Wing Chun is a straightforward system based on a scientific & mathematical approach to combat. Regardless of personal interpretation, Grandmaster Ip Man has key principles that all practitioners of the system should know.
‘Economy of Motion’, and ‘Conservation of Energy’
These two principles intertwine and relate to each other. The practitioner must think of Directness as opposed to Indirectness. The Wing Chun Style has probably one of the shortest training syllabus amongst the ‘Traditional’ Chinese Martial Arts.
Wing Chun is fighting system that was developed hundreds of years ago. Legends says that it was invented by a Buddhist nun called Ng Mui, she fled from the Shaolin temple, which was burnt down by the Ching dynasty emperor who considered the Shaolin temple to be a threat.
Ng Mui studied the actions of the snake and crane. She created a new fighting system based on this and taught it to a girl named Yim Wing Chun.
Yim wing Chun eventually got married and taught this system to her husband. Which was so beloved to him that he named the system Wing Chun.
Dr Leung Jan from Foshan China is one of the Wing Chun successor recorded in history. Leung Jan taught a student named Chan Wah Shun and he taught the infamous Ip Man.