Wing Chun Blog

Welcome to the Wing Chun Blog of The Dragon Institute.

Published by Sifu Adam Williss, Wing Chun Blog features articles, guides, lessons, tutorials, videos and more from The Dragon Institute and Dragon Family Wing Chun… all about the art of Wing Chun.

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 train Wing Chun? ...
Wing Chun Master

What Makes a Wing Chun Master?

Sowhat makes a Wing Chun master? Is it someone who is a Wing Chun expert? Is it someone claiming to ...
How to Build a Wooden Dummy

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

The Dragon Institute | Wing Chun Online In this Wing Chun article, we'll discuss how to build a wooden dummy ...
Ip Man's Best Student

Ip Man’s #1 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, ...
Robert Downey Jr Wing Chun

Robert Downey Jr. Wing Chun

The Dragon Institute | Wing Chun Online Robert Downey Jr has been practicing Wing Chun for the last 20 years ...
What's the purpose of Wing Chun

What is the Purpose of Wing Chun?

The Dragon institute | Wing Chun Online The purpose of Wing Chun is to learn how to defend yourself, but ...
Is Wing Chun Effective

Is Wing Chun Effective in a Fight?

From Bruce Lee to Donnie Yen to Robert Downey Jr, Wing Chun is practiced by some of the most famous ...
What to Expect in a Wing Chun Class

What to Expect in a Wing Chun Class (Near Me)

Wing Chun Near Me When searching for "Wing Chun Near Me" or "Wing Chun Classes Near Me", you'll find that ...
Wing Chun Online

Can You Learn Wing Chun Online?

Can Wing Chun Be Learned Online? Wondering if you can learn Wing Chun online? This article will help people asking ...
Internal Wing Chun

Internal Wing Chun: Not Mystical, Just Misunderstood

It’s been 28 years since I began my journey into internal Wing Chun... something I knew as simply "Wing Chun" ...
Wing Chun History

Wing Chun History – A Definitive Guide

The History of Wing Chun and Its Origins This is the ultimate guide to Wing Chun history and how it ...
Ip Man True Story

Is the Story of Ip Man True?

The Dragon Institute | Wing Chun Online So you wanna know the real story behind Ip Man?... the REAL Ip ...
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 ...
Wing Chun Honesty in Training

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 ...
how to find the best wing chun

The Best Wing Chun

The Best Wing Chun - Sifu Adam Williss So you want to find "the best Wing Chun?" Maybe you're looking ...
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 ...
Wing Chun Terms

Wing Chun Terms / Techniques

This is a comprehensive guide to Wing Chun Terms and Techniques. Its NOT your average "Wing Chun Glossary of Techniques" ...
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 ...
Ben Der

Sifu Ben Der

First of all, thank you for your dedication to Wing Chun! Knowing that you’ve practiced Wing Chun for over 60 ...
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 ...
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 ...
wing chun the art of efficiency

Wing Chun – The Art of Efficiency

By Adam Williss Why everything Wing Chun does is meant to help the practitioner become more efficient I realize most ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wing Chun Magazine

Wing Chun Magazine (AKA Wing Chun Teahouse)

Published in 2006 under its original name, Wing Chun Teahouse, Wing Chun Magazine was a free community-contributed online publication dedicated ...
Wing Chun Punch

What is the Wing Chun Punch?

Guest Contribiutor Have you ever dreamt of being in an IP MAN movie like I have? For those that don't ...
What is the wooden dummy for

What is the Wooden Dummy For?

. The Wooden Dummy is one of the coolest peices of equipment in all of martial arts. It is a ...
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 ...
Black Belt in Wing Chun

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

The Dragon Institute | Wing Chun Online In this article, we'll answer a few questions about how much time is ...
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 ...
Wing Chun Lessons

Wing Chun Lessons

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

Kung Fu Life Lessons

Kung Fu Life Lessons Kung Fu goes well beyond physical fighting skills. I also imparts valuable life lessons that can ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Common Mistakes Wing Chun Beginner's Make

Common Mistakes Wing Chun Beginners Make

Wing Chun for Beginners / Adam Williss It's been 28 years since I began practicing Wing Chun. I've trained thousands ...
Martial Arts for Self-Defense

Martial Arts for Self-Defense: The Honest Truth (REVEALED)

By Adam Williss Here's the hard reality about Martial Arts and Self-Defense: MOST MARTIAL ARTS AREN'T GOOD FOR SELF-DEFENSE! Why? ...
The Asking Hand of Wing Chun

The Asking Hand of Wing Chun

The Asking Hand of Wing Chun (man sau) keeps control of the fight with consistent questions aimed at the opponent's ...
Taoism and Wing Chun

Wing Chun & Taoism: Understanding the Source

Wing Chun was created based on principles from Taoism - a Chinese philosophy spanning over two thousand years. To return ...
Difference Between Self-Defense, Sports & Street-Fighting

The Difference Between Self-Defense, Sports & Street Fighting (DEFINED)

What's the difference between street fighting, combat sports and self-defense? Aren't they all pretty much the same? Most people confuse ...
The Wing Chun Punch: For Beginners - Adam Williss

The Wing Chun Punch: For Beginners – Adam Williss

This beginner's Wing Chun punching lesson breaks down a few of the most important points when practicing the Wing Chun ...
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