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Wong Shun Leung (1935 – 1997)


Considered by many to be "the most famous fighter of the Wing Chun clan in the early 1950's".
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Wong Shun Leung's Answer on the Question of "Does Wing Chun ever use fake punches?"
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Wong Shun Leung's Answer on the Question of "From the fights that you had, did you find that you needed to fight on the ground?"
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Wong Shun Leung's Answer on the Question of "If you trip and end up on the floor, can you still apply the principles of Wing Chun?"




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Wong Shun Leung: "Your hand is able to reach your opponent long before your foot."
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Wong Shun Leung's Answer on the Question of "How did you train mentally and physically for your matches against other styles?"
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"In boxing, the style has changed over the years from crouching to being more and more vertical. Also people used to jump around, but the modern boxer like Tyson just moves in flat footed to demolish his opponent in a scientific way. In Wing Chun a person does not bob as in boxing. When two beginners fight it doesn't matter how they fight, but against professionals it makes a difference. Even a smaller [person] is better off to keep the body vertical and step back, then to bob and weave. This is because the hand can move faster than the body. Boxing is still like a game because there are rules for how you can hit and how you can't hit. If you attack someone and they bend their head, then in Wing Chun you can still hit them with your hand even without pulling your hand back."
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"Boxing moves the head to dodge punches, but in Wing Chun we don't, because the head can't be faster than the hand."
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"The late Sifu Wong Shun Leung, of “Hong Kong” wing chun fame, in his seminars around the world over the years, liked to make a comparison with the modern combat sport of Western boxing, which he observed had changed quite dramatically over just the last sixty or so years, from the crouching-like postures of boxers like Joe Louis in the 30s and 40s, to the flashy footwork of the likes of Muhammad Ali in the 60s and 70s, through to the more upright and flat-footed approach of recent champions such as Mike Tyson."
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