The Ming Dynasty of China, Crop Failure During the 17th Century, the Manchu Taking Control of China During the 17th Century, the Manchu Referring to Themselves as the Qing Dynasty (pronounced “ching”) and the Manchu Aesthetic, the Principles of the Martial Art of Wing Chun, the Etymology of “Wing Chun”, Chinese Martial Artist Ng Mui’s Epic Battle Against Chinese Martial Artist Lee Pa Shan, Wing Chun Adopting Practices of Nature as Part of the Martial Art, How Wing Chun Was Passed Down Generationally, and How Wing Chun was Exported From Hong Kong During the 1940’s and Taught to Chinese-American Martial Artist Bruce Lee

The Ming Dynasty ruled over 200,000,000 (200 million) people for 276 years. Temperatures dropped dramatically during the 17th century, and famine was widespread as crops continued to fail again and again, making this 125 year period referred to as a “miniature ice age”. Coincidently, it is this miniature ice age which played a role in the downfall of the Ottoman Empire. In 1644, the Manchu from China’s north eastern borders saw the opportunity to strike and did so with impenetrable force. Entire...

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