The style is based on the natural motions of the human body, drawing upon the inherent abilities of our physiology. Promoting the use of natural structure and natural movements to defend against stronger opponents. By learning and developing the 13 principles of Wing Chun, a person learns how to use their body and mind in the most efficient and effective way possible.
By learning how one can and cannot move ones body in relation to an endless variety of situations, whilst remaining calm and controlled, awareness is raised of capabilities and limitations. This enhanced awareness gained by testing and understanding physical boundaries through Wing Chun training greatly improves abilities in all other physical activities.
Wing chun is a traditional Southern Chinese martial art geared towards survival, the only rule is to win at any cost. The fundamental flaw in comparing Wing Chun to MMA is that the goals are different. Wing Chun is a continually evolving martial art and it's logical principles can and are being applied to ground fighting in the modern day. The Wing Chun principles are able to be applied to any situation MMA included. In Wing Chun the practicioner uses a training method known as Chi Sao to practice techniques and develop the touch sensitivity and reflexes.
Many think that Wing Chun does not have anti-grappling movements, forgetting that the art was created to defeat the Shaolin methods (many of which are grappling, takedown and fighting methods). Yes, Wing Chun DOES have anti-grappling and anti-takedown movements. In fact, the first and second movements of the wooden dummy are exclusively for that very thing.
In MMA all you train for as a fighter is strictly to win fights. While traditional Martial Arts also has victory as the main pursuit Wing Chun seeks to cultivate a longer range view: a lifetime of health and well being, emotional control, social responsibility, self respect and respect for others, stress relief and emphasis on healing among other things, as being equal to fighting prowess.
Wing Chun prepares its trainees in the subjects of self-defense, self protection, fighting and combat skills, as well as skills to defend others. A practical and scientific system, Wing Chun teaches how to prevent, deal and overcome all kinds of violence and attacks. It has been taught and integrated into the training programs of hundreds of military & law enforcement agencies around the world such as the US Navy Seals, FBI, CIA, French RAID and German SEK units.
Wing Chun uses simplicity to deal with the most chaotic situations. It is the preferred self-defense system for close-combat experts throughout the world. Based on simple principles and efficient movements, this reality-based system is designed to teach REAL self-defense from a scientific and logical approach.
If the 'legal' moves of a system can't put down an opponent, how does it expect to manage against other systems that can? And even further, if a system is incapable of being utilized in a one-on-one environment that is, for the most part, no-holds-barred, how can it possibly be utilized against multiple attackers, or attackers with weapons?
Any art that claims to take a decade to see any kind of progression is a fraud and utterly pointless.
Kung Fu is dominated by foolish Eastern mysticism and is theory - nothing more.
Kung Fu guy: If a grappler tries to take me to the ground, I'll resist and if he does get me down, I'll eye gouge.
Grappler: Good luck, my martial art specializes in take downs against resisting opponents and gaining control on the ground - meaning I choose who gets the blunt end of a take down and I choose what happens to that arm of yours when you try to eye gouge. Moron.
Royce Gracie won UFC 1 and 2. Wing Chun didn't bother showing up.