The Wing Chun system was developed hundreds of years ago specifically to nullify the height and weight advantage that men have over women. This makes it a favorite for women wanting to learn self-defense techniques.
The Wing Chun form of Kung Fu boasts a fascinating cultural history, rich in intrigue. China was ruled by the repressive Manchus over two hundred eighty years ago. They were responsible for outlawing the possession of all weapons and did not allow the vast majority of the population to study self-defense or martial arts. This vast majority were known as the Hans. Soon the seeds of revolution were beginning to sprout and an army of secret revolutionaries began to grow. The temple of Sil Lim Temple was fast becoming a place where Martial Artists could concentrate on the difficult task of developing a form of self-defense and attack that would be deadly yet could be taught in a short space of time. Five of China’s greatest grandmasters created a new system that could be taught to their growing army of revolutionaries. However, before they had a chance to spread their collective teachings they were put to death and the temple was burned to the ground by the Manchus.
Preserving the Secrets
The only survivor of this massacre was Ng Mui. She was a nun. She taught this specialized martial art to a young orphangirl by the name of Wing Chun, which translates as “hope for the future.” The method was then passed down through the generations for almost 200 years in complete secrecy. The Wing Chun system developed to nullify the height and weight advantage that men have over women. This makes it a favorite for women wanting to learn self-defense techniques.
If you are interested in learning the skills of WingChun, contact Norwalk’s Calasanz Martial Arts and Fitness Center today at 1 800 414 9544. Like Ng Mui and thousands of other women who lack the physical strength and weight of men, you too can learn to successfully defend yourself against attack by larger opponents.