The Seven Wing Tsun Principles
The core principles that shape our movements
Wing Tsun is a form of Chinese Kung Fu. It has no sporting element; it is a very realistic form of self defence based on a set of seven principles. It teaches you how to respond effectively to every element of a fight, such as kicks, punches, elbows, knees, grappling, ground fighting and weapons. All this will enable you to stay in control at all times during a fight.
- Agility & Dexterity
- Body Unity
- Fighting Spirit
By using these principles, instead of set techniques sets EWTO WingTsun apart from other martial art, making it a unique system where form follows function. We don't try to look 'martial', we try to not get hit!
Confidence and self-defence – it's common sense
Learning a martial art not only equips you for self-defence situations and helps you get over the fight or flight response, but it also equips you with the confidence to deal with stress in day-to-day life.
Classes with the EWTO in Essex offer students of any age and physical fitness a structured training program suited to their needs. As well as learning physical responses to attacks we also teach verbal responses to threatening situations and how to read the body language of aggressors.
The WingTsun System
Complete Fighting System
WT is the complete system covering all of the 5 ranges in unarmed selfdefence, which are;
Kicking – Longest unarmed range
Punching – Most common range for self-defence
Elbows & Knees – Closer than Punching Range
Stand-Up Grappling – Shortest unarmed stand-up range
Anti Ground Fighting – Groundwork
We begin by teaching how to defend against the punching range, as this is the most common range for attacks to begin. Whilst being a traditional martial art, our teaching of the system is constantly reflecting realistic self-defence situations, and adapts to suit the needs of today’s society. Remember, WT is a martial art and self-defence system, not a martial “sport” which focusses on how to fight in controlled environments such as a ring, in competitions, or how to score points in sparring.
WingTsun is a system based on concepts & principles, not hundreds of fixed techniques. These simple principles apply in all situations and can be learnt by anyone, without requiring a high level of strength, flexibility, stamina or overall fitness to perform them.
Through regular grading our qualified and background checked instructors offer feedback on each students' progress. Measured against the principles listed above, as well as knowledge of the WingTsun forms and applications, each student will get personal feedback on their progress.