WingChun Impacts on Your Bones

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WingChun Bone Sao.

Considerable research has investigated the effect of two exercise types on local bone mineral density (BMD) and total bone mineral content (BMC). This has been examined in professional and student athletes such as gymnasts, runners and swimmers as well as basketball, volleyball and soccer players. Medical studies have focused on the elderly, prepubescent children and postmenopausal women — the latter in terms of osteopenia and osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

Though no work has evaluated WingChun per se, I will extrapolate some of the published literature to our unique system of physical cultivation. Continue reading