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Class Schedule Wednesday: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Free Viewing Hours Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm Call (212) 727-0714 for information about private lessons or other questions. About Six Harmony Wing Chun Wing Chun Kuen is said to have evolved out of existing martial arts in South China during the 18th century. It was further developed by successive generations of practitioners in Guangdong Province. According to traditional accounts, a nun named Ng Mui fled the destruction of a temple known to have given sanctuary to rebels opposed to Manchu rule under the Qing dynasty. She is said to have shared her knowledge of martial arts with a female disciple, Yim Wing Chun. From their efforts to adapt traditional skills to a woman’s smaller, less muscular physique, there emerged a new system that came to bear the younger woman’s name. In contrast to fighting methods that rely upon superior size and strength in attack and defense, this new art emphasized relaxation, speed, sensitivity, and precise distancing and positioning in relation to one’s opponent. Wing Chun Kuen was popularized by the late Yip Man, who began teaching in Hong Kong in 1950, and his successors, who have promoted the …