Ving Tsun Kung Fu was developed by a female monk named Ng Mui to deal with the great physical power of the martial arts systems that existed in her time. Ng Mui developed a system which uses the most economical movements to achieve maximum results. She created a simple, results-oriented system that has become known for its efficiency and effectiveness.
Beginning students start off by learning the first form, Siu Nim Tao. It is within this form that the student will learn the concept of the centerline, body alignment and the basic hand positions of Ving Tsun. By practicing Siu Nim Tao, the student will also begin to develop their understanding of Ving Tsun concepts, as well as developing their stance, and learning the importance of relaxation. All of this is essential before the student can move on to learning Chi Sao.
In between learning the forms, a Ving Tsun student will learn numerous exercises which are geared toward developing their coordination, timing, sensitivity, balance, and understanding of energetics. They also serve to further enhance the student’s understanding of Ving Tsun concepts.