What is Ving Tsun?
The philosophy behind this solid fighting system is taking all aspects of fighting into consideration; balance, simultaneity, timing, feeling for distance and assertiveness. The main aim is to quickly end a fight in the most economic, effective and dynamic way. The unique training of Ving Tsun provides methods to improve the reaction and functional fighting power. Ving Tsun is based on reasonable and explainable scientific knowledge at any given time.
- Philipp Bayer (paraphrased from his website)
Ving Tsun and wing chun are both 詠春
At times, Ving Tsun may seem contradictory because of how deep the system can get from simple ideas. Ving Tsun's principal is to be a system that can reach a maximum level of efficiency by:
Minimizing/eradicating excess movements and distances traveled by movements
Maximizing use of advantageous leverage and angling
Maximizing power output
Ving tsun is not a game or a competition
There are no weight classes, and we do not train to last 5-12 rounds in a ring or a cage. It is also not suited for challenges in a friendly manner. Ving Tsun is designed to incapacitate your opponent in the shortest amount of time, or provide you with a chance to escape a dangerous situation. Many aspects of what the system is could be very dangerous and easily lethal. To tone down Ving Tsun so that it can fit rules of a competition or to avoid hurting someone also misrepresents Ving Tsun's combative effectiveness.
Ving tsun is not entertainment or physical therapy
Ving Tsun is a combat system. You will not learn how to perform or entertain, mystical and hidden powers, or cultural propaganda. Ving Tsun is for the development of your fighting ability for the strict purposes of fighting.