What is Wing Chun?
Wing Chun is a unique and unusual branch of the martial arts from Southern China. A martial art based on both modern and classical scientific principles, developed to promote optimum health, fitness and self-defense, not winners in sporting events. This lineage of Wing Chun was developed by Grandmaster Yip Man (mentor to the actor and martial artist Bruce Lee), through Master Wong Shun Leong to Master Nino Bernardo to Sifu Renzo Tat and is famous as being one of the most straight forward and effective martial arts system.
Wing Chun’s natural, easy to learn sequential movements maximize your body’s force producing capabilities, but more importantly, they increase opportunities to enhance your health. Its unique practical training system is based on both classical and modern scientific principles from human anatomy & physiology (the branch of science which deals with structure and function of the human body), psychology (the science of mental wellbeing), and classical Qi Cultivation theory (Fundamental force development). Wing Chun is based on Intention, Correct Structure and Economy of Motion.
What is Qi Gong?
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese system that strengthens your body, relaxes your mind and lifts your spirit. In Wing Chun, Qi Gong training is undertaken through Forms and related solo training.
Zhan Zhuang Qi Gong or Standing Qi Development
Consists of standing postures and slow movements accompanied by natural breathing that relax and develop the whole person, improving both physical and mental health. Qi Gong is the cornerstone of many Chinese Martial Arts. One of its great attractions is that it can be practised by people of all ages. It is absorbing, but not exhausting or stressful. Once learned, it is a treasure for a lifetime.
Who can do it?
Dedicated and enthusiastic people, who wish to learn this aspect of the system, can do so, either as part of the Wing Chun Martial Arts system or as Zhan Zhuang health exercise, no fighting necessary.