What is Wing Chun
If you take the popular view of Kung Fu, you know……flying through the air, somersaults and spinning Dragon kicks….
Can you see where I’m going with this?
Well, Wing Chun is none of that. It is a 300yr old (approx) Kung Fu style which originates from the Shaolin Monastery in China. Wing Chun is Chinese boxing with kicks but not kick boxing.
Our techniques are efficient, explosive and direct. whilst remaining sensitive, flexible and soft. We specialize in using natural physiology, logic and internal energy in conjunction with explosive efficiency to be devastating.
Occasionally, we will train outside in different environments. Simulating real situations and hazards. Also we learn to defend against various weapons like knives, sticks, bats screwdrivers. All this is taught with an awareness to your surroundings and time of day.
As part of the Wing Chun Syllabus, I also teach a Qigong set. Qigong is an Ancient form of exercise that maintains health, encourages self healing and promotes a better connection with your self.
Classes are still going on
Until the 17th May, we are in St Mary’s Park car park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm.
From the 18th May, we are back in Bradpole Village Hall at the same days and times as above.
We can train wealth of single man drills that focus on structure, looseness, function, explosiveness etc…. there are sets like the 8 gans, 8 elbows, 20 hands, 8 kicks, 8 palms etc….
…And there are always the forms.
Physical classes are non contact at the moment but we train using the Wooden Dummy, Chi Sau rings, footwork, punch bags etc.
So, get in contact if you want to join us or if you have any questions.
My classes are friendly and inclusive, with people from many different walks of life.
Don’t worry if you’re not fit. Although we are not a fitness class, elements of what we focus on are personal fitness, health and mental wellbeing.