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Wing Chun
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A wing chun front kick (right) against a turning kick.^ Easy-to-follow drills, Wing Chun footwork, Powerful Wing Chun Low Kicks & effective entering techniques.
  • wing chun kung fu video instruction with chung kwok chow 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC espytv.com [Source type: General]

^ Among the Wing Chun specialities are Trapping Hands training, Sticking Hands practice, swift low kicking techniques and very fast hand strikes.

^ According to Wing Chun, there are several ways of defeating the enemy: striking, kicking, joint locking, controlling, throwing and the use of weapons are the most common.

This illustrates the principles of centerline and simultaneous attack and defence.
Also known as Wing Tsun, Ving Tsun
Focus Striking, Trapping
Country of origin People's Republic of China China
Creator Ng Mui
Famous practitioners Sum Nung, Yip Man, Bruce Lee
Wing Chun
Traditional Chinese 詠春
Simplified Chinese 咏春
Literal meaning "spring chant" or Eternal Springtime
.Wing Chun (Chinese: 詠春pinyin: Yǒng chūn; literally "Eternal Spring"), also romanized as Ving Tsun or "Wing Tsun" (and sometimes substituted with the characters for "eternal springtime"[1]) is a concept-based Chinese martial art that specializes in close-range combat.^ Bruce's main martial art system was Wing Chun.
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^ Many have heard of the wing chun system of martial arts.

^ Wing Chun, occasionally romanized as Ving Tsun or "Wing Tsun" (literally "spring chant" and alternatively as "forever spring", or substituted with the character for "eternal springtime") is a Chinese martial art that specializes in aggressive close-range combat.
  • Wing Tsun Wing Chun Portal at Martial Arts Database 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.mardb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The characters (永春) "forever spring" are also associated with some other southern Chinese martial arts, including Jee Shim Weng Chun (Yong Chun) and White Crane Weng Chun (Yong Chun).^ Martial Art - Wing Chun fighting .
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^ Chinese martial arts are also changing with time.
  • Snake Crane Wing Chun Conversation 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: General]

^ His idea was to integrate Wing Chun and other martial arts.

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.Wing Chun was originally passed down from teacher to student orally rather than through written documentation, making it difficult to confirm or clarify the differing accounts of its creation.^ From its inception, wing chun has been skill-oriented rather than strength oriented.
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^ Main article: History of Wing Chun The history of most martial arts, including Wing Chun, has historically been passed from teacher to student as an oral history rather than through written documentation, making it difficult to confirm or clarify the differing accounts of Wing Chun's creation.
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^ The history of Wing Chun has been passed from teacher to student verbally without documentation and is thus uncertain.
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.Some have sought to apply the methods of higher criticism to the oral histories of Wing Chun and other Chinese martial arts.^ I practice Wing Chun after tried lots of other martial arts for many years.

^ There are other good martial arts but among these Wing Chun stands out.

^ Many have heard of the wing chun system of martial arts.

[4] .Others have attempted to discern the origins of Wing Chun by determining the specific purpose of its techniques.^ Others have attempted to discern the origins of Wing Chun by determining the specific purpose of its techniques.
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^ Higher criticism methods have been applied with varying results to discern the origins of Wing Chun by determining the specific purpose of its techniques.
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^ Uncommitted techniques: Wing Chun techniques are uncommitted.
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.Mentions of the art start to appear in independent third-party documentation during the era of the Wing Chun master Leung Jan, making its subsequent history and divergence into various branches more amenable to documentary verification.^ But outside of wing chun ha […] more .

^ Wing Chun Seminar ( view more ) .
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^ However, the Leung Jan lineage is not the only branch of the art.
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.The common legend as told by Ip Man[5] involves the young woman Yim Wing Chun (Wing Chun literally means beautiful springtime or praising spring) at the time after the destruction of the Southern Shaolin and its associated temples by the Qing government.^ A common element in the tales is that the style is named after a woman called Wing Chun (咏春/詠春), a name literally meaning "Sings the Spring".
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^ The common legend involves Yim Wing Chun (beautiful springtime), a young woman who has rebuffed the local warlord's marriage offer.
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^ Loosely translated, Wing chun means “beautiful spring time” and kuen means “fist” or “fist fighting style”.

