Although there are many unverified stories and traditions, it is believed that the style developed as a distinct martial art in Southern China between the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The name is translated as “eternal spring” symbolizing a welcome of rebirth and renewal. We use the romanization WingChun to differentiate our system from others.
The characteristics of WingChun are economy of motion, directness, and practicality. There are no flashy movements or high kicks, so you do not have to be very athletic to train WingChun. WingChun has a wide range of techniques that includes punching, kicking, knees, elbows, forearms, shoulders, joint breaking, etc. Students learn to defend against both WingChun and non-WingChun techniques. The following is a brief explanation of the important aspects of WingChun.