The Wing Chun System
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
"Wing Chun is the only truly
practical street self-defence system that can be trained equally by
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 opponents.
"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."
"The best fighters never fight"
Master Hung Yi