after taking the class, I was coming out of the Avenues Mall parking garage in Jacksonville, Florida, at about 11am on a weekday. When I was almost to my car, a man grabbed my right wrist, spun me around and grabbed my other wrist and started pulling me toward a truck. Because of the self defense training I went through I was able to get away and hit him in a way that caused him to stumble and run off. If I had not taken the self defense class that Sifu Petree teaches at Atlantic Warriors, I am not sure I would be here today. My attacker grabbed the wrist that I was holding my keys in, so even if I had pepper spray I would not have been able to get it out in time. The few hours of training that Sifu Jonathan Petree offers may have possibly saved my life.

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On Monday, May 10, I went to a local truck rental company in Jacksonville, Florida that I use for my business. I arrived about thirty minutes before their opening time and waited for the manager to arrive to rent me a truck. It was a nice morning, so I walked around his lot looking at the portable buildings he has there for sale. The manager keeps them all opened up so perspective buyers can look them over inside and out. I heard some scratching noises coming from one of them, so I walked over there, thinking it would be a cat, or dog inside. As I got about three feet from the door and without any warning, or words, a very large man charged out at me wielding a wood log in his right hand. As he turned to hit me with it, I turned on my right leg (jeun ma turning) and at the same time thrust my left hand up as a strike and a block (taan sau), which compressed his left arm towards his body, which kept him from effectively swinging the log and I simultaneously struck him just below his jaw on his neck with my right hand (chang sau). His unprovoked, surprise attack occurred so quickly that I didn??t even have time to make a fist.

He crashed head first into an adjacent storage building, lying there a few moments before fleeing off down the road with his log in hand. As it turns out the manager has had problems with this man sleeping in his buildings before, but has not been able to keep him away. I also found out that the man suffers from schizophrenia, so there is no telling what was going through his mind, or what sort of threat he perceived me to be. I do know though that his intention was to hit me with the log.

I have taken other martial arts in the past. In fact, I practiced the most recent style for four years before I found Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun. What is truly remarkable is that even though I have had a lot of different training in various styles, it was the Wing Chun that came out of me automatically, even though I have only been studying it with Sifu Petree for about 5 months. I am so thankful it did because, unlike styles of martial arts designed for a ring and referee, the training from Atlantic Warriors was obviously very effective. It had to work instinctively, because this attack happened very fast. I feel there would have been no second chances had I not reacted as I did. The training I received at Atlantic Warriors is a life saver.

Mike Smith, student, Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu

If you'd like more information on training with Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu, please contact the school by calling (904) 270-2237. Or visit the website at http://www.atlanticwarriors.org.

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★★★★★

On Monday, May 10, I went to a local truck rental company in Jacksonville, Florida that I use for my business. I arrived about thirty minutes before their opening time and waited for the manager to arrive to rent me a truck. It was a nice morning, so I walked around his lot looking at the portable buildings he has there for sale. The manager keeps them all opened up so perspective buyers can look them over inside and out. I heard some scratching noises coming from one of them, so I walked over there, thinking it would be a cat, or dog inside. As I got about three feet from the door and without any warning, or words, a very large man charged out at me wielding a wood log in his right hand. As he turned to hit me with it, I turned on my right leg (jeun ma turning) and at the same time thrust my left hand up as a strike and a block (taan sau), which compressed his left arm towards his body, which kept him from effectively swinging the log and I simultaneously struck him just below his jaw on his neck with my right hand (chang sau). His unprovoked, surprise attack occurred so quickly that I didn??t even have time to make a fist.

He crashed head first into an adjacent storage building, lying there a few moments before fleeing off down the road with his log in hand. As it turns out the manager has had problems with this man sleeping in his buildings before, but has not been able to keep him away. I also found out that the man suffers from schizophrenia, so there is no telling what was going through his mind, or what sort of threat he perceived me to be. I do know though that his intention was to hit me with the log.

I have taken other martial arts in the past. In fact, I practiced the most recent style for four years before I found Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun. What is truly remarkable is that even though I have had a lot of different training in various styles, it was the Wing Chun that came out of me automatically, even though I have only been studying it with Sifu Petree for about 5 months. I am so thankful it did because, unlike styles of martial arts designed for a ring and referee, the training from Atlantic Warriors was obviously very effective. It had to work instinctively, because this attack happened very fast. I feel there would have been no second chances had I not reacted as I did. The training I received at Atlantic Warriors is a life saver.

