Yao and Gong are terms that express a quality of energy. Yao is translated as softness while Gong is translated as hardness. Soft is typically associated with Yin while hard is viewed as being Yang. Without hardness there can be no softness. Without softness there can be no hardness. Just as Yin and Yang are continually interacting and changing, so hard and soft blend together. When this interchange of opposites occurs, it gives rise to the spiral. When interactions reach this stage of evolution the dualistic traits become indistinguishable as the components of the interaction merge in to a new,

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When one first looks upon the Chi Sim Weng Chun logo, he undoubtedly notices the tiger in the center of the symbol before anything else. The words around the top are an after thought once the image of the tiger is before him, as is much of the rest of the logo, including the Chinese character positioned next to the tiger. Nothing else seems very relevant to the average person looking at the symbol of Chi Sim. A martial artist might pay some attention to the character next to the tiger as well as to the words, and then would

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Feb

17
2011

In Honor of, and respect for, Grand Master Wai Yan, we dedicate this page. With heavy heart the Chi Sim Weng Chun Kung Fu family informs the martial arts community that Grand Master Wai Yan has passed away. He departed this world in early 2004 at over 90 years of age. Grand Master Wai Yan lived in Mei Foo Sun Chuen, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon in Hong Kong and is survived by four sons and one daughter. His life celebrated Weng Chun with a brilliance and humility rarely seen in the martial arts world of today. Grand Master Wai Yan

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Some contemporary critics have suggested that there can be no Shaolin connection between Chi Sim Weng Chun and Hung Fa Yi Wing Chun simply because they do not look the same and do not share the same surface choreography via like forms and training sets. This is a common error made by novice researchers who believe shapes, forms, and names of techniques alone determine a system of martial science. In truth, a martial system cannot be assessed in terms of shapes and forms alone. A Great Dane doesn’t look much like a Bull Mastiff, but they are nearly identical with

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We at the London Weng Chun Kung Fu academy wish all the students and instructors a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Holidays Opening Time Thursday 23rd December at 19:30 is the last training day. We are closing from Friday 24th December until the 6th January 2012. Training start again on Thursday 6th January 2012 at 19:30 Enjoy your holidays and we hope to see you back in training soon.


Dec

17
2010

Kung Fu Xmas dinner is booked for this Friday 17th December. Table booked for 7.30pm at viethoarestaurant.co.uk/bar.html. Everyone is welcome. Send a little note or let Bruce know if your coming along. The nearest tube station is Old Street. The restaurant is on Kingsland Road.


Georg demonstrated the Fa Kuen form at the Meisterschaften in Gevelsberg, Germany in 2008. Enjoy it!


Here are Weng Chun Kung Fu techniques of the month for October. This month’s topic is Sanda(Lai Tai)


Saturday December 4th: The last Weng Chun seminar of 2010 with Bruce Cat. Cost: £25 Time: 12:30 – 18:00 Focus of the seminar is on Luk Dim Poon Kuen and there is also an opportunity for grading 1-3. The seminar is open to all levels. Please let Bruce know if you are attending.


Nov

15
2010

Let Weng Chun Kung Fu´s Grandmaster Andreas Hoffmann personally guide you to learn the ancient 6 1/2 principles form. Learn the basics of Weng Chun Kung Fu, weapon fighting and explore the secret of the Southern Shaolin Temple. See with your own eyes why many people see Weng Chun as the forefather of Wing Chun and Hung Gar and as one of the most effective martial arts. Learn to fight with principles, because in a real combat situation the confusion generated by surprise, fear and stress is too great to solve it with a large number of techniques. Learn the

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