Wing Chun Blog

Wing Chun Blog

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You'll find tons of Wing Chun articles, lessons, videos and more by Sifu Adam Williss, Dragon Family Wing Chun and crew at The Dragon Institute.

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Redefining Wing Chun

Redefining Wing Chun: A New Look At An Old Art

Bear with me for just a bit while I try to get you to consider a new way of looking ...
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Wing Chun Lessons

Wing Chun Lessons

wingchunlessons.com - An online Wing Chun program created by Sifu Adam Williss, founder of The Dragon Institute. The Wing Chun ...
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How to Become a Wing Chun Instructor

How to Become a Wing Chun Instructor

So, you want to become a Wing Chun teacher, do you? Well! It isn’t easy. As with teaching in any ...
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Orange County Wing Chun Speaker Night

Orange County Wing Chun Speaker Event

Our Orange County Wing Chun schools held an evening together where our students and teachers (sifus) came up and spoke ...
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Wing Chun Stance

The Wing Chun Stance

One of the things you will often see in Wing Chun training, is the Wing Chun stance called Yee Jee ...
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Wing Chun Breathing

Wing Chun Breathing

When it comes to Wing Chun breathing, simplicity, patience and grounding are the keys. Its quite natural to think that ...
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The Wing Chun Way of Life

The Wing Chun Way of Life

What does it mean to follow the Wing Chun Way of Life? And what is the Wing Chun Life? In ...
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Ritual of the Warrior

The Ritual of the Warrior

The ritual of the warrior makes no apologies for its mysterious posture and movements. It could care less if a ...
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Wing Chun vs. MMA

Wing Chun vs. MMA

Wing Chun and MMA have a very tense relationship. To be frank, the topic of Wing Chun vs. MMA can ...
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WING CHUN PODCAST - ADAM WILLISS

Wing Chun Podcast Interview w/ Adam Williss

Sifu Adam Williss, founder of The Dragon Institute, was recently featured on the deput episide of Wing Chun Discussion's new ...
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How to Practice Wing Chun without a Dummy

How do you practice Wing Chun without a dummy?

Can you learn Wing Chun without a dummy? In other words, do you NEED a dummy to learn Wing Chun? ...
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Wing Chun Master

Wing Chun Master

The subject of a Wing Chun master can be confusing. Is a “Wing Chun master” someone who is a Wing ...
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How to Build a Wooden Dummy

How to Build a Wooden Dummy (w/ Plans & FAQs)

In this article, we'll discuss how to build a wooden dummy. We'll answer some of the most common questions asked ...
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Ip Mans #1 Student

Ip Man’s Number One Student Was Not Bruce Lee!

Despite his popularity, Bruce Lee was not Ip Man's number one student. He may have been the most famous student, ...
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Robert Downey Jr Wing Chun

Robert Downey Jr. Wing Chun

Robert Downey Jr has been practicing Wing Chun for the last 15 years It was during 2003 that he began ...
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What's the purpose of Wing Chun

What is the Purpose of Wing Chun?

The purpose of Wing Chun is to defend yourself like many other martial arts, but what sets wing Chun apart ...
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IS WING CHUN EFFECTIVE

Is Wing Chun Effective?

Wing Chun is a very effective and focus driven Martial art. What makes Wing Chun exceptionally different from other martial ...
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What to Expect in a Wing Chun Class

What to Expect in a Wing Chun Class

One of the cornerstones of any martial arts school is the group classes. Wing Chun Classes are no exception to ...
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Wing Chun Online

Can You Learn Wing Chun Online?

Is it Possible To Learn Wing Chun Kung Fu Online? One of the first questions people ask is "can I ...
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Internal Wing Chun

Internal Wing Chun: Not Mystical, Just Misunderstood

It’s been 25 years since I began my journey into internal Wing Chun... something I knew as simply "Wing Chun" ...
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Wing Chun History

Wing Chun History

Wing Chun History: How Wing Chun Was Created The history of Wing Chun is relatively modern compared to other Chinese ...
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Ip Man True Story

Is the Story of Ip Man True?

Wing Chun Blog When it comes to people in history, there is always the legend, and then there is the ...
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Wing Chun Benefits

What are Wing Chun’s Benefits?

