Let’s take a look at the mindset of a Wing Chun Practitioner. Wing Chun is truly a thinking persons martial art. I am talking about the study for now more so than the application. If you are of the analytical mind set then Wing Chun kung fu is a wonderful art to study. If Spock from Star Trek were to study martial arts he would most likely choose Wing Chun as it is the most logical choice.
There is a lot of mystery around Chinese Kung fu, medicine and theory. This can make the study very difficult for those analytical thinkers. As a Doctor of Chinese medicine and a master of Kung Fu, I can assure you I am speaking from experience. In medical school Chinese Theory can be hard to grab as a westerner.
In western medicine you have a headache and the doctor may tell you, take an aspirin. In Chinese medicine the doctor wants to know why. Every patient gets treated as an individual and if ten patients come in with headaches they may each receive a different treatment.
As a kid growing up I was fascinated with Kung Fu. That is all I wanted to do, but I keep running into a whole lot of mystery without explanation. Therefore none of it seemed right or felt like it would work for me. So, I looked into to numerous arts trying to find the solution and when I had my first Wing Chun lesson, I knew right then and there, this is what I had been looking for the whole time.
Wing Chun is different than most arts as it is a true science. Everything is logical and makes perfect sense. There is no mystery or confusion; there is just a clear-cut road map that works.
When a student first comes to watch a class one thing I express is that here I do not want you to have second hand Kung Fu. You are not going to follow me, I am going to show you what, why and how so you fully understand what you are doing and why it works. Otherwise you have second hand training. It may look cool, but probably won’t work when you need it.
The study of Wing Chun is fascinating and enlightening. It is a science in motion and a wonderful art to study for those looking to cut to the chase and truly get what they need.
Stay tuned as later I will discuss the mind set of a practitioner during actual combat.