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I am 6'' 4 or 1,93cm tall. Is that gonna be a problem for learning and using wing chun? 
A LOT of people describe wing chun as a martial art ideal for smaller people. I am a rather large person, but interested in learning this martial art. …

Why I'm like this? 
Hello I'm Georgio, I've been practicing classic Ving Tsun for 7-8 years and im still being questioned...am i going to stand and be able to protect …

I Just started Wing Chun and I'm already thinking of quitting... 
Although I was really scared, I started Wing Chun classes last week. After two classes, I'm still feeling scared and out of place. (I am the only girl …

Breathing and Roll Punching-- 
I have a question: what about the breathing? When I throw the roll punch, I notice that my breathing seems choppy and my head jumps slightly, any tips? …

How do i know if my sifu's way of training me is effective? 
I am a 17 year old male. I just started Wing Tsun 2 months ago and they do not train me that hard at my school, or push me to the limits, and they do not …

Is it advisable to study Wing Chun over a long period of time under different lineages and or sifus? 
I know this is probably a stupid question because honestly I can already sort of predict the answer (which is no), but I'm in a bit of a dilemma right …

How Long on Average Does it Take for Wing Chun to Become Second Nature (Unconscious Competence)? 
How long on average does it take for Wing Chun to become second nature (unconscious competence)? === Answer : Great question! I was just looking into …

How Tall Should My Wing Chun Dummy Be? 
What is the right height for a wooden Wing Chun practice dummy? I am 5 feet 11 inches tall. === Sifu Rick Piraino who teaches small and private classes …

Am I'm too old to practice Wing Chun? 
Hi I'm am 53 years old. I am in a good shape (treadmild and weighs) since 2 years and I'm a fan of martial arts. My question is, "Is it realistic …

Can You Apply Dit Da Jow On Open Wounds? 
Hi, Can You Apply Dit Da Jow On Open Wounds? Thanks === Answer : Although I'm not a doctor or chemist :-), I highly recommend you keep jow away …

Why is there so much controversy about Yip Man not ... 
Why is there so much controversy about Yip Man not passing on the full system of Wing Chun? Did he pass on the full system to his students? === Answer …

Is it Advisable to Switch to Wing Chun from Another Martial Art? 
My question may sound stupid and I don't intend to ignite any argument about which art is better than the other. It merely is for the purpose of being …

Is there a Wing Chun or Kung Fu instructor in Papua New Guinea? 
Is there any Wing Chun or Kung Fu instructor in Papua New Guinea? --- Comment from Rob This would be a great place to visit and learn some Wing Chun …

Ip Man 3 Movie: Can You Name This Move?  
What move did Dennis do in Ip Man 3 when he choked his brother? At the 4:10 marker. Answer : I'm not sure myself. (By the way, I like this …

How Long Does it Take to Become an Effective Wing Chun Fighter? 
How long does it take to become an effective Wing Chun fighter ? —- Answer : As you can imagine, it will depend on how often you train, and how efficiently …

Where Can I Training Wing Chun Full Time ? 
I'm looking to train Wing Chun 7 days a week, for a year, and something along the lines of live-in training. I wish to learn wing chun for 2 reasons, …

Where is my Wing Chun Family (Lineage) from? Help! 
My teacher doesn't know his Wing Chun lineage. He learned Wing Chun from an old Chinese man who could speak no English, and only taught my teacher the …

Wing Chun Footwork - What's the Most Common Pivot Point? 
I was taught to pivot on center of the foot and by another school on the heel. What is the most accepted form of pivoting? Thanks - - - Answer : My …

When is it Too Late to Start Learning Wing Chun? 
I am 30 years old. Isn't it a little too late to start my Wing Chun training? --- Answer : No! However, if you're starting from scratch, you're out …

Differences in Chi Sau 
In the movie "the legend is born" , the Chi Sau that Sammo Hung does is different. Why is that? --- Answer : Wing Chun is a rich and diverse martial …