.After Wing Chun rebuffs the local warlord's marriage offer, he says he'll rescind his proposal if she can beat him in a martial art match.^ Many have heard of the wing chun system of martial arts.

^ Wing chun started out late in the development of martial arts.
  • Watchful Dragon, Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun - Milwaukee, Wisconsin: In Search Of Truth 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.atarihq.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is Wing Chun more of a traditional martial art or a realistic one.

.She asks a Buddhist nun- Ng Mui, who was one of the Shaolin Sect survivors, to teach her boxing; this still nameless style enables Yim Wing Chun to defeat the warlord.^ Nun Ng Mui - Wing Chun's teacher .
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^ Ng Mui, a nun, was the only survivor of the original five grandmasters.
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^ She asks a local buddhist nun, Ng Mui, to teach her boxing.
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.She thereafter marries Leung Bac-Chou and teaches him the style, which he names after her.^ She marries her sweetheart and teaches him the style.
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^ Yim Wing Chun was engaged to her love, Leung Bok Chau, but a local bandit wanted her for himself and tried to force her to marry him.

^ She eventually married Leung Bok-Chao (梁博儔)—a Shaolin disciple just like Wing-Chun's father—and taught her fighting style to her new husband.
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.It should be noted that the system was developed during the Shaolin and Ming resistance movement against the Qing Dynasty, and thus many legends about the creator of Wing Chun were spread to confuse the enemy, including the story of Yim Wing Chun.^ I admit it’s not about Wing Chun.
  • The Wing Chun Diary 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC wingchundiary.com [Source type: General]

^ Wing Chun developed here in Foshan.
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^ Trapping is the heart of wing chun system.

.This perhaps explains why no one has been able to accurately determine the creator or creators of Wing Chun.^ Cheung explains the wing chun mind and the “how” and “why” of wing chun.

^ There are no accessible wing chun schools in my area, so this is great first look into learning wing chun.
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^ Higher criticism methods have been applied with varying results to discern the origins of Wing Chun by determining the specific purpose of its techniques.
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Characteristics

Balance, structure and stance

.Wing Chun practitioners believe that the person with better body structure will win.^ For the wing chun practitioner, defense relies upon the correct structure of the body.

^ I have not taken JKD, but am a Wing Chun practitioner.

^ Characteristics, Balance, structure and stance: Wing Chun practitioners believe that the person with body structure will win.
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.A correct Wing Chun stance is like a piece of bamboo, firm but flexible, rooted but yielding.^ A correct Wing Chun stance is like a piece of bamboo, firm but flexible, rooted but yielding.
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  • Chinese Kung Fu - Wing chun Chuan(Ode to Spring Chuan ) 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.chinavoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wing Chun is much like anything else.
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^ Additionally, there are stances in the pole form that do not show-up in any of the other Wing Chun forms directly.
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.This structure is used to either deflect external forces or redirect them into the ground.^ This structure is used to either deflect external forces or redirect them into the ground.
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.Balance is related to structure because a well-balanced body recovers quicker from stalled attacks and structure is maintained.^ Balance is related to structure because a well-balanced body recovers quicker from stalled attacks and structure is maintained.
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^ Maintain the "elbow down power" to link your hands with your body structure.
  • Watchful Dragon, Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun - Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Five Main Principles Of Wing Chun Self Defense 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.hanweionline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wing Chun rarely compromises structure for more powerful attacks because this is believed to create defensive openings which may be exploited.
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  • Chinese Kung Fu - Wing chun Chuan(Ode to Spring Chuan ) 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.chinavoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Wing Chun trains the awareness of one's own body movement derived from muscular, tendon, and articular sources.^ Wing Chun trains the awareness of one's own body movement derived from muscular, tendon, and articular sources.
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^ This is the beginning of Wing Chun's training to put the body on "Auto Pilot."
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^ The Siu Lien Tao (Little First Training) of Cho Ga Wing Chun is one long form that includes movements that are comparative to a combination of Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu, and Biu Jee of other families.
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.Performing Wing Chun's forms such as Chum Kiu or the Wooden Dummy form greatly increase proprioception.^ Such is the case in Wing Chun.

