A much-discussed topic to say the least. Wing Chun is considered much more of a martial art, differently from boxing, obviously. However, the truth might be a surprise to many people.
The point when it comes to Wing Chun is that it's not that easy to recognize somebody that's using it. If you think that somebody using Wing Chun would look like Donnie Yen interpreting Ip Man in the movie, you got it wrong my friend.
You see, Wing Chun is a very simple fighting science, there are no jaw-dropping moves or stunts, it's just about striking the best punch possible according to humanbiomechanics.
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It really should be noted how this is the main topic of discussion when it comes to Wing Chun's weak or even failure points. Indeed, it is a fact that Wing Chun's reputation isn't the best when it comes to real fighting or boxing.
But we must be objective. That's what is happening nowadays. As you know this martial art is divided into hundreds of styles and each praises its effectiveness.
Unfortunately, we have seen that some things just don't work out in real-life situations. But is it due to the strange evolution some Wing Chun schools have taken or does it say something about the style in general?
Martial Art and its practitioners are two different things
The title that you see over resumes the first main point. When you see a match between two different styles, how much do the skills of that single athlete speak about the martial art itself? Just consider it for a moment.
Also, most importantly there's the human factor. We are human beings, and everyone with their own fears, thoughts, and problems. How much does a final exam resume years of studies?
It surely says something about the moment in which you took the exam: the stress and everything that comes with it. Especially if you are a beginner. That can be said about any practitioner, Wing Chun or Boxing athlete, no difference.
Wing Chun and Boxing
The topic of Wing Chun vs Boxing always brings me to some specific Wing Chun masters who stayed with their "feet on the ground" concerning the Wing Chun System.
When it comes to Wing Chun, some great masters such as Wong Shun Leung or Leung Sheung for example, were one of the few Ip Man's best students. Useless to say that their method is as basic as possible.
Leung Sheung is way less known and way underrated. As Adam Willis says on his blog, "he's too important to overlook ". We suggest you read our article about him in case you still haven't.
On the other hand, Wong Shun Leung is a little bit more known, mainly because he was actually the one to teach Bruce Lee when was learning at Ip Man's School in Hong Kong.