Developed by a female abbot, Wing Chun is a style of Kung Fu that originates from China. Wing Chun’s specialty is in close contact combat, using quick punches and kicks with a tight defense, coordinated through agile stances and footwork for a quick advance. The effectiveness of Wing Chun is achieved through its skill and science rather than brute strength. Due to its effectiveness, this martial art makes for an optimum form of self defense. The student must learn to deliver the correct amount of energy, while staying relaxed when possible. A good Wing Chun Sifu ( instructor / teacher) will teach the student to overcome force with positioning and turning rather than meeting it head on. The style uses low kicks, sweeps, palm strikes, punches, trapping and control techniques.
Wing Chun is highly effective on the street because it uses principles and concepts rather than memorized technique allowing the practitioner to adapt to any situation. It is direct, simple and can be highly effective in a short amount of time compared to other arts, but can take a lifetime to Master. Its’ depth is profound and life changing.