Yim Wing Chun
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Yim Wing Chun(Beautiful Springtime Yim) Born in Canton, China in the 17th century. Fifteen and beautiful, Wing Chun attracted the unwanted attentions of a local bully, who tried to rape her and force her to marry him.
She went up into the Mountain of Tai Leung, where she were taught the secrets of the martial art of Shaolin Kung Fu by the Buddhist nun Ng Mui. Wing Chun studied Mui's techniques night and day, and together the two women developed The Wing Chun system - a short range style of boxing that enables a practitioner to get inside the reach of a larger opponent. Later Yim Wing Chun returned to her village, defeated her perpetrator and married a man of her own choosing. Her ultra-deadly martial art spread across China, was later lost, then rediscovered by Bruce Lee who adopted this Yin-centered philosophy and built his technique Jeet Kung Do directly from Wing Chun. He never credited Wing Chun as his inspirator.