Wing Chun Punch… How Do You Improve Speed? 
HELLO! I am trying to build up my Wing Chun punch speed. I lay down and do chain punches with elastic bands and in the air. I turn my hands off and punch …

Is a Half Hour Enough to Train Martial Arts? 
How can I practice martial arts and meditate when I have only a half hour available each a day? CAN YOU HELP ME!? --- Answer : Training for a half hour …

Chi Sao - What Should I do if I Have No One to Practice With? 
I don’t go to a school but I was taught the 3 forms by my step dad before he passed. Sil Lum Tao, Chum Kiu, Biu Jee and a bit of the Wing Chun dummy. My …

Pak Sao and Lat Sao - What's the Difference? 
What's the difference between a Lat Sao and Pak Sao ? - - - Answer : Lat Sao is a drill (similar to Chi Sao) and Pak Sao is a block. So the …

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Will Wing Chun help me in a street fight against more than one opponent? 
I want to know if Wing Chun will help me in fighting against one or more opponents? Answer : It depends on where you train Wing Chun kung fu. Before …

Can I Execute Wing Chun Moves if I'm Overweight and Fat...? 
I'm overweight and fat. Can I still execute fast, deadly and strong Wing Chun moves? --- Answer : Hell yes! You're at a good age to start training …

Do Wing Chun Schools Accept Pay Per Session Instead of Monthly? 
I live in Winter Park, Florida in north Orlando and I'm not rich. I understand that Wing Chun schools are a business but are there any here that will …

What is a Wing Chun Finishing Move? 
What exactly does Wing Chun finishing move mean? --- Answer : It's a term that deals with how you finish a fight. It doesn't necessarily represent any …

How Can I Make a Wing Chun Dummy? Where Can I Learn Wing Chun in Syria? 
I'd like to build my own Wing Chun Dummy and study Wing Chun here in Syria. I had never known anything called Wing Chun till i saw the greatest movie …

Where is the Closest Wing Chun Class To Me? 
Hi there, I'd like to know where is the closest Wing Chun class to Ocean Shores, NSW 2483, Australia? === Update - I revamped the Wing Chun schools …

How does Wing Chun deal with ground fighting? 
How do Wing Chun fighters deal with ground fighting? --- Answer : In my opinion most Wing Chun fighters don't deal with it well. The reason is a lack …

What is the Wing Chun fighting stance? 
I hear so many people say that the Yee Jee Kim Yeung Ma (pigeon-toed stance) is for training and not fighting. If that's true, why are all the drills done …

What Wing Chun Dvd is the Best for me to Buy For Beginner's? Not rated yet
Which Wing Chun DVD should I buy off of your website for beginner's? I want something that get's to the point of Wing Chun. That Show's you how to Do The …

What do I do if I'm in a Fight and my WingChun doesn't Work? Not rated yet
If my WingChun doesn't work, do I use a different style or what?? ===== Answer : You don't have to. Besides style versus style may be a losing argument …

In Wing Chun, Can You Use High Kicks if Really Needed? Not rated yet
... I practice with my friends sometimes... but they use higher kicks... They learn karate and not kung fu... Their kicks seem to get me caught off guard... …

How is Wing Chun Effective? Is Wing Chun the best Fighting style? Not rated yet
I was wondering if Wing Chun is the best fighting style. I mean there is plenty others, such as the tiger paw and much more, But is it the best style? …

Leg Sweeps and Trips During Wing Chun Training -- Not rated yet
I used to do wing Chun from 1989 to 1996. And started back up again 2 months ago. With the same teacher and now he does not do any leg sweeps or trips. …

Just started Wing Chun at 44 years old, Any Tips? Not rated yet
Hello there, I'm a 44 year old male that's just started Wing Chun classes and find as I'm older my coordination is not as good as it was when I was …

I want to learn Wing Chun, can I learn online? Not rated yet
I've always liked kung fu, and liked it a lot more after watching Karate Kid 2010 . But did not know which type to choose. Now I think Wing Chun is …

Where can I get the best Wing Chun training in Wiilmington, Delaware? Not rated yet
Where in Wilmington, Delaware can I get the best Wing Chun training? === Answer : I get this kind of question often. So I set up the Wing Chun Schools …

