International Wing Tsjun Kung-Fu seminar in Derry

Oana Stan, Wing tsjun international, national trainer for Scotland and Louis Heatlie, Scottish Borders representative pictured with local martial artists during a 2 days self defence workshop at the Sparta Club at Brooke Park, organised Karen Cassidy (2005SL08)
Oana Stan, Wing tsjun international, national trainer for Scotland and Louis Heatlie, Scottish Borders representative pictured with local martial artists during a 2 days self defence workshop at the Sparta Club at Brooke Park, organised Karen Cassidy (2005SL08)

Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh - all names that bring to mind flying kicks, running on water and fighting skills beyond human capability.

But the truth is they are and were all masters of a very specific martial art - Wing Tsjun.

An International Wing Tsjun Kung-Fu seminar took place in Derry this weekend past. Spanning two days in the Sparta Gym at Brooke Park, the seminar covered some of the basics of Wing Tsjun and some very useful emergency techniques.

Derry natives and newcomers had a chance to train with students of WTI Scotland led by Sihing Lewis Heatlie from the Tweedbank school in the Scottish Borders.

Wing Tsjun/Chun/Tsun (depending on the lineage) originates from China and belongs to the Kung-Fu family. According to the legend, this martial arts system was developed by the Buddist Nun, Ng Mui, around 300 years ago during the Chinese Civil War and could transcend size, weight and gender and expand your physical limits.

Wing Tsjun International would like to thank Derry for making this weekend’s seminar such a success.

A special thanks goes to members Karen Cassidy and Marc Forbes.