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The most accessable dojo our of the list I have was the WCKF one, so, I went there first. They also responded to my inquiry the fastest, so I got them on my calendar first.
It is a small, very new Dojo, although, Sifu has been giving WCFK lessons from his garage for a time. His Sifu is in a few towns over, and both dojos go to seminars in a town that's about 1 1/2 - 2 hours away. It's a place I pass by regularly when I make my trips back home to NJ, so, it's not an intolerable distance to me. Sifu has been to China to train with the Shoulin Monks. Sifu came from other arts before deciding to go with WCKF, and is VERY aware of what a "real" fight is, having come from an area when you need to CYA. Sifu has also trained some in Aikido, and, has someone who teaches Aikido come for WC lessons as well. Grandmaster makes a few trips to the US annually, and, made the trip to come for the opening of this dojo a few weeks back. Grandmaster is in Australia, and, it is very nice to see that he supports his students, even those far, far away.
The "free lesson" was very salesy, which, I was expecting, but it was also very, very informative and gave me a much better understanding of what WCKF is. Sifu says they hesitate to call it a "style" as labeling it a style implies that there is a strict, set way to do something (which, is the case with the forms, but, not when actually sparring). Meaning, that there can only be one right way to execute a technique, which, can not be practical