Mar 15, 2010

Feminine Origins

After a weekend of  masculine rough-and-tumble, here's something different. A number of martial arts claim ancestry to lady founders. Among them is Wing Chun which, according to its lineage history, is descended from a lady founder Wing Chun who in turned learned the art from Wu Mei, a Shaolin nun.

Given its feminine origins, if Wing Chun is practiced with a womanly emphasis, how might it look like? Let's go back in time and speculate on a feminine rendition of Wing Chun with this clip of a young lady from Jun Mo Wing Chun performing the first form of Wing Chun, Siu Lim Tao.

[Notes: This video clip contains new age music.  Wing Chun features prominently in this blog because the art has a higher number of interesting, offbeat clips in English.]

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