I was jocking at the gym with my wife the other day making an old style boxing stance vs her wing chun stance when I realized all the similarities this two stances share. First the hands are hold in the midlle section in a vertical position, the weight in both stances is mostly on the rear leg and both are straight upward.
I dug a bit around and found out that old style boxing shares a lot similarities with wing chun principles. The boxers of that time used vertical punches and short steps for the footwork, like wing chun. It is amazing to see similar styles in different parts of the world with apparently no connection at the time they were created (only so much you can do with your body).
Can someone here expand more about similarities and differences of these two techniques?