Wing Chun is a close combat martial art initially promoted in west by Bruce Lee. This Kung Fu style was developed by a woman and focuses on efficiency and effectiveness of motion. It uses internal power directed by intention.
Besides learning to direct your inner strength, you will be learning various hand and leg positions, stances, drills, forms, foot work, controlled sparing, wooden stake dummy form and some weapons.
Wear loose martial arts clothing and flat martial arts shoes.
Softness (via relaxation) and performing techniques in a relaxed manner, is fundamental to Wing Chun.
Tension reduces punching speed and power. Muscles act in pairs in opposition to each other (e.g. biceps and triceps). If the arm is tensed, maximum punching speed cannot be achieved as the biceps will be opposing the extension of the arm. In Wing Chun, the arm should be relaxed before beginning the punching motion.
Unnecessary muscle tension wastes energy and causes fatigue.
Tense, stiff arms are less fluid and sensitive during trapping and Chi Sau.
A tense, stiff limb provides an easy handle for an opponent to push or pull with, whereas a relaxed limb provides an opponent less to work with.
A relaxed, but focused, limb affords the ability to feel "holes" or weaknesses in the opponent's structure (see Sensitivity section). With the correct forwarding these "holes" grant a path into attacking the opponent.
Muscular struggle reduces a fight to who is stronger. Minimum brute strength in all movement becomes an equalizer in uneven strength confrontations. This is very much in the spirit of the tale of Ng Mui.
There are three open hang forms practiced in the Wing Chun system. They are meditative, solitary exercises which develop self-awareness, balance, relaxation and sensitivity. Forms also train the practitioner in the fundamental movement and the correct force generation of Wing Chun.
1. Focus on building body structure through basic punching, standing, turning, and stepping drills.
2. Fundamental arm cycles and changes, firmly ingraining the cardinal tools for interception and adaptation.
3. Sensitivity training and combination techniques.
Depending on lineage, the focus, content and intent of each form can have distinct differences which can therefore have far reaching implications. This also means that there are a few different ideas concerning what constitutes progression in the curriculum from form to form, so only a general description of overlap between different schools of thought is possible here.
Marek's obvious passion for martial arts shows in his teachings. He provides students with detailed instruction to ensure the most effective and efficient learning that fits each student. He is a very diligent teacher as well as student. He continues to deepen his own study in various martial arts to provide well rounded and solid instruction. Marek has studied Wing Chun of Ip Ching's linage under the supervision of Wing Chun Association certified master Keith Worfel since 2012. He's had the unique opportunity to visit the Ip Man's Wing Chun Academy in Hong Kong and practice with Grandmaster Ip Ching's top students (second eldest son of Ip Man).
With statue of Ip Man at VTAA Hong Kong