In this day and age where it seems like everyone and their mother owns a gun, what are some of the applications and uses of Wing Chun? What purpose could it possibly serve? Well, let me tell you: martial arts aren't JUST about self-defense. There is much more to it than that. If there wasn't, then everyone would have stopped going to class as soon as the first automatic weapon came off the production line.
As you get better at Wing Chun, you will realize you can actually handle yourself in a physical confrontation. This will come through in your attitude and the way you carry yourself. In time, you will develop a "vibe" that will act as a sort of warning signal to anyone who would dare confront you: "Move on. This one is NOT a target."
Having said that, I must say that a person with poor self-esteem might not be able to develop self-confidence . No matter how good you do in the art, you will never have any faith in your ability if you have that void inside you.
There is a distinction between self-confidence and self-esteem, which we will cover in another section of this site. In fact, it will be an ongoing concern because I believe mental fitness is one of the most neglected aspects of training.