^ The design of the wooden dummy is such that nearly all Wing Chun techniques can be drilled on it.

^ Performing Wing Chun's forms such as Chum Kiu or the Wooden Dummy form greatly increase proprioception.
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.Wing Chun favours a high, narrow stance with the elbows kept close to the body.^ Wing Chun favours a high, narrow stance with the elbows kept close to the body.
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^ While hiding in caves, Yim Wing Chun slowly altered her Shao Lin into a more close combat martial art.
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^ Dummy Dummy Wing Chun training teaches you how to manoeuvre the body in and around the dummy using Wing Chun body movement, how to step, kick, punch, and block the dummy as if it were a human being.
  • Wing Chun Dummy 116 | Master Wong Shop | Master Wong Shop 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC masterwongshop.com [Source type: General]

.Within the stance, arms are positioned across the vitals of the centerline.^ Within the stance, arms are positioned across the vitals of the centerline.
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^ Within the stance, arms are positioned across the vitals of the centreline.
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^ The Wing Chun guard stance places the arms and hands (pawns and weapons) in the centerline (see figure at the end of this section).
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.Shifting or turning within a stance is carried out variantly on the heels, balls, or middle (K1 or Kidney 1 point) of the foot depending on lineage.^ Shifting or turning within a stance is carried out variantly on the heels, balls, or middle (K1 or Kidney 1 point) of the foot depending on lineage.
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^ The quality and effectiveness of turning and moving is dependent upon how well understood the stationary stance is digested.
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^ If you were to draw a centerline on a leg, you will find the vulnerable points located from the knee, down the sheen, to the middle of the foot's instep.
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.All attacks and counter-attacks are initiated from this firm, stable base.^ All attacks and counter-attacks are initiated from this firm, stable base.
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.Wing Chun rarely compromises structure for more powerful attacks because this is believed to create defensive openings which may be exploited.^ Wing Chun does not believe in that.
  • Service - China Wing Chun 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC chinawingchun.com [Source type: General]

^ But outside of wing chun ha […] more .

^ Wing Chun rarely compromises structure for more powerful attacks because this is believed to create defensive openings which may be exploited.
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.Structure is viewed as important, not only for reasons of defense, but also for attack.^ Structure is viewed as important, not only for reasons of defense, but also for attack.
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^ Structure is viewed as important, not only for reasons of defence, but also for attack.
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^ Wing Chun rarely compromises structure for more powerful attacks because this is believed to create defensive openings which may be exploited.
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.When the practitioner is effectively 'rooted', or aligned so as to be braced against the ground, the force of the hit is believed to be far more devastating.^ When the practitioner is effectively 'rooted', or aligned so as to be braced against the ground, the force of the hit is believed to be far more devastating.
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^ I believe it’s great for ordinary self-defense technique against opponent […] more .

^ Wing Chun practitioners attack close to the centerline to transmit force more effectively.
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.Additionally, the practice of 'settling' one's opponent to brace them more effectively against the ground aids in delivering as much force as possible to them.^ Additionally, the practice of 'settling' one's opponent to brace them more effectively against the ground aids in delivering as much force as possible to them.
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^ It doesn't teach much grappling though, as most of the techniques use force against force through throwing and striking.

