Adrian and Christina practicing Wing Chun

Class Structure

The Wing Chun classes consist of 45 minutes of drills and theory; followed by up to 45 minutes of sparring for those that wish to participate.


Description of Wing Chun

Ethos Wing ChunWing Chun became well known in the US largely because of Bruce Lee.  It was the first art he studied and loved.  In fact, he trained in it for a total of 10 years.

Wing Chun, like many other forms of Gung Fu, emphasizes the importance of body structure and position over strength or physical prowess.  However, unlike many of the forms of Gung Fu, Wing Chun is designed to be an in-close, direct fighting system.  The art represents the quintessential essence of “trapping hands”, which consists of removing and immobilizing an opponents obstructions (guard).  The trapping developed in this program lends itself extremely well to students interested in learning similar trapping techniques in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, Maphilindo Silat, and even Jiu Jitsu.

Another hallmark of effective Wing Chun is something we refer to as inch-power.  Bruce Lee was rather famous for his ability to send a person sailing with his “inch punch”.  He learned the principle during his time with Yip Man.  One of the most entertaining and enlightening things you can do, (I’m talking to YOU, reading this right now), is come out to Ethos and see a demonstration and explanation of inch-power in person.  Intuition tells us that hitting hard requires blows that swing wide and far, accompanied by manly grunts and much determination.  The truth is actually the exact opposite.  Power comes from position, timing, and (counter-intuitively) relaxation.  Seriously, come see more.  We’ll show you for free and it’ll blow your mind!

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