What is Wing Chun?

“Self-defence is only an illusion, dark cloak beneath which lurks a razor-sharp dagger waiting to be plunged into the first unwary victim.”

“Who ever declares that any weapon manufactured today, whether it be a nuclear missile or a .38 special, is created for self-defence should look a little more closely at his own image in the mirror. Either he is a liar or is deceiving himself.”

“Wing Chun Kung Fu is a very sophisticated weapon-nothing else. It is a science of combat, the intent of which is the total incapacitation of an opponent. It is straightforward, efficient and deadly. If you’re looking to learn self-defence, don’t study Wing Chun. It would be better for you to master the art of invisibility.”

 

In Memory of Sifu Wong Shun Leung (1935-1997)

Source - Wing Chun : the Works by Sifu Alan Gibson