Ling Nam Siu Lum Kung Fu Academy was established in 1984 by Sifu Michael Manganiello. It was the first kung fu school on Long Island that was to open to the public. Prior to that, only private instruction was available.
Wing Chun: As Legend goes, the Shaolin elders pooled together their best technique to produce a "super art" that would develop high level fighters in less time than the standard Shaolin training regimen. But it was a nun, Ng Mui, who perfected the art, and passed it on to her female disciple, Yim Wing Chun, for whom the style is named. It is a highly aggressive art, with the emphasis placed on speed and in-fighting, coupled with highly mobile footwork.
Blocks and strikes are delivered simultaneously, thus economizing motion and reaction time to a minimum. Wing Chun practitioners use a unique training technique called "chi sao" or "sticky hand", which develops the tactile sensitivity of the stylist's hands and arms, and allows them to "feel" their opponent's intentions, thus countering attacks before they are launched. Techniques are further enhanced on an apparatus know as the Mook Yan Jong (wooden man ). Blows are delivered at close range, sometimes no more than an inch from the opponent's body, and are almost always aimed at a vulnerable nerve center.
8 Slashing Knives
6 & 1/2 Point Pole
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