Wing Chun Fighting Elements

More Info Wing Chun Kung Fu is commonly known as a complete fighting system, invented, designed and developed for everyday people living everyday life’s to learn the understanding of Self defence. Wing Chun Kung Fu was never invented to become a sport, enter into a competition arena or even compare itself to any other Martial art on the planet. rencontre libertine charente Wing Chun Kung Fu is a unique fighting system that can be learnt by all but mostly by the 90% of people living normal life’s who do not wish to get hurt or put them selves through more punishment than they may come across in reality, this is once of the difference between a soft art to a hard art.

The 6 Ranges of a confrontation and Physical assault

There are many different ways that this can be explained and broken down for the student, lets have 3 ranges, lets have 4 ranges etc however the following will lay out a way for you to train, Focus and Understand the elements of your Wing Chun ClassSelf Defence is NOT about who is better than the other, Self Defence is about educating yourself to stay safe, deal with a situation in the best way possible and result to Physical abilities when required.

Range 1 Out of Physical contact Range

Visual Understanding and auditorial awareness is the first stage of a confrontation, the challenge for most is that they do not see or hear the situation around them and before they know it a physical confrontation has happened. Learning to deal with this Pre-fight distance brings in our fight or flight senses and is very much the first stage of self defence.

Range 2 Kicking Range

As the attacker comes closer the first human weapon that can be used are our legs, the longest tool that we have, In Wing Chun although we have 8 Kicks in the system we should not be looking to kick but more so looking to deal with the problem of being kicked, we close the range effeciently, A Wing Chun Student should be educated that our legs are for Walking and maintaining balance on our feet! Not for kicking someone.

Range 3 Punching Range

As the attacker comes closer to you or you close the gap on them the attacker now has the ability to punch you, something that could not have been done before hand as the range was to great, An attacker will close the range quickly to allow there fists to be used being the most common used weapon that we have, dont forget there legs can still be utilised at the same time.

Range 4 Elbows and Knees

The next range following from punching is the use of a persons Elbows and Knees, these weapons can only be used effectively as the person steps in, Yes someone can jump at you from a distance and use the elbow but for this purpose we will class that as the same as punching, now that they are at a shorter distance so the case is that the Elbow and Knee bone is the Hardest bone of the human body and therefore the most devastating when used.

Range 5 Grappling and Throwing

Being Grappled and Thrown to the floor is becoming more and more understood with the commercialisation of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) if you travel back many years it was very ungentle-man like to take someone to the floor, a stand up fight was the norm and expected, even a hand would be put out to help the person back up, not any more as society becomes aware of fighting capabilities.

Range 6 Ground

Getting Tripped, Pushed, Pulled,picked up, shoved, and losing your balance and landing on the floor is more and more common practice, Wing Chun students should have no interest being on the floor if this happens yet be keen to get of the floor as quickly as you can, if you are in a competition ring with a padded base and net to soften your fall then ok, but on concrete, Tarmac or in a nightclub this does not make sense, learning to deal with the ground in reality is of great importance.

A student should look at researching all of the Martial Arts around the world as they mostly specialise in one of the above ranges, sometimes two but there art would have been invented for a purpose just like Wing Chun, over the years they have been adapted to cater for the current necessity of the population, no longer are people expected to jump onto the battle field next week so Arts become adaptive in order to stay in existence.

Whilst doing your research remember that Most arts are focused to be in a sporting arena where to earn points against your opponent, compare techniques and show who is better at applying oneself, this is not Wing Chun and as soon as you try do this you are no longer applying your Wing Chun.

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