Wing Chun is a powerful close-quarters system of self-defense ideal for use in urban environment and confined spaces of limited mobility such an airplane, bus, offices, and elevator. It is direct, efficient, and practical, Wing Chun became well known under the late Grandmaster Ip Man since it was the major system that his great and famous student Bruce Lee studied and was the base of his martial art.

Legend has it that at the time after the destruction of the southern Shaolin Temple by the Qing Dynasty, a young teen girl named Yim Wing-Chun, (means 'forever springtime’) rebuffed a local warlord marriage proposal. She said she would reconsider if he could beat her in a fight. She soon crossed paths with a Buddhist nun-Ng Mui, who was one of the Shaolin Sect survivors, and asked the nun to teach her fighting in preparation for the challenge. The legend goes that Ng Mui taught Yim Wing-Chun a new system of martial art that had been inspired by Ng Mui's observations of a confrontation between a Snake and a Crane; this then-still nameless style enabled Yim Wing Chun to beat the warlord in a one-on-one fight. Yim Wing-Chun thereafter married the gentleman that she loved Leung Bac-Chou and taught him the style, which was later named after her.