What is Wing Chun?

Origin of Wing Chun

This system was invented 400 years ago by a Shaolin Buddhist nun named Ng Mui. She combined the temple’s most combat ready fighting arts and stripped way the unnecessary movements, while still retaining the economic speed and attack theories of Shaolin. She then taught this new style to a girl named Yim Wing Chun. Since that time, Wing Chun has become known as the most powerful and realistic style of combat ever to be used in martial arts.

Bruce Lee & Wing Chun

Bruce_yip_000Bruce Lee studied Wing Chun. He was taught the style by the late Ip Man – leader of the Wing Chun clan. The style is now carried on through the sons of Ip Man, Grandmasters Ip Ching and Ip Chun. California Academy of Martial Arts is one the very few schools that teach authentic Ip Man style Wing Chun Kung Fu.