Mike Smith, student, Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu

If you'd like more information on training with Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu, please contact the school by calling (904) 270-2237. Or visit the website at http://www.atlanticwarriors.org.

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Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu teaches a no BS, straight to the core, self defense system that can be easily learned by anyone. Sifu Petree instructs pure, authentic, wing chun gung fu as passed down to him from Ip Mans first student, Leung Sheung. Sifu Petree tailors each individual's lessons towards that particular person's level of comprehension and development. In addition, instruction at the public classes are highly beneficial toward Wing Chun development and foster camaraderie with fellow students. Classes are not a place you just show up once a week, but a part of maturing toward a walk of self confidence in life. You will not find a more comprehensive place to learn true martial arts this side of Florida! Having been proven effective on the streets of Jacksonville, Florida, and other areas around the world, Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun training is street-ready.

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Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu teaches a no BS, straight to the core, self defense system that can be easily learned by anyone. Sifu Petree instructs pure, authentic, wing chun gung fu as passed down to him from Ip Mans first student, Leung Sheung. Sifu Petree tailors each individual's lessons towards that particular person's level of comprehension and development. In addition, instruction at the public classes are highly beneficial toward Wing Chun development and foster camaraderie with fellow students. Classes are not a place you just show up once a week, but a part of maturing toward a walk of self confidence in life. You will not find a more comprehensive place to learn true martial arts this side of Florida! Having been proven effective on the streets of Jacksonville, Florida, and other areas around the world, Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun training is street-ready.

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I sought out the Women's Self Defense class for both my daughter and me. She is 17, driving now, and going places without 'Mom', and she will be going away to college soon. We also go hiking and travel together. I wanted us both to go through a practical, no nonsense, self-defense class that focused on real, no-nonsense techniques...things we could actually use if we needed to. This class spends a good portion of time on prevention...knowing how to keep yourself out of sketchy situations. It teaches about "safe shopping" and smart parking lot behavior (ie, abduction and kidnapping prevention); and focuses on effective and simple techniques for getting out of a bad situation if you DO find yourself in one, techniques used in your home, techniques if you live in an apartment, techniques on a college campus...or while out hiking or walking. We are both confident now that should we ever find ourselves confronted with a bad situation, we have a better than good chance of getting out of it. I highly recommend the class to all women or any age! And my daughter signed up to continue her training in Wing Chun...the benefits are discipline, focus, form, self-improvement, just to name a few.

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I sought out the Women's Self Defense class for both my daughter and me. She is 17, driving now, and going places without 'Mom', and she will be going away to college soon. We also go hiking and travel together. I wanted us both to go through a practical, no nonsense, self-defense class that focused on real, no-nonsense techniques...things we could actually use if we needed to. This class spends a good portion of time on prevention...knowing how to keep yourself out of sketchy situations. It teaches about "safe shopping" and smart parking lot behavior (ie, abduction and kidnapping prevention); and focuses on effective and simple techniques for getting out of a bad situation if you DO find yourself in one, techniques used in your home, techniques if you live in an apartment, techniques on a college campus...or while out hiking or walking. We are both confident now that should we ever find ourselves confronted with a bad situation, we have a better than good chance of getting out of it. I highly recommend the class to all women or any age! And my daughter signed up to continue her training in Wing Chun...the benefits are discipline, focus, form, self-improvement, just to name a few.

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I attended the Woman's self defense in Jan 2010 and had a fabulous time. I knew I would learn something new during the course of the night but I never knew how many myths there were about self-defense. The truth is I always though I could handle my self in any situation however after attending this course I realized that my no fear attitude could get me in a heap of trouble. This course not only taught me how not to get into harmful situations it also taught me what to do to get out of them. My favorite part of the course was the hands on experience where I had the opportunity to go one on one with an attacker. It really gives me a sense of empowerment to know that if a situation ever presented itself that I would know how to handle myself.

