Ving Tsun (pronounced ‘wing-chun’) is a complete system of self-defense which works for everyone regardless of size, strength, gender or athleticism.
The goal of Ving Tsun is to teach practical self-defense in the shortest amount of time possible. Its techniques are based on positioning, leverage and simple physics, allowing the student to borrow the opponent’s strength and turn it against them.
Practitioners of Ving Tsun employ kicks, punches, elbow and knee strikes, grappling, throwing, and anti-grappling / anti-groundfighting techniques. Ving Tsun is the original “mixed martial art” having combined the use of these techniques for more than 250 years.
Ving Tsun was founded in China during the Ching Dynasty and passed on as an exclusive fighting method until the mid-20th century. At that time, the late Grandmaster Yip Man brought the art from mainland China to Hong Kong in 1949. By the 1960’s many students of GM Yip Man, such as the late Bruce Lee, began teaching and the art spread throughout Europe and North America.
THERE ARE THREE WEAPONLESS BASIC FORMS
1. Form: Siu Lim Tao (first idea)
is a group of all Ving-Tsun moves and is the basis for all other following forms.
2. Form: Chum Kiu
are combinations of moves, turns, kicks and steps and serve the purpose to defeat the enemy with simple tools.
3. Form: Biu Gee
You learn this form to escape from apparent hopeless situations. Amongst other things this form includes fighting strategies that allows you to protect yourself against multiple enemies.
Chi-Sao – the punch cultivation
Parallel to the second form every student starts with the Chi-Sao training. It is a special sensation training that trains the reflexes, the speed and determination to develop immediate and precise reactions. You find this special training only in Ving Tsun Kung Fu.
Wooden dummy form
Another important parts of the Ving Tsun system are mainly focusing about the subject of how to correct inopportune fighting positions. Furthermore the timing and simultaneity of defense and attack and also the step techniques are improved.
Form of the long pole and the double broadswords
The Ving Tsun training also contains sovereign handling with weapons in the fight.