Wing Chun Kung Fu is a martial art system designed solely for self-defense and combat. It is primarily a hand based strike system for confined combat. The ratio of hand to kicking techniques is about 70:30.
What is your Associations lineage in Wing Chun Kung Fu?
The Associations lineage is closely associated with the Ip Man style of Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Does Wing Chun Kung Fu vary from one school to another?
Yes it does. The reason being that as Wing Chun Kung Fu developed each student and teacher alike interpreted it and passed it on to the ensuing generation slightly differently. The fundamental structure and content remain a consistent theme within the system regardless of lineage or style. This is something that is not synonymous with the Wing Chun Kung Fu system, but can be found throughout all styles of martial arts.
Does Wing Chun Kung Fu have a belt system?
There is no belt system within this Association. However, there are levels of attainment; beginners, intermediate and advanced. These levels are achieved via grading’s conducted. Other Wing Chun Kung Fu might have a belt system.
Do I need a uniform or footwear?
No, you do not need a uniform or footwear to begin with. A white t-shirt, black sweats and a pair of socks are all you need. Once you have decided Wing Chun Kung Fu is for you (usually by the 3 month mark), a uniform and training shoes will be your investment.
Is there a risk of being injured?
There is real contact within the Wing Chun Kung Fu training and hence a risk of injury. However, classes are monitored closely by the instructor in order to minimize and mitigate any such injury.
How big are the classes and duration?
Classes are small and kept to approximately no more than 10 -12 students. This is to maintain the quality and consistency of the teaching. Classes are generally an hour long.
Do you have competitions?
Wing Chun Kung Fu is not a martial art designed for sport and traditionally there has never been competition’s within the system. Our Association maintains this tradition. However, if individuals want to compete in open tournaments they are free to do so with the instructors consent.
How long will it take to become proficient in Wing Chun Kung Fu?
Compared to most other martial art systems, one can become proficient in Wing Chun Kung Fu in a relatively short period of time. However, the more that you dedicate yourself to the art the faster your skills and progress will be. Most students gain proficiency within one to two years.
Can women participate in training?
Women can absolutely train in Wing Chun Kung Fu. The system is the only known martial art founded by a woman. Hence, it is suited in every way (physical and mentally) to a woman.
Why should I train in Wing Chun Kung Fu rather than in another martial art?
There are many great reasons to train in Wing Chun Kung Fu. However, one can only truly appreciate the system by experiencing it firsthand. Our school offers a free introductory lesson.
What is so unique about Wing Chun Kung Fu and your organization in particular?
The simplicity within the philosophy of Wing Chun Kung Fu makes this martial art easy to comprehend and practice. Thus, one attains the satisfaction of personal achievement with relative ease. Wing Chun Kung Fu is a system that is ideally suited for street combat and self-defense.
The U.S. Wing Chun Kung Fu Association has developed a unique style of Wing Chun Kung Fu that is more suited to a 21st century type environment. The style emphasizes dynamic mobility, fluidity and incorporates ground fighting in addition to conventional Wing Chun Kung Fu techniques.