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A simplified form of kung fu used as a system of self-defence.
- ‘He also runs regularly and has taken up two different martial arts - karate and wing chun, a form of tai chi.’
- ‘The form's called wing chun; it's exactly what Bruce Lee learned in the old days.’
- ‘When 46-year-old Neil Mose's father died, Mose took up the martial art wing chun.’
- ‘Like a martial artist might get a solid grounding in wing chun and then cross train in western boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to fill in some gaps.’
- ‘Having got up at 6 am, we set out to learn moves from two different forms of kung fu - wing chun and hong gar, both of which originate from Shaolin.’
Chinese, apparently from Yim Wing Chun ( fl mid 18th century) by whom the system was developed.
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