Learn genuine Wing Chun as passed down by legendary Grandmaster Ip Man (Bruce Lee’s teacher) to our Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin. Chu Shong Tin was the only student to live with Ip Man for 5 years in Hong Kong during 1950’s and was the main teacher in his school for 14 years.
At Nova Wing Chun we teach Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin lineage Wing Chun as passed down in its true form.
Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin dedicated his life to training and teaching Wing Chun and taught continuously from 1961 until his passing in 2014. He was a true martial arts genius who preserved the art of Wing Chun by passing it down to his students in Hong Kong and Australia. As there has long been a connection between his Hong Kong school and Jim Fung’s Wing Chun Academy in Sydney there is a high skill level within this lineage in Australia.
Why do Wing Chun?
Anyone can learn Wing Chun and benefit from improved posture, de-compression of joints, relaxation, focus and self-defence skills that are second to none.
In fact, the self-defence skills will come quickly even in people who never practiced martial arts. Most people however stick around long after they’ve learned how to defend them-selves as they become fascinated with deep Wing Chun’s theory and life changing potential.
At Nova we teach all aspects of Wing Chun training. Great care is taken to help students develop solid foundations and understanding of stance, ability to relax and to find the centre of one's mass in order to maximise power. This is done mainly through the practice of Siu Nim Tau, Wing Chun's first empty hand form.
Once the basics are grasped, we then teach Chi Sau (sticking hands), an exercise unique to Wing Chun. This develops hand sensitivity, balance and speed through application of Siu Nim Tau in motion.
When Siu Nim Tau is practiced over a period of time and sufficient foundations have been laid, students can progress at their own speed to learn the second form Chum Kiu. Later they continue to learn Mook Jong (wooden dummy) form and the last of the 3 empty hand forms Biu Jee.