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Wing Chun Gung Fu

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Wing Chun Gung Fu

WING CHUN (詠春) is a concept-based Chinese martial art and form of self-defense utilizing both striking and "sticking" or controlling while specializing in close-range combat. It is a martial art, with most historians agreeing that it developed in southern China approximately 300 years ago as a system to combat and overcome other systems of martial arts. I have been involved with Wing Chun since the 1990's and I believe it be a fantastic close range fighting system. It is not flashy or acrobatic. It is a system of Economy of Movement and Directness.

According to legend, Wing Chun was created by the Buddhist nun Ng Mui, who was a master of Shaolin Kung Fu. Using her martial training and personal experience, she synthesized a compact form of Kung Fu to exploit weaknesses inherent in the other combat styles of her time and give an advantage to smaller fighters like herself. This new system was well-guarded and passed on to only a few, very dedicated students. Her style became known as Wing Chun, after Ng Mui's first student, a woman named Yim Wing Chun. Ng Mui was said to be one of the Legendary 5 elder monks and only female of the temple that survived the burning and destruction of the Shaolin temple by the Qing Dynasty.

Wing Chun began to quietly spread throughout southern China, evolving as it was adopted into various groups. It gained popularity when Grandmaster Ip Man began to teach openly in China and Hong Kong. His students continued the evolution, and spread Wing Chun all around the world. Today, many people have learned of Wing Chun through the late martial arts superstar Bruce Lee or through the popular Ip Man series of movies.  Bruce Lee thought Wing Chun was such a fantastic martial art that he used it as the foundation of the system of ideas he created, Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee had such respect for Ip Man that he recognized Ip Man as his only Teacher although he trained with many other masters of many types of Martial Arts.

This Wing Chun System will give you a fast road to effective self-defense.

What is Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do?

Bruce Lee did not complete the entire Wing Chun System under Ip Man. Ip Man refused to teach him more advanced Wing Chun so Bruce Lee took the basic information from Wing Chun that he knew and created his own personal mixed fighting ideas called Jeet Kune Do using the concepts of Wing Chun as the foundation.

Jeet Kune Do is NOT a style.

It is a term coined by Bruce Lee for ideas and strategies that you must apply on your own to your own martial arts abilities after researching what fighting techniques work best for you. Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do is his own personal fighting expression of techniques that he believed harmonized with his own body, mind and spirit.

Not wanting to create another style that would share the limitations that all styles had, he instead described the process which he used to create it:

I have not invented a "new style," composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from "this" method or "that" method. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see "ourselves". . . Jeet Kune Do is not an organized institution that one can be a member of. Either you understand or you don't, and that is that. There is no mystery about my style. My movements are simple, direct, and non-classical. The extraordinary part of it lies in its simplicity. Every movement in Jeet Kune Do is being so of itself. There is nothing artificial about it. I always believe that the easy way is the right way. Jeet Kune Do is simply the direct expression of one's feelings with the minimum of movements and energy. The closer to the true way of Kung Fu, the less wastage of expression there is. Finally, a Jeet Kune Do man who says Jeet Kune Do is exclusively Jeet Kune Do is simply not with it. He is still hung up on his self-closing resistance, in this case, anchored down to a reactionary pattern, and naturally is still bound by another modified pattern and can move within its limits. He has not digested the simple fact that truth exists outside all molds; pattern and awareness is never exclusive. Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back.

Using no way as way; having no limitation as limitation.

Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful. Reject what is useless. Add what is essentially your own

— Bruce Lee

Wing Chun Gung Fu: Service

Wing Chun
Lineage Masters

Wing Chun Lineage Masters
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Sam Hing Fai Chan

Master Sam Hing Fai Chan has been sharing his deep knowledge of the martial arts since 1975, since he moved to the United States from his native Hong Kong, China. He learned Wing Chun from Ip mans sons Ip Ching & Ip Chun as well as other Master Instructors.

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Wing Chun Gung Fu: Pro Gallery

Great Grandmaster Ip Man Footage Restored

This is footage of our Great Grandmaser Ip Man a few days before he passed away. Footage has been restored and colored.

Wing Chun Gung Fu: Video

Biu Gee Advanced Wing Chun Form

This is the final advanced hand form of the Wing Chun System called Biu Gee, Shooting Fingers. This was once the secret form of Wing Chun. Ip man said Biu Gee does not go out the door. Unlike other martial arts forms, Wing Chun forms are not flashy. They are meant to teach real effective, usable and direct close combat techniques.

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Bak Jom Dao Wing Chun Final Form

This is the final form of the Wing Chun System called Bok Jom Dao. 8 cutting swords form. It is said that this form holds the fighting concepts of the whole Wing Chun system. Unlike other martial arts forms, Wing Chun forms are not flashy. They are meant to teach real effective, usable and direct close combat techniques.

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Ip Man Wing Chun

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