Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu is a martial art, not a sport. Real kung fu; it’s not movie stunt-fighting, and there are no fancy forms. Real kung fu, for the athleticism necessary to be victorious if you get attacked on the street. In real martial arts, there are no weight divisions. In the street, your attacker could be any size.
When you learn the true combat science, a small person can overcome a bully or attackers much larger than themselves. When you know real kung fu you can be a woman fighting someone who’s stronger and larger than you, and you can destroy them with real kung fu technique. A woman will not, however, overcome a larger opponent through wrestling or boxing or the standard self-defense techniques that are generally taught. If a woman goes beyond self-defense or regular martial arts training and learns real kung fu, she would then stand a chance if she’s attacked in the real world.
It’s nice to get in shape for tournaments, fighting sports, forms competition, and it’s fun to play with techniques. But when you learn the real thing, and you understand the seriousness, you more than appreciate it, you become extremely happy that you can relax in any situation. Especially when you know the simple techniques that are necessary to incapacitate any attacker.
In most cases, a bully is not going to be smaller than you, or someone in your weight division. You should never underestimate anyone, regardless of their size or strength, but in most cases a bully is going to be larger than you. In a lot of cases, they travel in packs. That is the nature of bullies.
You can’t expect fairness in a street confrontation. You can’t expect any type of decency in a street confrontation. You can only expect the worst-case scenario. If you are being attacked, you can absolutely only expect the worst side of humanity to be present in this situation. If you are a woman or a man and you are being attacked, you are being attacked by someone who doesn’t have any decency whatsoever. This person or people do not in any way understand life’s humanity; they’re willing to harm another human being. Whatever their reason is, they’re willing to harm another human being. That is simply a crime against humanity.
So, hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Study the best kung fu you can, to be ready for situations that are counted as the worst in one’s life. It is not fun or pleasant to think about a big bully or any individuals who would go out of their way to hurt other human beings. It’s not pleasant to think about being attacked, and, obviously, it’s even worse to be attacked. But if you have the proper tools, if you are properly equipped, this thing is no longer a threat to you.
At the Richmond Moy Yat Kung Fu Academy, we have separate programs for men, women, kids and teens, so everyone can focus on kung fu training. Click here for into on the Richmond Moy Yat Kung Fu Intro Program. There is a self-defense kungfu open house for men on Saturday, Dec 3 from 1-4 pm.