WingChun is a direct, simple, and effective martial art approach. It is one of the styles of Kung Fu born in Southern China. Though it is about 300 years old it is young compared to the other Kung Fu styles. According to the legend that is known the most, WingChun was developed by Buddhist nun Ng Mui and named by its first student and contributor Yim WingChun.
Ng Mui is rumoured to have developed the style inspired by the fight between crane and fox (crane and snake according to some sources). This fight helped improve the ideas already in Ng Mui’s mind. Styles imitating animal figures are already very widespread in Chinese martial arts but WingChun is completely designed for human body and does not host techniques opposing human physiology.
WingChun is based on some important principles: Simultaneous attacking and counter-attacking, economy of motion, central line etc.
WingChun is a self defence system against prospective threats. But this never means we do not do the first move; especially if the situation brings in danger and threat requiring a quick reaction. WingChun is an effective counter-attack system.
WingChun philosophy advices to always keep away from danger, violence and fighting. However it gives the required tools and realistic perspective for the situations that are inevitable from fighting.
A WingChun practitioner learns how to effectively use and self-defend against punch, kick, knee and elbow strikes at different distances. Doing these, he/she works on keystones of the system like balance, timing, distance, explosiveness, coordination etc. He/she learns in which conditions to use these and with what kind of strategy and tactic.
WingChun is a system anyone at any age, and in any body composition can learn quickly. WingChun responds with well-built infrastructure and timing against pure power and speed.
There is No Secret!
The “SECRET” of WingChun is hidden in recording the parts of the system into the muscle memory by frequently repeating them with the same concepts and principles; namely working out ..!
WingChun system teaches three unarmed forms (Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu, Biu Tze), one wooden dummy form (Mook Yan Jong) and two weapon forms (Luk Dim Boon Kwan and Bart Cham Dao) are constructed on each other but they are independent.
Forms do not consist of fancy moves. WingChun focuses on effection and practicability rather than aesthetics. Meanwhile, the forms are very crucial for the students in order to verify the techniques and perceive their formulae.
Attainments by WingChun:
• Knowledge of self-defence
• Analyzing people and environment, perception
• General condition and power
• Flexible power and reflexes
• Balance and coordination
• Inner discipline
• Stress elimination
• Main concepts to potentially influence all life
• Friendships to last for life