At Meng’s of Richmond, we teach Shaolin Wing Chun kung fu as it was originally discovered by the Shaolin monks. Our knowledge traces back to both the Northern and Southern Shaolin Temples. It is a system that is not limited by style or technique. It is a complete martial arts system addressing all ranges of hand-to-hand combat – kicking, striking, trapping, and grappling.
Wing Chun specifically traces its origins to the Southern Shaolin Temple at the end of the Ming dynasty where a meeting of minds occurred between Shaolin warrior monks, retired military personnel, and community martial artists. This convergence of knowledge gave birth to a martial arts representing a theoretical framework for a maximally efficient and effective combat system. One can see Wing Chun’s effectiveness through the accomplishments of some of its famous practitioners like Bruce Lee and his teacher Yip Man (Ip Man). As we are aligned with no style, all schools of martial arts thought are our brethren, and we teach the concepts that allow our students to thrive in whatever environment they find themselves be it a martial arts school or life itself.
At Meng’s of Richmond, the goal is to teach our students to achieve their ultimate potential. Our most important emphasis is cultivating the self. We strive to produce warriors not fighters. Warriors aim to conquer themselves rather than searching to dominate others. Tracing our lineage back to the Shaolin temples of old, we bring that knowledge to the present day. In this manner, we create the warriors that can forge a better world.