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Wing Tsun is the Art of Self-Defense
Wing Tsun (pronounced "wing chun") is one of the most effective and popular forms of martial arts in the world today. Our Wing Tsun (WT) comes from the lineage of the late Grandmaster Yip Man, teacher of Bruce Lee. Wing Tsun would achieve world-wide exposure through the efforts of Sifu Leung Ting and many others. More recently the art of Wing Tsun gained much exposure through the Ip Man (erroneous spelling of Yip Man) films of Donnie Yen and Anthony Wong. The City Wing Tsun Athletic Association proudly teaches Wing Tsun in a very modern and organized teaching program designed to help all students achieve their goals.
Wing Tsun is a rare gem of Chinese martial arts - traditional and classical, yet modern and functional. Students engage in many old-school exercises such as forms, solo-drills, and unique partner training methods. Rather than relying on brute strength or pre-arranged sequences, Wing Tsun applies unique principles and strategies to insure victory against a bigger and more aggressive opponent. Wing Tsun will not only challenge you physically, but will also teach you how to examine all forms of interaction in life using its principles and strategies.
Wing Tsun is based on using the body in an efficient and practical manner against aggression. The techniques of Wing Tsun are very straight-forward, practical, and based on principles rather than acrobatic displays of athleticism. The techniques of Wing Tsun work within a natural range of motion and don't require extreme flexibility or strength to work. In a very unique way, Wing Tsun adapts its strategies according to the opponent's attack and adaptation and yielding to greater force allow the practitioner to defend different types of attacks.
Wing Tsun aims simply to simplify. Offense and defense are performed at the same time rather than in the typical "block/counter' method often seen. High kicks won't work if you are wearing your favorite hipster skinny jeans, high heels, or if you simply have not warmed up yet. For this reason Wing Tsun uses low-line kicking to maintain balance and effectiveness. When encountering a greater force such as a punch or punch, the Wing Tsun defender will stick to the opponents attack and yield to it rather than try to stop it.