Wing Chun for Self-Protection
Wing Chun is a practical and effective style of Kung Fu and a martial art whose primary purpose is self-protection. It is a very direct, fluid, close-range system which makes it especially effective in confined spaces such as an elevator, hallway, staircase or a crowded urban area.
Wing Chun is often described as a form of “self-offense”. That is because Wing Chun does not employ traditional blocks but instead the unique concept of simultaneous attack and defense. Wing Chun employs all of the body’s natural weapons including a variety of strikes, kicks, knees and elbows.
Wing Chun is not a collection of hundreds of techniques to be memorized. It is a “system” that teaches core concepts and principals that will be your foundation. You will build upon these same concepts and principals as you practice, learn new skills and advance through the system while always continuing to “master the basics”.
The successful use of Wing Chun or any martial art in a “self-defense” situation will require instruction, practice and lots of repetition. In fact, the translation of Kung Fu means simply, “Hard Work and Practice”.
When you begin training self-defense you quickly come to the realization of how fast, frightening and unexpected a real attack will be if it happens. Even an untrained attacker equipped with intent and rage is dangerous no matter how low their skill level or how high YOUR skill level. The real weapons of self-protection in the street are situational awareness, attitude, distance, good social skills and common sense. Training a martial art requires instruction, hard work and practice in order to create the muscle memory necessary to target and deliver an injury that will stop an attacker while under the extreme duress of a violent attack. Unlike what the movies may have you believe, there is no mystical skill or single secret move. It is simply about doing the work and practicing. You get out of your training what you put into your training. Obviously, this statement is not great for marketing, but it is important to understand the realities of training a martial art for self-protection. For those whose expectations are within these realities, we look forward to training with you.
Nashville Kung Fu teaches the internationally recognized Boehlig Defense System (BDS) method of Wing Chun Kung Fu known as “Wing Tsjun”. The BDS system is designed to teach the student in a manner that is logical and practical. It is taught in a series of student grades which build upon the core concepts of the system using a method that is pragmatic, challenging and exciting.