In our Wing Chun system, all movements are maximised and re-conformed to their original purpose of protecting life and limb in actual self-defence and combat situations. The movements are executed in all conceivable directions. Supported by joint-generated power, they achieve considerable effect even from very short distances and under the most disadvantageous conditions.
This requires an appropriately dynamic training method that strengthens muscles, sinews and bones by utilizing precisely targeted strength and coordination-building exercises.
This results in a method that, during several years, conforms a student’s structure to even the most extreme demands of hand-to-hand combat. In addition, we place great value on building a student’s ability to read an attacker’s body language. The reason lies in the fact that the eyes are far better able to recognize a potentially dangerous situation than tactile reflexes.
In other words, a student’s visual perception must be specially trained because tactile reflexes can only work on contact. This keeps the student from setting himself up for defeat by passively “waiting” for contact and therefore falling for an attacker’s fakes or draws.