Welcome to Sarasota's Weng Chun Club
organization aimed at promoting the traditional southern Chinese kung fu system of Wing Chun as taught by Sifu Rene Ng and Master Ho Kam Ming of Macao, South China.
Our wonderful training facility is the fulfillment of my dream of offering traditional Southern Chinese Martial Arts to our community. I am the last student of the late GrandMaster 曹方 Fong Cho (Vincent Tso). Vincent Tso was the private student of legendary Weng Chun master Tang Yik.
Sifu Brian Taylor
SiuLam Weng Chun
Tang Yik Weng Chun (aka SiuLam Weng Chun) is a superior close-range martial art designed for street-level self-defense. It is a traditional art with lots of history and deep theory. Weng Chun with an "e" is not the same as Wing Chun with an "i." Weng Chun with an "e" is much different in style and theoretical principles. To some, the techniques may look similar to Wing Chun, but when details are revealed, it is very different.
Weng and Wing pronounced sounds very similar, but the character is totally different. Weng Chun 永春 and Wing Chun 詠春 also have very different forms. Weng Chun 永春 is the character for Eternal Spring, whereas Wing Chun is based on Chinese folklore of a woman believed to have passed the traditional Wing Chun to others.
Eternal Spring or Everlasting Spring Fist 永春拳 (aka Weng Chun Kuen), has its origins in Fei Lo Temple, a temple located just north of Tang village 橫溪村 of Foshan/Nan Hai 佛山/南海.
The style was previously a closed-door system not available to outsiders and still almost unknown to the Wing Chun world.
Weng Chun is not the same as the popular Yip Man Wing Chun we commonly see, and in many ways, it is superior. It also answers many of the common dilemmas regarding Bong Sau and other common structural problems that are talked about sometimes within the Wing Chun community. The forms are totally different in design and application to other styles focusing more on the Kiu Sau or Bridge of the arm.
Many of our members joining us are seasoned martial artists from many different backgrounds. We welcome all, including those with no experience.