What is Wing Chun?

Wing Chun was founded by Ng Mui (a Buddhist Nun) who is said to have been one of the legendary Five Elders—survivors of the destruction of the Shaolin Temple by the Qing Dynasty. According to the Wing Chun master Yip Man, Ng Mui was Abbess at the Henan Shaolin Monastery and managed to survive its destruction by Qing forces during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (1662–1722). She fled to the White Crane Temple in the Daliang mountains between Yunnan and Sichuanhere where she met a girl of fifteen named Yim Wing-Chun whom a bandit was trying to force into marriage. Ng Mui taught Yim Wing-Chun how to defend herself by distilling Shaolin martial art knowledge into a system that Wing-Chun could learn quickly, and use without developing great strength.

Wing Chun is a concept-based Chinese martial art and form of self-defense utilising both striking and grappling while specialising in close-range combat. It is an advanced and sophisticated art of fighting which evolved in the Qing dynasty period in southern China. Wing Chun marked by constantly flowing movement to sense in advance the moves of the opponent. Bruce Lee was an exponent of Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Wing Chun means "Forever Spring Time", it relies on speed, economy of motion and is lethal at close range. It is practical and very relevant for street fighting and against multiple attacks. Wing Chun Kung Fu does not rely on muscular strength but on the precise positioning of the bodys joints and structural alignment. There is both hard and soft energies in our style. Wing Chun is a highly respected martial art, it is practiced by both men and women.

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