Kicking is a vital weapon for every fighter. Kicks are primarily used to reach a more distant target, as a destruction tool, or to bridge the gap for another kicking or hand technique. Wing Chun practitioners generally do not use kicks to keep their opponent at bay. This is due to the close-range nature of our fighting system. We don’t want to keep our opponent away; we want them close so we can do the most damage. The kicks that you use will vary according to your opponent and range.