This part is something special for me.
I had some experience with this wonderful way of living.
From ancient times people wanted to create something perfect and, in my opinion, they did, specifically, in China.
Wing Chun is the method of training and self-perfection that have been perfected in practice over the centuries and turned into not only a perfect combat system but also the strengthening and prevention of diseases.
In the Medieval period, martial arts were used for hurting people, so for this reason old teachers stopped teaching many of these art`s secrets. All secrets could learn only by students with a high level of spirituality.
In the beginning, Wing Chun was intended only for people with high morals and high principles, that`s why only intelligence could afford that.
Do you want to know how this style was created?
Well, a story, in short, five of the best teachers from Shaolin decided to create a new style. They wanted to put together the best and effective techniques. For this, they choose the best students and started preparation.
In 1720 monastery Shaolin was burnt, lots of monks got killed, but some teachers and students survived, these five monks were in this number of people. One of the creators, a woman named Ngu Mai Ni was hiding in the temple Bat Hak. Exactly her continued work on new style by watching animals in nature, their moves, and struggling for life. Once she decided to host a beautiful young lady, who needed help. Her name was Nim Wing Chun “Eternal Spring”, she was in a run from a man, who was forcing her to marry, she did not love him. So, Ngu Mai took her as a student. They moved to the mountain where they were safe together. After the Death of Ngu Mai, Wing Chun continued her work. She was watching animals just like her teacher did. By the time Wing Chun finished a new style, it has got five symbols, which develop internal and external human qualities, such as Tiger, Leopard, Snake, Crane, and Dragon. Finally, Wing Chun comes home to her father, she tried first the new style in order to protect herself from that man, who did not forget her and still wanted to marry her. Instead, she getting married to a man whom she really loved and he becomes her first student. After her death, her husband gave a name to this style, Wing Chun.
So, after arose many styles, such as Wing Chun Kung Fu, Wing Chun Kuen, Wing Chun Tsuan, Wing Chun Kuen Pai, and others.
Wing Chun Kuen Pai is a Vietnamese style, which was brought from China by Youen Chai Van, who opened his school there. In the beginning, was difficult and people were not so friendly, but in the end, exactly Youen Chai Van was a teacher of Ip Man, who was known as the strongest man in China. If you don`t know yet, Ip Man was a teacher of a legend, Bruce Lee.
Wing Chun is a respected style among martial arts. Wing Chun teaches us very important knowledge, it helps us to understand yourselves, the way to live and to be a great person inside and outside, how not to do mistakes, and to analyze the situation.
If you want to be successful in Wing Chun you should work hard every day. Need to understand deeply the whole meaning of this style, traditions. The whole point is “Use of Spirit”.
By learning internal, necessary to seek deeper understanding, and then in every difficult situation, you will achieve Wing Chun knowledge easily.
I started to practice Wing Chun in Odesa, Ukraine. I had a nice teacher. I went for a seminar where I met the great teachers, who were showing us new moves, sharing their knowledge, and were giving advice.
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Information that I shared was taken from one of the books. I would say, these books can be your best friends.