Wing Chun Self Defence Coventry
What is Wing Chun?
During the early 20th century southern China faced many of the same challenges that we see today. Urban crowding, social decay, street violence and organized crime were all serious problems. Wing Chun was developed to be an efficient, easy to learn system of self-defense in precisely this environment. Ip Man, perhaps the most famous practitioner of the art, perfected his skills while working as a police officer in Foshan. After the Communist conquest of Guangdong in 1949 he fled to Hong Kong taking his art with him. His new students, including Bruce Lee, demonstrated Wing Chun's simplicity and effectiveness to the world, making it one of the most popular Chinese martial arts practiced today.
Wing Chun Kung Fu is arguably the most effective and complete form of self-defense in the world.
It has a very simple, yet complex array of techniques, training methods, fighting strategies, and guiding principles. It is on one hand, fluid and graceful, and on the other, direct and explosive. And, for its full application, the practitioner must learn to possess the Mind, Body & Spirit of a Warrior.
The Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy is dedicated the Process of Mastery of this art form - and as a result - Mastery of Ourselves. We are a culture of Focus, Discipline, and Respect, and provide a customized dynamic and unique training environment* to enhance your Learning Experience (*influenced by Grandmaster Cheung's Headquarters School in Melbourne, Australia, and the Shaolin Temple itself).
In addition, the Life Benefits of wing chun are vast and far-reaching, beyond the system's practicality in combat. The Principles and Techniques that you will learn will improve your focus, discipline, physical fitness, coordination, reflexes, balance, confidence. stress management, and more. One of wing chun's Founding Masters was a woman - a Shaolin nun. She influenced the art tremendously by incorporating the principle of "not fighting force with force." You will learn how to overcome adversity with greater ease through the use of this principle, both on and off the mat.
Furthermore, the meditation practices the monks used to prepare themselves for martial arts are also utilized in our program. These simple practices help simultaneously focus and calm you, better establishing a Mindset for Mastery - whatever the task.
It is our mission to teach each and every student that a Black Sash is more than a distant goal - it is an attitude; one that begins now, and is taken into every action, every relationship, and every goal. That is the Warrior Spirit.
Wing Chun is the art of "Fighting Without Fighting"*. (*Bruce Lee, Wing Chun practitioner / student of Grandmaster William Cheung.)