Beyond Techniques


Wing Chun Kung-fu is a fighting system developed about 300 years ago by a Chinese Buddhist nun named Ng Mei.  The nun was originally trained in the Plum Flowe Fist system, but was influenced by many great Kung-fu masters while residing in the Northern Shaolin Temple. 

She later combined all the fighting arts she had learned and created a hybrid fighting system.  Ng Mui passed the art to her first student  a young woman named Yim Wing Chun.  She then passed it on to her husband and later on other people.  Ng Mei did not name the fighting art when she created it.  Practitioners of the system eventually name it Wing Chun to honor her first diciple.

Wing Chun is not a showy, flowery art.  It is an extremely effective combat art deeply rooted in practicality.  Its no-nonsense approach to fighting lies in its philosophy of Simplicity, Directness, efficiency and completeness.  The "Simultaneous Defend and Attack" concept epitomizes this simple, direct and efficient philosophy.  Wing Chun is a "complete" art because practitioners not only train in all 3 ranges of fighting, but also all aspects of human fighting which are punching, kicking, joint-locking, throwing and grappling.

Wing Chun Kung-fu was way ahead of its time when it was first conceived and developed.  It is a living art which continues to evolve and adapt to ever-changing fighting environment.