WHAT IS WING CHUN KUNG FU?
Wing Chun is a style of Kung Fu that emphasizes simplicity, directness, leverage, and physics. It utilizes the simultaneous cover and strike concept, rather than a block then strike method, to maximize the impact of our attacks and efficiently use the opponent’s momentum against them. Wing Chun’s main principle is speed, which can be accomplished in a number of ways. This style utilizes hand attacks, elbows, kicks, and knees to defend one’s self and to end a situation as quickly and efficiently as possible.
WHY DO WE CALL THIS APPLIED WING CHUN?
Applied Wing Chun teaches students the ability to fight with Wing Chun in a realistic, real world functional manner. We do not teach forms and then teach to fight looking completely different, using moves and principles that are not in the forms. Nor do we teach fantasy techniques that would not work against a live resisting opponent. We teach how to effectively use and apply the moves and principles learned in the forms directly to functional use.
Each of our drills and exercises are pulled directly from moves techniques and principles that are in the forms. From the first lesson, you will begin to learn techniques that can be used in defense of one’s self.
During training, we will begin with teaching the basics, emphasizing correctness in all movements utilizing leverage, physics, proper body alignment, and the use of body structure over strength. We also place great importance on the understanding of the theories and concepts behind each movement and technique so that you will gain confidence in your techniques through understanding and repetition. Questions are highly encouraged in order to reinforce that the techniques and movements are properly understood by the user.
Over time, students learn to be able to apply their skills naturally without thinking about it. As they advance, some students chose to compete in mixed martial arts or kickboxing events. Others hone their skills for personal protection and a good workout.
Our classes we have a very close-knit bond and regard all who train with us as family. Through our training we build bonds that go far beyond the school.