WING CHUN KUNG FU
IP MAN FAMILY
Also called the Art of Counterattack, it leaves no room for the attacker to act, rendering him harmless in a highly effective and definitive manner through the use of a limited number of techniques.
Wing Chun Kung Fu is used by a variety of special law enforcement agencies as it can readily neutralize the opponent.
Physical strength is not required but rather precision and accuracy in moving the body.
Wing Chun Kung Fu does not involve competition; the study of this Art is subjective and personal.
Wing Chun Kung Fu gives mental and physical well-being to those who practice it consistently and is considered by many to be the best self-defense system.
In Wing Chun Kung Fu, weapons such as butterfly knives (English: 8 Cutting knives or Chinese: Baat Jam Dao) and sticks of different lengths are also studied, the most important being the long stick (English: Six and a half point pole or Chinese: Lok Dim Boon Kwan). In addition to practicing together with a partner, the student trains with various strikers and the wooden dummy (in English: Wooden dummy od in Chinese: Mok Yan Jong).
Different versions are told regarding the birth of Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Among the most reliable, it appears that Wing Chun was conceived by the Buddhist nun Ng Mui around the mid-17th century.
Ng Mui, who was saved during the destruction of the Shaolin monastery, began to reflect on the Shaolin style.
Ng Mui met Yim Wing Chun who soon became his sole disciple for three years. During that time, the new style began to take shape.
Over time, several masters succeeded one another until the Great Grandmaster Ip Man
Great Grandmaster Ip Man had two sons, Grandmaster Ip Chun and Grandmaster Ip Chin.
Sifu Samuel Kwok
Both sons of Great Grandmaster Ip Man, during different historical periods, were the masters of Grandmaster Samuel Kwok.
Grandmaster Samuel Kwok founded the Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Art Association (SKWCMAA); an association with a worldwide presence.
Sifu Alberto Marletta
Sifu Alberto Marletta, an inner disciple of Grandmaster Samuel Kwok, was appointed by him as the Swiss national head of the Association SKWCMAA.
Sifu Alberto Marletta is also the Swiss head of the Wing Chun Against Bullying Association and president of the World Martial Art Association Republic Of China Switzerland in Ticino (WMAA-ROC Ticino), founded the Kung Fu Xué Xiào Sports and Cultural Association for the purpose of promoting and teaching Wing Chun Kung Fu in the tradition of the Ip Man Family and the Ving Tsun Athletic Association of Hong Kong and Martial Qi Gong.