Monday, June 9, 2014

What Do You Know About the Philosophy of Wing Tsun?
What Do You Know About the Philosophy of Wing Tsun?
What Do You Know About the Philosophy of Wing Tsun?

Ancient masters described Chinese Wing Tsun Kung-Fu's art as a 'living philosophy'.

With reaching the highest levels of teaching in Wing Tsun, you will be taught how to understand yourself as well as how to interact with other human beings. Based on the amalgamation of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian principles, the etiquette of Wing Tsun is aimed at enshrining important ideals in its practitioners.
Among these are a genuine appreciation of honour, faithfulness, dignity and respect for fellow humans as well as mastery of the ego and temperament. Without these, one cannot master himself or Wing Tsun, which is one and the same.

The art which is known as 'the noble Wing Tsun' world wide, is a unique characteristic. Great progress of the student is the ultimate goal of Wing Tsun. Indeed, 'Si-Fu' means 'Father-Teacher', an aknowledgement of the responsiblity of the Master when he accepts someone as his 'todai' (son).. This is different than other martial art forms, like karate where the term sensei means teacher.

There is a Spiritual, Physical and Health side for Wing Tsun. It is rare to locate a school that teaches all three of these together. But spiritual guidance and understanding requires a true master, whereas physical techniques can be copied. As he/she develops as a person, this is one of the most important teachings in Wing Tsun as well as developing students physical techniques.

You don't have to be Chinese to understand the martial arts, you just need to comprehend the teachings from the Masters, both the Masters of past and the Masters of today. If you appreciate the historical and social background to it, logically, this is possible. It undermines the foundation of the Martial Arts, when parts are changed or just ignored without properly learning them.

Removing etiquette or culture leads to the exclusion of history. There is no point in learning martial arts without learning its history. It is a just a series of moves with no principles or any understanding behind them. This differs from what is considered a true martial art.

The necessity to learn Martial Art is basically no different from wanting to learn something else such humanities or law terminology. It is necessary to gain an insight into the history, politics and political philosphy which underpin the constitution, it is an essential component without which the structure, law and policies of the state cannot be understood.",Hilaire Barnett was clear on this point in her book Constitutional and Administrative Law stating "to study the UK's constitution successfully.

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