Can I Execute Wing Chun Moves if I'm Overweight and Fat...?

by Herculene

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 Wing Chun Kung Fu or any other martial art. With your concerns of being overweight you should consult a health professional before staring a physical fitness routine like Wing Chun.

There are many BIG dudes who excel in Wing Chun and martial arts.

You have to commit to your training and skill building and I believe you can do it.

For instance, martial arts actor Sammo Hung has been big his whole life. And he's super fast, limber like an Olympic gymnast and early in his career he did all his own stunts.

Then there's Wing Chun Kung Fu Sifu Shannon Moore from the USA. He's one BIG dude. His Chinese nickname is Da Shan (Big Mountain).

He's wicked fast... like watching a bear fight Wing Chun Kung Fu. Check the video... The good stuff starts around 0:25. Enjoy!

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Oct 23, 2010
by: Anonymous

thank you very much for giving me more reinforcement to continue practicing wing chun and giving me a reason to thrive for martial art even with my obstacle!!!!!!!!! Thank You!!!!!!!!!

Oct 24, 2010
It's my pleasure...
by: Rob - Wing Chun Life

That's why this site is called Wing Chun *Life*!

And that's why we focus on busy martial artists. It's all about improving with what you got and with the time you got... and reach Kung Fu Nirvana.

Apr 23, 2011
I am 400 pounds
by: Jean

Well I am 400 pounds and if i can do it then anyone can. it's really hard work, double the work anyone else has to do to acceive the same thing, but it's all about health in the end, you work double hard but you get double the results. For my size im quick with the hands and upper body but the bottom is a little slower for now, as you i drop the weight i will be fastest for sure, my legs will be super strong because of the wieght i carried all these years. So a big fat guy can exucute Wing chun moves. Good luck to all overwieght or morbid obeise folks out there and don't give up it can be done.

Apr 23, 2011
400 pounds!
by: Rob@WingChunLife

Jean keep up the good work.

I think you're right. As you get into better shape your skills will improve right along with it.

If you have video of yourself please share. I'm planning on adding a section on this site where you, and anyone, can add video of themselves doing Wing Chun. Check back in a couple of weeks.

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