The name Wing Chun (chinese 詠春 / 咏春) comes from cantonese and literally means "Spring Chant". Wing Chun is a unique and scientific form of martial arts. Wing Chun’s specialty is close range combat, using quick punches with a tight defence, coordinated through agile stances for a quick advance. The effectiveness of Wing Chun is achieved by well coordinated attacks with simultaneous defence, delivering controlled energy, whilst maintaining flexibility and a relaxed composure.
There are a number of theories describing the origins of Wing Chun kung fu. Whether the style was created by a woman or taught as a protected art in the shaolin temples, what is certain are the similarities it shares with shaolin kung fu. However the evolution of Wing Chun is apparent when performing techniques, primarily where shaolin is flamboyant in movement, Wing Chun is direct and efficient. For this exact reason the art is likely to have been popular with females who unlike, the usually, physically stronger men did not have time to waste on drawn out fighting contest.
Now spread across the globe, Wing Chun is one of the most popular styles of Chinese martial art which has evolved and diverged like anything with time into different sub styles. In Okuden Circle the section of Wing Chun is open to everybody and all different variations of the Wing Chun Style. We try to avoid hirachical structures instead we want to have a common interrest to develop this beautifull art further. We do not have single "Masters" in focus, our focus is only on knowledge and development, true on the motto: "No Politics, Just Quality".