Wing Chun is much more than a martial art. It is an integrated approach to practical self-defense, meditation, posture therapy, healing movement and a philosophy of life.
Wing Chun as a Martial Art
Wing Chun is a close-quarters fighting system that uses one’s own natural body structure to develop power, speed and efficient tools to deal with the reality of violent physical assault. Wing Chun is a unique and scientific form of martial arts.
Wing Chun is a style of Kung Fu that originates in China, later refined in Hong Kong. Wing Chun’s specialty is street-practical, close-quarters combat, using quick punches and low kicks with a tight defense, coordinated through agile stances and efficient footwork for a quick advance. The effectiveness of Wing Chun is achieved by well coordinated attacks with simultaneous defense.
Due to its effectiveness in realistic confrontations, Wing Chun is considered by many self-defense experts as their personal choice of hand-to-hand combat. However, the Wing Chun 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 footwork rather than meeting it head on. Wing Chun also uses kicks, sweeps, palm strikes, elbows, knees, trapping and grappling control techniques as part of its fighting arsenal.
Ip Man Wing Chun
We are proud to be a Ip Man Wing Chun school representing the legacy of our Great Grandmaster here in Orange County. Ip Man is credited with being the first to teach Wing Chun publicly also known as the teacher of Bruce Lee.
Ip Man’s most senior student, Leung Sheung, is our Wing Chun Grandmaster. Leung Sheung is perhaps best-known not only for his skills, but for his authentic representation of original Ip Man Wing Chun. He chose an exceptionally humble life stubbornly advocating Ip Man’s abilities instead of his own.
Today, the Dragon Family’s specific branch of the Leung Sheung lineage of Wing Chun is referred to as Florida Wing Chun.
Above all, everything is based on what works and is derived from principles of physics, proper body mechanics and physiology. It is tried and true scientific hand-to-hand combat. There really is no question about self-defense Wing Chun cannot answer.
Wing Chun allows people to…
- Defend against bigger, stronger assailants by using leverage, posture and proper positioning
- Borrow an attacker’s force and turn it back against them
- Gain strategic control of an attacker from the moment of the first touch
- Fire rapid punches like a machine gun
- Close the gap quickly, jam up an attacker, and neutralize their ability to fight
- Defend with the brain not the brawn, defeating even larger, stronger attackers using superior leverage
What’s more, Wing Chun is also the art that shaped the life, philosophy and personal martial art of Bruce Lee. What Bruce Lee, like other students of Wing Chun, learned is much more than just physical movements. He learned the spiritual essence of the art as well as its deep philosophical teachings.
Wing Chun Changes Your Life
Wing Chun can easily influence every aspect of your life! The concepts and philosophies found through Wing Chun training bring about a new way of looking at life’s challenges. From learning how to simplify your life to understanding how to remain calm in a crisis help you to deal with life in whole new way – things you just don’t find in other activities!