"Wing Chun is the only truly practical street self-defence
system that can be trained equally by everyone!!"
Wing Chun is
logical, scientific, yet simple Chinese martial art system which was developed
for practical and effective self-defence, alongside fitness for people of all
ages. It is a result oriented martial art known for its efficiency and economy
of movement which was developed for survival, self-defence and damage
limitation, rather than purely for attack. Wing Chun's simple and direct short
range simultaneous attack and defence hand techniques, its use of only low
kicks and its simple but evasive footwork, combined with its logical and
scientific methodology, are the reason it is fast becoming one of the most
popular Chinese martial arts around the world. It emphasises and utilises
natural and efficient body mechanics, eliminating the necessity to use and rely
on size and strength and is therefore suitable for anybody, regardless of age,
gender or physique.
Historically it is
said to have been developed in Southern China by a Buddhist nun, Ng Mui,
refined and later made famous in Hong Kong by a fifty year old slightly built
gentleman, Yip Man, and then finally brought to the world's attention by a
young Chinese Film star, Bruce Lee. Often referred to as 'Hong Kong street
fighting', Wing Chun is often classed as a 'soft style' because of the minimal
effort or physical force required to overcome larger, stronger
"Training for street self-defence is something you may one day
need, especially in our ever increasingly violent society, however it should
not be the only reason and benefit of your training. Wing Chun practice should
also develop and maintain good health and a better quality of life which is
something you can benefit from everyday. As your ability and skills increase
you will gain in confidence, learning martial arts develops confidence not
arrogance, a balanced martial artist has no need to 'prove' themselves, only
the weak and insecure feel the need to do so."
Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe
"The best fighters never fight"
Master Hung Yi Hsiang