Wing Chun have hints and evidence of animal styles in its techniques, such as the Crane, snakes, horse stance....etc. But you dont hear them say Bear.
|Bong Sau & Tan Sau, blocking both strikes of the Bear on the left|
|The right bear cutting through the left's defenses and went for a straight punch in the Center Line|
I have a feeling the founder of Wing Chun might have seen bears fight. But because it looked too masculine and aggressive maybe she decided not to say the style derives from a burly bear. Or people may not try to court her back in the day..........It's just my philosophical theory is all....