WINGTSUN AT A GLANCE
WingTsun was developed as an effective means of defence against male
attackers by the Buddhist nun Ng Mui at the Shaolin monastery in China
more than 250 years ago. The new fighting system was named after her
first student: Yim Wing Tsun. The name means "Beautiful Springtime".
WingTsun is not a competitive sport, but rather specialises in
self-defence. Developed by a woman, it requires neither strength nor
acrobatics to subdue an opponent, but uses the opponent's strength and
turns it against him.
The number of elite police and military units who have taken up WingTsun
is proof of the system's effectiveness. WT is not only part of the
training programme for German elite police units, the French and Italian
anti-terrorist units and the FBI's hostage rescue team have also
discovered the benefits of this martial art.
Grandmaster Leung Ting and Sifu Nielsen