Jiu-jitsu, or jujutsu, first developed among the samurai of feudal Japan as a means of defeating an armed and armoured opponent whilst unarmed, or armed with only a short weapon. Realizing the ineffectiveness of strikes against an armoured opponent, practitioners rely instead on neutralizing an enemy using pins, joint locks, and throws. Other grappling techniques include gouging, and even biting.
There are many variations of Jiu-jitsu, and the art has influenced many modern forms, such as Judo, Aikido, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. The underlying principle of all these martial arts is the manipulation of an opponent’s energy against them, rather than opposing it directly. Wing Chun Kung Fu employs the same principle. On top of that, Wing Chun utilizes various striking techniques, a quicker and more direct form of self-defence, which is much more practical in modern-day situations, where an attacker will not usually be heavily armoured, and are hence vulnerable to unarmed strikes.
At Kung Fu Schools, we adapt traditional Wing Chun techniques to suit modern-day situations, creating a self-defence form that is not just effective, but also relevant to today’s society.
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