The transcript below is from the video “Wing Chun Master vs. Bullies | Wing Chun In The Streets” by Combat Sports TV.

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Wing Chun is a martial art that originated in southern China and is based on philosophy. Its origins, like those of many traditional martial arts, are shrouded in mystery. Let’s take a moment to pay tribute to this legend. This is Wing Chun Master vs Bullies | Wing Chun in the street.

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Wing Chun, according to legend, it was invented by Ng Mui, a Shaolin Kung Fu teacher. After a Wing Chun teacher, Ip Man, began teaching the style throughout Mainland China and Hong Kong, the martial art became well known. And with Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan among the martial artists that use Wing Chun concepts in their training, it’s no surprise that it’s still taught all over the world. So what is Wing Chun and how would it do in a street brawl? That’s precisely what we’ll be looking at in this video. Keep watching to find out.

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Wing Chun

Let’s take a look at Wing Chun for the time being. Wing Chun is a classic Kung Fu form from southern China. It was developed in Hong Kong and focuses on close combat. Wing Chun features quick punches and kicks, giving it a stunning appearance. Is it however effective in self-defense? Wing Chun is a fast-moving kind of self-defense that is meant to stop explosive and high-powered strikes in their tracks. Simultaneous attack and defense centerline control and persistent forward pressure are all basic Wing Chun concepts. The tactics are intended to be utilized in a relaxed manner with reflective responses being used to throw attackers off balance and redirect their own strikes back on them. The martial art was created to be employed at great speeds and in close quarters. Consistent forward pressure is emphasized and susceptible soft tissue areas such as groin and throat are typical striking targets. Anything that can be said about Wing Chun can also be said about any other martial art. It won’t help you if you don’t know how to use it effectively in a real life battle scenario. If you want to employ Wing Chun in a real fight, make sure you train and learn it with self-defense in mind.

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Street fights frequently happen at random as a result of hostility. They normally begin at a distance but as the attacker becomes more hostile verbally, they go closer and close enough to push and punch. Although there may be no notice, the assailant will approach you close enough to attack. This is great for Wing Chun because it is a close combat martial art. Your attacker or opponent must be quite close to you in order to be effective in performing the movements and tactics. They can get near enough to grab you but your quickness and Wing Chun knowledge will prevent them from carrying out their plan.

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Wing Chun and Self-Defense

Wing Chun is an effective method of self-defense because of various factors. Then, there’s the issue of balance. The center of mass must always be kept under strict control when practicing Wing Chun. To generate powerful force, rotate your shape and use gravity to your advantage. This force can be channeled through limbs to deliver tremendous attacks. To give excellent attacking and defense chances, the hips and torso are rotated. This rotation allows the boxer to stay securely on his feet while increasing weight without shifting his center of gravity.

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Powerful and Balanced

Wing Chun’s energy is forceful yet, it’s also balanced. This is critical in a battle because you must stand your ground when striking or prevent falling when struck or pushed. Another point to consider is directness. Using your energy to redirect, trap or deflect your opponent’s limbs while maintaining your balance, not tilting your torso or moving your weight from one foot to the other and being relaxed, ready and proactive.

Wing Chun’s main goal is to strike your opponent’s center while using as little energy and motion as possible. This is when your ability to be inventive and creative comes into play. Fighters are taught to maintain a strong forward focus in order to jam or trap an opponent’s limbs and buy time to attack. This approach relies on the alignment of the bones in the body rather than just typical physical strength. According to folklore, a lady invented this martial style to enable women and older physically weaker people to effectively defend themselves against larger, more powerful opponents. Traps are employed to prevent an opponent from successfully protecting themselves against an attack. Quick smacks, pulls and jerks with simultaneous striking are examples.

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Wing Chun and his Techniques

Hand strikes, kicks, blocks and traps are among the most common Wing Chun techniques taught. Punches, chops, finger jabs and hammer or back fist strikes are examples of hand strikes. When taught correctly, any of these strikes can be devastatingly powerful. Kicks can only be genuinely successful if they’re executed quickly and decisively keeping your center of balance in mind at all times. Straight, circular and sidekicks are examples of kicks

Wing Chun movements are made even more functional with the addition of blocks and traps. Press smack, palm up, center block, low outward block, high forward block and pull and jerk are a few examples.

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Wing Chun and his Self-Defense System

What do Wing Chun’s principles entail? Wing Chun is a fast-moving kind of self-defense that is meant to stop explosive and high-powered strikes in their tracks. The following are some basic Wing Chun concepts:

1. attacking and defending at the same time
2. control of the center line
3. forward pressure that is constant

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The tactics are intended to be utilized in a relaxed manner with reflexive responses being used to throw attackers off balance and redirect their own strikes back on them. Wing Chun was created as a self-defense system for people who don’t have any weapons. Meaning, you can defend yourself without a weapon which is critical because few people have a knife or gun on hand when confronted by a gang on a quiet road. Wing Chun is extremely effective in combat against stronger opponents since it’s a combat technique based on tactile reactions in addition to being practical and adaptable. Wing Chun teaches you to anticipate attacks and intuitively block them. Mental attention is crucial, particularly when focused on internal strength rather than physical strength. This self-defense strategy can be learned by anyone of any age, size or gender.

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Another feature of Wing Chun that makes it suitable in a street battle is the absence of rules. The back of the head, fingers, throat and groin are the principal striking targets in Wing Chun. Although many athletes employ hand trapping as a technique of opening up blows in their attacks most of them are forbidden in most mixed martial arts contests. Wing Chun was created with the intent of violently incapacitating an opponent rather than scoring points in a sporting competition. The hand punches in Wing Chun are meant to injure the eyes and neck while the kicks are meant to tear tendons and ligaments, generally in the knees and ankles.

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Wing Chun’s MMA Advantages

Wing Chun emphasizes immediate action and attacking when the opportunity arises which is ideal for MMA. Here are three of its main advantages in mixed martial arts:

1. Trapping with One’s Hands

Hand trapping is a technique used in Wing Chun to create opportunities for subsequent assault by pinning an opponent’s hands against their own body. In MMA, learning to paralyze an opponent in this manner can be quite valuable, especially, while fighting for grips and cutting off the hooking hand.

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2. Motion Efficiency

Wing Chun can assist you in becoming more direct and efficient in your movements. This is accomplished by utilizing the attack motion to your advantage. Rather than retreating your attacks when your assault fails, Wing Chun pushes you to stay fluid and use the motion to generate a follow-up offensive. Because Wing Chun uses circular interpretations and punching and kicking, the direction of the action can be changed at any time. This keeps your opponent guessing and provides you a style that is very adaptable and unpredictable.

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3. Offense Is A Form Of Defense

Straight punches can be particularly effective inside an opponent’s range because Wing Chun emphasizes fluid in the pocket hitting. When this striking method is combined with persistent forward pressure, the onslaught of attack prevents your opponent from launching an offensive of their own. Wing Chun has no rules and was never intended to be used in competition. Wing Chun, in fact, focuses on landing strikes to illegal places like the groin and neck. Of course, in a sanctioned tournament, this is a significant disadvantage. You’re not going to get very far if you can’t employ key elements of a martial art because of the rule set.

With that said, we believe it’s safe to claim that Wing Chun is quite useful in a street battle, both in terms of self-defense and offense. What are your thoughts? Would you be interested in learning Wing Chun techniques? Please let us know in the comments section below and remember to like and subscribe to our channel for more great fighting videos like this. Thank you for tuning in.

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