Wing Chun uses a combination of striking and grappling in a close range, it’s not an incredibly popular martial art because other forms are generally more useful in combat and more popularly taught in gyms. None the less, there are Wing Chun practitioners out there, most famously Yip Man, and their philopsophy is very interesting:
- One who excels as a warrior does not appear formidable.
- One who excels in fighting is never aroused in anger.
- One who excels in defeating their enemy does not join issues.
- One who excels in employing others humbles themself before them.
- This is the virtue of non-contention and matching the sublimity of heaven.
Muay Thai, on the other hand, is a style you’ll see a lot more often. There are a handful of UFC fighters who are very influenced by Muay Thai, and a lot that are at least a little bit influenced in their striking. Anderson Silva is an example of a fighter who employed a lot of MT techniques to become one of the greatest of all time.
In this video, we’ve got a Wing Chun master taking on a Muay Thai fighter. This isn’t like those crazy MMA vs bodybuilder videos where one guy is absolutely clueless, and the Wing Chun guy here is actually very overwhelming in his attacks and hard to deal with for the Muay Thai guy.