^ Not that there aren’t values to Wing Chun and its proper use, but I just felt it was more of a practical skill and one that focuses solely on its aim – and that is a way to fight.
  • Service - China Wing Chun 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC chinawingchun.com [Source type: General]

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Relaxation

.Softness (via relaxation) and performing techniques in a relaxed manner, is fundamental to Wing Chun.^ Uncommitted techniques: Wing Chun techniques are uncommitted.
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^ All Wing Chun techniques permit this.
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^ Softness (via relaxation) and performing techniques in a relaxed manner, is fundamental to Wing Chun.
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  • Tension reduces punching speed and power.^ Tension reduces punching speed and power.
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    .Muscles act in pairs in opposition to each other (e.g.^ Muscles act in pairs in opposition to each other (e.g.
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    biceps and triceps). .If the arm is tensed, maximum punching speed cannot be achieved as the biceps will be opposing the extension of the arm.^ If the arm is tensed, maximum punching speed cannot be achieved as the biceps will be opposing the extension of the arm.
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    ^ In some lineages of Wing Chun, the fist is swiveled on point of impact so that the bottom three knuckles are thrust forward adding power to the punch while it is at maximum extension.
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    .In Wing Chun, the arm should be relaxed before beginning the punching motion.
  • Unnecessary muscle tension wastes energy and causes fatigue.
  • Tense, stiff arms are less fluid and sensitive during trapping and chi sao.
  • A tense, stiff limb provides an easy handle for an opponent to push or pull with, whereas a relaxed limb provides an opponent less to work with.
  • A relaxed, but focused limb, affords the ability to feel "holes" or weaknesses in the opponents structure (See Sensitivity section).^ Tense, stiff arms are less fluid and sensitive during trapping and chi sao .
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    ^ In Wing Chun, the arm should be relaxed before beginning the punching motion.
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    ^ Trapping is the heart of wing chun system.

    .With the correct forwarding these "holes" grant a path into attacking the opponent.
  • Muscular struggle reduces a fight to who is stronger.^ Muscular struggle reduces a fight to who is stronger.
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    ^ With the correct forwarding these "holes" grant a path into attack the opponent.
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    ^ So the conclusion of the fight between two wing chun practitioners will be determined by the opponent with the stronger arms, shoulders and chin.
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    .Minimum brute strength in all movement becomes an equalizer in uneven strength confrontations.^ Minimum brute strength in all movement becomes an equalizer in uneven strength confrontations.
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    ^ This is because women in general are “smarter” in that they habitually do not rely on their (brute) physical strength in trying to make a movement work.

    This is very much in the spirit of the tale of Ng Mui.

Centerline

.While the existence of a "central axis" concept is unified in Wing Chun, the interpretation of the centerline concept itself is not.^ Centerline: While the existence of a "central axis" concept is unified in Wing Chun, the interpretation of the centerline concept itself is not.
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^ While the existence of a "central axis" concept is unified in Wing Chun, the interpretation of the centerline concept itself is not.
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^ A central theme to wing chun is jeet (to cut-off or intercept).
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.Many variations exist, with some lineages defining anywhere from a single "centerline" to multiple lines of interaction and definition.^ Many variations exist, with some lineages defining anywhere from a single "centerline" to multiple lines of interaction and definition.
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^ Wiley: What do you see as some of the more overt differences in the practice and application of wing chun between the various lineages?
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^ As master Cheung defines it, the centerline is the fastest line of entry between two opponents facing each other.

.The most commonly seen interpretation emphasizes attack and defense along an imaginary vertical line drawn from the center of the practitioner's chest to the center of the enemy's chest.^ The most commonly seen interpretation emphasizes attack and defense along an imaginary vertical line drawn from the center of the practitioner's chest to the center of the enemy's chest.
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^ Wing Chun practitioners attack within this central area to transmit force more effectively, since it targets the "core center" (or "mother line", another center defined in some lineages and referring to the vertical axis of the human body where the center of gravity lies).
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^ The axis is an imaginary line the goes from the top of the head through the body’s center of gravity to the floor.
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.The human body's prime striking targets are considered to be on or near this line, including eyes, nose, throat, solar plexus and groin.^ The human body's prime striking targets are considered to be on or near this line.
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^ The human body's prime striking targets are considered to be on or near this line, including eyes, nose, throat, solar plexus and groin.
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^ Wing Chun uses a centre line theory that is based around attacking vital targets along a central line of the body.

