Wing Chun
Sifu Baker - Chun Yuen Xing Shou

Traditional Chinese Martial Art Skill

SIFU MIKE BAKER

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Authorised Instructor of the Tse Qigong Centre

Wing Chun is a southern style of Chinese Kung Fu made famous by the late

Grandmaster Ip Man and subsequently Bruce Lee.

This style is characterised by its direct no nonsense approach based on using minimal strength to defeat all opponents.

Originally developed by a woman, the style has grown in popularity and became known as a "gentlemans" style of fighting.

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History

Wing chun is said to have been created by a nun by the name of Ng Moi, to assist a girl, Yim Wing Chun, fight off an unwanted suitor. Since that time it has been passed down from generation to generation in Southern China, until being taught to a doctor by the name of Leung Jan, who resided in Foshan. One of his last students was Ip Man, who was to later become iconic in the martial arts world for spreading the art of Wing Chun.

After moving to Hong Kong, Great Grandmaster Ip Man continued to develop Wing Chun and teach many students, including his two sons and the late Bruce Lee.

Ip Man's eldest son, Gransmaster Ip Chun has continued to teach and promote Wing Chun, conducting many seminars around the world.

After beginning to study Wing Chun with his uncle, Master Michael Tse continued his studies with Grandmaster Ip Chun in Hong Kong.

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sifu mike baker wing chun

What will I learn?

The art of Wing Chun is very simple consisting only of 6 forms. However, the skill of Chi Sau (sticking hands) is where the techniques are applied and honed, this naturally takes longer to develop and the hence classes are more focused on this development.

During your time in class, you will learn all of the hand forms, Siu Lim Tao, Tsum Kiu and Biu Jee, in addition to the weapons Baat Jam Dao ( 8 Chopping Knives) and Luk Dim Boon Gwun (6 1/2 point pole).

The wooden dummy also taught at a later stage.

Chi Sau techniques and actual Chi Sau are taught from the very beginning to enable you to develop sensitivity and learn the skill of not using strength against your opponent.

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