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Kung Fu versus Wing Chun – Which martial art is better for street fighting?

One of the reasons why people learn martial arts is to be able to defend themselves in dangerous situations. But with hundreds of martial arts styles in the world today, deciding on which one to learn can be a difficult choice. That is why most people want to know whether a martial arts style is effective for street fighting before committing years to learning. And in this video, we are going to take a look at two of the world’s most popular martial arts styles that originated in China. From a street fighting perspective, we’re going to be comparing Kung Fu versus Wing Chun. It is going to be an interesting video, so make sure you watch to the end to find out which martial art is best for street fighting.

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Kung Fu

Kung Fu is one of the oldest martial arts styles in the world and it originated in China thousands of years ago. But it was institutionalized by an Indian monk called Bodhidharma, who preached in the Shaolin Temple in 527 A.D. Over the years, many other Shaolin Monks began to create different fighting systems to fit their needs and location. These monks were trained to defend the monastery against bandits and pirates, which is why they constantly learn new fighting skills and techniques.

Kung Fu is not just a single martial art style but an umbrella term for various martial arts styles that originated in China. Even though the tradition of Kung Fu as a martial art for self-defense is well preserved, it is mainly used for impressive displays nowadays. But that does not mean that Kung Fu is not useful in a street fight. You will see shortly how the various fighting styles and movements can help you in a real fight.

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From a street fighting perspective, any martial art or combat sport is good for self-defense. However, the effectiveness depends on your years of experience and how well you have mastered the skills. In addition, there are no rules in a real fight, so you are not limited to only a few predetermined moves.

In Kung Fu, practitioners are taught how to respond to an attack quickly, using different maneuvering moves and counter-attacks. This includes combinations of punches, hammer fists, and different strikes that you can use to easily knock out an opponent.

Again, many Kung Fu Styles mimic different animal fighting styles. They may look funny to your opponent but it teaches you techniques such as speed, focus, and balance, which are all important to win a fight.

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Wing Chun

Wing Chun is another martial art that originated in China that is probably as famous as Kung Fu. However, it is a relatively young martial arts style that was created about 300 years ago in southern China by Ng Mui. She was one of the elders who survived the destruction of the Shaolin Temple by the Qing Dynasty.

Her new fighting style was influenced by Kung Fu, yet it was distinctive enough to be recognized as a separate martial art. She modified many unnecessary moves and techniques and replaced them with more precise ones to protect herself. The new martial arts was named after her first student who was called Yim Wing Chun. However, it was made famous by the appearance of Bruce Lee in several martial arts movies in the 20th century and recently, by Donnie Yen in the series Ip Man.

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Wing Chun employs a combination of quick arm movements and strong footwork, which makes it an effective martial art for self-defense and combat. Some of the first lessons that beginners are taught focus on improving speed and learning to respond to an opponent in close combat. So whether you live in a dangerous neighborhood or you find yourself in a brawl in a bar, mastering the arts of Wing Chun can protect you.

While your opponent, who doesn’t understand martial arts, might assume that the easiest way to win a fight is to be aggressive, Wing Chun does not encourage strenuous movements. The first advantage you have when you understand Wing Chun, is that you know how to deliver precise attacks and minimize the risk of counter-attacks from your opponent.

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Again, it teaches you how to maintain balance at all times, whether you are defending yourself or attacking an opponent. This is necessary because when you are not balanced, you can’t deliver powerful punches or kicks. It also makes it easier for your opponent to defeat you. And most importantly, Wing Chun helps you become more sensitive to your environment. You can almost predict an attack before it happens and quickly think of your next move.

Students who want to master Wing Chun will progress through different forms which consist of three empty hand forms, two weapons forms, and a wooden dummy form. Each of these forms is important because it helps practitioners master different skills and techniques useful for self-defense and combat.

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The empty hands’ forms are Siu Nim Tao, Chun Kiu, and Bil Jee. They help you master the proper stances, basic hand movements, and even advanced movements. It also teaches you several self-defense techniques to use when in close range with your opponent. In addition, you may learn different weapon forms such as Boon Gwan, which is the use of long wooden poles and Baat Jaam Dou, which is the use of butterfly swords. Of course, there is the wooden dummy form known as Muk Yan Jong. This acts as your opponent and helps you develop the necessary foot and hand movements that will help you in a real fight.

As you can see from this video, Kung Fu and Wing Chun employ different fighting techniques and skills. The two martial arts can be used for self-defense but the effectiveness depends on how well you have mastered them. Have you used any of these martial arts for street fighting? Share your experience in the comments below. Thanks for watching this video. We’ll see you next time.

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