IF ANYONE DOES A SIMPLE SEARCH FOR WING CHUN, ONE WILL FIND TREMENDOUS INFORMATION AND DEMONSTRATIONS. NOW, ALTHOUGH THE VARIETY IS VAST, MOST OF THESE SYSTEMS CAN ALL BE TRACED TO A HANDFUL OF ANCESTORS.
One noted ancestor was Dr. Leung Jan, grand teacher of the famed Ip Man. In this issue, I will interview and discuss with Sifu Jim Roselando Jr., noted practitioner of Pin Sun Wing Chun and researcher of Wing Chun and Red Boat arts, about the signatures of Dr. Leung Jan’s Gung Fu and several other hot subjects found in today’s Wing Chun community.
What can you tell me about the signatures of Dr. Leung Jan’s Gung Fu?
When it comes to Dr. Leung Jan’s art of Wing Chun, there are certain signatures. Wing Chun is a soft Southern system noted for using a narrow Horse and Short Bridge. We have a strong focus on attacking our opponent’s centre while defending our own (Da Jung, Sao Jung). Chi Sau training is a famed aspect of our system, and we are noted for close-body applications and a unique type of Chuk Ging (“Shocking Force”).