WHAT IS WING CHUN?
Trying to describe a martial art is immediately problematic as it will be many different things to different people. To some it is a method of self defence, to others a study of a foreign culture, others still will see it as a way to move and educate the body.
As with many martial arts, the exact origins of Wing Chun are not clear, but it arrived in something like its current form in Hong Kong around the middle of the 20th century. It is a system with an emphasis on arm and hand techniques, and at Worthing Wing Chun we teach a combination of different lineages including that of Grandmaster Ip Man (Yip Man) who was Wing Chun instructor to the late Bruce Lee. Our syllabus is made up of the following elements (please click to find out more about each one);
After years of experience we feel that this particular mix of forms and skills gives the student a suitable blend of historical Wing Chun along with the more modern interpretation as seen in Hong Kong, and our grading syllabus (which can be seen here) is structured around the same material. As ever, all this is very difficult to describe on a web page so we recommend you come along to the class and take a look for yourself.