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  • Practical Wing Chun
    Wing Chun Kung Fu is a unique and effective martial art from Southern China that specializes in close range combat. It is the only martial art created and made famous by a woman. About 300 years ago, Ng Mui, the Shaolin nun who developed the system, realized that most of the techniques in Shaolin Kung Fu were ineffective for a small woman to use against a larger, stronger man. She also realized that a woman could not match a man's stamina in a long fight. With this in mind, Ng Mui developed a self-defense system that enabled a smaller, weaker person such as herself to defeat a bigger, stronger person. The system is focused around the centerlines, diagonal lines and angles. The theory behind the basic elements includes: balance, timing, control and simultaneity in defense and attacks. Movie Stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Christian Bale, Donnie Yen and Stephen Chow were Wing Chun practitioners.

    There are different lineages of Wing Chun depending on the interpretation of the system. We follow Grandmaster WAN Kam Leung's Practical Wing Chun system. Practical Wing Chun (實用詠春拳) is a system evolved and developed by Grandmaster WAN Kam Leung based on the traditional Wing Chun he studied for many years and the many fights he had while progressing in his martial art. He felt a need to improve a system whose forms where invented hundred years ago and passed along mostly through word of mouth. Some of the techniques may have become obsolete, and some methods of training may have become outdated. Moreover, modern understanding of the human body can also be different compared to concepts developed several hundred years ago. He accurately tested and modified a system already efficient to make it a practical and modern combat system.

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    Master William Kwok
    William Kwok is a martial arts educator in America. He is the founder of Martial Arts Education Society ( www.MartialArtsEdu.org ) , a volunteer-based non-profit organization which promotes martial arts education and traditional martial arts culture. Kwok is also acknowledged for analyzing martial arts techniques with modern movement science and improving the teaching methods. He is credited as one of the key individuals who systemized Practical Wing Chun study into a modern day training program. He promotes the concepts of martial skills and teaching skills as two different skill sets, and that martial arts teachers' training should include curriculum design and analysis, motor learning, and teaching methods."

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    Practical Wing Chun
    Practical Wing Chun is suitable for everyone regardless of size, gender and age as brute force, strength and acrobatic abilities do not play a decisive role.

    In addition to learning effective self-defense techniques, you will get in better shape and gain more self-confidence and well-being. You will get an increased motor awareness and thus improved body control and focus of the mind, things you will greatly benefit from in other contexts.

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