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Monday, April 25, 2011

Wing Chun Training for Women... in Midair!

You might have caught this gem on the news recently: Hong Kong Airlines is training its crew in Wing Chun Kung Fu for use against unruly passengers!

If you missed it, here's a link to an article from The Guardian: Martial Arts for Mid-Air Combat

Spokeswomen for the airline report that a female flight attendant has already used her Wing Chun techniques to subdue a "difficult male passenger" on a flight from Beijing, China.

Why Wing Chun when choosing self-defense for women? Well, don't forget... Wing Chun was created by a woman, the Shaolin nun Ng Mui, and named after its first formal student, the young girl Yim Wing Chun.

The Guardian article also notes that Wing Chun is perfect for flight attendants/cabin crew because it "employs short, swift movements and can be practised in a confined space."


-Kung Fu Los Angeles