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The martial arts system of Wing Chun was developed in southern China approximately 300 years ago. Its originator, the Buddhist nun Ng Mui, was a master of Shaolin Kung Fu and used this knowledge to invent a way to take advantage of the weaknesses inherent in other Shaolin systems. This new system was well guarded and passed on to only a very few dedicated students. Later, the style became known as Wing Chun, after Ng Mui's first student - a woman named Yim Wing Chun.

Wing Chun techniques are eminently suited to those of small stature and it falls into the category known as Southern Shaolin Boxing (fast hands, strong legs). A unique aspect is the presence of "softness" within its dynamic motions.

Wing Chun is a system based on linear attacks and economic parries with an anchored elbow and low kicks. This is an ideal system for crowded, close range fighting. The muk jong (wooden dummy), chi sau training (sticky hands) and the centerline attack theory are the hallmarks of Wing Chun.

"True straightness seems crooked.
True wisdom seems foolish.
True art seems artless."
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