Directly translated into English, Wing Chun (or Wing Tsun) means “an ode to spring”. However, despite its pleasing title and deflective approach to force, Wing Tsun is a direct, destructive and fearsome martial art when dealing with an attacker.
If you happen to have checked out our previous post on Muay Thai, you probably know that this Thai martial arts style is often referred to as ” The Art of Eight Limbs”.
Muay Thai is a vital part of Thailand’s identity. It’s not just a sport but a way of life. Some fighters support their families through participation. Also, many children grow up learning the art from a very young age, so it’s not just something you’d appreciate from the sidelines. It is ingrained. The people of Thailand try to keep this tradition alive, and they are very proud of this culture.
While the legalities of self-defense may vary considerably between different countries, the notion of protecting yourself and your home is a universal one.
Strawweight, welterweight, heavyweight champion ... it seems like there are lots of boxing titles out there. Did you ever wonder where these came from? The titles are derived from the different weight classes and sanctioning bodies within the sport. Here is what it all means.