The Evolution of Wing Chun
Wing Chun (also Weng Chun, Ving Tsun, and Eng Chun) is a unique entity as a Martial Arts System. Its origin is the Southern Shaolin Temple in the Weng Chun Dim. After the fall of the Southern Shaolin Temple, It was hidden by the Secret Societies and later to the Red Boats due to the persecution by the Ching government. As a complete Martial Arts System it is the culmination of the years of training by the monks and the military expertise of the Ming Generals. Many Wing Chun families developed their own special form of the art in order to keep it alive and continue the “praising” in hopes of the return of the Ming to power. During the early years, after the fall of the Southern Shaolin Temple, a Myth was devised to preserve the secrecy of Wing Chun.
There are many codes hidden within the Wing Chun system that can only be decoded by a Master, who himself, has been properly trained. However, over the past 350 years there have been many variations to the original Wing Chun concepts and principles. Some have focused upon Wing Chun as a Style and others have maintained it as a Scientific Martial Arts System. It has been identified as a complete martial art system by many who have studied it and have done research into its origins, history, philosophies, health benefits, and combat capabilities. In our current training, based upon Master Meng’s research we follow “The Halls of Shaolin” progressions by learning Basic Exercises (Gei Bun Gong) and Basic Movements (Gei Bun Dong Juk), developing Practical and Effective combat skills, becoming Efficient in all Ranges of Combat, and using Economy of Motion to achieve Maximum Efficiency. We then seek the highest level of understanding in an Intelligent Energy State to gain Emptiness. In this writing I will address all of the above points of interest.