Wing Chun at Nashville Kung Fu
Wing Chun is a practical style of Kung Fu and martial art that is extremely effective as a means of self-protection. It is a very fluid, tactile, 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 rely on traditional blocking methods but instead uses the unique concept of simultaneous attack and defense. Wing Chun employs the body’s natural weapons including strikes, low kicks, knees and elbows.
Wing Chun is not about memorizing hundreds of different techniques. Wing Chun is a complete system that is taught with concepts and principals and then practiced until it becomes reflex. It is a martial art whose design is based upon the laws of physics and anatomy. It was created and has evolved for nearly four centuries. The result is a system of self-protection that allows a person the reasonable means to defend themselves while under duress against a larger, stronger attacker.
The successful use of Wing Chun in a “self-defense” situation will require instruction, practice and repetition. In fact, the translation of Kung Fu means simply, “Hard Work and Practice”. But don’t let the hard work and practice discourage you from learning Wing Chun. The methods used to learn Wing Chun are actually the most fun and addictive part of studying the art. Literally, hours practicing Wing Chun in class will seem to go by in a few minutes. While training you will find yourself immersed, excited, challenged and longing for more.
Ken Smart, Senior Instructor