Wing Chun History

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Bowing in the Martial Arts: A Necessary Element Misunderstood

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!

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Ng Mui History and Wing Chun

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 […]

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The History of Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu

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 […]

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History of Chang Quan Long Fist and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

History of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and Chang Quan Long Fist Founder of the Song Dynasty, family name Zhao, given name Kuangyin and his posthumous title Emperor Taizu was born in to a tradition of military marital arts and was able to master and train in the combative military styles used for purposes of self […]

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A Brief History of Wing Chun Kung Fu

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Wing Chun Kung Fu (aka the Ip Man chinese combat art known as Wing Tsun, Ving Chun or Ving Tsun) is by far an extremely popular fighting type Chinese martial arts, but it wasn’t always so. The history of Wing Chun reveals a gradual journey which started in necessity and yielded one of the most powerful fighting styles […]

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Traditional Martial Arts vs the Movies (Part 2)

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

If you do a jump kick, and you teach the purpose on how to “commercial martial arts someone out with it” while showing the 100% full original war/street purpose, I applaud you. If you throw weapons, but you do it because you’re throwing them through an opponent I applaud you. I applaud any and all […]

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Traditional Martial Arts vs the Movies (Part 1)

Monday, November 12th, 2012

No traditional martial art, no matter what its origins, had fancy and ineffective moves. It was created for survival and for the quickest and deadliest moves for battle in that culture, terrain, and for the immediate enemy. Traditional martial arts training refers to training in a martial art that is rooted in the tenets set forth by […]

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Ip Man Fact or Fiction, Florida Wing Chun

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Ip Man Fact or Fiction, Florida Wing Chun WARNING SPOILER ALERT for those who have not seen the film Ip Man, this article touches upon some important scenes. To preserve the amazement of watching the film for the first time, do not continue reading, unless you want to know the truth now. Ip Man fact, a blockbuster […]

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