Being “traditional” in wing chun can be hard to define and is often subject to debate.
Must you allege a particular origin of wing chun?
Some invoke a 17th-century nun, Ng Mui, who developed a new style inspired by a crane and snake in battle. This art became a namesake of her first student, Yim Wing Chun.
Must you acknowledge a certain lineage of wing chun?
Many consider Yip Man (also spelled Ip Man) to be a traditional grandmaster of wing chun. Thus, wing chun taught by his disciples is more traditional than others less directly connected. Continue reading →
In it, he reiterates the dynamism of IAW WingChun and narrates our way of training through the Student Levels (SL). You lay a robust foundation of primary techniques during the Basic Levels (1-4 SL), reinforce them in varied contexts during the Middle Levels (5-8 SL) and synergize their full application during the Upper levels (9-11 SL).
The path is thus paved for a WingChuner. One which is both challenging and clarified as you walk towards mastery with all your body, heart, mind and spirit. Each limb collision in class is an instant test of your cumulative knowledge, bravery and will. Over time — but only via sufficient frequency and intensity of practice — you earn the golden assurance of sovereign skill. Continue reading →