When anyone takes up any sort of martial art, the reasons vary greatly. Some do it to learn how to ...
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Brutal Honesty in Training Wing Chun

Brutal Honesty in Training: Making Wing Chun Honest Again

If you’re not being brutally honest with yourself or your training partners, how can you think you are simple, direct ...
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Brutal Honesty in Wing Chun Training

Why the Best Wing Chun Has No Limitations

Have you ever felt that Wing Chun was much more? Yet, you couldn’t say exactly why. What if I told ...
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Why Tradition is Killing Wing Chun

Why Tradition is Killing Wing Chun

Almost anyone who loves martial arts knows of Ip Man, the Wing Chun teacher of Bruce Lee. In Ip Man’s ...
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Wing Chun Terms

Wing Chun Terms

Wing Chun is full of many terms. No matter which lineage you are a part of, you will have Wing ...
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Why Wing Chun is Not for Competition

Why Wing Chun is Not for Competition

Wing Chun is Not for Sports Competition, Here's Why.. In this article, we'll take a look at why Wing Chun ...
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Sifu Ben Der

Sifu Ben Der: Artist of Life

First of all, thank you for your dedication to Wing Chun! Knowing that you’ve practiced Wing Chun for over 60 ...
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The Journey of Siu Nim Tao

The Journey of Siu Nim Tao

Don’t you think it’s time we finally get rid of Siu Nim Tao? Let’s face it, modern times have changed ...
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Wing Chun Competition

Competition is for the Average

They say competition is healthy. I say it’s for the average. You know, those who can’t see past the struggle ...
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wing chun the art of efficiency

Wing Chun – The Art of Efficiency

Why everything Wing Chun does is meant to help the practitioner become more efficient I realize most people don’t get ...
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Wing Chun Video Training

Wing Chun Training Videos

Wing Chun Training Lessons Here are some of our best free training videos for learning Wing Chun! Below, you will ...
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Wing Chun in MMA

Wing Chun in MMA (Tony Ferguson, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones)

The Pros and Cons of Wing Chun in MMA The million dollar question...does Wing Chun belong in MMA? Before we ...
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Wing Chun Magazine

Wing Chun Magazine

In 2009, I put together Wing Chun Magazine by gathering articles from the Wing Chun community at large. At the ...
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Wing Chun Punch

What is the Wing Chun Punch?

Have you ever dreamt of being in a Bruce Lee movie like I have? Bruce Lee’s original martial art was ...
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What is the wooden dummy for

What is the Wooden Dummy For?

Before I began Wing Chun, while watching the first Ip Man movie, I found myself asking “what is the wooden ...
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Anchor

What is ‘The Anchor’ in Wing Chun? (How-To Lesson)

In this "how to" Wing Chun lesson, I'm going to teach you "The Anchor". It is a Wing Chun concept ...
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Black Belt in Wing Chun

How Long Does it Take to Get a Black Belt in Wing Chun?

In this article, we'll answer a few questions about how much time is required to learn Wing Chun. We'll cover ...
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Self-Defense

Self Defense Training

With a focus on practical, realistic self defense training, our Orange County Wing Chun schools can help you achieve the ...
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Wing Chun Lessons - Sifu Adam Williss

Wing Chun Lessons

Learn Wing Chun lessons online with Sifu Adam Williss ...
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Own It - Kung Fu Life Lessons

Own It!

Stop with the excuses and start dominating! Forget about what other people are telling you. Stop competing Stop playing Stop ...
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Attack the Day

Attack the Day

Teach yourself how to attack the day like a predator and stop settling with being someone else's dinner. Because you're ...
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Value Yourself Enough to Invest in Yourself

Value Yourself Enough to Invest in Yourself

Know that you are the most important investment you will ever make. You are worth it. You are worth every ...
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How to Accomplish Important Things

How to Accomplish Important Things

Stay hungry for a few things. That's how you accomplish important things. Stop overwhelming yourself by trying to do too ...
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Kung Fu Life Lessons

Kung Fu Life Lessons

Featuring words of wisdom from a life dedicated to Kung Fu with Sifu Adam Williss ...
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Kung Fu Life Lessons

You Don’t Have To, You Get To

 You don’t “have” to practice Kung Fu. You “get” to practice Kung Fu. You don’t “have” to work hard ...
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Dragon Built Not Born

A Dragon is Built, Not Born

Taking on a new endeavor takes strength. You know you aren’t going to be good at new things at first ...
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Make Time - If It Matters - Adam Williss

Make Time, If it Really Matters

Make time. It's that simple. If it really matters to you, make time. You can make time or you can ...
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Common Mistakes Wing Chun Beginner's Make

Common Mistakes Beginning Wing Chun Students Make

Wing Chun for Beginners / Adam Williss It's been 24 years since I began practicing Wing Chun. I've trained thousands ...
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