Hard Or Soft?





Many years ago I  heard an interesting question put to Grandmaster Ip Chun,

“Is Wing Chun a hard or a soft style?”


Now you may have some thoughts on this yourself, thinking well this is obvious, or is it?


Obviously some styles are easy to characterise as Hard or Soft;


Hard styles;


Thai Boxing

Kick Boxing etc.


Soft styles;

Tai Chi Ch’uan

Qi Qong

and even Judo


But Wing Chun is not so easy to categorise, as Sifu described in his answer.



“Is Wing Chun a hard or a soft style?”



“It’s both.  Soft in its deflection but Hard on its impact”.


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