There are many questions that new or potential students ask about Wing Chun, these are just a few. If you don't find an answer to your questions here please feel free to contact us.
What is Wing Chun
Wing Chun is a 300-year-old system that was developed in China by Ng Mui that was designed to be easy to learn, quick to apply and gave smaller people chance over larger people. More detail
Do I need a special train with at home
No, when beginning no formal training equipment is required and you are encouraged to practice empty-handed forms but requires no big area to train within and no partner. Later on, should you choose to buy any equipment for use at home you can ask our instructors at Power Within Wing Chun for assistance.
What do I bring to my first lesson
bring something comfortable to wear that is loose-fitting and that you don't mind getting sweaty. Closed-toe shoes preferably sports shoes should be worn. Bottled water is always recommended any class and a towel. Later on, you will be able to purchase a power within Wing Chun training shirt and black kung fu pants.
Is Wing Chun for girls
Yes, Wing Chun is for both boys and girls. Wing Chun was created by a woman for women as well as men. In fact, women are able to learn Wing Chun little more easily than men when it comes to the internal aspects. Just keep in mind Wing Chun is still a martial arts that requires punching and kicking. Read Women in Wing Chun
Am I too old for Wing Chun
If you can stand you can do Wing Chun. People of all ages can do Wing Chun just to varying degrees. Never be afraid to take up something new. We encourage our students to do only their best and nothing more. Just have fun.
Will practicing Wing Chun help me lose weight
Yes, the more effort you put into training, more often you train you will lose weight. Each class consists of a warmup and warm down that is designed to help with fitness and thus will help you lose weight. But remember weight loss isn't just about exercise is about what you eat. But we can help you part of your exercise requirements.
How long does it take to learn
How long is a piece of string? Our system is designed so that you can do to level I in around three years depending on how often you train how much you put in. From there you will have a good understanding of the Wing Chun system and how to defend yourself. But there will still be plenty for you to learn if you wish.
How long before I can defend myself
Again this depends on how much effort and time you put into your training. From the first class, everything you learn can be applied but it will take longer to develop your skills and confidence. Every student is given the opportunity to practice what they learn under sparring conditions and as you progress through the grades the intensity of the sparring increases accordingly. By level I, you should be confident enough be able to protect yourself in a one-on-one situation.
Why should I choose Wing Chun over other styles
Wing Chun is not a sport, Wing Chun is a style specifically designed for self defence. It is easy to use, easy to learn, and practical to apply. It is not flashy and thus requires no flexibility training, no heavy weight training which means it is less likely to put extreme pressure on your body like you would experience in other styles. However, Wing Chun is a versatile style that will grow with you and enable you to push yourself as your fitness and skills improve.
Why choose power within Wing Chun
We combine the internal and external aspects of Wing Chun into a practical, functional, modern system like never before seen. We integrate the traditional with the modern and gives students the chance to push themselves both mentally and physically. The head instructors have also had a combined 30 years of experience in Wing Chun and have trained under Sifu Jim Fung and Si Gung Chu Shung Tin and continue their training with other extraordinary masters from our lineage so we can push ourselves to set an example for our students to follow. We lead by example.