Since its creation, Wing Chun has been surely one of the most popular Kung Fu styles of all times, particularly since the late 60s and the appearance of the most significant practitioner in the world of Martial Arts, Bruce Lee.
Its popularity has rapidly increased throughout the years for one reason, efficacy. Focusing on the basic principles of efficacy and practicality, Wing Chun has gained the reputation of being one of the most advanced styles in the Martial Arts world. Such superiority is based, not only on the basic principles, but more importantly on the vast experience in martial fighting, bare hands and with weapons, which has been explored in the art for more than two and a half thousand years. The highlight was achieved in the sanctuary of Kung Fu, Shaolin temple, where Wing Chun was created.
Wing Chun is nowadays taught all over the world, and it is probably the most practiced Kung Fu style. There are many people claiming to be Wing Chun masters, but they have not necessarily inherited the mastery. Therefore, it is highly recommended to trace the instructor’s background and to authenticate a lineage, as sometimes Wing Chun expression can be confusing.
Most people are not aware that there is a Modified and Traditional Wing Chun, which may explain why students get confused when they perceive differences, deficiencies and advantages in techniques and eventually the entire system, all with the same name, Wing Chun. The whole anxiety about different Wing Chun interpretation started after the death of the Grandmaster Yip Man in 1972. The Grandmaster William Cheung was the closest student to Yip Man. He received personal instruction from Yip Man and lived under the same roof for more than three years. We are grateful to him for resolving the confusion and introducing us to Traditional Wing Chun.