All of our Sifus are certified by the Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Arts Association,
as well as the West Coast Wing Chun Martial Arts Organization.
Martial Artists of all types must learn to be flexible and adapt. In fact, flexibility and adaptability are considered cornerstone concepts in the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu. They are so important that we base Wing Chun’s application on principles and concepts, rather than on memorized technique. Because a fight is unpredictable, we need the flexibility that principles and concept based self-defense give us in order to adapt to any given fighting situation.
Sometimes life is unpredictable too. Perhaps life throws you a curve ball like we’ve all experienced in the coronavirus lockdown, or you have had to move away from your Wing Chun school. Maybe your work schedule has changed, and you can no longer attend your Wing Chun classes. Whatever the reason you seek virtual wing chun classes, embrace the concept of flexibility and adapt to the circumstance. That is practicing your Wing Chun to the best of your ability.
So, to answer the question, of course you can learn wing chun on the internet. When one embraces flexibility in thinking, learning Wing Chun virtually becomes not only possible, but can actually strengthen one’s technique, sensitivity, speed and reflex.
We suggest students use the following approach when learning Wing Chun online.
Learn Wing Chun’s Principles and Concepts.
Be thorough. Study wide and deep.
Investigate and ask questions.
Develop muscle memory for form and drills.
Be able to execute with excellent technique in the air.
Evaluate and Re-evaluate.
“Learn Slow, Move Fast.”
Develop Skill and Conditioning
Develop speed, reflex, conditioning and random reflex.
Develop Sensitivity through awareness.
Make use of home training equipment.
Find a Safe Partner *
Apply Step 2 with a safe partner*. Evaluate and readjust.
Increase pressure or force slowly. Evaluate and readjust.
Return to Step 1 & apply new understanding to other steps.
Practice Steps 1-5 with Creativity
Be flexible and adapt.
*Be sure to follow guidelines for your country, state, or city for socially safe distancing. If you are unable to do so currently, practice steps 1-3 and 5 until you can safely practice with someone. Your instructors will guide you. Remember, Kung Fu is a process of re-evaluating and adjusting. This is no different when learning Wing Chun online.
In Wing Chun, we have a proverb, “Circle and Straight Go Together”. We have organized our entire curriculum around this Principle. The West Coast Wing Chun curriculum offers a linear, logical progression, but cycles around so all of the Principles, Concepts and Drills we teach become reinforced into your mind and body.