Wing Chun History
Monday, March 6th, 2017
Wing Chun teaches only two weapons formally. The Long Pole and the Butterfly swords, both showcased in the Ip Man Series of movies, are powerful weapons that have very interesting pasts. While they are both very effective, neither of them were design originally to kill. This is due to their Shaolin roots. We will present […]
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Japanese Martial arts In our previous article, Martial Arts Philosophy-Chinese Versus Japanese Part 2, we covered the Chinese side. In this article we will go over Japanese martial arts. Japanese martial arts bases its principles heavily on certain beliefs—religious or not—depending on the style. Shintoism (an ethnic Japanese religion) is a strong fundamental in the […]
Friday, February 17th, 2017
The Chinese Lion Dance is a celebratory dance usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year and other special occasions. Two dancers perform each lion, one as the head and fore-legs, and the other as the butt and hind-legs. The dancers both wear pants to match the lion’s fur, with one dancer under the oversized head, and […]
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Even though there are many distinctions that should be made with Ninja versus Chinese Assassins; there are still common thread to be found.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Do Karate and Wing Chun Share Origins? I am here to argue that they do, and that origin can be found through the White Crane Kung Fu System.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
We’re frequently asked whether there is a difference between Ip Man kung fu and Sifu Och Wing Chun. The short answer is no. But your choice of Sifu matters.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Some people may not understand the meaning of bowing in the martial arts. Is it a sign of subservience? Inferiority? Self-deprecation? Nope!
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Most Branchs of Wing Chun Kuen, trace themselves to Master Ng Mui Si Tai, in some form or another. The story relates that, one day, Ng Mui’s practice was interrupted by a snake and a crane which were locked in combat. Ng Mui watched the snake and the crane and came to admire their fighting methods. Observing […]
Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Who was Ip Man? Wing Chun is popular thanks to Hollywood movies and its flashy style and no-nonsense self-defense techniques. But it’s difficult to hear Wing Chun without also having the name Ip Man mentioned in the same sentence. Ip Man (pronounced “Ip-Mun”) has a very fascinating history and was integral in the modern training and perfecting of this extreme […]