What is WingTsun?
WingTsun (pronounced ” wing – chun”) is self-defense in its most uncompromising form. WingTsun skills are built on the students’ present abilities. Muscle power and conditioning are not prerequisites for training. WingTsun teaches a readiness to “listen” to one’s body, to know one’s strengths, and to use them rigorously when required.
When people learn WingTsun Kung Fu, they develop new sense of awareness of their surroundings and their body in addition to a heightened sense of confidence in all situations. This confidence, born of knowing one’s capabilities, is acquired through intensive, regular, professional instruction and practice.
A Philosophy and a Science
This newly acquired confidence and self-awareness leads to and increased sense of well-being on many levels.
Former personal limitations no longer restrict one’s everyday life.
Life becomes fuller and more satisfying.
Students of WingTsun no longer need to feel like victims.
This confidence lessens the likelihood of being subject to dangerous situations.
Should a threatening situations arise, the WingTsun student commands a highly effective, weaponless method of defending themselves and others. WingTsun absorbs the attacker’s energy, compounds it with the defender’s own power, and directs it back against the offender. A WT student in action can “feel” and opponent’s intentions and put sharpened reflexes to immediate use.
Freedom through Self-Defense
WingTsun improves the praticioner’s existing strengths and sharpens their powers of perception. Once known, one’s capabilities can be confidently put to use. People who learn WingTsun learn to know themselves better. WingTsun never attacks – it is aggressive only in defense. WingTsun is a method for inner growth and a way to a creative, relaxed, and healthy lifestyle.
What to Expect from WingTsun Training
WT means personal growth. WT students are taught in groups, yet guided individually.
At the center of WingTsun training is a unique set of exercises which teach specific techniques for targeted relaxation and concentration. This instruction is complemented with special breathing techniques for “refueling” the body.
WingTsun merges body and mind into a new, powerful unit. Fluid motions and sudden explosive speeds flow together in a systematic, coordinated, spontaneous sequence of movements.
The study of WingTsun heightens physical and mental flexibility while improving awareness of self and environment.
WingTsun entails optimizing the use of muscles by tensing and relaxing needed muscle groups at the correct times. This training develops the ability to “use the force” of an attacker with minimal amount of effort.
The Origin of WingTsun
WingTsun is an ancient Chinese system of self-defense. It was developed by a woman approximately 250 years ago and named after her first student, the girl “WingTsun.” Her name means “beautiful springtime.”
The goal of WingTsun was to provide a practical, effective, and quickly learnable self-defense method.
Today, WingTsun is taught in over 63 countries of the world. It is used by hundreds of thousands of people to stay in shape, relieve stress, increase muscle tone, learn relaxation and learn the art of self-defense.
Learn From the Best with Tri-Cities WingTsun
In Elizabethton, WingTsun is taught by Sihing Larry Thomas, a recognized instructor of the international WingTsun Association – North American Section (IWTA-NAS).
Each WingTsun instructor has undergone a rigorous training and certification process, in addition to receiving continuing education and advanced instruction from Grandmaster Leung TIng and his senior American representatives.
Sihing Larry is a knowledgeable trainer offering a friendly class atmosphere, quality instruction and fantastic martial arts experience.
How To Find Out More About WingTsun
To learn the instinctive use of your body in emergency self-defense situations from books or videos is impossible. Nor could one describe, no matter how eloquently stated, how students of WT experience such fundamental empowerment.
Only patient practice under the attentive supervision of a certified WT instructor will provide concrete ideas of what is actually achievable.
Start your journey today.
(Source: Ting, Leung. Wing Tsun Kuen. 5th ed. Hong Kong: International Wing Tsun Leung Time Martial-Art Association, International Headquarters, 1978. Print.)