.Wing Chun techniques are generally "closed", with the limbs drawn in to protect the central area and also to maintain balance.^ Wing Chun techniques are generally "closed", with the limbs drawn in to protect the central area and also to maintain balance.
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^ Uncommitted techniques: Wing Chun techniques are uncommitted.
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^ All Wing Chun techniques permit this.
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.In most circumstances, the hands do not move beyond the vertical circle that is described by swinging the arms in front, with the hands crossed at the wrists.^ Generally, the hands do not move beyond the vertical circle that is described by swinging the arms in front, with the hands crossed at the wrists.
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^ In most circumstances, the hands do not move beyond the vertical circle that is described by swinging the arms in front, with the hands crossed at the wrists.
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^ The boundary between the high and middle gate is found by positioning the elbows in front of the body a loose fist away, then extending the arms with the fingers pointing up at a 45-degree angle so the wrists are crossed.
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.To reach outside this area, footwork is used.^ To reach outside this area, footwork is used.
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.A large emphasis and time investment in training Chi Sao exercise emphasises positioning to dominate this centerline.^ A large emphasis and time investment in training Chi Sao exercise emphasises positioning to dominate this centerline.
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^ This private training includes, but is not limited to, forms, theories, chi sau applications, combat applications, footwork, drills, and exercises appropriate for the testing level.
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^ But without chi sao, the kung fu man will not develop the ability to make people stick to him, to control the other people at will, and to attack and dominate the centerline.

.The stance and guard all point at or through the center to concentrate physical and mental intent of the entire body to the one target.^ The stance and guard all point at or through the center to concentrate physical and mental intent of the entire body to the one target.
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^ Its primary targets all lie on the center line of one's opponent.
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^ The axis is an imaginary line the goes from the top of the head through the body’s center of gravity to the floor.
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.Wing Chun practitioners attack within this central area to transmit force more effectively, since it targets the "core center" (or "mother line", another center defined in some lineages and referring to the vertical axis of the human body where the center of gravity lies).^ I have not taken JKD, but am a Wing Chun practitioner.

^ Wing Chun practitioners attack close to the centerline to transmit force more effectively.
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^ The boundaries of wing chun's gates are defined using the practitioner's arms.
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.For example, striking an opponent's shoulder will twist the body, dispelling some of the force and weakening the strike, as well as compromising the striker's position.^ For example, striking an opponent's shoulder will twist the body, dispelling some of the force and weakening the strike.
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^ Strikes that are surprising (for example: a variation in high and low attacks) can throw the stronger opponent off-balance and expose gaps in defense.
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^ Attacks can be either strikes to vulnerable points on the body of an opponent where available, or an attack on the opponent's structure which results in him unable to attack or defend effectively.
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.Striking closer to the center transmits more force directly into the body.^ Striking closer to the center transmits more force directly into the body.
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^ Wing Chun practitioners attack within this central area to transmit force more effectively, since it targets the "core center" (or "mother line", another center defined in some lineages and referring to the vertical axis of the human body where the center of gravity lies).
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^ Wing Chun practitioners attack close to the centerline to transmit force more effectively.
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Punches

.Because of the emphasis on the center line, the vertical fist straight punch is the most common strike in Wing Chun.^ Punches: Because of the emphasis on the center line, the vertical fist straight punch is the most common strike in Wing Chun.
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^ Many methods for training the fists and punches of the Wing Chun Pai.
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^ Because of the emphasis on the center line, the vertical fist straight punch is the most common strike in Wing Chun.
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.However, the principle of simultaneous attack and defence suggests that all movements in the Siu Nim Tau with a forward execution flow into a strike if no effective resistance is met, without need for recomposure.^ However, the principle of simultaneous attack and defence suggests that all movements in the Siu Nim Tau with a forward execution flow into a strike if no effective resistance is met, without need for recomposure.
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^ Kicks: Kicks can be explicitly found in the Chum Kiu and Mook Jong forms, though some have made interpretations of small leg movements in the Siu Nim Tau and Bil Jee to contain information on kicking as well.
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^ Students will be introduced to the basic principles of empty hand defence against a knife attack at close range.

