Wing Chun is a martial art best known for its effectiveness in close-quarters self-defense. It specializes in enabling smaller, weaker people to overcome bigger, stronger attackers. One of the best things about it is that it can work for everyone regardless of size, strength or age.
Wing Chun has been taught and integrated into the training programs of hundreds of military & law enforcement agencies around the world such as the US Navy Seals, FBI, CIA, French RAID and German SEK units and integrated into their programs.
Wing Chun is also the art that shaped the life of Bruce Lee. The life lessons he learned from learning Wing Chun and from his sifu, Ip Man, were the foundations which built his approach to life, philosophy and martial arts.
Other famous people who have studied Wing Chun or a version of it include Robert Downey Jr, Anderson Silva, Tony Ferguson, Donnie Yen, Kobe Bryant, Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, Christian Bale, Jason Statham, Jackie Chan, Steven Seagal, Cameron Diaz and Brandon Lee.
Wing Chun Specializes in Realistic Self-Defense. All martial arts have value. However, most do not specialize in self-defense. Why? Some martial arts place an unrealistic focus upon competition training. Others focus too much upon what looks cool rather than what works. And others focus too much on the ground. (In self-defense, the last place you want to be is on the ground!) Every fighting action of Wing Chun is targeted at efficient self-defense. That’s why Wing Chun’s goal is the immediate shut down of an attacker. No fancy kicks, overly complex things or competitions. Just simple, direct and efficient concepts proven over centuries and ever evolving for modern threats.
Wing Chun teaches you How to Dominate Bigger & Stronger Attackers. Let’s face it, it’s not the person in our own weight class that we fear, it’s the confrontation with a bigger, stronger aggressor. Wing Chun was designed to turn the tables on people like this. By using leverage, timing and precision, you learn how to be effective regardless of their size and strength.
Wing Chun is based on simple science. You won’t waste your time training hundreds of complicated techniques that never really work. With Wing Chun, you master a few, simple moves. And because of this, you learn how to become more functional, more efficient and to the point. This results in actually becoming faster with a 10th of the effort.
Wing Chun is more efficient than other martial arts. Most martial arts can’t attack and defend at the same time. Wing Chun specializes in it. Simultaneous attack and defense is one of the reasons Wing Chun training makes you more capable and gives you the ability to end fights quicker.
Why this 3X Black Belt choose Wing Chun at The Dragon Institute
Most students choose The Dragon Institute because:
They want the best. Most people don't chose The Dragon Institute just because they want any “Orange County Wing Chun school”. Instead, they are the type of people who refuse to settle for anything but the very best. What truly sets us apart is the pure depth of practical knowledge and ability to immediately help students put that into action. This is why we’ve been voted “Best Martial Arts in Orange County” year after year since 2010. Check out our reviews on Google or Yelp.
They’ve practiced at other martial arts schools or at other Wing Chun schools. Many of our students are high level black belts in other martial arts. And that’s why the difference is clear for them. They realize average isn’t us.
They want more than just fighting! Still others choose our school because they seek the deeper philosophical and spiritual benefits of which Wing Chun Kung Fu is known. This is the art that shaped the life of Bruce Lee. Wing Chun didn't only form the nuts and bolts of Bruce Lee's personal martial arts approach (Jeet Kune Do), it also was the basis of his personal life philosophy. When people realize the level of depth Wing Chun offers for self-improvement in many different areas of their lives they often choose our Wing Chun school.