Wing Chun and the science of body
Wing Chun is not just a martial art, but rather a way of living and breathing. It is not unchanged tradition but always developing and growing system of techniques that have never lost the original roots of its background. Preserving the main principles it continues to develop obtaining new methods of self-defense. The reason why this martial art has become so popular and widespread is that it is very practical, simple and is designed for everyone regardless of their shape or size to learn rather fast. This is an empty-handed system that allows using it even in confined spaces. The system is based on reflexive movements. The person responses to the attack automatically, this way he surprises the opponent and while he was shocked he uses the time to continue hitting which leads to more effective fight. Such direct and simple technique is the most effective one. When practiced regularly and constantly the whole system is possible to learn in only two years which is rather short period of time compared to other forms of martial arts for both men and women equally.
In Wing Chun structure and timing are more important than strength and speed. The basis is human anatomy, though the movements were originally imitated from animals. Being natural art one does not need to be extremely flexible or athletic. The constant practice develops a high degree od physical fitness and improves mental concentration. One will gain special sensitivity, coordination and balanced control. The obtained endurance will help to calm the mind and be more careful. The body is on a relax mode and the tension will be gone from the body. So you will reach the natural state of stability and internal strength. This is the key point of Wing Chun that allows different people to efficiently protect themselves even from larger or stronger opponents. Another benefit is that this system is quite witty. To attack with high speed and violence one can give a simple reflex response to prevent the attack and make the opponent lose the balance so that he will no longer control the fight. As you can protect and attack at the same time you can hit without warning from any position that you will be. It is based on the body itself to build power even in small space. If compared to other types of martial arts inn Wing Chun the person does not need to hit back and forth until the opponent is defeated. It offers endless chain of strikes for the win not giving the opponent time to recover. This is not a training time when students spent spend with heavy things, but rather the focus is on the posture of the body to make it move more effectively with huge precision. The structural position will win over sheer strength. Not to waste the energy and economy the moves there is a special practice in the system that is called striking hands which helps to develop this ability. The basis is easy: to have maximum effect one should use as little effort as possible. In each technique the position of the body and the movements from toe to head are of great importance. As you are strongly rooted to the ground ot goes the same way from the legs to spine and arms. The hit is full of intention and balance. So the effective strategy of self-defense is the result of correctly set force generation and body moves. Joining with explosive body moves the full body mass can be used to generate force. The important part is to make the correct use of body that is to learn how to move without any tension. When you reach the natural state of generating force rightly you will be able to use the maximum force potential instead of leaning only on physical strength. To result in more effective and powerful movements that allow using the body structure and not the brute strength one should improve the exact posture. This is the secret to gain the capacity of winning over stronger opponents without much physical strength. This is all due to the space the body occupies. In fact when you are on the line of hitting you can easily prevent yourself from being attacked. Moreover now you have the right position to attack back at the same time. As the opponent needs some time for the next attacks your chance of success increases. You do not need to get ready to hit again as your position already fits for that. So you are blocked and you can attack at the same time.
Wing Chun is based on the natural body movements that is why it is easy to learn, simple to understand and can easily be used in any situation without taking into consideration the environment and space whether it is closed or open. The hands and legs are the only tools one can use for the success without wasting effortless movements. Instead just use short and direct method of hitting so that the defense also is possible simultaneously. The direct way of hitting is the most effective one as your moves will achieve their goal quicker and on point. Attacking and protecting at the same moment will give an advantage to use the situation in their benefit. As it has already been mentioned Wing Chun is used even against those who are stronger or bigger and the chance of success is even greater. The effective body position will show one’s potential. So what should they do to win? Firstly it’s important to overcome the force using redirection and deflection. Secondly is the force generating method using the whole body with correct moves. A long period of time practice will guarantee the special capacity. Digging deeper and deeper you learn the unique style of this martial arts that differs from the others with its simple but at the same time meaningful techniques putting the system on the top.