What is Wing Chun/Ving Tsun?
Wing Chun (or Ving Tsun) is a martial arts system developed a few hundred years
in ancient China. In Hong Kong, it is known to be a gentlemen's martial art due to
it's simple refined movements that did not require the raw power found in
other hard style martial arts.
In the West, it is known to be an effective street fighting martial art due to it's
aggressive, efficient and direct approach.
Wing Chun was unknown outside of China, until a man named
Yip Man (葉問) started teaching it publicly in Hong Kong from the 1940's to the early 1970's.
One of Yip Man's most
famous student was movie star Bruce Lee (李小龍). Today, Wing Chun is one of the most
widely practiced Kung Fu styles worldwide.
In the Yip Man system of Wing Chun, training includes learning solo three hand forms,
a "wooden-man" form, the Dragon Pole, the Butterfuly knives and
partner drills & sparring.
Who is Wong Shun Leung (黃淳樑)?
Wong Shun Leung, aka WSL, (1935-1997) a student of Yip Man,
was considered by many to be
the most famous fighter of the Wing Chun clan in the early 1950's.
He was also Bruce Lee's principal Wing Chun instructor in Hong Kong.
Wong Shun Leung's Wing Chun Method was developed though the numerous
challenge matches with fighters of other styles in the 50's and 60's.
Today, the WSL lineage is considered one of the best lineages
in the Yip Man system to train under.
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