Wing Chun, a form of martial art and self-defense, is known for its speed and surprise attack. It is said that Wing Chun has been practiced by thousands of people across the world. With this martial art, you can learn to control your body and mind to achieve maximum results in a short time period.
The history of Cho Ga Wing Chun can be traced back to 1864 when Sifu YikKam hid in Cho Ga (Cho Village), Punyu China. As a result of the failed revolt against the Qing Dynasty. Sifu YikKam taught his Wing Chun martial art to Sifu Cho Dak Sing, who was 15 years old at the time and the first student of Sifu YikKam in the Cho Village.
Sifu Cho Dak Sing subsequently use to have a nephew named Cho Yin Onn. Cho Yin Onn inherited the original 108’Female form’ from him. To accommodate a larger individual and for performance purposes, Sifu Chok Dak Sing changed his original 108 ‘Female form’ with Choy Ga Kuen. Siu Lam Tao or ‘Male form’ was the name given to this modified set. Sifu Cho Yin Onn and Sifu Cho Chuen both received training the said latter. Sifu Cho Yin Onn departed China for Malaysia in 1937.
He instructed his students in modified “Male form” and Ban Zhong Siu Lam while he was in Malaysia. In Malaysia, he was popularly known as Sifu Onn and was noted for his ‘Ghost hands Shadowless kicks. Sifu Cho Yin Onn was asked to reside with Sifu Lau Shuen Yuen in Penang in his senior years. His favorite student was Sifu Lau Shuen Yuen.
As a result of having to depart Penang for Singapore, Sifu Lau Shuen Yuen was unable to carry out his master’s wishes. Sifu Lau Shuen Yuen’s great nephew Sifu Ku Choi Wah approached him when he was residing in Singapore, desiring to study Wing Chun. Sifu Lau Shuen Yuen merely taught him the fundamentals and advised Sifu Ku Choi Wah to study directly from Sifu Cho Yin Onn, who was still in Penang.
Sifu Ku Choi Wah became Sifu Cho Yin Onn’s final disciple and was also given the position of gatekeeper for Cho Ga Wing Chun. Sifu Patrick Tham was introduced to Sifu Ku Choi Wah by his uncle and formally became the latter’s pupil, mastering both the original sets of ‘Female’ and ‘Male’ forms after years of personal training.
Wing Chun is unique because it emphasizes on the relationship between the mind and body through meditation. It teaches you how to focus your energy on your body without giving it away by thinking about anything else. This allows you to achieve more power in your punches or kicks faster than others who do not practice this style of martial arts often enough.
Wing Chun takes about two years or less to learn depending on how much time you spend practicing it every day after school or at home when no one is around you preventing you from practicing your moves outside or inside your house where it feels like home!
Cho Ga Wing Chun teaches self-defense techniques, but it also emphasizes meditation and fitness in order to achieve inner peace and harmony. This can be achieved through internal energy exercises, which are similar to yoga poses or meditation techniques. The goal of Wing Chun training is to develop physical and mental strength while practicing breathing techniques and various forms of combat techniques including kicks, punches and blocks.
The main focus of Wing Chun is on close-range fighting with short weapons such as knives, swords and other small objects like bottles or even staves and needles. The movements are quick, fast and powerful and they are performed from the standing position or on a person’s back.
Cho Ga Wing Chun teaches based on our Wing Chun Syllabus that you can see in the top right of our website. The Syllabus is divided in to 7 parts namely: Basic Form, Intermediate Form, Advance Form, Basic Punches, Basic Hand movements, Basic Kicks, and last but not the least Basic Horse Stances. Each part contains different Wing Chun technique, stance, and style. Learning Wing Chun can be really difficult not to mention the number of styles, techniques, and stance under these parts in our syllabus. Learning Wing Chun is also mastering patience, commitment, and discipline.