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Wing Chun Kung Fu
Wing Chun is recognised as one of the most practical and devastating self defence martial art systems in the world. It was developed for survival, self defence and self preservation rather than aesthetics, sport or exhibition.
Students are taught to use their entire bodies to generate power; to create a strong defence; to co-ordinate their movements in an efficient, economical manner; to redirect or neutralise powerful attacks instead of trying to use strength against strength; to misdirect and unbalance opponents and to attack relentlessly when the opportunity arises until a threat is neutralised.
The reason for Wing Chun’s effectiveness is that it is grounded in logic simplicity. It focuses on results and is known for its efficiency and economy of movements and employs “sensitivity” (responding to your opponent’s slightest physical movement); evasive footwork; penetrating attacks and “borrowing” your opponent’s force.
One of the central ideas behind Wing Chun is “centre-line theory”: defending, attacking and occupying the imaginary line that runs down the middle of the human body. Practitioners are taught to win and occupy this centre-line at all times. Wing Chun is a realistic martial art(for example, almost all the kicks are below the waist), concentrating on simple, direct, short-range simultaneous and unrelenting attacks. Unlike many arts where size or strength ultimately prevail Wing Chun is truly an art where a practitioner can be devastatingly effective regardless of size, gender or age.