Wing Chun is a very unique and scientific form of martial arts. Wing Chun’s specialty is in close contact combat, using quick punches and kicks with a tight defence, coordinated through agile stances and footwork for a quick advance. The effectiveness of Wing Chun is achieved by well coordinated attacks with simultaneous defence and vise versa. Due to its effectiveness this martial art makes for an effective form of self defence.The style uses kicks, sweeps, palm strikes, punches, trapping and control techniques as part of its fighting arsenal.
Wing Chun uses a vast range of close combat techniques. They are designed to be short, fast, and devastating. The emphasis is on relaxation for speed, fluidity, and sensitivity to anticipate an oponants attack. There are many ‘drills’ practiced in Wing Chun to help develop techniques, feel energy, and also to help a practioner’s ‘automatic reflexes’ allowing you to react to an attack as soon as it happens, thus borrowing an oponents energy and turning it into a simultaneous attack.
One of the main drills used in Wing Chun is called “Chi Sao” (known as sticky hands – can be seen above, Yip Man with Bruce Lee), students practice upper and lower structured arm movements in the art of ‘rolling’ hands with each other. Between positions ‘Bong sao’, Tan Sao’ and ‘Fuk Sao‘, students will attempt simultaneous attacks on each other and learn to feel the energy of an oponant. As soon as an oponant breaks contact, or gives energy in a particular direction, this is used to leek through the opponants guard with a combination of attacks.