On his mission to win back the popularity and respect of traditional martial arts, Perre Francois Flores challenges martial artists and combat fighters. While he doesn't give up, many Wing Chun practitioners and martial artists have criticized him for his non-martial behavior and his skills too. Let's take a look at this Wing Chun vs Karate match together.
Wing Chun vs Karate
If you made it so far I probably know what you're thinking: where is the Wing Chun that I was promised? Well, among many others, this too was a raised question. As you'll find below, Francois Flores has mixed Wing Chun with another style taught exceptionally by his Master - Kung Fu Pak Mei Style.
Starting from his stance, your Wing Chun Alarm was probably freaking out already. On the other hand, the Karate Practitioner is a Vietnamese Master named Doan Bao Chau.
Wait, Pak Mei as the Japanese Master from Kill Bill? Of course, Tarantino's one is just a fictional character inspired however by a legendary figure Bak Mei who is believed to be one of the five survivors of the Shaolin Temple. The Southern Kung Fu Style would take the name after his creator.
About the Match
As you could imagine, this sparring got many people upset. First things first, sparring with other martial artists and sharpening your skills is always a respectful practice. Pierre's harsh approach to his significantly older and lighter opponent wasn't really appreciated, however. In fact, height and age differences are pointed out by many.
Master Pierre Francois Flores
Flores is a Nam Anh student from who he learned his Wing Chun and Pak Mei. Wing Chun is not Pierre's first martial art that he embarked on. He is a former Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and Hapkido practitioner. He learned Wing Chun under Grandmaster Nam Anh, who also taught him the famous Pak Mei Style.
In 2018, Nam Anh gave to Pierre Flores the mandate to spread his knowledge of the Pak Mei Style. Before that, Pierre was already a Chief Instructor of the Montreal Branch School.
You can find out more about Pierre Flores, his style, and his school on their official website.