The psychology of Wing Chun Kung Fu
Wing Chun is an art for body mind and spirit at the same time. It is not only express students’ self but also reflects their future. People are nothing compared to what they are able to become. This style requires focused hard work with devotion, honor and union included. This is what makes Wing Chun a true art. This is the art that helps students not only develop themselves but to better the lives of others as well. Martial arts give the opportunity improving your skills and techniques and your self, your mind. Putting you efforts, time and hard work makes you what you are, helps design you path and build the bridge with the structure and materials that you will need in your life. This path will change something in you adding or lacking things, building you true identity in the end. Wing Chun’s real spirit will introduce itself to you. The main goal of Wing Chun is higher than just martial art practice. The system passed through generations and was taught to public and the masters presumed higher stat than pure exercises. A true inheritor should have humble nature and virtue, a person of fairness. They encourage the learners for soothing better and soon the students learn that devoted soul practicing is much tougher than physical training. Respect is of central importance in the system. Take away the egos and obtain self-respect and respect for others and your mind will be free from any kind of obstruction and disappointment. Students will have more responsibility in their actions and a sense of self-righteous will disappear. Wing Chun is known as aggressive martial art for its quickness and accuracy, however, with the help of the highly qualified masters students manage to reach higher sense of self letting the mind to go back and the body to react and see through the movements and intentions in a real life situation. Assaulting the opponent and protecting yourself at the same time rapidly with dexterity and skill is the key secret of the system. The students need the ability to understand the intention of every move so that they will be able to analyze the situation correctly and hold sympathy even to their opponents they fight. Studying Wing Chun is not an easy task just like altering the way you think and live. It is complicated path that will bring you in the end something of your own that nobody can carry away. Maybe you will not have money or other precious things but you will have your brotherhood and your honor to complete yourself. We continuously gain and loose the material things and what remains in the end? Only our education our abilities and experience, the expression of our mind through the body movement are the things that will never leave us. We do not have to shout about them because they are visible anyway. The true masters of Wing Chun fight only to preserve their honesty and integrity, to protect yourself and those around you.
How to split your attention in a several various directions at the same time? Well Wing Chun masters give you the chance to learn to make an efficient use of your attention and develop your concentration. Training martial arts improves you focus, control of feelings and self-control. Wing Chun requires complete devotion and involvement to the moment. Students should acquire thorough awareness to be able to practice the techniques of self-defense. An essential component is attentiveness to make you get involved in the process completely. The effectiveness of practice directly depends on how much we are connected to the real moment on what we are doing instead of worrying of the future or considering the facts of the past. Wing Chun helps improving such kind of ability. The fight always includes more than one person so students usually learn in a group and practice with many opponents at each class. While working together students get to know each other. Mastering punches and small talking will make the training perfect. So Martial arts practice becomes more useful the same way as the temporary health treatment. There are moments when you are upset and you want to isolate and avoid people but martial arts practice makes you to contact others even if you do not want to. The reason is that isolation always makes the situation worse. Social interaction helps so the class will serve as a therapy. Wing Chun training especially when it includes competitions makes you to overcome fears that are a great problem for most people. People are afraid to get hurt or to fail and lose the battle, they are afraid of unpredictable situations but the more challenges you have in life the more you develop you self-respect and appreciate your abilities. So your skills become inseparable part of your life.
The essential ground for Wing Chun serves the balance. Masters praise themselves as they never get caught in a poor protective position. The stable position is to protect the vital areas of the body. Students tend to make simultaneous attacks and leave them immobile. What makes Wing Chun style so great? The essential parts of this style are practicality, effectiveness and economy of movements as they should be as accurate as possible. The technique focuses on these to preserve the ideals on efficiency. Students need to use the least amount force in fighting. The exact movements can defeat the opponent due to the balance and body position and calmness.
However the success in Wing Chun should be two sided. The pure physical skills will not be enough to achieve your goal. Another vital component of success is spiritual. Something that is even more complicated than exercises. The students need complete concentration and much effort while practicing. Whenever they reach absolute balance inside them and get the full understanding of the system will they be able to acquire high level of proficiency.