This video from versus series contains a Wing Chun athlete vs Kick Boxer.
two different styles of Box are once again exchanging their differences.
This short encounter between two athletes shows more than what you would expect. In fact, both fighters could be described as equally good. The match finishes with parity. A great misconception of Wing Chun sees this style as a martial art referred to inner energies and scenographic useless movements. However, the truth could not be further away.
Both styles are very practical and down to Earth, and this match shows it perfectly. Of course there are some differences.
In Wing Chun, punches focus on the center line. This way the attack is accompanied with self defense. However it takes some time to be able to strike a powerful punch. Consequently, constancy in training and a very practical approach are the basis of this style. If not, you’ll end up with the worst Wing Chun possible. Boxer’s trainings are very different since this style of box expects it’s athletes to train hard. Long trainings are focused on gaining muscles too. At the contrary, Wing Chun doesn’t make of strength it’s primary weapon.
Both styles are very efficient when practiced well. Unluckily, Wing Chun might be much more challenging.