This is one of those stories that really should be passed around. Wing Chun Kung Fu, one of the best of the old gung fu systems, was created by a (sniff) little girl! And, if that isn’t bad enough, the Sticky Hands drill, after several hundred years, still represents high tech state of the Martial Arts! Check out the video, then I’ll tell you the sad story.
Wing Chun was a peasant type female in old China. She was a cute, little thing, and she looked forward to marrying her boyfriend, life was going to be tip top, and all that sort of thing. Then, the big, bad bandit chieftain came to her village.
One glance at Wing Chun and the bandit chieftain said that he was going to marry her! Poor, little Wing Chun, she cried large tears and ran into the forest and generally carried on. Life was looking pretty rotten, and it seemed she would never be able to marry her sweet boyfriend!
In the woods, however, she met a nun, name of Ng Mui, who had trained at the Shaolin Temple. Ng Mui listened to the story of the bandit leader’s sickening love, and she decided to help the little girl from the village. She told Wing Chun to put the bandit chieftain off for a year, and that in that year she would teach her a special kind of Gung Fu.
Wing Chun agreed to the plan, and she returned to the village and confronted the bandit leader. She told him that she would marry him in one year, and of her own free will. The kicker was that the bandit leader would have to prove that he was a man and beat her in a fight.
For the next twelve months the young girl trained under the nun. She learned the movements and drilled the self defense techniques. Most of all, she practiced a method of self defense called Sticky Hands.
At the end of a year Wing Chun returned to her home and again confronted the bandit chieftain. In fierce combat, she handed the bad guy his, uh, fanny, subduing him completely. Finally, free from the threat of a real abuser, she was free to marry her boyfriend.
Now, the kicker to all this is that, after getting hitched, Wing Chun and her new hubbie had a little marital spat. And, in the process of straightening him out, she kicked his fanny a bit. I guess he only knew Karate, or Judo, or kenpo, or something that didn’t have Sticky Hands.
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