The basic philosophies of the Wing Chun fighting system include centerline theory and straight line attacks. You learn the concept of economy of motion and how this will quicken and focus your attacks. You will use every part of your body as a weapon and as a blocking instrument. Wing Chun does not require learning dozens of forms. There are only three empty-hand forms, two weapons foms and one wooden dummy form. The simplicity of the system makes it an ideal martial art for defense. We drill "sticky-hands"(Chi-Sau) practice. This special type of practice drills you on very close-range fighting. This type of exercise is very fast and helps develop sensitivity, speed of attack, and quick reaction time. This leads to "sticky-legs" exercise and eventually leads to blindfolded Chi-Sau. All these exercises try to get as close to real fighting as possible, thereby making you an effective fighter in the streets.
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Sifu Yip has over thirty years of Martial Arts experience and over ten
years experience in teaching Martial Arts. In the late 1980's, he came
over from Hong Kong with his dream of bringing Authentic Wing Chun to the
He acquired his Wing Chun expertise from Grandmaster Yip Chun, the premier Wing Chun Artist in the world today and the eldest son of the late Grandmaster Yip Man. According to Inside Kung Fu magazine, Yip Man was one of the most influential Martial Artists of the 20th Century. Before Yip Man opened his doors to the public, Wing Chun was a Secret Style that was passed on to only a selected few. Since then, Wing Chun has grown to be one of the most popular styles in the world. Yip Man taught many famous martial artists, but his most recognizable student was the legendary Bruce Lee.
Sifu Terence Yip attempts to teach Wing Chun in its purest form. He is not interested in adding any fancy, flashy movements that would win tournaments or that might even make the style more interesting or pleasing to the eye. Sifu Yip teaches Wing Chun the traditional way - the way it was taught to him which is the way Grandmaster Yip Man taught it.