The Nanquan wushu Wing Chun has been passed from teacher to student verbally rather than in writing, making it difficult to confirm (or clarify) differing accounts of the martial art's creation. Attempts have been made to apply methods of higher criticism to oral histories of Wing Chun and other Chinese martial arts. Wing Chun is a style of kung fu that emphasizes close quarter combat, quick punches and tight defense to overcome opponents. This traditional Chinese martial. Official Wing Chun Kung Fu website for Sam Kwok's, Ip Man linage Wing Chun. The site contains lots of info on the Martial Art Wing Chun. Find classes, buy.


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History of Wing Chun - Wikipedia

Many variations exist, with some lineages defining anywhere from a single "centerline" to multiple lines of interaction and definition. Traditionally the centerline is considered to be the vertical axis from the top of a human's head to the groin.

The human wing chun martial arts prime striking targets are considered to be on or near this line, including eyes, nose, throat, solar plexus, stomach, pelvis and groin.

Wing Chun techniques are generally "closed", with the limbs drawn in to protect the central area and also to maintain balance. In most circumstances, the hands do not move beyond the wing chun martial arts circle that is described by swinging the arms in front, with the hands crossed wing chun martial arts the wrists.

To reach outside this area, footwork is used. A large emphasis and time investment in training Chi Sau exercise emphasizes positioning to dominate this centerline. The stance and guard all point at or through the center to concentrate physical and mental intent of the entire body to the one target.

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Wing Chun practitioners defend and attack within this central wing chun martial arts to transmit force more effectively, since it targets the "core center" or "mother wing chun martial arts, another center defined in some lineages and referring to the vertical axis of the human body where the center of gravity lies.

For example, striking an opponent's shoulder will twist the body, dispelling some of the force and weakening the strike, as well as compromising the striker's position.

Striking closer to the center transmits more force directly into the body. However, the principle of simultaneous attack and defense simplified Chinese: This allows for the opponent to be put on the defensive faster, and thus allowing the Wing Chun practitioner to defeat the opponent quicker by countering as soon as possible ideally on the opponent's first strike.


Other explicit examples of punches can be found in the Chum Kiu and Biu Ji forms both uppercut and hook punches ; although these punches may appear to be superficially different, they are simply the result of the punch beginning from a different origin position while following the same fundamental idea, to punch in a straight line wing chun martial arts the shortest distance between the fist and the opponent.

When executing the punch, one must relax and not use the shoulders or activate the trapezius muscles.


This maxim punching from the centre of the chest is used primarily in training; however, in application the punch can wing chun martial arts from any location. Wing Chun primarily encourages using both "Low Elbow Power" power generated from thrusting the arm forward viciously at the target using the triceps muscles, while keeping the elbows pointed downalong with "Hip Power" power generated from a quick "rotation" of the hips.


The combination of these two methods of power generation results in a wing chun martial arts strike. Wing Chun favors the vertical punch for several reasons: The punch is not "loaded" by pulling the elbow behind the body.

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Wing chun martial arts punch travels straight towards the target from the guard position hands are held in front of the chest. The elbow is kept low to cover the front midsection of the body. This aids in generating power by use of the entire body structure rather than only the arm to strike. Also with the elbow down, it offers less opening for the body to be attacked while the forearm and punch intercept space towards the head and upper body.

Wing Chun practitioners believe that because the elbow is behind the fist during the strike, it is thereby supported by the strength of the wing chun martial arts body rather than just a swinging fist, and therefore has more impact.

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