What Are Your Feelings About Wing Chun and Pressure Testing or Sparring? Not rated yet
Hi Rob what are your feelings about Wing Chun and pressure testing or sparring? The reason I ask is that I'd love to start training a martial art …

Can I Use the Wooden Dummy to Practice Tecniques? I only know the Siu Lim Tao. Not rated yet
Can I use the Wooden Dummy to practice other techniques? I only know the Siu Lim Tao and haven't learned the Dummy form. I've only trained for two years. …

How can I train my hands to react well? Not rated yet
i'm a beginner precautionary of wing chun art and i have a question ,how can i train in siu nim tao so my hand can react Independence ? i do not have …

Would WVTAA Home Study - Level 1 - DVD/Book Set - Siu Nim Tao & Drills by Darrell Jordan be a decent way as to learn Wing Chun if no other option is available? Not rated yet
Would WVTAA Home Study - Level 1 - DVD/Book Set - Siu Nim Tao & Drills by Darrell Jordan be a decent way as to learn Wing Chun if not other option available? …

Sil Lum Tao, Chum Kiu Forms: How Many Times A Day Should I Perform Them? Not rated yet
Hey, I have been studying Wing Chun for two months now and I feel like this is something I was made to do. I practice Sil Lum Tao and Chum Kiu back-to-back …

How Long Should You Train On a Wing Chun Dummy Each Day? Not rated yet
How long each day should you train on a Wing Chun wooden dummy? ==== Answer : Are you kidding? If I had the room for one at my place, I'd tuck in bed …

How many styles of Wing Chun exist? Not rated yet
How many stles of Wing Chun exist? ++++ Sifu Michael McIlwrath who teaches Wing Chun privately in New York and New Jersey https://www.facebook.com/SifuMcIlwrath …

Learning Wing Chun For Health Reasons Not rated yet
There are no local teachers where I live and I don't have much money. What resources do you recommend for learning Wing Chun? I'm specifically interested …

Hi, i have seen wallbags with arms and totally plastic wooden dummies but cant find where to get them. can you help? Thanks, J. Hammond Not rated yet
Hi, looking for wallbags with dummy arms or totally plastic wooden dummy. +++ Answer : I'm not familiar with armed wall bags? But if you're looking …

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Should I do Wing Chun or something like muay thai or jujitsu? Not rated yet
Hi, I'm 185cm (6 feet) tall and weigh 82kg (181 lbs). Should I do Wing Chun or something like muay thai or jujitsu? === Answer : On this site I will …

Can I get a good knowledge of wing chun from video lessons? Not rated yet
Can I get a good knowledge of wing chun from video lessons? +++ Rob's Reply: Fernando, You can get good knowledge about Wing Chun through videos. …

How many steps are there in "Baat Jam Dao"? Not rated yet
how many steps are there in "Baat Jam Dao"? ++++ Rob Replies: Fernando, This is a good question and I'll introduce you to some excellent resources …

How is a lop sao switch drill performed? Not rated yet
How is a lop sao switch drill performed? I want to know the jut sao drill. I am told their are five? +++ Sifu Michael McIlwrath who teaches Wing Chun …

How Hard Should You Train With a New Wing Chun Partner? Not rated yet
How hard should you train with a partner when you are first learning Wing Chun? For example, some guys in class like to throw their punches at you …

Could You Say Wing Chun is a Grappling/Clinch Martial Art? Not rated yet
I ask cause sensitivity training is found in all grappling arts and only one striking art, Wing Chun. If that's the case that's probably why some …

Am I Too Big For Wing Chun? Not rated yet
I'm 29 years old, 6 feet tall, and weigh 260 pounds... ... I spoke to the head instructor at a school near me and he said my size concerns him. One …

Are there any exercises you could recommend to assist foot work? Not rated yet
I've just begun training in Wing Chun & LOVE IT! Are there any exercises you could recommend to assist with getting the footing right? Any reading …

