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 relies upon the human body’s natural structure, tactile response and reflexivity to help even the odds against a larger, stronger attacker. 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 becoming more knowledgeable and effective while always continuing to “master the basics”.
The successful use of Wing Chun in a “self-defense” situation will require instruction, practice and repetition. You can learn basic self-protection skills pretty quickly, but like anything, it takes time and practice to become fluent and effective. In fact, the translation of Kung Fu means simply, “Hard Work and Practice”. I believe that term speaks volumes because like everything else in life, you ultimately get out of your training what you put into it.
Nashville Kung Fu teaches the internationally recognized Boehlig Defense System (BDS) version of Wing Chun Kung Fu known as “Wing Tsjun”. The BDS system uses traditional Chinese Wing Chun as its foundation, but it has been enhanced and adapted to address the realities of a violent attack in our modern world. 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 for the student.