29 Jul '11, 11am

More people learning "Ip Man" fighting style

More people learning "Ip Man" fighting style

SHANGHAI: More people are picking up chinese "kungfu" or martial arts. Among the different fighting styles, "Wing Chun" as seen in the movie "Ip Man" is now a top choice for many, both for fitness as well as self-defence. More people are taking up "Wing Chun" or "Yong Chun Quan" for self-defence, including quite a number of women. "Especially for ladies, when you meet a person who tries to take advantage of you, you can basically defeat him with just one move," said Ms Zhu Dui Yuan, a Wing Chun student. When attacked, the key is to remain calm and confident to buy time to make your escape. A simple move allows you to defeat a stronger opponent with technique and not strength. In Shanghai's largest Wing Chun martial arts school, nearly 30 per cent of the students are foreigners. "You have to learn to control your power because when you are sparring with your partner, you do...

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