martial art was developed more than 250 years
ago in China by the nun NG Mui and the beautiful
Yim Wing Tsun, after whom the martial art is named.
Thanks to their highly developed martial art technique
these two women could win fights with the strongest
men of their time. Since then WT had been taught
practically only within families and clans. The
great master Yip Man who died in 1972, was the
last Wing Tsun teacher who taught Chinese students
exclusively. Today there are tens of thousands
of members worldwide (in over 56 countries) who
are learning this martial art system which was
updated by Leung Ting, Yip Man's latest master-pupil.
The European Chief-instructor, Dai Sifu K. R.
Kernspecht, brought the WT system to Europe twenty
years ago and has since trained several generations
of highly qualified martial arts instructors in
the European Wing Tsun Organization.
Tzun is self defense in it's most consequent form
Wing Tzun is the smartest self-defense system ever thought
of by humankind, because
Wing Tzun is not based upon physical strength or acrobatic
and therefore allows a physically weaker person
to defend him/herself.
Wing Tzun teaches
you to use the force of the opponent and
turn it against him.
Wing Tzun self
defense movements derive from tactile reflexes
that are mechanical and directly determined
by the attack of the opponent.
In this way WT
is not susceptible to optical manipulations
meant to mislead the fighter.
Wing Tzun can
be learned fairly quickly and built upon.
Wing Tzun meets the demands of "appropriate force"
lends itself for use by law enforcement.
Wing Tzun is
a whole martial arts system.
significance lies less in stylistic externals and tricks but in
the revolutionary totality of the concept! Immediacy, the small
number of movements used, etc., make Wing Tsun the fastest martial
art system ever!
"Less is more."
Economy of Wing Tzun
is conceived in such a way that one can manage a fight effectively
with just a few movements. The best self defense is one that can
fend off the most attacks with the least amount of movements!
That Are Used Simultaneously:
We can perform up to three different movement
patterns at the same time.
Four Ways Of "Force":
In dealing with "force", there are four
principles in WT:
Be free from your own "force".
2. Free yourself from the "force"
of your opponent.
3. Use the "force" of the opponent.
Add your own "force" to the "force"
of the opponent.
intense training WT students learn to "borrow"
the energy of the attack by way of a sort of controlled
and deliberate "giving in". The attacked
body parts get "charged up" in such
a way that they redirect the power of the opponent
immediately and with the whole force of impact
with which it was dealt out.
Once a WT-fighter has gained his/her advantage
by a punch he/she doesn't just give it up but
lets other chain-punches follow the first. This
is one of the most effective arms at all , traditional
martial arts know of no means to counter them.
The quick sequence of punches overwhelms the capacities
of the opponent to process information as he is
driven into a helpless defense.
"Universal Solution", the "Lenter
The economy of WT manifests itself in all corners
and ends of this martial art and provides surprises
and eye-openers to even the most advanced students.
best in self-defense
of reflexes and reaction
and meditation exercises
confidence and relaxation
practical philosophy of life
Benefits of Wing Tzun:
to the emphasis on self-defense there are many
more attractive benefits to the practice of WT.
Following is a short summary of what a WT school
can offer you.
The Three Parts Of A Wing Tsun Class
"Forms" derive from the fundamental natural range of
movements which have been integrated for self-defense purposes,
and have also traditionally been acknowledged to be contributing
to overall relaxation, meditation and well-being.
Chi Sao (Sticking Hands)
Wt is the only martial art that features the unique exercise of
tactile reflexes which are determined by the sense of touch. Chi
Sao defense reflexes are elicited in a very immediate and mechanical
way by the attack of the opponent. Thus they are always exactly
tailored and appropriate to the situation. Chi Sao reflexes are
far quicker than reacting to visual input and they also allow
the WT-fighter to defend him/herself blindly. Chi Sao is the glue
that integrates a number of single movements into coherent combinations
that are not preconceived yet prove to exactly meet the needs
of the given situation. Without Chi Sao WT would only consist
of an accumulation of
single technical bits or dead movement patterns. This makes Chi
Sao is the very soul of Wing Tsun!
Lat Sao (Sparring Exercises)
The goal of Wing Tsun is to develop fighting-capability . In Lat
Sao (which means "free style fight") the WT-student
learns to fearlessly confront a one-on-one fight. He can check
on the level of his work without fear of injuring his partner
which makes Lat Sao a most significant and motivating part of
Tsun is not only a smart martial art, it is also a smart way of
Five Distances of a Fight:
In a real self-defense-situation, rules of fairness (which could
alter the outcome of a fight) don't exist! In Wing Tsun we derive
from this the consequent importance of a training that is as full
and complete as possible, and which acknowledges all of the five
distances that are part of a fighting situation.
Distance: Fighting With Your Feet
2nd Distance: Fighting With Your Hands
Distance: Fighting With Knees And Elbows
Distance: Grappling (Holding, Barring, Throwing, etc.)
Distance: Ground Fighting
In any of the above situations the WT-principles can be applied
successfully, which is why so many martial arts practitioners
turn to WT.
a WT-training session the punches, kicks etc...are all executed
with soft-contact so that the risk of injury is kept to a minimum.
starts where most other styles stop:
the uncompromising close range fight!"
The 4 Principles of Wing Tzun
Wing Tzun - System:
Wing Tzun is less a compendium of many single techniques but a
whole martial art system.
WT follows the strategy of aggressive defense (Latin: aggredis
- to come close to somebody).
the highest level of the systems hierarchy are the four WT principles:
If the way is clear forge ahead!
2. If there is contact keep glued to it!
3. If your opponent is stronger, give in!
4. If the opponent retreats, follow!