Chun vs.Tsun


Perhaps this page should be titled “Wing Chun vs. Ving Tsun vs. Wing tsun”. It should be stated at this point that we at are “politically neutral” and despite the origins of these terms, for us, it is a ‘rose by any other name.’ Meaning, we use these three synonymously.

Also, as we often state at the beginning of everything we produce, we do not claim to be masters of any kind. We are just two ‘dudes’ that have been practicing wing chun for a long time and are simply sharing our training methods, right, wrong, or indifferent. We are well aware that there are many ways to practice wing chun and are not suggesting that our way is the only right way.

Having said that, it is interesting to see how the rest of the world views these terms via a quick search on the web.
Wing tsun on Wikipedia: “… is a branch of Wing Chun, led by Leung Ting.[1]
The particular phonetic spelling of “詠春” as Wing Tsun was picked by the branch founder Leung Ting to differentiate his branch from the others.”
“The main difference between Wing Tsun and other Wing Chun styles is the WT teaching method. The style’s creator Leung Ting developed the system to be easier to learn and teach compared to more traditional styles of Wing Chun.”

 WT has a more structured, school-like curriculum of teaching compared with other Wing Chun styles.”


Despite Wikipedia’s claims that Wing Tsun is more ‘learnable’ or commercialized and school-like, we at make no such claim. If there is still any confusion about our total neutrality or that we use these terms interchangeably, consider this: also owns the website -‘Nuff said.

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2 Responses to Chun vs.Tsun

  1. Shaun Brehm October 14, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    I’m learning Wing Tsun from Sifu Eric Tutterow. He studied with Leung Ting and Emin Boztepe, Ving Tsun with Jeff Webb, and some other German organization. He also studied Wing Chun via seminars with other lineages. My understanding is traditional WC schools will start Chi Sao early on while WT may not. WT is built into Student Grades, having specific curriculum for your current level. We also incorporate coordination drills and footwork drills which are the first things taught to students. After having the foundation laid from about 3 years of student training, you are then encouraged to build upon the basic attacks taught and create your own variations. WT seems to have more order while WC just throws you out into the mix. This is my experience and my humble opinion.

    Thank you,


    • Scott October 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm #

      I don’t agree. It all comes down to you and your teacher. Within Wing Chun and/or WingTsun their are A LOT of different teachers and lineages. You can’t generally say Wing Chun is one way or the other. 🙂 – Scott

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