Chicago Wing Chun Gung Fu Club: Articles

Teachers and classmates who write articles, published or otherwise, are welcome to have their thoughts posted here for public consumption.  

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The objective is acquiring the skill to deliver the right technique at the right time negating the opponents attack...

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Article 2

Wing Chun is designed to allow one to achieve the most effect for the least effort through efficient use of...

An Interview

Sifu Ken Harnish was kind enough to give his insight into quite a few topics in this CWC interview.  

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A letter to students

It never hurts to recieve good advice early and often, and new students are often very receptive to input. 

Articles 4

Martial arts options

Picking the right martial art is the best way to set yourself up to succeed.  Enjoy yourself, and reach your goals. 

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The path

Meeting your Wing Chun goals means taking things step by step and building a strong foundation for growth, to improve upon. 

Articles 6

Sifu Ken Harnish

Sifu Ken Harnish gladly shared his knowledge about Wing Chun with students at all levels, and often with a quiet smile. 

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Spirituality

Wing Chun teaches us how to aproach problems in every-day life, as well as in a fight.  It is amazing how perspectives shift. 

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    Based on refined principles of physics, sensitivity, and awareness...

    Wing Chun Gung Fu was developed by Shaolin monks, then further developed by female martial artists in Southern China about 300 years ago. The art is now world renown due to it's effectiveness. However, even in a city the size of Chicago, instruction in the unique art of Wing Chun is very rare.

    It is a very advantageous, adaptive approach to self-defense. The art is based on an economy of motion and energy.

    Wing Chun is designed to allow one to achieve the most effect for the least effort through efficient use of timing, power and proper use of angles.

    The art relies more on the development of internal skills rather than external, gross muscle power.

    The dedicated student will reap rewards beyond the realm of self-defense, including self-confidence, spiritual development and harmony.

    Wing Chun is very elusive, relying more on the development of internal skills rather than external gross muscle power. An untrained observer is likely to miss the meaning of apparently simple motions because he or she is more acquainted with seeing the use of more force in the martial arts.

    The flowing and softness of Wing Chun may appear weak and ineffective, but ht dedicated students of Wing Chun will be taught the true meanings of the art as a reward for their faith and willingness to learn.

    One will learn how ``softness" overcomes hard power. One does not try to overcome force with force, or try to play karate with Wing Chun techniques. This is not the intention of the art.

    Slowly laying a good foundation in the theories, principles and structure affords one an exact bearing on the most efficient responses based on economy of motion and energy. Wing Chun is designed to achieve the most effect for the least effort due to the use of timing, power and proper use of angles.

    Wing Chun students do not immediately begin sparring, as someone seeking a self-defense system may expect. However, through proper training and development, one will eventually be armed with a high level of useful skills, as opposed to a self defense approach which relies only on strength, which has its limitations.

    the `sticky hands'' training and other drills used to develop Wing Chun skills are actually fun to do, and it's rewarding to feel the skills developing. More and more appreciation for the theories and application of the art arises through time.

    The internal and external training develops body, mind, and spirit together.

     

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Chicago Wing Chun is, above all, a positive group interested in building friendships as we grow in understanding of a martial art we all love.   

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Ho Kam Ming

We value our relationship with Master Ho and his students, and take every opportunity to participate in seminars or take private lessons.  

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Curt James' Site

Curt James has written some great articles, over the years, and many are available on his site, linked here.    

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