CWTO Wing Tsun



CWTO - Überblick Wing Tsun

(Also: Ving Chun (V.T.), Wing Tzun, Wing Chung, Wing Shun, Wing Tsung, Wyng Tjun, Ving Chun (VC))

Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art with a 300-year long tradition. Being the most efficient self-defence system, Wing Chun combines optimised beating and kicking techniques with other aspects such as throws. It can therefore be used in every situation with every distance given.

Its basic principle is that attack and defense happen simultaneously.




  • Wing Chun is self-defense in the most consequent way.
  • Wing Chun is the most effective self-defense system ever developed.
  • Wing Chun is not based on physical strength or acrobatic capabilities. It is therefore also applicable by weaker persons.
  • Wing Chun teaches you to make use of your opponent’s strength and turn it against him.
  • The Wing Chun moves are derived from the reflexes that follow out of the opponent’s attack. That way, it is hard to play tricks on someone.
  • Wing Chun can be learned easily.
  • Wing Chun commits to „Proportionality“. Therefore, it is well usable by security staff and the police.
  • Wing Chun is a complete system.
  • The meaning of Wing Chun does not lie within the stylistic formalities and tricks but in the combination of its revolutionary principles! This is the reason why only a few moves are needed and why Wing Chun is the fastest of all martial arts.

„Less is more!“





Wing Chun is not a collection of many single techniques but a complete system.

Wing Chun follows the strategy of aggressive defense (Latin: “aggredito” get close to someone).

Most important for Wing Chun are the 4 fighting and power principles:


  1. Free yourself from your own power.
  2. Free yourself from your opponent’s power.
  3. Use the power of your opponent.
  4. Add your own power.


1. If the way is free, hit! 2. If you get contact with your opponent, keep it!
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3. If your opponent is too strong, give in! 4. If the opponent withdraws, follow him!
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In a real situation where self-defense is needed, there are no rules!

Therefore, we focus on training that includes all “five distances” that might be part of a fighting situation.

Phase 1 – fighting with the feet (kicking distance)

Phase 2 – Fighting with the hands (beating distance)

Phase 3 – Fighting with the knees und ellbows

Phase 4 – Hold, throw, throw against, strangling

Phase 5 – Ground fighting

The one who is involved in one of the above situations can use the Wing Chun principles effectively. This is the reason why so many martial artists learn Wing Chun.

During Wing Chun training, punches and kicks as well as other techniques are practiced with only little contact. This minimises the risk of injuries.

„Wing Chun begins where other martial arts end: with unapologetic infighting!”






 CWTO – History of Wing Chun













Wing Chun was developed more than 250 years ago in China by the nun Ng Mui.

Ng Mui realised that Shaolin-KungFu as most other martial arts rather have the purpose to practice power, agility, and speed. Weaker or older people therefore had no chance to learn Kung-Fu and defend themselves.

With her discoveries, she developed a system that is not based on physical strength or acrobatic capabilities but features efficiency as the main principle. She named her martial arts system after her first student Yim-Wing-Tsun. Thanks to their highly developed fighting techniques, they could defeat the strongest men who of that time.

Since then, Wing Chun was only passed on to family members or very dear friends.

The grandmaster Yip Man who died in 1972 was the last Wing Chun instructor who taught Chinese students exclusively. Leung Ting, Yip Man’s last master student, added own techniques to Wing Chun and had a great impact on the further development of it.


Today, Wing Chun is practiced by thousands of followers (in more than 56 countries) which are organized in different unions.

The first European instructor was Dai-Sifu K. R. Kernspecht. He brought Wing Chun to Europe 30 years ago and taught several generations of well-educated other instructors since then.


Dai-Sifu (Chinese for teacher) Hasan Cifci studied the contents of training and the techniques of established Wing Chun unions for more than 25 years. He used this knowledge to develop a modern Wing Chun System that combines the classical elements with modern didactics.

This effective self-defense and fighting system forms the basis for the training of all CWTO-studios.






Grandmaster Yip Man

Yip Man was the patron of Wing Chun and the last grandmaster of all the different styles.

He was born on Oktober 14th in Forshan in China. Due to his modest personality, he was later an idol for many. He came from a rich well-known family.

Yip Man’s master, Chan Wah Chun, did not own any personal rooms. Therefore, Yip Man’s father offered him to use the family temple.

This got Yip Man in touch with this martial art and raised his interest in it. He started practicing at the age of eleven.

It was led by Chan Wah Chun.

Yip Man used all of his savings to pay the lessons. Enrolment cost about as much as 150 pounds of rice.


 Wing Chun - Yip Man and Bruce Lee

Yip Man was 16 years old when his master Wah died. In this year, he changed to St. Stephen’s College where he studied. During this time, he had his most remarkable experience. He was clearly defeated in a fight.

This defeat still helped him to boost his career. He won several fights against European comrades even though he was weaker.


In 1966, he initiated the foundation of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association . Since then, he also taught Win Chun. One of his students was Bruce Lee. In 1970, when the lessons worked well, he retired. He died in 1972 at the age of 77.

His modesty and his superior technical capabilities turned him into an idol for all those who learn Wing Chun.

Yip Man with students











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