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Wing Chun

Wing Chun Wooden Dummy

The Wooden Dummy is one of the primary pieces of Wing Chun training equipment.

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An introduction to Wing Chun

Wing Chun, also known as Wing Tsun and Ving Tsun is a concept based chinese martial art that specializes in close-range combat. Wing Chun was originally a family system that was passed on down to relatives and close friends that were trusted.

Wing Chun focus on an understand of bio-mechanics, angles and sensitivity. Primarily used against a persons aggressive force or energy.

Wing chun structure

Wing Chun practitioners believe that the fighter with the best body structure will win a fight. To beat a fighter you must break their structure - a broken structure is a broken fighter.

A correct Wing Chun stance is like a piece of bamboo, firm but flexible, rooted but yielding.

A Wing Chun stance is high and narrow, with the arms positioned to control the centerline and elbows kept close to the body. All attacks and counter-attacks are initiated from this stance. Unlike other styles, Wing Chun practices are unlikely to sacrifice technique for power as this is believed to leave defensive holes in the structure which could be taken advantage of by their opponent.

Wing Chun is renowned for using the Chun Kiu and Wooden Dummy to increase their form and structure.

Trapping skills and sensitivity

Wing Chun guys develop an immense feel of sensitivity through training drills such as Chi Sao. The idea is to use your energy as well as your opponents energy against them as well as to defend yourself from strikes.

Wing Chun also practice trapping of the hands using Chi Sao and other drills. Trapping is essentially immobilizing your opponent using a 'trap'. Other versions of trapping are to move the opponents hand to create an opening to strike.


The most common punch in Wing Chun is the vertical fist. This is usually thrown with the eblow down and in-front of the body - minimizing telegraph whilst still controlling the centerline.

Wing Chun chain or rolling punches

With the emphasis of "if there is no resistance attack" the Wing Chun chain punches are generally used to finish a fight. One vertical punch is quickly followed by another effectively feeling like a pneumatic drill to the receiver.

Close range

Wing Chun is primarily a close range martial art with techniques that excel inside the fighting measure. Wing Chun practitioners practice 'entry techniques' to gain distance and enter their opponents fighting measure. From this position they will utilize techniques such as trapping, vertical punches and kicks to break their opponents structure and finish the fight.

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