Public Wing Chun Schools in Foshan (1920-1940)

Most accounts of Wing Chun’s history in Foshan focus solely on their subject (Ip Man or, less frequently, Yuen Kay San) before moving on to post-WWII events. From the view of a cultural historian, this is a significant flaw because neither of these individuals was “typical” of the average Wing Chun practitioner, let alone a martial artist, during this…

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What is Chi Sau in Wing Chun?

Chi Sau is one of the factors that distinguishes Wing Chun. No other martial art has a training exercise that can teach highly high skill levels at the same rate. A pushing hands drill is used in Tai Chi and other styles (akin to Daan Chi Sau in Wing Chun). This exercise teaches a different skill by only using…

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The Evolution of a Modern Wing Chun Student

Modern folklore portrays Ip Man as a somewhat distant father whom his wife chastised for not being more involved with his children. The claim was perpetuated by a recent spate of vaguely biographical films (some of which benefited from the advice and input of his still-living family members). This incident suggests that there may be some truth to this…

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The Five Fundamental Footwork of Wing Chun

Footwork in Wing Chun is easier to understand if we follow a few ground rules. Keeping it simple makes it easy to categorize and practice all possible variations and interpretations. This is not to say that these are the only paths we can take, but if we stick to these techniques, we should be able to handle most situations….

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The Evolution of a Modern Wing Chun Student

Modern folklore portrays Ip Man as a somewhat distant father whom his wife chastised for not being more involved with his children. The claim was perpetuated by a recent spate of vaguely biographical films (some of which benefited from the advice and input of his still-living family members). This incident suggests that there may be some truth to this…

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How long does it take to learn Wing Chun?

The answer is… it depends. It’s not one size fits all. And there are a lot of variables that come into play when you’re learning a martial art like this. But, generally speaking, you can expect to spend anywhere between 6-12 months on average before you’re ready to begin sparring with your instructor and training partners.If you’re looking to…

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Can Wing Chun be Self-taught?

One of the most common questions that people ask about Wing Chun is whether or not it can be self-taught. While there are many different ways to learn and master any martial art, people often wonder if they can teach themselves a style of fighting. The answer to this question depends on a few factors: First, you must consider…

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Is Wing Chun Easy to Learn?

Wing Chun is a form of martial arts that many people consider to be the most difficult to learn. It’s also one of the fastest-growing martial arts in the world, with more than 100 million practitioners worldwide. But if you’re thinking about learning Wing Chun, don’t let that discourage you—it’s not just easy to learn, it’s actually simple! The…

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Wing Chun: A Beginners Guide

Wing Chun is one of the oldest and most popular martial arts in the world. It was developed by Grandmaster Ip Man during the 1930s, and it is now practiced all over the world by people of all ages. It focuses on fluidity, balance, and mobility. This makes it great for beginners who have never done martial arts before…

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How you can benefit from learning Wing Chun?

Wing Chun, one of the most popular Kung Fu in China, is a way of life for many people. It is known for its gentle, yet powerful forms of self-defense that are also useful for mental health and emotional well-being. In this article, we will discuss some of the benefits that you can get from learning Wing Chun. There…

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