THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF THE ART OF WING CHUN ARE BELIEVED TO BE SHROUDED IN MYSTERY, BUT THE MORE ONE RESEARCHES THE LEGENDS PASSED DOWN, THE MORE ONE REALISES THESE STORIES HOLD A GREAT DEAL OF ACCURATE INFORMATION.
According to the Kulo tradition, the art of Wing Chun was originally a soft, empty-hand internal boxing system that later made its way to the Red Boat. It was during this time on the Red Boat that the Wing Chun art had an exchange with other southern fist boxing arts. The art of Wing Chun thus adopted the Dummy, Long Pole, Knives and had its first evolution within the empty-hand boxing sets and theory. This is the reason for the different sects of Wing Chun boxing.