Wing Chun 詠春

"Spring Chant"


Wing Chun is a concept-based Chinese martial art and form of self-defense utilizing both striking and grappling while specializing in real world, close-range combat. The Wing Chun stance is modeled after a piece of bamboo. Firm but flexible, rooted but yielding. This structure is used to deflect or redirect external forces. Balance is the most important concept in Wing Chun.
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The practice of Wing Chun date back to the period of Red Boat Opera. As told by Wing Chun master Yip Man, the dirt person to practice the style was a woman named Yim Wing-Chun. She refused a marriage offer by the local warlord, and told him she'd reconsider his offer if he can beat her in a fight. Yim then sought the help of a Buddhist nun, who developed this new martial art while watching a fight between a snake and crane.

Other Facts

- Wing Chun was named one of the "three great martial arts of the south"

- Wing Chun is the most practiced style of southern Kung Fu, practiced in over 64 countries.

- Donnie Yen brought Wing Chun to the mainstream world in his movie "Ip Man"