.Other explicit examples of punches can be found in the Chum Kiu and Bil Jee forms, although these punches may appear to be superficially different they are simply the result of the punch beginning from a different origin position while following the same fundamental idea, to punch in a straight line following the shortest distance between the fist and the opponent.^ Other explicit examples of punches can be found in the Chum Kiu and Bil Jee forms, articulating an uppercut and hook punch respectively.
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^ The Siu Lien Tao (Little First Training) of Cho Ga Wing Chun is one long form that includes movements that are comparative to a combination of Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu, and Biu Jee of other families.
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^ On paper, you might think "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line," but in reality, you have to understand the timing, positioning, and mind set that really makes it happen.
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.The vertical punch is the most basic and fundamental in Wing Chun and is usually thrown with the elbow down and in front of the body.^ The vertical punch is the most basic and fundamental in Wing Chun and is usually thrown with the elbow down and in front of the body.
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^ Wing Chun favours the vertical punch for the following reasons: Directness.
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^ I will be breaking the punch down in my next entry ‘Wing Chun Punch’.
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.Depending on the lineage, the fist is held anywhere from vertical to horizontal (palm side up).^ Depending on the lineage, the fist is held anywhere from vertical to horizontal (palm side up).
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^ The fist is held vertical and the contact points are the bottom three knuckles.
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^ Repeat with a horizontal fist, elbow at shoulder height and to the side.
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.The contact points also vary from the top two knuckles, to the middle two knuckles, to the bottom three knuckles.^ The contact points also vary from the top two knuckles, to the middle two knuckles, to the bottom three knuckles.
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^ In some lineages of Wing Chun, the fist is swivelled at the wrist on point of impact so that the bottom three knuckles are thrust forward adding power to the punch while it is at maximum extension.
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.In some lineages of Wing Chun, the fist is swivelled at the wrist on point of impact so that the bottom three knuckles are thrust forward adding power to the punch while it is at maximum extension.^ In some lineages of Wing Chun, the fist is swiveled on point of impact so that the bottom three knuckles are thrust forward adding power to the punch while it is at maximum extension.
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^ The fist is held vertical and the contact points are the bottom three knuckles.
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^ Many methods for training the fists and punches of the Wing Chun Pai.
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.The punches may be thrown in quick succession in a 'straight blast' or 'chain punching'. When executed correctly, it can be used as a disorienting finisher but is often criticised for encouraging weaker punches that don't utilise the whole body.^ The punches may be thrown in quick succession in a 'straight blast' or 'chain punching'.
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^ When executed correctly, it can be used as a disorienting finisher but is often criticised for encouraging weaker punches that don't utilise the whole body.
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^ Dummy Dummy Wing Chun training teaches you how to manoeuvre the body in and around the dummy using Wing Chun body movement, how to step, kick, punch, and block the dummy as if it were a human being.
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Wing Chun favours the vertical punch for several reasons:
  • Directness. .The punch is not "loaded" by pulling the elbow behind the body.^ The punch is not "loaded" by pulling the elbow behind the body.
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    ^ This is a desirable trait to a Wing Chun practitioner, where in contrast the rebound of a horizontal, elbow-out punch promotes torque in the puncher's body.
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    ^ The vertical punch is the most basic and fundamental in Wing Chun and is usually thrown with the elbow down and in front of the body.
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    .The punch travels straight towards the target from the guard position (hands are held in front of the chest).
  • Protection.^ The punch travels straight towards the target from the guard position (hands are crossed in front of the chest).
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    ^ The punch travels straight towards the target from the guard position (hands are held in front of the chest).
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    ^ The limb directly in front of the chest, elbow down, vertical nature of the punch allows a practitioner to absorb the rebound of the punch by directing it through the elbows and into the stance.
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    .The elbow is kept low to cover the front midsection of the body.^ The elbow is kept low to cover the front midsection of the body.
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    ^ The vertical punch is the most basic and fundamental in Wing Chun and is usually thrown with the elbow down and in front of the body.
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    ^ Wing Chun favours a high, narrow stance with the elbows kept close to the body.
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    .It is more difficult for an opponent to execute an elbow lock/break when the elbow occupies this position.^ It is more difficult for an opponent to execute an elbow lock/break when the elbow occupies this position.
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    ^ It is also more difficult for an opponent to execute an elbow lock/break when the elbow occupies this position.
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    ^ Physically doing the exercises is good, however it is better to be mindful of what one is doing so that bad habits do not develop, which become more difficult to break with time.
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    .This aids in generating power by use of the entire body structure rather than only the arm to strike.^ This aids in generating power by promoting use of the entire body structure rather than only the arm to strike.
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    ^ This also aids in generating power by use of the entire body structure rather than only the arm to strike.
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    ^ This aids in generating power by use of the entire body structure rather than only the arm to strike.
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    .Also with the elbow down, it offers less opening for the body to be attacked while the forearm and punch intercept space towards the head and upper body.
  • Strength and Impact.^ Punches are thrown with the elbow down and in front of the body.
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    ^ This is a desirable trait to a Wing Chun practitioner, where in contrast the rebound of a horizontal, elbow-out punch promotes torque in the puncher's body.
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    ^ If the structure is not in place, the counter-attack/interception is likely to breakdown losing the "forwarding" power which may result in the deflection failing and allowing the attacking punch to make its target.
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    .Wing Chun practitioners believe that because the elbow is behind the fist during the strike, it is thereby supported by the strength of the entire body rather than just a swinging fist, and therefore has more impact.^ From its inception, wing chun has been skill-oriented rather than strength oriented.
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    ^ A fist is small, but an entire body is big.

