Welcome to LovioWingChun.com

Theory - Curriculum - Gallery - History - Instruction

The purpose of this website is to provide a brief introduction to the principles and basics of Fatshan Style Wing Chun Kung Fu as taught by Sifu George Lovio.

A Pure System of Fighting

Wing Chun is a Chinese system of fighting that was developed during a time when one's fighting ability meant life or death. It is not a sport. It is not as visually appealing as other forms of Kung Fu as there are no fancy moves or wasted motions. Created by the Buddhist monks of Siu Lam (Shaolin), its original purpose was to facilitate the assassination of officials of the Ching or Manchu Dynasty (1644-1912), the foreign tyrants of the Chinese people. Wing Chun is a sophisticated, yet very direct, system that deals superbly with common self-defense situations.

The practice of Wing Chun can promote good health and it is very stimulating to the mind of the practitioner. The study of Wing Chun places very strong emphasis on technique and an understanding of leverage and angles, as opposed to size and brute strength. The more intelligent a person is the more likely he or she will do well in Wing Chun. The simplicity and ingenuity of the system can only be fully appreciated by experiencing it first hand.

The Elements of Wing Chun
  • Theory of Wing Chun fighting.
  • Body structure (the basic tools of fighting).
  • Footwork.
  • Empty hand forms.
  • Chi Sau or "sticky hands" theory and application.
  • Tam Tui Pai or "leg seeking techniques".
  • Chi Gerk or "sticky legs" theory and application.
  • The wooden dummy form or Mook Yang Jong Kuen.
  • The weapons forms, Luk Dim Boon Kwun (pole form), and Bart Jam Dao Kuen (eight slash swords form).
  • Dim (points). Individual techniques and their permutations. Drills are the repetition of "dim."
  • Methods of striking and techniques for striking specific targets.

More information can be found by clicking on the links provided. Any suggestions for further development of this website are more than welcome.

Theory - Curriculum - Gallery - History - Instruction

All material is copyrighted © 2010 George Lovio Wing Chun Association.