WING CHUN LEGEND: THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE

Much of Wing Chun‘s ancient history is a legend, heavily embellished for political reasons, and thus cannot be proven. There are numerous versions of its history. Much of the documentation that might have existed was destroyed in the Shaolin temple fire or during the Cultural Revolution. As a result, ‘evidence’ is frequently constructed from hearsay… Continue reading WING CHUN LEGEND: THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE

WING CHUN: THE “GIU SAU ERROR”

When the opponent uses any Attack Pyramid, there is an opportunity to defend using the Centerline. As previously stated, all the Wing Chun fighter needs to do is correctly position his own Defense Pyramid to gain the Inside Centerline position. This should be done automatically, taking the shortest and most cost-effective route to Inside Centerline.… Continue reading WING CHUN: THE “GIU SAU ERROR”

WING CHUN: USING THE CENTERLINE TO ATTACK AND DEFEND

After some practice with Centerline Theory defense and attack, the Wing Chun fighter can do both simultaneously and independently. It can be done with two hands at once, moving together. At the same time, each creates its Attack or Defense Pyramid, or with a single movement in a more advanced yet perplexingly simple application.  Complex… Continue reading WING CHUN: USING THE CENTERLINE TO ATTACK AND DEFEND

THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF CENTERLINE THEORY IN WING CHUN

Wing Chun is a highly logical and sensible Gung Fu system that was scientifically designed for and based on human body motions. Ng Mui and Yim Wing Chun built the ultra-effective and economic system of close-range combat practiced today based on geometry, physics, physiology, and philosophy. Complex concepts and principles govern how skilled fighter instinctively… Continue reading THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF CENTERLINE THEORY IN WING CHUN

WING CHUN: THE REFERENCE CONCEPT

Although the concept of a Centerline is not unique to Wing Chun Gung Fu, it is visualized and applied in no other martial arts system in the same way. Aside from the Centerline, the Wing Chun man employs pyramidal, circular, angular, and linear structures to defeat opponents through scientific technique rather than brute strength or… Continue reading WING CHUN: THE REFERENCE CONCEPT

WING CHUN: THE BENEFITS OF FACING

In Wing Chun, the term “Facing” (Ying Sai) refers to the frontal reference of one fighter to another. Another time, Ying Chiu refers to a fighter’s “Facing Posture” about another. When one fighter’s “Facing” is frontally referenced to the other’s side or back, “Facing Advantage” occurs. This advantageous position does not constitute victory in and… Continue reading WING CHUN: THE BENEFITS OF FACING