Brief Wing Chun History.
Wing Chun Kung fu is said to have been created over 400 years ago by a nun from the Southern Shaolin Temple, in Fu Jian Province.
This nun was named Ng Moy and it is said that one evening she saw a crane fighting a wild cat and, whilst observing this fight, she noticed that the cat was unable to hurt the crane, which appeared very calm and relaxed. Eventually, the cat became tired and ran away whilst the crane had used very little of its energy.
This idea led Ng Moy to begin developing a new martial art. Her first student was a young girl named, Yim Wing Chun and it is after her that the style takes its name.
The story goes that a local bandit was forcing himself on Yim Wing Chun. Seeing what was going on, Ng Mui took pity on the young girl and decided to teach her Kung Fu. After training very hard, Yim Wing Chun challenged the bandit to a fight which she convincingly won. Wing Chun Kung Fu is one of the most practical styles of Chinese Martial arts. It is an ingenious system that teaches you how to overcome a bigger and stronger opponent using skill, technique and sensitivity. Its principles are based on directness and simplicity and it teaches you how to use an opponent's strength against themselves.
Grandmaster Ip Chun Wing Chun is now one of the most effective and popular forms of Kung Fu, due to the teachings of late Great Grandmaster Ip Man who brought the skill from China to Hong Kong, from where it has spread all over the world.
Great Grandmaster Ip Man's most famous student was the legendary Bruce Lee.
Since Great Grandmaster Ip Man passed away his eldest son, Grandmaster Ip Chun, has taken over his fathers role.
Grandmaster Ip Chun has spent many years teaching all over the world and even though well in to his eighth century, having been born in 1924, his skill remains unsurpassed.
This skill was passed on to Master Colin Ward, who is Grandmaster Ip Chun's senior student. Master Ward has been working tirelessly to promote and spread the genuine Wing Chun skill as taught to him by his teacher.