How long does it take to learn the complete art?
the art itself is a life long learning process,
its constantly evolving. However, if the goal is
to learn how to defend oneself, after a 6 month
period, a student can learn effective techniques
to do just that. On the other hand, if he truly
wants to learn the art itself, he can learn the
complete art within a 2 to 3 year period.
Mastering the art, is a totally different story ;)
Are there any kicks in wing chun?
there's quite a bit of kicks in wing chun.
However, our main focus is that of the hands.
Kicks in wing chun are used to simply assist the
hands, our bread and butter still remains to be
Is wing chun a good martial art for women?
my opinion wing chun is perfect for women.
Considering that the art itself was designed by a
nun. What makes wing chun so effective, is that
its not dependent on muscle and size. Its focus is
understanding timing and structure. Si-gung
Ho Kam Ming is roughly 5'4" and probably less
than 130lbs and is already 78 years old. However,
with his knowledge of bone structure, he is
capable of generating incredible amounts of power
from a short distance with his punch.
What is chi sao?
sao or otherwise referred to as sticky hands, is
an exercise used to teach one about sensitivity,
power, timing, and other concepts. Notice, I did
not mention fighting. One example of how chi
sao helps the student develop his skill, is
learning how to redirect force that comes at him
at extremely close range. Chi sao can only be
found in the art of wing chun, and is what makes
our style so unique.
Does wing chun have any ground fighting?
move in wing chun can be used in 4 different ways.
For example, tan sau can be used as a block,
attack, shi-na, and take down. As for specifically
dealing with ground fighting, chi sao teaches the
student how to stick, whether that's standing up
or on the ground, it can be applied regardless of
Are wing chun attacks only straight in?
is all dependent on the range. From a distance,
our goal is to close the gap and the quickest
route is a straight line, however, the closer you
get to your opponent the more circular the attacks
become. Thus, the 3 forms in wing chun are
different ranges. Siu Lim Tao represents a normal
range between 2 opponents. Chum Kiu on the other
hand exposes the practitioner to turning, since
the gap is even closer. Finally, Bue Gee is used
for emergency purposes and literally are a state
where the bodies are touching next to each other.
How many forms are there in wing chun?
I stated earlier, there are 3 forms to learn in
wing chun. In addition to that, there's the
mokjong (wooden dummy), the pole and butterfly
Is there qi gong involved in wing chun?
there is qi gong. The qi gong training
itself can be found within the forms.
How much Wing Chun did Bruce Lee learn?
this varies from story to story. However, from
what was told to us by Se-gung Ho Kam Ming during
a past seminar, Bruce Lee learned about only 2% of
the art. For the most part, he spent less than 2
years learning the art, and trained mainly with
William Chueng and Wong Shung Leung.
Is wing chun an internal art?
chun is both internal and external. Developing
internally can be achieved through Siu Lim Tao,
heavy sticky hands, and through other means. For
example, doing Siu Lim Tao for 15 minutes will
help you to become good physically in the art.
However, if mental and internal development are
your goal you'll need to do it for 45 minutes.