The origin of Wing Tyun
The Wing Tyun Kung-Fu system is a development of the traditional system of Kung-Fu typically spelled in English as 'Wing Chun'.
The Wing Chun fighting system was created around 250 years ago, by a Buddhist nun named Ng Mui. The Shaolin monastery, of which she was an elder, was destroyed by traitors whilst under siege, hence her new style was developed specifically to overcome the Shaolin Kung-Fu methods.
Her art was named after her first student, a young woman, Yim Wing Chun, whose name meant 'beautiful springtime.'
This art was then passed down through the generations in secret, until the 1940’s when the late Grand Master Ip Man started to develop and teach the system in Hong Kong, making Wing Chun accessible to the public.
Many people learnt the art from Grand Master Ip Man, most famously Bruce Lee who trained privately with both Ip Man and Instructor Wong Shun Leung.
Due to the system’s simple but very effective techniques, Wing Chun has continued to grow taking many branches, and now can be seen advertised under many different English spellings and lineage's.