WHAT IS WING CHUN?
The science of close quarter combat. A martial art for Body, mind and well-being.
The Basics of Wing Chun
Simply put Wing Chun is the martial art and skill of close-quarter fighting. But just like all Martial Arts, it’s not as easy to define as just a combat method. Martial Arts provide much more than just fighting skills. I believe that Wing Chun can and must become a way of life.
The skills you will learn in a typical Wing Chun class will vary from the obvious striking methods you find in most Martial Arts to a complete understanding of how you move your body in relation to the forces you get from an opponent or partner. We cover power generation from a physics standpoint, making Wing Chun truly accessible to any person regardless of age, build, or temperament.
We learn how to listen to what your and your partner’s body are doing at all times and convert this feeling into the most simple and direct way of returning an attack without using bodily strength or physical prowess. These contact skills make Wing Chun a unique learning challenge and one that can be understood easily but will keep you interested and engaged for a lifetime. So yes, you will be learning how to fight but Wing Chun will give you life skills that you will use way beyond its Martial Arts aspects.
Classes are relaxed in nature and you will never be pressured into doing something you are uncomfortable with. To be good at Wing Chun you need to listen, relax and hone in on what your body is telling you. Once these skills are absorbed you will begin to express your Wing Chun in your own way, whether that be fighting, health, fitness, or self-defence.
Your progression through the system is graded on a personal level, not via a manual or book. We stick to an old mantra: "it’s not how senior you are but how good.” You only need patience and dedication to learn the martial art of Wing Chun.
HVT is affiliated to the Sifu Cliff Au Yeung Ving Tsun Method, which means we pay close attention to detail and focus on mobility, internal power, and finely tuned contact reflexes.
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