Stay Safe Firearms and Weapons Attack
‘Stay Safe’ principles (Run Hide Tell) give some simple actions to consider at an incident and the information that armed officers may need in the event of a firearms and weapons attack. Full guidance is contained on the NaCTSO website
- Escape if you can.
- Consider the safest options.
- Is there a safe route? RUN if not HIDE.
- Can you get there without exposing yourself to greater danger?
- Insist others leave with you.
- Leave belongings behind.
- If you can’t RUN, HIDE.
- Find cover from gunfire.
- If you can see the attacker, they may be able to see you.
- Cover from view does not mean you are safe, bullets go through glass, brick, wood and metal.
- Find cover from gunfire e.g. substantial brickwork / heavy reinforced walls.
- Be aware of your exits.
- Try not to get trapped.
- Be quiet, silence your phone.
- Lock / barricade yourself in.
- Move away from the door.
- Call 999 – What do the police need to know?
- Location – Where are the suspects?
- Direction – Where did you last see the suspects?
- Descriptions – Describe the attacker, numbers, features, clothing, weapons etc.
- Further information – Casualties, type of injury, building information, entrances, exits, hostages etc.
- Stop other people entering the building if it is safe to do so.
For further advice and guidance please visit the NaCTSO website: http://www.nactso.gov.uk
When Police are present in these situations, We must also Bear in mind the following points:
Armed Police Response
- Follow officers’ instructions.
- Remain calm.
- Can you move to a safer area?
- Avoid sudden movements that may be considered a threat.
- Keep your hands in view.
- Point guns at you.
- Treat you firmly.
- Question you.
- Be unable to distinguish you from the attacker.
- Officers will evacuate you when it is safe to do so.
You must STAY SAFE
- What are your plans if there were an incident?
- What are the local plans? e.g. personal emergency evacuation plan
Chu Shong Tin (徐尚田) was the third student of martial arts teacher Ip Man in the discipline of Wing Chun, and remained at Ip Man’s school to become his senior instructor.
As a child in mainland China, Chu Shong Tin learned Tai Chi from his father for a few months but did not become seriously interested in martial arts until the age of 17, when he met Ip Man. At the time he was working as secretary of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Restaurant Workers Union and Ip Man was teaching members of the union.
The two men spent a day together during which he developed an admiration for his new friend and his deep understanding and commitment to Wing Chun. Ip Man convinced him that Wing Chun would help him to overcome his bad health and build up his fitness.
Chu Shong Tin became fascinated with the physics and dynamics of the structure of Wing Chun and was a fast learner. He later went on to become famous as the ‘King of Siu Nim Tao’, the all-important foundation of the entire Wing Chun system.
Chu Shong Tin had been observing Ip Man’s classes for a few months before becoming his student on January 1, 1951. His training partners were Leung Sheung and Lok Yiu, who both went on to become famous Wing Chun masters in Hong Kong. In the late 1950s, he began to teach privately, setting up his own school in Kowloon in 1964.
His teachings of the hidden power of Siu Nim Tao, referred to as Nim Lik, continues to influence the art on a global scale across Wing Chun practitioners of many different lineages
Chu Shong Tin has travelled the world doing seminars mainly in Australia but in 1994 travelled to the UK and participated with Ip Ching in a Seminar organised by Master Samuel Kwok. Master Kwok and Chu Shong Tin were very close friends and both Master Kwok and his students visited him on several visits to Hong Kong and China over the years.
However, sadly Chu Shong Tin passed away on the 28th July 2014 and was aged 81.
He will be missed in the Wing Chun world but his teachings will live on through his students across the world
Ip Chun, the venerable son of kung fu icon Ip Man, walked away with an unexpected Best Supporting Actor prize at this year’s Shanghai Film Festival. The Wing Chun kung fu exponent won the award in recognition of his role as in ‘Ip Man, The Legend Is Born’. Ip Chun plays Leung Bik, the son of Wing Chun legend, Leung Jaan, who taught the art to Ip Man while the Fatshan native was studying in Hong Kong.
Leung Jaan was a central character in the Sammo Hung-directed classics Warriors Two and Prodigal Son.
Ip Chun previously played his father, Ip Man, in the Brucesploitation classic Bruce Lee, The Man, The Myth. Fans of kung fu cinema can see the grown up martial arts master in action when Cine Asia releases ‘Ip Man 2’, on which Ip Chun served as technical advisor and consultant.
Rest in Peace, Sifu Yuen Yim Keung
In this sad times our feelings are with the family and the students of Sifu Yuen Yim Keung (Tommy Yuen). Sifu Tommy Yuen was one of Wong Shung Leung’s foremost and prominent students, it is with great regret that we will lose another member of the global Wing Chun Community.
Warrior Wing Chun offer its sincere condolences to Family and Students alike.
To the Following students who graded 25th April:
Ben Porter and Dave Porter Level 4 Sash.
Neil Slater – Level 1 Sash
Paul Couldrey – Level 2 Sash
Nick Chapman – Level 5 Sash.
All performed well and passed with flying colours…
Well done lads all done proud.
Robert Downey Jr. says in the May issue of Men’s Journal that he is a devotee of Wing Chun, a martial arts discipline which helped him find his focus and resurrect his career.
On advice for practicing Wing Chun, a martial arts discipline:
“Seriously, don’t worry about looking like an idiot. It’s like life: The less self-conscious you are, the better it works. And remember, lots of ice and Advil afterward. Trust me on that one.”
On how Wing Chun helps him cope:
“Wing Chun teaches you what to concentrate on, whether you’re here or out in the world dealing with problems. It’s second nature for me now. I don’t even get to the point where there’s a problem.”
On being reluctant to punch a stuntman full in the mouth while filming Sherlock Holmes:
“I was like, ‘I can’t or he’s not going to be able to play with his kids this weekend.’ And Guy (Ritchie) was basically saying, ‘He doesn’t have any kids.’ ”
Eric Oram, Downey’s Wing Chun instructor, on working with the actor:
“When he first came to me, insurance companies wouldn’t bond him for movies; he couldn’t get roles. I told him if he didn’t show up to a lesson, I was going to chop off his toes and feed them back to him. One day he didn’t turn up, and I told him goodbye. Then he had a couple of producers call me and vouch for him, saying, ‘He was with us in a meeting; he didn’t have a phone. It’s our fault. Don’t cut his head off.’ He has committed himself to it ever since and turned his life around.”
Senior Student of Master Leung Sheung and good friend of Ip Man, Sifu Ng Wah Sum passed away March 10th. Sifu Ng Wah Sum was a great ambassador for wing chun and his passing is a great loss to the art.
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Full Biography and informationon NgWah Sum can be found athttp://www.wingchunchapter.com
Warrior Wing Chun Extend its deepest condolences to his family and students.
The all new movie directing by Herman Yau and produced by Sin Kwok Lam. Ip Chun serves as the film’s advisor and will cameo as Yip Man’s second mentor Leung Bik. Under invitation from Foshan government, 2/3 of the scenes from Ip Man the Prequel were shot on location in Foshan, including the original village Yip Man lived in.