Adelaide University Wing Chun Kung Fu Club

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.

Description

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 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. Wing Chun was taught publicly for the first time in the mid 20th Century by Ip Man, who has become a well known figure in martial arts.

Typically characterised by simple, non-flamboyant movements and an emphasis on effectiveness, Wing Chun is valued both as a mental and physical disciplinary pursuit, and as a self defence system which does not rely on brute strength. Our classes equip the learner with tools that are easy to apply at an early level, but with a depth that will take many satisfying years to truly master. Our strong lineage, from Chu Shong Tin, Jim Fung, and the AWCF, is actually a warm community, offering advanced training opportunities around Australia and the world.

We are a member of the Australian Wing Chun Federation and use the standard AWCF grading system.

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