Changes in the Ving Tsun
Since the deaths of Yip Man, Ving Tsun has gone through quite a number of changes. Whenever any particular style becomes popular, its bound to attract those who seek fame and fortune.
Won Shun Leung was somewhat of a purist in this respect. Whenever a style become so popular it often redirect some of the original theories into new avenues, but he sincerely hoped that the original precepts are clearly understood by all who wish to alter them. In that way perhaps he best ingredients may not be lost in the process. It was for this reason that he agreed to demonstrate some Ving Tsun’s basic techniques and theories on a videotape entitled Wing Chun The Science of In-Fighting. Theory. On the other hand, can go through levels that even video may not be able to capture.
When asked about some of the more important aspects of Ving Tsun Kung Fu, Wong was able to explain the following: Ving Tsun is the science of using the right amount of force at the right time in overcoming an opponent. Using the least amount of energy to accomplish this goal means that one is economizing motion. The basic premise of Ving Tsun, therefore, is the economy of motion. To begin with, according to Wong, the system’s primary strike is a punch in which the hand and forearm are curved slightly upward upon impact. There is a very good reason behind this motion, which few practitioners really understand. A straight-hand punch allows the force of an opponent’s body to travel back along the arm and into your body, thereby causing a certain amount of instability and reducing reaction time by just a fraction of a second.
The Ving Tsun punch, on the other hand, creates another outlet for the opponent’s force down along the angle of one’s fist toward the ground. In this way o can hit as hard as one likes as long as the timing is correct. Chi Sau is a prime example of economy in motion, according to Wong.
According to Newton’s law of inertia, a body will stay at rest unless it is acted upon an outside force, and once in motion will remain I motion until opposed by an outside force. Combat involves a series of high-speed movements, the forces of which act upon one other.