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WING CHUN

1st Form: Sil Lim Tao * 2nd Form: Chum Kiu * 3rd Form: Biu Tze * 4th Form: Muk Jong – Wooden Dummy: 108 Techniques

Weapons:

  • 1. Long Pole
  • 2. Butterfly Swords
  • 3. Single & Double Daggers
  • 4. Double Stick Fighting

1. Footwork

  • Yi Gi Kim Yeung Ma
  • Turning and Turn-shifting
  • Step Slide
  • Forward/Backward Bracing
  • Circle Up-step
  • Three-Angle Steping
  • Inside/Outside Facing
  • Turning 180?

8 Wing Chun Punche

  • Yi Gi Kim Yeung Ma
  • Turning and Turn-shifting
  • Step Slide
  • Forward/Backward Bracing
  • Circle Up-step
  • Three-Angle Steping
  • Inside/Outside Facing
  • Turning 180?

WING CHUN FOOTWORK

Yee Gee Kim Yeung Ma: “The Mother of All Wing Chun Stances”

Yee Gee Kim Yeung Ma: “The Mother of All Wing Chun Stances”

  • Open your feet in two motions with feet together and fists chambered palm side up facing the chest and knees slightly bent:
  • 1. Spread your feet to a 45? angle (heels still together)
  • 2. Spread your heels outward so that your feet are turned slightly inward and roughly shoulder-width apart.

Turning and Turn-shifting

Turning:

  • From Yi Gee stance, pivot on your ankles left to right (and vice-versa).
  • Make sure to pivot on the heels of your feet.
  • Keep your body straight, along the centerline, and keep your head steady.

Turn-shifting:

  • Same as turning, except that you should shift your body from side to side, off the centerline, keeping most of your weight on the back leg.
  • Note: turn-shifting can be applied with dodging a punch while simultaneously counter-punching.

Step Slide

  • From the Yi Gee stance, one foot should be almost a step ahead of the other.
  • With your weight on your back foot, move the leading foot forward and push your body forward with your back foot. As soon as your leading foot lands, slide your back foot forward into position
  • Keep the body slightly angled and the feet on the same line. Your hands should be always guarding the centerline. Try to move quickly, but be steady so that your head and body will not move up and down. A steady movement will create the illusion that you are not moving and will not make it obvious to your opponent that you are moving in to attack.
  • In reverse, move your back foot first, push your weight backward using your front foot, and then slide your front foot into position.

Forward/Backward Bracing

  • From the Yi Gee stance, lead with one leg stepping forward, then follow with the back leg. Bracing is essentially walking (i.e. putting one foot in front of the other)
  • Reverse is essentially walking backwards.
  • Note: Make sure that each foot travels along a straight line forward and backward.

Circle Up-step

  • From YGKYM, move one foot forward, circling inside-out

Three-Angle Step

  • Combination of Circle Up-step and step-slide (used to attack or redirect from the outside to inside

WING CHUN BLOCKS

Bun Sao - Wing Arm Block

  • The Bung Sao (Wing Arm) uses the little finger side of the arm to deflect your opponents strike with the palm facing the opponent and the fingers held relaxed in line with the center of the body. The elbow forms a 135 degree angle with the wrist lower than the elbow and the elbow higher than the shoulder (depending on the height of your opponent). The thumb is held loose in this block which ensures that the strength is on the little finger side of the arm to correctly deflect the incoming strike.

Fok Sao

  • Rotating the arm upward, like a knife.
  • Drill: knock the punch upward at, or just behind, the elbow

Fuk (Fook) Sao - Controlling Arm

  • From the Yi Gee stance, one foot should be almost a step ahead of the other.
  • With your weight on your back foot, move the leading foot forward and push your body forward with your back foot. As soon as your leading foot lands, slide your back foot forward into position.
  • Keep the body slightly angled and the feet on the same line. Your hands should be always guarding the centerline. Try to move quickly, but be steady so that your head and body will not move up and down. A steady movement will create the illusion that you are not moving and will not make it obvious to your opponent that you are moving in to attack.
  • In reverse, move your back foot first, push your weight backward using your front foot, and then slide your front foot into position

Garn Sao – Blocking with the palm, but similar to Bun Sao

  • Extend the arm outward, and circle it over your opponent’s punch, moving it out of the way and opening him up for a strike.

Gum Sao – Blocks down

  • Contacting with the outside of the forearm or palm, from the same side; similar to Fok Sao, but lower and to the side.