One of the main attributes and principals coming out of your Wing Tsun training is “simplicity.” If you crowd your brain with too many techniques, especially if they come from different martial arts with different approaches and concepts, your defense is bound to be shaky at best in a street situation.

If your repertoire is entirely from one system of martial arts, even Wing Tsun, it can also confuse you if you have too many techniques on your mind as to the response in a given situation. That is why we discuss the concepts rather than one technique versus another in defending. It is most important to gather the ideas of Wing Tsun together in your mind and perfect them regardless of what technique you might be using.

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Wing Tsun Theories of Self-Defense

The Wing Tsun theories of self-defense really are quite different than other commonly taught civilian martial arts, civilian courses or regimens in the military or para-military environments.

Even so, I still get new students who, after having heard me say this and then taking a few lessons, exclaim, “This really is different!”

Many a Wing Tsun, Wing Chun, or Ving Tsun (different spellings of what are considered to have come from the same root ) student and lay person has read and studied the story of the origins of Wing Tsun…

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WingTsun Simplicity in Self Defense

Instead of spending hour upon hour perfecting choreographed movements that have been organized into a sequence by an old society, WingTsun training moves on from the ABCs of movement (a form) to practice a drill, and then to practice a skill building exercise in order to learn how to defend.  Only a few hand and leg tools need be learned in order to adapt them to every conceivable self defense situation.  When a student’s mind becomes trapped into a complicated solution, we instructors teach the simplest way.  The simplest way is the way. In real life situations against real thugs, real criminals or even somebody you might trust, WingTsun is effective! It works!