The Moy Tung Ving Tsun Kung Fu system of martial arts trains people how to win fights quickly, ending them. Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu is not just a bunch of fighting techniques – it is a well-designed and complete system for developing the highest-level kung fu martial arts fighting skill. It trains you how to stay on your feet and deliver devastating blows while blocking your opponent’s, with your bare hands, and even with knives and long poles.
The Ving Tsun Kung Fu system is so advanced that the basic principles have not been improved upon in over 300 years. It was designed by a Buddhist nun and a young woman in ancient China, but even today women use it to effectively defend themselves against bigger, stronger men, even experienced fighters. It doesn’t take long to develop good kung fu, either – with discipline and hard work, it’s possible to become a martial arts expert in two years. And no matter what shape you’re in, Moy Tung Ving Tsun kung fu training will improve your health and fitness, as well as your skill and self-control.
Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu is so powerful, that if you only practice the Siu Nim Tao form and conditioning drills on your own, with the right attention to certain details, you will develop great kung fu. However, there is a lot more to Ving Tsun Kung Fu, and a lot more to be gained by training. Whether you’re interested in practicing as a hobby and for self-defense, or to become a Kung Fu master and teacher, the Moy Yat Kung Fu Introductory Program will get you started on the right path.
The Richmond Moy Yat Kung Fu Academy Intro Program is a week of training and instruction with semi-private lessons and review with an instructor, plus training with a regular class. You get to experience what the martial arts education, the training and classes are like, what the benefits are of Ving Tsun Kung Fu, and if it’s right for you. And, by doing the exercise, you get the foundation of this highly effective system for training and fighting. Ving Tsun workouts are interesting, challenging and fun, and what you learn is immediately effective for self-defense. The cost is $49.95 and the program includes a free school T-shirt. Click here to schedule an appointment now for a Ving Tsun Kung Fu introductory lesson, or read on.
The rest of this post outlines the specific information, principles and techniques covered in the Intro Program. Most of your time will be spent doing exercise with instruction and supervision, but you will learn the basics about:
- The origin and purpose of the system
- The lineage and history from Yim Ving Tsun to Moy Tung
- The local branch school and training programs
Training itself answers most questions, but if you have any, you are welcome to ask.
First section of the first form, Siu Nim Tao. Each of the first three Ving Tsun Kung Fu forms are taught in three sections. The Siu Nim Tao form is the foundation of the Ving Tsun system. It means ‘little beginning idea’ and, through study and practice, it teaches and develops the basic principles, energies and movements. It is the vocabulary for the language of the system. The details in this form are key to developing the most powerful and effective kung fu technique.
Yat Chi Chung Choi (Sun Character Center Fist). This single punch also acts as a block; Ving Tsun Kung Fu gives you the ability to block and strike simultaneously.
Chain punch: Ving Tsun’s most famous fighting technique – rapid-fire punches, blasting out on center. Don’t stop punching until your attackers go down or away.
Tan Sao (Palm-up block) technique: This technique is useful for blocking hook punches and other strikes, and to pin attackers arms. Later, you’ll learn how to combine it with other techniques for simultaneous attack and defense.
Pak Sao (Slap-block) technique: This technique controls the centerline and blocks straight punches, and can also be used to trap opponent’s arms. Later, you’ll learn how to combine it with other techniques for simultaneous attack and defense.
Pak Sao exercise: This is the first two-person exercise in a system of exercises – it begins with this simple yet powerful exercise that trains the centerline, horse and relaxation. Pak Sao training instills these principles and the proper kung fu foundation. In addition to the instructor, you’ll get to practice Pak Sao with other students in a regular class.
The Ving Tsun system leads from Pak Sao to Chi Sao, through a series of six building-block exercises, including Pak Sao. You start with simple basics, and build on your foundation until you can perform the complex exercise of Chi Sao with ease and detail. We don’t spar with or hurt our classmates in Ving Tsun – instead, we train in this system of cooperative exercises, which is both safer and better for developing martial skill. These exercises involve sticking with a training partner’s arms while studying and developing control over the centerlines, horse stances, relaxation, motion, energy, form and technique.
Dim Gerk (front kick): The standard Ving Tsun kick, used for attacking the lower part of an opponent’s body, as well as blocking and trapping their leg techniques.
Jong Sao (ready-hands): In Jong Sao you are ready to fight – your hands are covering your centerlines and you are standing upright, ready to step or move as needed to end the fight as quickly as possible.