Every martial art is different, and there are many ways you can go about teaching. Wing Chun by its very nature has very few, if any, set in stone sequences. You learn basic techniques and you apply them through Chi Sau. You will go over basics time and time again because you can always improve. We encourage training with people of different qualities and abilities, as this makes the students more aware and capable.
We have a balanced regime of warm-ups (including joint rotation, stretching, strengthening, etc), relaxation and breathing, line and partnership drills, in depth lessons, Chi Sau /free sparing practice, and form. We have a strong emphasis on coordination drills, which are based are around prototype moves of Wing Chun, and are practised over and over.
Here is a rough idea of the lesson plan, allowing for plenty of flexibility:
Over the years we have evolved and refined the way we teach, to the point that we now have something that works really well. Wing Chun lends itself to an ad-hock approach. However if is too informal it is very difficult to track progress, and also provide an even curriculum, so there need to be a balance that allows for variety and structure.
Our curriculum is based on progressive exercises, that use a root move, or concept to build on previous knowledge. These are sometimes called “numbers exercises”, and they get more advanced as you progress. There are plenty of these, and very quickly you will find that it all relates.
The benefit of this system, is it allows flexibility for a student to progress at their own rate.
We also try to give a broader overview of Wing Chun, so a student can appreciate what it is they are working toward. Therefore we will teach some advanced concepts from the start, as it would not be useful to withhold this knowledge.