What are the theory and uses behind the relaxed punch? Not rated yet
hi all Does anyone know the theory and uses behind the relaxed punch? I am just curious about this different way of punching. What is the relaxed …

When Do We Learn Weapons in Wing Chun? Not rated yet
At what point, or level do Wing Chun practitioners start to use knives and butterfly swords? --- Answer : That's a great question because I love weapons. …

Is there a Wing Chun video or something that you would recommend? Not rated yet
I have practiced Goju for about 10 years, and about 6 months ago started learning aikido for a change of pace, but I have ALWAYS wanted to learn Wing Chun. …

Any WING CHUN Instructors or classes in LAS VEGAS, NV? Not rated yet
I Live in Las Vegas and I'm looking for a good instructor to learn Wing Chun Kung Fu from. Also someone who can work out an affordable plan for me, since …

How can I self-learn the 6 1/2 point pole form by myself? Not rated yet
I would like to learn the pole form, at home, by myself. I have no school to go to. ++++ Reply from Rob: Hi N, Thanks for your question. …

Is it possible to become a self-taught Wing Chun martial artist? Not rated yet
I've never even been to a kwoon, dojo, dojang, or any other kind of Martial Arts school in my life, but I love the martial art of Wing Chun and wish to …

Do You Need Strong Wing Chun Forearms for Defense? Not rated yet
Do we have to strengthen our forearms for blocking? If yes, what type of exercises should we do? - - - Answer : The quick answer is, No. To clarify… …

How long does it take to have a nice self-defence with Wing Chun? Not rated yet
How long does it take to have a nice self-defence with Wing Chun? As in when will I be able to block punches by a random "Big Guy" that's trying to …

What is the difference between Jeet kune Do and the Wing Chun Kung Fu? Not rated yet
Though, I know that Bruce Lee was a devoted practitioner of Wing Chun. But still I want to know the differences! I've done some research and watched many …

What do You Suggest for Daily Home Training? (I'm a 1st Grade Student) Not rated yet
What do you suggest for daily home training? (I'm a 1st grade student) === Answer : Hi Jan, this is definitely a question you should ask your sifu. …

Basic Wing Chun Punches and Kicks Not rated yet
What are the basic Wing Chun punches and kicks ? —- Answer : The first punch a Wing Chun student learns will be the “Straight” or “Vertical” fist …

Does Wing Chun have many health benefits for your body? Not rated yet
Hi, I have a Wing Chun question: Does wing chun have many benefits for your body? If so, what are the benefits? Thank you! Your friend, Josian …

Is Wing Chun the same as Kung Fu? Not rated yet
Is Wing Chun the same as Kung Fu? === Answer : Wing Chun is a martial arts style found within kung fu. Technically, the word Kung Fu is closely …

How Do I Keep Up My Wing Tsun Training If There's No Schools Nearby? Not rated yet
I`m Syrian too and I´m living in Germany and I´m doing wing tsun, I´m planing to move to Syria next year but unfortunately until now I haven´t found any …

Is the Roll Punch (Chain Punch) Effective? Not rated yet
I've been watching videos online and the Wing Chun chain punch (roll punch) doesn't really look that effective to me. Is it? === Answer : You're right. …

Are Wing Chun Punches Powerful? Not rated yet
Wing Chun punches don't look very powerful. Are they? --- Answer : It's powerful enough to knock out your teeth, break your nose, give you a black …

Can the 3rd Wing Chun form break the skin? Not rated yet
Do those finger strikes cut into someone? --- Answer: Maybe. I've never seen it but I believe that a well executed Bil Gee strike (biu tze, biu gee. …

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Are There Spinning Kicks in Wing Chun? Not rated yet
I used to study Taekwondo and now thinking about learning Wing Chun. Will I be able to use my kicking skills like a spinning kick in Wing Chun? --- …

What's the Difference Between the Dragon Pole and 6 and Half Point Pole? Not rated yet
I keep hearing dragon pole and 6 and half point pole. Are they two different Wing Chun weapons? Are there two different forms? ---------- Answer :There …

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