PVT Overseas Representative Program
The Origin of PVT
Late Grandmaster Wong Shun Leung was one of the six most senior students of late Great Grandmaster Yip Man. He was also the teacher of Bruce Lee.
During the 1960s, he represented the Ving Tsun style of Kung Fu and had combat challenges with almost all other Kung Fu styles in Hong Kong. He won most of those encounters, thus earning the title “The King of Talking Hands”.
Grandmaster Wong Shun Leung then decided to use the experience he had gained from his fighting/combat and integrated them into Ving Tsun’s traditional combat theories and training methods. He successfully developed his very own “Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun Combat Theory”.
The Principles of PVT
Within PVT’s teaching system, there is only Ving Tsun Kung Fu.
The journey to master all kinds of Kung Fu is eternal. We can hardly sustain the amount of time and passion for Kung Fu throughout a lifetime. Unless we are immortal, we do not believe in “synthesizing and utilizing from other styles”. We devote to training one unique martial art that one can master and can be fully put into practical use.
That’s why we only teach Ving Tsun – the Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun. We embrace the truthfulness of this unique martial art and champion “the logic of Kung Fu”. That is “what we learn everyday in class are what we practice everyday for use in real combat situations”. All trainings are of common origin and interlocked with one another. To put it simply, what I teach are what I do and what I do are what I use when situations arise. We uphold the principle of Ving Tsun, that is to study for the purpose of practical applications which can be further extended to one’s way of life.
Leaders are not born, they are made. Success depends upon an individual’s ability to believe and strive.
Curriculum Development of PVT
Unlike the usual traditional Ving Tsun programme/teaching method, PVT adopts a systematic approach, with the emphasis on Ving Tsun’s practical application and also using Ving Tsun techniques as the main spine . Our program is flexible and teaching is in line with each student’s ability.
Through practical experience, we encourage students to transform the Ving Tsun combat theory into individual attack and defence awareness and make complementary applications in a flash. Moreover, such principles can also be applied by the students in daily lifestyle.
In order to win, we must initiate to attack opponents’ vulnerable points.
Time does not stop, the moment I attack is also the moment where my opponent can counter/strike.
During combat, not everyone can withstand heavy blow. PVT demands students to perform exquisite techniques because actions that require a wide range of movement increase the chances of being hit. Ving Tsun combat principle is a form of strategic skill, for example, in order to compel the opponents into a passive/inactive state, we initiate attacks especially to the head.
All of the vital organs of human body are located on the centreline of the body, so by taking the initiative to launch straight-line attack can dissolve unpredictable horizontal/lateral attacks by opponents. Therefore, to debate whether a hook or a straight punch is faster is meaningless. The key is who attacks first.
Since the establishment of PVT in 2010, we have been adopting the PVT teaching system under multi-directional considerations and primarily focusing on the recruitment of local students. To avoid over-expanding PVT, we tend to maintain a steady development within Hong Kong and refrain from openly recruiting international Ving Tsun enthusiasts.
In drawing up our next five-year plan, apart from development of local students, we consider that it is time to extend our developments in the international context. We are planning to out reach our PVT to other parts of the globe.
Currently, the development of PVT has been expanded in Three Directions
1. Short-term Training – we provide a platform for any enthusiast who has no experience in Ving Tsun Kung Fu, or any enthusiast who has learnt Ving Tsun Kung Fu from other schools (overseas). The participants will undertake short-term training under the PVT training system.
2. Long-term Training – participants are targeted to complete the full system of “Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun Kuen Hok”, which will be sub-divided into “technical” and “connotation” aspects. Participants are expected to inherit and pass on this precious intangible cultural heritage to the next generations. Furthermore, PVT has a specific hierarchy of training to foster any dedicated potential students to become a PVT Instructor under this category.
3. In line with (1) and (2) above, PVT wish to look for overseas affiliations/ partners, who shares the same belief with the PVT Group and collaborate with us as PVT Overseas’ Liaison. Please contact us for further details.
1. Major classes are taught and directed by Jerry Yeung, the 1st Generation Disciple of Grandmaster Wong Shun Leung.
2. PVT has a well-established and systematic teaching system, which facilitate practitioners to have a clear and concise direction to learn Ving Tsun Kung Fu.
3. By joining PVT, dedicated participants will have the opportunity to further their training in other schools under the Wong Shun Leung (WSL) Ving Tsun Kuen Hok system.