Socio-cultural influences for the inception and development of Wing Chun Kuen

Staff and students are invited to attend a research seminar on Wednesday 1st March 2017. This will take place in EE1061 between 1pm – 2pm.

Socio-cultural influences for the inception and development of Wing Chun Kuen
Dr Scott Buckler
Sessional Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art, popularised by Bruce Lee and more recently, six films focused on his instructor, Ip Man. According to the Wing Chun myth, it was developed by a nun who escaped the destruction of the Southern Shaolin Temple, although this historical account is questionable. Research would however indicate a far richer history relating to secret societies, piracy, and a group of travelling opera performers.

This seminar will provide a current debate of the issues, along with a discussion of the socio-cultural influences for the inception and development of the style.

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