She fled to the White Crane Temple – and developed a form of self-defense that draws upon balance, mental sensitivity, and self-awareness rather than size or raw brute force.
For her influence she studied the movement of the animals around her, including The Crane. The cultivation of these physical qualities, and the emphasis on focus and relaxation, make it an excellent form of healthy exercise for women as well as men.
In fact, it was named after a woman, Yim Wing Chun, who brought the technique out of the temple and into the world. In need of a way to rebuff a local warlord’s advances, she learned the form from Ng Mui - who created it, then later taught it to her eventual (and a bit more loving!) husband, who named it in her honor.
The Wing Chun Masters iPhone App introduces practitioners of any experience level to the mental and physical health benefits of Wing Chun through a series of nearly 60 instructional live action and animated video segments, graphics, and photographs. It also includes comprehensive text, commentary, and an interview with Grandmaster Ip Chun, who is now in his mid-eighties and still teaching.
Produced under the guidance of New York-based Master Yip Pui, who studied with Ip Chun and is the only Certificated and Ip Chun-Approved practitioner allowed to teach the pure form of Wing Chun in his/Ip Man’s name, this is the only instructional Wing Chun App to offer not only an authentic distillation of more than four centuries of practice, but also a direct link to the man who introduced this martial art to the world at large.
Before he died in 1972, Ip Man filmed the Muk Yan Jong and Siu Nim Tau forms, as well as the Chum Kiu form, entrusting the footage to his sons to ensure that the pure concepts and principles be enshrined for posterity.
And this lineage and mastery are what Ip Chan a
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