Wing Chun or “Eternal Springtime” is a southern Chinese kung fu self-defense system that became available to the public after the Shaolin temple was destroyed during the Qing government.
The movements of Wing Chun are very direct and effective and work best in close range distance. The system is based in understanding gravity, the center line theory and how to attack and defend at the same time using triangular patterns.
Kru Pedro started training Wing Chun in 1994 under sifu Francis Fong in Atlanta, GA, USA. Sifu Francis Fong is the president of the wing chun association of USA and his teacher was sifu Jiu Wan a close friend of sifu Yip Man.
In 1997 kru Pedro was elected “Student of the Year” for his hard work and diligence towards the Wing Chun system. A year later, in October 1998 he was awarded with the Black sash and became one of the very few students who achieve the black belt under Sifu Fong in less than 5 years (of course with the help of some of the two best students of sifu Fong, sihing Eddie Camdem and sihing Garrick Edwards who were helping kru Pedro privately)
The way Kru Pedro sees training is based on understanding how to use our center of gravity, economy of movement, how to occupy the center line and how to develop timing through the multiple ranges of attack.
The Muay Thai Sangha school incorporates many Wing Chun concepts as a way to reinforce certain skills and make our training more complete. In our opinion, Wing Chun is a great tool for fighting at close range, from there we pass to grappling or break the distance to box and kick.