What we're about
Welcome to Brighton Beach Wing Chun Academy!
Wing Chun is one of the best self defense martial arts in the world. It is known for it's efficiency and effectiveness. Wing Chun is not a competitive sport, as it's principles are geared entirely for combat. Please come on in and try this wonderful martial art for yourself!
Our address is: 330 Neptune Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11235
We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 PM - 9 PM.
Sunday classes are from 5 PM - 7 PM.
The classes are free for two months if you mention Meetup.
Please checkout our past Meetup pictures, or take a look and like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BrightonBeachWingChun)!
Foundation of Wing Chun:
According to Grand Master Yip Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yip_Man), Wing Chun was developed by Ng Mui, who was Abbess at the Henan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henan) Shaolin Monastery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaolin_Monastery) and managed to survive its destruction by Qing forces during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangxi_Emperor) (1662–1722). She fled to the White Crane Temple (somewhere in the Daliang mountains between Yunnan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yunnan) and Sichuan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sichuan)), where she met a girl of fifteen named Yim Wing-Chun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yim_Wing-Chun) whom a bandit was trying to force into marriage. Ng Mui taught Wing-Chun how to defend herself by distilling Shaolin martial art knowledge into a system that Wing-Chun could learn quickly and use without developing great strength.
To see what Wing Chun Kung Fu actually looks like in action, please do a YouTube search for IP Man.