Little Idea Wing CHun
Wing Chun System
The Wing Chun system is a simple, efficient and ruthless fighting system. Wing Chun is known for its direct/linear attacks, devastating low kicks, trapping hands and triangular footwork.The Little Idea Wing Chun Club of Seattle concentrates on building a strong foundation in the fundamental principles and skillsets, concentrating on a variety of activities, including:
• Sil Lum Tao
• Chum Kiu
• Bil Jee
• 108 Mook Jong (woodenman) Form
• 2 man drills
• Attack circle drills
• Chi Sao
As with all disciplines, a deep understanding of the underlying principles is critical to achieving proficiency in Wing Chun.
Learning Wing Chun is much like learning a foreign language. One learns an alphabet, recites the alphabet, learns simple words, then simple sentences and finally goes on to have combative discourse with others. This very progressive approach allows the practitioner to be truly self-expressive with martial medium.
Wing Chun was born in the turbulent times in China when Ming loyalists were fighting a subversive and clandestine war against the Manchus of the ruling Ching Dynasty. At the time, becoming proficient in Shaolin-based fighting systems took up to 20 years. The objective of the Ming revolutionaries was to train effective fighters in 3 to 5 years. One of the prevalent theories is that five Shaolin-trained masters convened to design this new fighting system. Its result was the streamlined and efficient system which would come to be known as Wing Chun.