Dragon Family Wing Chun… Way Beyond Fighting!
First and foremost, our approach to martial arts, is way beyond fighting. Our fighting practice is meant as our vehicle for expansion and self-growth. And this particular art which we practice (called Dragon Family Wing Chun) is the very best vehicle we’ve ever come across to do just that… sincere and honest development of one’s potential.
Based on our experience, no other activity (martial art or otherwise), has the genuine power to transform our lives on so many levels.
That’s why we’re so passionate about our practice… its the integrated practical improvements for our lives (mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually).
The principles within our specific martial arts practice, the same used for simple, efficient and practical fighting, are also applied as a philosophy for life. Our art is meant as a process of transformation toward higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness in everything you do. That’s why we say, “Wing Chun makes everything else better.” It teaches you how to go with the flow, simplify, have more patience, embrace change and let go of the things that hold you back. We call this living the Wing Chun life.
Dragon Family Wing Chun – A Fighting Art
Now simply because we do this for deeper meaning doesn’t mean we can ever disregard fighting as the actual vehicle for our self-growth. This means sparring, hitting and getting hit is a required part of what we do. Too often people want the life-changing benefits without the sincere willingness to do the hard work. It’s the genuine and practical ability to apply our arts scientific principles in a real world fight which is the catatyst for honest growth in all areas of our lives.
The benefits of calmness, patience, lazer-like focus, powerful courage, compassion, mental and physical toughness, a fighting spirit… all of these are the by-products of successfully applying Dragon Family Wing Chun principles in fighting.
Attributes of our Fighting Art
Dragon Family Wing Chun is predominantly a stand-up fighting art for realistic self-defense. Primarily focused upon practically applying efficiency, Dragon Family Wing Chun focuses upon a seemless integration of both striking and grappling elements through use of angles, leverage, pressure, position, precision and timing, while constantly seeking weaknesses within our partner/assailant. Unlike other martial arts that focus on physical techniques and attributes of speed and power, instead, Dragon Family Wing Chun focuses on energy-based concepts of efficiency, fluidity and centerline occupation.
A multi-range system, Dragon Family Wing Chun trains in longer boxing-type ranges as well as clinch and grappling ranges. Because of this multi-range focus along with its obsession with efficiency and practical application, Dragon Family Wing Chun has proven successful in dominating black belts of other martial arts styles.
Traditional or Progressive?
Dragon Family Wing Chun is both a traditional martial art as well as a modern progressive art. We practice time-tested traditions for development of the full mind, body and spirit. However, unlike other traditional martial arts, Dragon Family Wing Chun is not fixed by tradition. Instead, it is a practical philosophy backed by scientific guiding principles. On the other hand, unlike other modern progressive arts, Dragon Family Wing Chun is not a mix of many different martial arts or a “sport” oriented practice. Its principles are time-tested with a strong spiritual philosophy of character, integrity and humble compassion. However, as a fighting art, it is about always being tested through alive-based training such as sparring and never simply looking to preserve for tradition’s sake alone. So this makes Dragon Family Wing Chun neither solely traditional nor solely progressive. Instead, we believe in a centered approach… a type of calm, balanced equilibrium which doesn’t go to extremes.
Dragon Family Wing Chun – An Integrated Approach
Dragon Family Wing Chun is an integrated system with aspects of both internal and external martial arts, Eastern and Western fighting arts and deeply rooted in traditional experience yet with realistic progressive training methods. Over the years, we’ve found that having such an innovative spirit coupled with the depth of our traditional knowledge is extremely rare. This is why we are both traditional and progressive and yet cannot solely be labeled either!
To those doctinal traditionalists who say what we are doing is not traditional, we more than likely have more traditional experience than them. The only difference is we aren’t bound by it. We ask them to try to go beyond a rigid outlook of what martial arts can be. Based upon our hands-on experience, combining deeply rooted traditional knowledge with innovative outside-the-box thinking and modern training methods consisitently dominates a rigid approaches.
To those die-hard progressives or MMA-minded folks who disregard us because of our traditional name. We say, its just a name, don’t get hung up on it. Unlike many traditional martial arts, we believe in application through sparring. Based upon our hands-on experience, our approach is very effective against all kinds of threats including modern combat sports (MMA, boxing, muay thai, jiu jitsu, etc.). In fact, we’ve found time and time again that our obsession with efficiency dominates aggressive power and speed-based approaches with calm precision and timing.