The Yin and Yang of Kung Fu
The art of Wing Chun focuses upon maintaining one’s center-line which protects the most vulnerable parts of a person’s body. Maintaining one’s center also keeps a person’s structure more sturdy and allows them to be able to quickly move and re-position themselves while keeping their hands in front of them. Wing Chun is a close quarters fighting style and relies on efficient hand placements and techniques.
Wing Chun is characterized by minimal movement with a soft defense and a hard offense, never fighting an opponents force with force. Through redirection and passive defense techniques Wing Chun is suitable for people of all sizes as it does not rely on brute force and strength, rather relying on technique, positioning and speed.
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Sifu Louis Diloretto
Lou Diloretto has trained under the upcoming grandmaster, Keith Maza, in the art of Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu. Having recieved the highest sash ranking in the art and has proven himself through multiple challenge fights and testings. Lou welcomes challenge fights from all who wish to test his skills.
Sifu Lou is also very proficient in the art of Tai Chi Chuan and Shaolin Crane Style. Lou also trained in a weaker form of Wing Chun called “Modified Wing Chun” allowing him to know the benefits and weaknesses of both styles.
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Origins of Wing Chun
After escaping the destruction of the Fujian Shaolin Monastery by Qing forces (circa 1730) , the Abbess Ng Mui fled to the distant Daliang mountains on the border between Yunnan and Sichuan. There, Ng Mui often bought her bean curd at the tofu shop of Yim Yee (嚴二). Yim Yee had a daughter named Yim Wing Chun (嚴詠春) whom a local warlord was trying to force into marriage. Ng Mui taught Yim Wing Chun a summarized version of her Southern Shaolin Kung Fu, which allowed Yim Wing Chun to fend off the warlord once and for all.
After completing her training under Ng Mui (circa 1790), Yim Wing Chun eventually married Leung Bok-Chao (梁博儔), to whom she taught the fighting techniques that Ng Mui had passed on to her. After Yim Wing Chun died (circa 1840), Her husband Leung Bok-Chao passed the new style on to Leung Lan Kwai (circa 1840). Leung Lan Kwai taught six members of the Red Boat Opera Group (circa 1850). All Wing Chun today descends from one of these six Opera Group members:
Yik Kam, Hung Gan Biu, Leung Yee Tai, Wong Wa Bo, Dai Fa Min Kam, and Law Man Kung.