Much of Wing Chun is learned and practiced hands-on, with a partner. Aspects of our training can look very similar to what you might expect to see in a western boxing gym, though our principles and intentions are quite different. Chi Sao is a two-person exercise that develops speed, sensitivity, grounding, and flow. Essential to quality Wing Chun are the understanding and application of underlying principles and defensive strategy and tactics.
Wing Chun has 3 forms that contain the building blocks of the system; Si Lim Tao, Chum Kiu and Bil Jee. Additionally, the Wooden Dummy (Muk Jong) set is a critical part of intermediate and advanced training.
"Kung fu" (or "Gung Fu" as romanized from Cantonese) refers to something acquired through hard work. With the exception of a few key milestones of recognition, our rank, and our standing are measured by how long and how well we've trained and what skill we have developed in ourselves in the process.