Techniques and Styles

wing chun rooting

Wing Chun Rooting in Martial Arts

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Bruce Lee’s “Be like water my friend.” quote has become famous—but not as much as the concept of becoming like a tree. That’s Wing Chun rooting.

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whipping punch broken down

The Whipping Punch Broken Down and Explained

Friday, August 5th, 2016

I personally never used to be a fan of the whipping punch because I found it complicated to understand and therefore difficult to execute. Many of my fellow students shared my concerns. However, once I had the whipping punch broken down for me by Sifu Justin Och, it was no longer an elusive technique! Here’s […]

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Two Hands are Better Than One in Self Defense

Two Hands are Better Than One in Self Defense

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Many popular striking styles seem to shy away from simultaneous hand techniques, but two hands are better than one in self defense.

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Wing Chun kung fu shadow kick

The Wing Chun Kung Fu Shadow Kick

Monday, July 18th, 2016

One kick: the kick to end all kicks. To destroy any opponent, no matter the size, with one blow. Is this even possible? What could this kick be? The impressive 720 Spin Kick? The famous Side Kick? Or perhaps the deceptive Spinning Back Kick? (Editor’s note: It’s certainly not the crane kick from The Karate […]

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Jackie Chan Wing Chun wooden dummy

Jackie Chan Wing Chun Kung Fu Practitioner

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

The Jackie Chan Wing Chun style involved serious training and combat with a comedic angle that endeared it to viewers everywhere.

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Learn These Three Moves

Practical Self-Defense: The Importance of Stance and Structure

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

As a martial artist, I have tried different styles of training throughout my journey with most of my time being in traditional (Korean style) TaeKwonDo and traditional (Chinese style) Wing Chun Kung Fu. I spent 10 years, beginning in college and continuing through my early 30’s, studying, competing and progressing through the facets of TaeKwonDo. […]

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Phoenix Eye Fist – Wing Chun’s Dirty Little Secret

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

What would you do if you knew of a technique that could concentrate all of the power your body could generate behind a strike into a singular focused point to break your assailant? You may not believe it at first, but Phoenix Eye Fist is Wing Chun’s dirty little secret. This is very similar to the famous […]

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Learning Ground Game Tactics in Wing Chun

Learning Ground Game Tactics in Wing Chun

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Many, if not the majority, of traditional martial arts systems (Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kun Do, Karate, Wing Chun, etc.) are designed primarily for stand-up attacking and defensive situations. Without question, these stand-up techniques are invaluable to the student. However, what is the practitioner to do if they have only trained in a stand-up martial […]

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Advanced Wing Chun wooden dummy training

Wing Chun Wooden Dummy Training

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

The Wing Chun wooden dummy is typically made of hard wood and has three protruding arms in different attack positions (jab, cross, gut shot) as well as a forward wooden or metal leg for kick applications. The Wing Chun Wooden Dummy form trains specific techniques that are performed simultaneously to increase and improve a practitioners self […]

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