Special Applications Training (S.A.T)



Empower your arms and legs as protective tools.


Use a stick or knife as efficient extensions of your body.


Employ alternative means to stop and hold a subject

Join the first ever Special Applications Training (S.A.T) in metro Atlanta offered by the International Academy of WingChun (IAW). S.A.T is the combined essence of decades of martial arts experience. It derives from the most functional aspects of the four IAW WingChun Forms, the weapon concepts of IAW Escrima and practical IAW Combat training. *S.A.T is currently taught as a special event.

The following training equipment is required for S.A.T training:

  • Stick (Rattan, 24.5 inch)
  • Plastic Training Knife
  • Palm Stick
  • Knee, Elbow, and Shin Protection


“S.A.T refers to a program containing the ultimate applications from my entire WingChun system, including the Combat and the Weapons Fighting. It is an amalgamation of the best the International Academy of WingChun offers. I believe it is a necessity that everyone at the beginning of their Self-Defense Training is given the opportunity to train our applications, from the basics through to master level, to attain functional skills as early as possible.

Due to my Military background as a ‘Single Fighter’ in the German Army, my order as an instructor at the School of the German Army and in combination with my experience as a Grandmaster and founder of a hard and uncompromising WingChun system, I asked myself how could I teach and prepare Special Units. I have come to the conclusion that it simply is not necessary to prepare Special Units with all of its traditional facets, because of the lack of time. Since graduation is not required for S.A.T, I could remove Chi Sao, the Sections, all forms and some other classical elements in order to deploy my new training concept. This is the creation of a new branch within the International Academy of WingChun and I can train and equip everyone, independent of existing knowledge. The main concern is gaining special skills in the shortest possible time…”

“Because S.A.T doesn’t contain Chi Sao, Forms and consequently no graduation or exam, S.A.T’s purpose is to train nothing but effective Self-Defense applications, disregarding the traditional chronological order and without any limits…”

“I have decided to dispense with traditional clothing and to train with sturdy footwear, plain Black sports trousers or WingChun trousers and a Black S.A.T shirt. So begin to prepare your new S.A.T training bag, and get ready for a workout that you never experienced before.” -Klaus Brand