Wing Chun is a
scientific , logical, and simple martial art which provides
self-defence and fitness skills for people of all ages.
Wing Chun emphasises
economy of movement, which eliminates the need for brute
strength. All of its techniques are based on direct,
practical, natural body movements which are easy to
learn and can be applied immediately.
Wing Chun students
develop skills in balance, speed and positioning through
specific exercises (known as 'forms') to finetune
movements and cultivate power, and in supervised combat
which simulates real-life fighting situations. As in
traditional boxing or street fighting, which the style
closely represents, the focus is on protecting the
body's centreline with short, sharp punches and kicks
and following through with strikes to the opponent's
There are no showy
kicks, spins or splintering of blocks of wood. The style
develops remarkable power through Wing
Chun's determination force, or 'chi' and is evidenced by
its famous one inch punch that Bruce Lee made famous.
Wing Chun's superior
skills are within the reach of anybody regardless of
age, sex, body type or muscle development. Additional benefits are stress control, discipline,improved concentration, confidence and overall well-being, making it an
excellent form of insurance for a healthy life
It was founded in China
300 years ago by a female martial artist, Ng
Mei, who developed the style after
watching a fight between a rodent and stork. The name,
Wing Chun, means 'everlasting springtime' and was taken
from one of Ng Mei's top students, Yim
Wing Chun, who used the art to successfully defend
herself against an unwanted suitor.
During the Chinese
Cultural Revolution, Wing Chun, like other martial arts,
was banned in China and survived only through the
persistence of practitioners like Yip Man. Yip
Man, who became the teacher of
martial arts movie star Bruce Lee, and later took the art to
His 'closed door'
student, Great Grandmaster Tsui
Seung Tin, in turn became the teacher of Grandmaster
Jim Fung, principal of Australia's International Wing
Chun Academy. Grandmaster Fung can now trace his martial
arts lineage back through eight generations of number
one students to Ng Mei.
GrandMaster Jim Fung
is one of the world's few
genuine Wing Chun masters with the skill and knowledge
to take his students to master level. The protégé of
respected Great Grandmaster Tsui Seung Tin, Yip Man's
foremost disciple, he has trained continuously in Wing
Chun for over 40 years. Grandmaster Fung's
personal skill and achievement in helping to perpetuate
Wing Chun in its authentic form were officially
recognised by the Chinese Government through the
Academy's inclusion in its All China Martial Arts
Register published in November, 1998.
Fung's International Wing
Chun Academy, founded in Adelaide, South Australia, in
1973, is the largest martial arts school in Australasia
and attracts students from around the world. Its
membership includes prominent politicians, lawyers,
doctors and top sportspeople. The Academy has also
conducted specially tailored courses for the South
Australian Police, correctional facilities such as Long
Bay Gaol, government agencies such as the Departments of
Immigration and Social Security and several private corporations. A
distinctive feature of the
International Wing Chun Academy's unique training system
is that everything taught can be applied effectively in
a real fight.
HARVEY WING CHUN
is proudly in association with the
Chun Academy and
teaches Grandmaster Jim Fung's Kung Fu system which will
allow students learn to
- utilise their bodies efficiently to generate more power.
This is achieved through a series of logical,
comprehensive principles which focus on simplicity,
directness, practicality, economy of movement and
minimum use of brute strength. The quality of movements
rather than quantity is stressed.
- Maximising the use of
body mass enables students from any style of training -
be it martial arts or another sport - to enhance their
ability to generate force and realise their full
potential without resorting to brute strength.
Chun's use of leverage and redirection to overcome and
neutralise oncoming strikes ensures that students need
not fight an attacker's resistance, therefore
eliminating the need for brute force.
- Through the improvement
of body structure, co-ordination of movements and
mind-body control, the unique determination force or chi
of Wing Chun can be achieved. Using chi, students are
able to develop power equal to that of assailants twice
their physical size and more.
Wing Chun is a
scientific system of self defence and requires a thorough
understanding of the art before students
can execute the movements properly and remember them
long-term. The School's students are allocated to groups
relevant to their level of ability and are encouraged to
analyse and question the reason for movements, not just
The school's fitness
exercises are safe and appropriate to every students'
progress being designed by fitness experts. The purpose is to sharpen mental as well as
physical skills - relaxation, concentration and mind
control forming an integral part of the system. The
Wing Chun system guarantees to provide the most
efficient method of self defence
Wing Chun's movements are
natural and simple and is therefore an easy style to copy.
However, without a sound foundation in the true
principles of the art, even the keenest student could
find himself in trouble in a real-life fighting
situation. He would discover the techniques cannot work
if they are used relying on brute force.
There can only be a
correct or incorrect way of practising Wing Chun, and
students who are serious about learning the art must
ensure they choose a teacher with the right knowledge
and training. Many people who have
been trained incorrectly elsewhere use the wrong
muscles when striking, apply the wrong force, often
resorting to brute strength, and have developed bad
habits. This makes it harder for them to start again
using the correct system and in some cases, they start
behind the beginners.
Grandmaster Fung says
"Unless you are
trained correctly, you are missing out on the many
incredible features of the Wing Chun system and robbing
yourself of the best opportunity to learn to protect
your safety and wellbeing."
We at CHRIS
HARVEY WING CHUN teach
you the authentic and genuine art passed down by Grandmaster
Jim Fung. from in turn his teacher Great Grandmaster Tsui
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