THE BASICS

 

 

WINGTSUN AT A GLANCE

History
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".

Techniques
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.

Applications
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