How to increase your punching power in 3 simple steps. Watch our video below to get the best method of delivering unstoppable power.
Punches to the body are just as effective as aiming for your attacker’s head. In fact you could say destroy the body and the head will follow and drop. A well placed punch to the body can instantly drop a person or wear them down. Here is a simple guide to body punching. In this week’s video we follow on in our series of videos examining how to protect your personal space in a street confrontation. We examine how to […]
Imagine someone standing in front of your face threatening you with violence, what would you do? What would you say? Or where would you look? Here are 3 simple self defence techniques taken from Wing Chun that could make a difference to your personal safety. Watch our video to see the 3 things that you must do to fight fear and intimidation in self defence. How to fight fear and intimidation in self defence depends on your ability to control […]
There are aspects of Wing Chun that focus on using or training with one arm. For example Dan (Single) Chi Sao or even certain Gwor Sao drills. Why do Wing Chun students practice so often with one arm and is it really practical for fighting? The answer is simple. Training with one arm allows you to develop your ability equally without having dominance with one side of your body. In other words, you should be equally effective with your left […]
Wing Chun is a highly conceptual martial art. A fighting system based on a number of key concepts that make Wing Chun an effective combat system. Central to these concepts is the principle of Economy of Motion, an idea of the moving as efficiently and directly as possible when fighting or in self defence.
How to fight well when you are being attacked from behind depends on two key factors. Firstly, that you move in the correct direction when being attacked. Secondly, and this is important, that you can see what’s happening behind you in your fight for survival. We teach a very simple system of self defence when attacked from behind. Of course, you can’t fight or defend yourself if you can’t see the punch in the first place. This means that self […]
Can you do takedowns in Wing Chun? Well, here are 2 of the best takedowns that can easily be added to your Wing Chun or Chi Sao training. We use them in our regular San Da (San Shou Kickboxing) classes run at the London Wing Chun Academy, but they can easily be used with a range of Wing Chun techniques in sparring, Chi Sao, or even in Self Defence. The technique simply relies on leverage to knock your opponent or […]
New students to any martial art, especially beginners in Wing Chun should punch focus pads as part of their self defence training. However, there are 5 common mistakes often made by beginners at the London Wing Chun Academy. Here is everything a beginner at our gym needs to know to improve their punching power, accuracy and timing in our classes. Many Wing Chun students underestimate the importance of pad work drills for their personal training. Yet, pad work training is […]
While the concept of sensitivity training is not unique within the various martial arts, the form and complexity that it takes in Wing Chun is unique. Known as Chi Sao, this exercise distinguishes Wing Chun from Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and even other forms of Kung Fu. Here are some simple questions and answers that will help you understand why Chi Sao training in Wing Chun is considered important. What is Chi Sao? Chi Sao roughly translates […]
The answer lies in the strategy of Wing Chun fighting. What distinguishes Wing Chun from most martial art styles is the attention to detail. The focus on correct structural integrity, efficiency of movement, and the development of short distance power. These are the concepts that we should be seeking to improve by scientifically testing against a resisting opponent with no knowledge of Wing Chun. If these concepts are valid then they would hold up to any test regardless of the […]