What is Wing Chun

History of Wing Chun

History of Wing Chun

Wing Chun came to be through hundreds of years of continued development, seeking the most practical and efficient way to face violent and potentially dangerous combat situations.

Its methods differ greatly to most other Martial Arts as Wing Chun is efficiency based rather than sports based.

This means Wing Chun is interested in the immediate cessation of violent behaviour where possible.

Aiming to close a violent encounter in minimal time frame.

The time frame we allot to this presently is three seconds to nullification of individual threat via restraint or knock out.

Wing Chun also exhibits key attributes to offset a size strength deficit so it is suitable to all individuals regardless of age size or gender.

Ip Man was the first individual to teach Wing Chun publicly in 1950’s Hong Kong teacher to |Bruce Lee

Wong Shun Leung was Ip Mans prize fighter, completing roughly 50 unbeaten bareknuckle bouts on Hong Kong rooftops. Also teacher to Bruce Lee

Gary Lam was Wong Shun Leungs head coach for 16 years. He has operated schools in both Hong Kong and Los Angeles California. His accolades and services to Wing Chun are too numerous to mention.

John Lobb has been studying and teaching Kung Fu and Thai Boxing since 1991

His original training was full contact Chinese Kickboxing and Shaolin Martial Arts.

After cross training Wing Chun with Thai Boxing and learning the Gary Lam system he strove to develop a streamlined practice by reverse engineering a new training interface from full contact exchange.

He innovated around Kudo protectives so that the hands could remain unencumbered to uncover patterns and particulars specific to the system under heavy bombardment.

His research has undergone much pressure testing to pinpoint prerequisites and dispel myths associated with practical Wing Chun practice.

His work pays homage to the bare knuckle Beimo bouts of the 1950’s where Wing Chun was tested and refined on Hong Kong rooftops.

It is also a continuation of his Masters and Grand-masters work where scientific principles were applied to training and development. i.e. there is a mechanism in place for regular testing and analysis specific to individual competence and the systems workings as a combat tool.

Regular testing, gathering of results, analyzing and concluding ensures the system remains in a continual state of refinement where efficiency in both learning and undertaking takes precedence.