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Frontiers in Sport Research, 2022, 4(4); doi: 10.25236/FSR.2022.040404.

Origin of Wing Chun Boxing

Author(s)

Nichen Liu1,*, Aiying Yin2

Corresponding Author:
​Nichen Liu
Affiliation(s)

1School of Wushu, Guangzhou Sport University, Guangzhou 510500, China

2Department of Preschool Education, Guangdong Jiangmen Preschool Teachers College, Jiangmen, 529000, China

*Corresponding author e-mail: liunichen460@163.com

Abstract

The origin of Wing Chun Boxing is explored by using the method of documentary materials, historical textual research and field investigation. The study found that Wing Chun originated from the Hongquan secretly practiced by artists belonging to the "Qiong Hua Guild", a branch of the Tiandi Association of Guangzhou in the late Qing Dynasty. After the failure of the Guangdong Tiandihui uprising, Cantonese opera was banned. In order to conceal the surviving artists, Hongquan changed its name to Wing Chun and continued to inherit. After the relaxation of the ban, Wing Chun gradually developed into a unique boxing system.

Keywords

Wing Chun, Hong Quan, Tiandihui, Cantonese Opera Troupe, Red Boat, Wusheng, Lan Gui

Cite This Paper

Nichen Liu, Aiying Yin. Origin of Wing Chun Boxing. Frontiers in Sport Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 4: 20-26. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSR.2022.040404.

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