About Siu Lam Wing Chun Kuen
Based on its concepts and bodywork Siu Lam Wing Chun Kuen , has to be defined as a soft martial arts. Students learn to handle all fighting distances to defend themselves efficiently. The WCK System is based on the traditional Shaolin Weng Chun of the families LO, Chu and Tang. SLWCK has its origin in the temple of South-Shaolin and combines the three traditional aspects of Chinese martial arts self-defense, Philosophy and health care in a extraordinary way. The training consists of free partner exercise focusing on personal development, respect and support. Practicing fearless and without stress in a friendly environment is the basis for a successful learning in our schools. In the classes the following fighting distances will be trained: Long Distance (Weapons), long kicking and punching distance, middle distance and close combat and grappling. Regularly training of SLWCK helps to improve and to develop personal self defense skills. Energies In the SLWCK System exist 7 subjective and 7 objective principles. The subjective principles refer to the personal attitude, motivation and personal ambition of the human. In addition the objective principles describe how forces and energies of movements affect each other. Students learn to use these energies to react and to defend themselves in a conflict situation spontaneously adequately. In addition to the energy-principles the SLWCK system has 18 “bridge-conceps”. The students learns in close combat to built up a “bridge” (Kiu) to his opponent to attack him or her at his or her weakest point or to break the balance. Body-Work and Health Philosophy SLWCK is influenced by the theories of Chan Buddhism. Aspects of this philosophy will directly be transferred and applied to a combat situation. Examples: “Everything is connected – Separation is illusion. Nothing exists on its own, but everything arises from and through the relation to something different.” The SLWCK student links himself with the energy and power of the attack to use them for his advantage. Contact to the opponent will be drawn to build a bridge (Kiu) on which the own power will be send to the center of the counterpart. There are no blocking-movements that would interrupt or disturb, but flowing movements and switching actions.