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I attended the Woman's self defense in Jan 2010 and had a fabulous time. I knew I would learn something new during the course of the night but I never knew how many myths there were about self-defense. The truth is I always though I could handle my self in any situation however after attending this course I realized that my no fear attitude could get me in a heap of trouble. This course not only taught me how not to get into harmful situations it also taught me what to do to get out of them. My favorite part of the course was the hands on experience where I had the opportunity to go one on one with an attacker. It really gives me a sense of empowerment to know that if a situation ever presented itself that I would know how to handle myself.

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My name is Christopher Otto and I have been attending Atlantic Warriors for 2 months. I am a Navy pilot stationed in the Jacksonville Area. In December of 2008 I underwent arthroscopic surgery on my left leg lateral meniscus. I was told by my surgeon that I was not going to be able to run again if I wanted any chance at prolonging getting major reconstructive surgery any earlier than 3 years from that time. This is why I looked to Wing Chun Gung Fu. I have no fighting background and therefore I always wanted confidence to defend my family if an attack situation every occurred. Also, whether 8 or 80 years of age, I wanted an art where I could strengthen and condition my body practicing the techniques and concepts of a traditional martial arts fighting.
Sifu Jonathan Petree breaks down Wing Chun for how it was meant to be employed: minimal, effective fighting concepts that serve to protect a person (no matter the size) on the streets. Since I have joined Atlantic Warriors I am constantly improved spiritually, physically, and mentally.
When I say that Wing Chun spiritually improves me, I do not mean that it is a religion. In fact, the spiritual aspect I address only applies to Sifu Petree and Atlantic Warriors. Sifu teaches at two locations in Jacksonville, one is in a church building on Atlantic Boulevard and the other is at Epic Surf Ministry in Jacksonville Beach. What I enjoy about training with Jonathan is a percentage of my lesson costs go to providing assistance to these organizations and ministries . I am glad to support bettering the community around me.
Physically, Wing Chun and Sifu Petree make me want to push myself to perfect every concept I am taught. The reason for the constant perfection is that every movement in Wing Chun is intended to work in unison to make the artist stronger and more effective. For example, in order to develop my legs Sifu started by having me stay correctly in the first development stance for 5 minutes at a time . With constant physical improvement I am now breaking my practices up into two one hour segments each day. Because I am focusing so hard on perfecting the slightest movement, the time seems to pass in moments and I have to stop myself from doing more to better my body. As an extra benefit, in 10 weeks I have lost 10 pounds.
The mental aspect of Wing Chun has given me the greatest benefit. I work on relaxation during Wing Chun practice by finding a place to conduct the first form where I can unload burdens and focus on being aware of myself and my surroundings (The backyard of my home). The peace of mind that mental relaxation produces causes my concentration of movement to increase, my muscles to start to relax, my movements to get faster, and I become more sensitive to the sensations in my environment. I visualize this part of Wing Chun to concur stress at work or to relieve myself of daily stress and anger before I get home to my family. I have even used Sifu Petree's relaxation concepts when I am on a training mission and need to make clear, concise decisions to safely execute a flight.
I recommend Sifu Petree and Atlantic Warriors for any person that is interested in a real fighting ability, self improvement, and desires to be a part of a brother hood of exemplary individuals.

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★★★★★

My name is Christopher Otto and I have been attending Atlantic Warriors for 2 months. I am a Navy pilot stationed in the Jacksonville Area. In December of 2008 I underwent arthroscopic surgery on my left leg lateral meniscus. I was told by my surgeon that I was not going to be able to run again if I wanted any chance at prolonging getting major reconstructive surgery any earlier than 3 years from that time. This is why I looked to Wing Chun Gung Fu. I have no fighting background and therefore I always wanted confidence to defend my family if an attack situation every occurred. Also, whether 8 or 80 years of age, I wanted an art where I could strengthen and condition my body practicing the techniques and concepts of a traditional martial arts fighting.
Sifu Jonathan Petree breaks down Wing Chun for how it was meant to be employed: minimal, effective fighting concepts that serve to protect a person (no matter the size) on the streets. Since I have joined Atlantic Warriors I am constantly improved spiritually, physically, and mentally.
When I say that Wing Chun spiritually improves me, I do not mean that it is a religion. In fact, the spiritual aspect I address only applies to Sifu Petree and Atlantic Warriors. Sifu teaches at two locations in Jacksonville, one is in a church building on Atlantic Boulevard and the other is at Epic Surf Ministry in Jacksonville Beach. What I enjoy about training with Jonathan is a percentage of my lesson costs go to providing assistance to these organizations and ministries . I am glad to support bettering the community around me.
Physically, Wing Chun and Sifu Petree make me want to push myself to perfect every concept I am taught. The reason for the constant perfection is that every movement in Wing Chun is intended to work in unison to make the artist stronger and more effective. For example, in order to develop my legs Sifu started by having me stay correctly in the first development stance for 5 minutes at a time . With constant physical improvement I am now breaking my practices up into two one hour segments each day. Because I am focusing so hard on perfecting the slightest movement, the time seems to pass in moments and I have to stop myself from doing more to better my body. As an extra benefit, in 10 weeks I have lost 10 pounds.
The mental aspect of Wing Chun has given me the greatest benefit. I work on relaxation during Wing Chun practice by finding a place to conduct the first form where I can unload burdens and focus on being aware of myself and my surroundings (The backyard of my home). The peace of mind that mental relaxation produces causes my concentration of movement to increase, my muscles to start to relax, my movements to get faster, and I become more sensitive to the sensations in my environment. I visualize this part of Wing Chun to concur stress at work or to relieve myself of daily stress and anger before I get home to my family. I have even used Sifu Petree's relaxation concepts when I am on a training mission and need to make clear, concise decisions to safely execute a flight.
I recommend Sifu Petree and Atlantic Warriors for any person that is interested in a real fighting ability, self improvement, and desires to be a part of a brother hood of exemplary individuals.

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Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu is outstanding! I recently took a Women's Self-Defense class from Sifu Petree. I learned really common sense ways to keep myself safe by being more watchful in my daily life. I also learned how to defend myself and actually go on the offensive if need be. I feel much safer in my daily life now knowing that I can protect myself!

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Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu is outstanding! I recently took a Women's Self-Defense class from Sifu Petree. I learned really common sense ways to keep myself safe by being more watchful in my daily life. I also learned how to defend myself and actually go on the offensive if need be. I feel much safer in my daily life now knowing that I can protect myself!

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The Wing Chun training received at Atlantic Warriors goes beyond other Wing Chun schools due to Sifu Petree??s understanding of the Wing Chun system. For example, he explains why a movement is done in a certain fashion in anatomical, bio-mechanical Western terms. Check out their facebook page for more info

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The Wing Chun training received at Atlantic Warriors goes beyond other Wing Chun schools due to Sifu Petree??s understanding of the Wing Chun system. For example, he explains why a movement is done in a certain fashion in anatomical, bio-mechanical Western terms. Check out their facebook page for more info

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Sifu Petree's style of teaching is unique in its effectiveness and candid. My experience has been excellent, for both, physical and mental health, plus nutrition, conditioning, toning, and endurance training. Private training sessions are well worth the money for the number of sessions you get when you sign up for a month. The transformation you will go through once you know the skills of wing chun is amazing. My recommendation would be for anyone to learn these essential self-defense life skills before you have to use them or tell your friends how to use them. It is an incredibly simple, yet the most effective form of protecting yourself. Enjoy your journey into kung fu.

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Sifu Petree's style of teaching is unique in its effectiveness and candid. My experience has been excellent, for both, physical and mental health, plus nutrition, conditioning, toning, and endurance training. Private training sessions are well worth the money for the number of sessions you get when you sign up for a month. The transformation you will go through once you know the skills of wing chun is amazing. My recommendation would be for anyone to learn these essential self-defense life skills before you have to use them or tell your friends how to use them. It is an incredibly simple, yet the most effective form of protecting yourself. Enjoy your journey into kung fu.

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Atlantic Warriors provides the finest Wing Chun Kung Fu training in the Jacksonville, Florida area. All classes are taught by the Sifu, Jonathan Petree. We offer Private Lessons, and Public Classes. This is real training, for real altercations. Come experience it for yourself! It is trully the "Science of Self-Preservation".

 

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