Ancestral Wing Chun Kuen Research Institute

The AWCKRI researches and studies the Chinese martial art called Wing Chun Kuen, using a variety of resources, including travel for real time experiance and learning; Personal and private DVD and VCD footage, collected over the last 20 years by members of the AWCKRI; Rare hand written manuscripts on the Wing Chun Kuen system from Guangzhou, China and Taiwan; Oral traditions of every known lineage of the Wing Chun system; And the actual system itself, including the forms, san sik, concepts, principles, applications, kuen kuit, ... in fact any resource and information connected to the art of Wing Chun.

Our research is based upon an in-depth research, analysis, and understanding of the real-time experience and resources available to us, as well as the collective knowledge and understanding of the various members, that make up the AWCKRI.

Our goal is a multidimensional approach to researching, documenting, preserving, and training contained within a brotherhood based on the truth and challenging everything we know to be true.

The aim of our Research:

i. The research, documentation, preservation and practise of the Red Boat Ancestral Wing Chun Kuen System, as passed down by the Opera troupes.

ii. The research and documentation, of the parent systems of the Ancestral Wing Chun Kuen System.

A. Weng Chun County Bok Hok Kuen - White Crane fist
B. An as of yet unknown Snake boxing system possibly from Emie Mountain

iii. The research and documentation, of the evolution, of the Ancestral Wing Chun Kuen system, which occured in at least 8 differant stages, into the various modern branches’s which emerged in the late 1940’s early 1950’s.


The "Ancestral Wing Chun Kuen Research Institutes" main goals and research revolves around the Wing Chun Kuen and White crane Kung Fu system's. There are many leaves and blossoms on a tree. The same is true for the various branchs of all Chinese Martial Art's. It is the aim of the member/researcher within the AWCKRI, to internalize the essence of the Ancesral Wing Chun Kuen system, applying the principles and concept to every aspect of life.

Research guide objective:

To establish a solid research and study base, in order to create a evolving and thinking practitioner/researcher.

Overview of the research:

Our research/web site, is based upon the core teachings of Ancestral Wing Chun Kuen Chinese Kung Fu. Research is based on many differant layers of the system. Which includes but is not limited to:

  1. The physical horse, engine and Ging style, structures/shape, concepts, principles, strategies and tactics IE DNA -Common denominators contained across the known Wing Chun Kuen Branchs
  2. The physical horse, engine and Ging style, structures/shape, concepts, principles,strategies and tactics - Common denominators across the Wing Chun Kuen system and those from the Weng Chun County White Crane system.
  3. Oral and written Kuen Kuit from various Wing Chun Branchs - keeping the common denominators, discarding the Non Ancestral - cross referanced with those of the oldest known White Crane system - stemming from Weng Chun County, China.
  4. Hei Gung, Noi Gung and other Internal Components
  5. The strategic framework of each form or san sik, may be used as a guide for extracurricular tactics, activities and research. These extracurricular aspects may comprise of applications and variations of Ancestral Wing Chun Kuen Kung Fu. Extracurricular aspects and tactics have been chosen to complement and emphasize what we believe is the essence of the original forms and art.


The following is a list of assumptions the Ancestral Wing Chun Kuen Research Institute is making:

i. The member/researcher is seeking non-sport based Wing Chun Kuen Kung Fu study that is based upon traditional martial arts practices and principles circa 1850's -1900s.

ii. The member/researcher engaged in learning accepts that the AWCKRI makes no claim to be teaching the “exact” Ancestral Wing Chun Kuen System and furthermore accepts the balance of combat effectiveness versus long-run versatility as is sought to be achieved via the resultant training/research guide.

iii. The member/researcher will take as much responsibility as possible for his or her own progress through personal interaction with the system, as well as interaction with the other members of the AWCKRI.