I’M TOO SMALL
Being small is actually an advantage. Since Wing Chun was originally created by a woman it was designed specifically for the smaller person in mind. Small sharp direct moves rather than large circular moves. Also an advantage of being small and or shorter is that your elbows are closer to the ground providing you with even more of an advantage. We will be able to explain all this in our fun and friendly classes.
As an example. By having shorter levers (arms and legs) you will be able to generate far more power over a smaller range in a shorter time period versus a taller bigger person.
"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."
I’M TOO OLD.
Actually Wing Chun is perfect for the older person. When we say old we mean mature. Since Wing Chun doesn’t rely on brute strength and high levels of fitness is ideal for older people. If you can picture it this way as we get older our flexibility and strength decreases. Wing Chun due to its simplicity and economy of motion provides a great style that can be used by us maturing students. Don’t confuse maturity as a sign of weakness. Many of our Wing Chun masters are well into their late 60’s and 70’s and they have been known to train for hours without breaking a sweat. Simply put if you understand your body it will provide you with the correct analysis of what works and what doesn’t under pressure.
"To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.” Bruce Lee
I’M TOO UNFIT.
You don’t need to be super fit. This particular style of Kung Fu is geared for those that do not have 3 minutes to deal with an attacker. Fights are usually won and lost within 3 seconds. If you have more than 3 seconds to deal with a situation you should have really walked away. This doesn’t mean that Wing Chun doesn’t provide you with an extreme cardio workout. The system is designed to improve muscle memory and sensitivity. This can only be done through a repetitive process until it becomes second nature.
"It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential."