Fung Siu Ching Wing Chun(Tai Chi Wing Chun)
Ming Liu 劉永鈱
The historical Fung Siu Ching was a Wing Chun expert during the Ching Dynasty, who was a former Tai Chi master and expert before learning Wing Chun Kung Fu from the famous opera singer Dai Fa Min Gam. During the reign of the Ching Dynasty, Master Fung Siu Ching’s occupation was an arresting officer, who had to utilize his martial art on a daily basis. Fung Siu Ching’s skill surpassed even the most remarkable. Master Fung’s skill in Wing Chun and his unsurpassed ability to single handedly capture and subdue assassins and criminals brought fear to even the most notorious criminals. Imagine fighting against all types of people in any kind of situations every day of your life.
Whether it is fighting against a group of criminals with swords and spears to fighting empty handed vs. armed assassins, Fung Siu Ching defeated all of them and brought them to be held in the imperial court. Nobody would be able to survive this type of occupation. Not only did Fung have to defeat and capture the Ching’s opposers, but had to bring them back without killing them. This afforded the opportunity for these criminals to fight back, escape, or attempt to kill Fung Siu Ching. Despite all these obstacles, Master Fung effortlessly brought these criminals back to be prosecuted.
Our Wing Chun can be called Tai Chi Wing Chun. Our Wing Chun is based on the principles of Tai Chi, which was incorporated by Fung Siu Ching. This is what all other branches of Wing Chun are lacking today. We have the soft, swift, powerful and deceptive explosive power from Tai Chi which other styles don’t have. What most people don’t know is that when Wing Chun is mastered to the highest level, it looks almost the same as Tai Chi mastered to the highest level!
The training that Sifu Wong provides is very grueling and intense. For example, in Wong Sifu’s advanced class, the training is very tough for even for the most advanced students. The conditioning exercises are also very tiring, for some people in the advanced class have passed out and fainted from the training. Even some have passed out in Sifu’s beginning public class.
Like Fung Siu Ching and Sum Nung, Sifu Wong is rich in combat experience. Some of us know that Sifu has fought thousands of fights in China, but when Sifu came to the United States, he also had to defend his skill in combat. This one time a deranged semi-truck driver who almost drove into Sifu Wong’s car; this caused Sifu to honk at the trucker. Eventually the truck driver jumped out of the car and got one of those huge truck wrenches and swung it towards Sifu’s head. Sifu responded immediately, applying the “triangle block” one of the techniques in the 12 san sik. This sent the aggressive truck driver flying onto the floor. The wrench flew and so did the attackers teeth. Sifu soon realized that the trucker was on speed. Despite the truckers teeth being knocked out, he got up from the floor and charged at Sifu, Sifu next applied one of our kicking techniques in our Wing Chun called the “heart piercing kick.” This kick connected on the truckers abdominal area, causing him to lose breath and mellow out. The fight was over. But the appreciation of our Wing Chun was not.