The One wrote:
About Wing Chun... How closely related is it to Aikido? It isn't very popular is it? Wouldn't it be hard to find a wing chun school? At least on east side US, where I live.
Wing Chun is quite popular in the US, actually. Principles of centerline usage, posture, and mitigation of the opponent's strength through body positioning, are common to WC and Aikido. WC players are generally more concerned with protecting themselves and less concerned with protecting the attacker, then most Aikido people.