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Wing Tsun is a realistic, effective and well rounded martial arts system made most famous by the Legendary Bruce Lee. Wing Tsun is a style of Kung Fu, which came from the shaolin temple in China, it is the first martial art that has amalgamated the other shaolin art forms together; Wing Tsun is put together by styles such as Shaolin, Crane, Snake & Wu Tang style. It is indeed an ancient martial art in its founding but has evolved and improved to modern day fighting and self defence.
Wing Tsun was designed to defeat all other martial arts systems. It has many fighting features imbedded into the art such as; ground fighting, defence against all weapons, knife & stick fighting, defence against multiple assailants, one armed defence, anti-grappling, third party defence and much more.
Functionally Wing Tsun can be considered as a soft style. It does not respond to force with force, it lets the force pass by. It does not block the attack but diverts it; this is an overriding feature throughout the Wing Tsun system.
Another feature of our system is that the defenses and attacks are not performed separately. Wing Tsun neutralises the incoming attack and counterattacks at the same time using a fundamental principle; simultaneous attack & defense. This allows us to interrupt the opponent’s rhythm, which will create a rift in their guard allowing us to attack effectively.
The attacks we use are against the weak points of the human body which are situated alongside or on the vertical mid line of the opponents body such as eyes, nose, throat, solar plexus, ribs, groin and alongside many more painful targets; they do not require a great amount of force in order to disable the aggressor.
These parts of the body cannot be strengthened up in anyway, therefore an attacker with a stronger physique can be incapacitated as easily as an average person.
• Realistic Self Defence Skills
• Fitness & Health
• Discipline & Motivation
• Power & Strength
• Body Awareness
• Situation Awareness
• Confidence & Self Esteem
The attacking techniques we apply are simple, they do not require extraordinary flexibility or acrobatic skills.
Strikes using the fist; straight chain punches, various types of upper-cuts, close quarter hook punch, rapid jabs and the infamous one inch punch.
>Strikes using the open hand to imperforate ear drums, side of the palm to dislocate jaw, fingers & thumb thrusting into the eye.
Strikes using elbows; Downwards Elbows to the spine; separating the vertebrae, back of the neck, skull, face and breast plate. Horizontal Elbows across the jaw, nose, neck and ribs. Diagonal Elbows cutting across the collar bone, jaw and temple. Upward elbow striking under the chin, shattering teeth/severing tongue. Back Elbow into solar plexus, stomach, jaw, nose & eye.
Attacks & Thrusts with the edge of the hand to the neck, throat, collar bone, ribs and face.
The kicks in Wing Tsun are performed low, maximum up to the height of the pit of the stomach. This allows us to maintain power and balance in the kicks. We do not use high kicks as this compromises stability and leaves us open to takedowns and sweeps.
Front Kick to the stomach or to use as a defense to an incoming kick/attack.
Side Kick to the hips to create distance/stomach to wind the opponent or the knee to bend/dislodge.
Whip Kick to the disable groin and inner thighs.
Stomp Kicks to the knee to shatter kneecap, to the thigh to disable the leg.
Knee Strikes to the abdomen, ribs, throat and face. (Depending on the opponents position)
* Please Note: The attacks stated above are not all the attacks in Wing Tsun and are only some basic attacks. They have been explained in a way only to give you an idea of how we strike and what with, in order for you to understand how we are different to other styles of combat. All the attacks stated above have more in depth knowledge and numerous variations attached to them, which you will learn in class.
Aspects of Wing Tsun
Wing Tsun Kung Fu consists of four unarmed forms.
1. Sui Nim Tau – Defense against one attacker.
2. Chum Kui – Defense against multiple and skilled attackers.
3. Bui Jee – Defense when in highly compromised positions and most brutal form
<4. Muk Yan Chong (Wooden Dummy) – Combining & connecting the best techniques from all forms. Attached to these forms there are also applications and theories that are laid out in the syllabus. Weapon Forms
• Luk Dim Boon Kwun (8 ½ Foot Long Pole)
• Baat Chum Dao (Double Knives)
The Long Pole & the Double Knives are only taught at a master level. The weapon forms are designed to defeat all weapon styles including the samurai sword.
Other specialised training methods include;
• Sam Song Cheung – Three Pole Kicking Form
• Moi Fa Cheung – Plum Blossom Poles
• Chi Sau – (Sticky hands) Instinctive Reflex Training
• Chi Quan – Advanced Long Pole Training
• Chi Kung – Ancient Meditational Breathing Techniques
• Chi Gerk – Advanced Kicking Techniques and Reflex Training
These are all considered the highest parts of the system and are only taught to the most dedicated practitioner.