History of WingTsun

Unique among other martial arts, WingTsun is the only martial art known to be developed by women. Sometime toward the end of the Ming Dynasty in southern China the art was conceived by a Buddhist nun named Ng Mui. It was designed to exploit the weaknesses of the existing kung fu styles of the day. Ng Mui passed the art on to a young woman named Yim Wing Tsun, and so the art was named after Ng Mui’s first student.

Ideally suited for women WingTsun relies not on physical strength but rather superior body positioning and a flexible, intuitive defense. This enables skilled WingTsun practitioners to always find their mark while simultaneously creating a nearly impenetrable defense.

These skills have been passed down through many generations to the modern day, only being taught to a few students until one of the art’s most famous grand masters, Yip Man, the well-known teacher of martial arts super-star Bruce Lee, began teaching the style to the public. WingTsun is now the most widely practiced Chinese kung fu style in the world.

Truly an “every persons” martial art, you do not need to have the physical conditioning of an Olympic athlete nor the flexibility of a gymnast to learn WingTsun. ANYONE can reap the benefits of this amazing martial art.

It is no surprise that WingTsun kung fu is the most widely practiced form of martial art in the world. This style has over one million practitioners in over sixty countries and is chosen internationally by various police and military organizations. It is also ideal for everyday people with the mindset for personal protection in a potentially dangerous world.