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Wednesday, 07 December 2016
Relaxation in sports depends on the cultivation of mental poise and emotional control. A relaxed technician expends mental and physical energy constructively, converting it when it does not contribute to the solution of the problem and spending it freely when it does. It does not mean he is lax and moves and thinks slowly. Neither does it mean he is careless or indifferent. The relaxation desired is relaxation of muscles, rather than of mind or attention. - Bruce Lee (Excerpt taken from his book "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do" )
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Wing Chun Seminar with Master Didier Beddar November 2016
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Another awesome Wing Chun Seminar with Master Didier Beddar November 25 - 27 , 2016
Wing Chun Seminar with Master Didier Beddar
Wing Chun Seminar with Master Didier Beddar
Another awesome Wing Chun Seminar with Master Didier Beddar November 25 - 27 , 2016
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T Wing Chun he origin of Wing Chun can be found in the turbulent repressive Ching dynasty of over 300 years ago. It was a time when 90% of the Chinese race, the Hons, were ruled by the 10% minority, the Manchus. The Manchus placed a great amount of unjust laws on the Hons. For instance, all the female Hon infants were made to bind their feet so that when they grew up they would be dependent upon their parents or husband. The work opportunity of the Hons was also restricted. They were unable to hold office in Government higher than a certain level. Heavy tax burdens were placed on the country so that the Manchus could have economic control of the Hon people. Kung fu training was also banned for the Hons, however the Manchu Government was adopting the Hon culture. They respected the Shil Lim Temple as a Buddhist sanctuary. When all weapons were outlawed by the Manchus, the Hons began training a revolutionary army in the secret art of Kung Fu. The Shil Lim Temple became the secret sanctuary for preparatory training of a classic style which took 15 to 20 years for each person to master.

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To develop a new form, one which would have shorter training time, five of China's grandmasters met to discuss the merits of each of the various forms of Kung Fu. By choosing the most efficient techniques from each style, they developed training programs that would develop an efficient martial artist in 5 to 7 years; one - third the original time. However, before this new form could be put into practice, the Shil Lim Temple was raided and burned by the Manchus. Ng Mui, a nun, was the only survivor of the original five grandmasters. She passed her knowledge onto a young orphan girl whom she named Wing Chun. The name represented "hope for the future." In turn, Wing Chun passed her knowledge onto her husband, Leung Bock Cho. Its techniques and teachings were passed onto a few, always carefully selected students.

 

 

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