The Adelaide University Wing Chun Kung Fu Club
The club was started in 1971 by the late Jim Fung, a student of Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin. Jim Fung came to Australia to study accounting at the University of Adelaide where he started the club. Jim Fung was conferred the title of “Grandmaster“ in 1999. The club has since grown into its own thriving entity, teaching the full spectrum of this unique martial art to future generations with the support of the Australian Wing Chun Federation, being awarded the Jessop Shield for Club of the Year (<50 members) by AU Sport in 2014.
It is said that Wing Chun (endless spring-time) was founded approximately 300 years ago in Southern China. A Shaolin elder, Abbess Ng Mui, developed the style after witnessing a fight between a crane and a fox, and named the style after her student, Yim Wing Chun. It was a time of great upheaval in China, and as such the details of its development remain lost in time. However Wing Chun was taught publicly for the first time in the mid Twentieth Century by the famous Ip Man, who has become a well known figure martial arts.
Typically characterised by short, sharp movements and emphasis on control of the centre line, Wing Chun is a simple and direct fighting system. The simplest concepts are easily learned, but perfected over a lifetime, and Wing Chun equips the learner with tools that are easy to apply at a basic level, but will take many satisfying years to truly master.
Beginners and experienced alike are invited to explore this intriguing martial art with us. Wing Chun kung fu brings self-defence skills, self-discipline, mental health, posture, and fitness to people of all ages and body types.
We are a member of the Australian Wing Chun Federation and use the standard AWCF grading system.
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Irene Watson Room, Level 5, Union Building
Monday & Wednesday evenings at 6.30 pm, even during most of the holidays.
Interested people (students and non students) are welcome to come and enjoy a free trial class or two before joining!
Further training opportunities are available throughout the year, such as the annual AWCF conference, and private lessons are available from our highly qualified instructors.
T-shirts are available at the club as a fundraising opportunity, however there is no compulsory uniform. All that is recommended is comfortable loose clothing, jewellery removed, and flat bottomed shoes.