Wing Chun is a style of Chinese martial art developed over hundreds of years, with its roots in the Shaolin Temple. It was developed to be devastatingly effective as a complete self defense system, and yet it’s safe and healthy to practice. Wing Chun doesn’t pit strength against strength, but rather employs its unique understanding of body mechanics, angles and sensitivity to overcome aggression.
Wing Chun does not employ high kicks, acrobatic techniques or extensive movements, so body flexibility and stamina are not core requirements. Many of the exercises are scientific in approach, and training is carried out in a friendly atmosphere of co-operation as opposed to one of aggressive competition. This allows students to develop freely and at their own pace. It’s possible for a complete novice to become competent within one year, although, as with any true art, practical ability is only the beginning: There’s always room for deeper exploration, further development and personal interpretation.
Wing Chun gained international publicity during the rise and fame of the late Bruce Lee in the early 1970s. Bruce Lee had studied Wing Chun from the late grandmaster, Yip Man while living in Hong Kong. More recently, internationally reknown action heroin Donnie Yen played the role of Ip Man in the Hong Kong movie “Ip Man”. Wing Chun is practiced around the world, and practiced widely in Hong Kong and Foshan, China.