    ^ I have not taken JKD, but am a Wing Chun practitioner.

    .A common analogy is a baseball bat being swung at someone's head (a round-house punch), as opposed to the butt end of the bat being thrust forward into the opponent's face (wing chun punch), which would cause far more damage than a glancing hit and isn't as easy to evade.^ Was more than Wing Chun involved?
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    ^ If the exercises that are being performed are causing injury, then this is not Wing Chun.
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    ^ How to get into Wing Chun range.
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    .Many skilled practitioners pride themselves on being able to generate "short power" or large amount of power in a short space.^ Many skilled practitioners pride themselves on being able to generate "short power" or large amount of power in a short space.
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    ^ Many innovative training ideas help make the Wing Chun practitioner effective in a relatively short period of time.

    .A common demonstration of this is the "one-inch punch," a punch that starts only an inch away from the target yet delivers an explosive amount of force.
  • Alignment & Structure.^ A common demonstration of this is the "one-inch punch," a punch that starts only an inch away from the target yet delivers an explosive amount of force.
    • Wing Tsun Wing Chun Portal at Martial Arts Database 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.mardb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Chinese Kung Fu - Wing chun Chuan(Ode to Spring Chuan ) 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.chinavoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This means that the opponent's attack is automatically deflected by the arm-structure of the Wing Chun practitioner as the counter-punch is delivered.
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    • Chinese Kung Fu - Wing chun Chuan(Ode to Spring Chuan ) 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.chinavoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ However, the one-inch punch, blindfolded sticking hands, and the wooden dummy are impressive enough to influence many to join the art.

    .Because of Wing Chun's usage of stance, the vertical punch is thus more suitable.^ Like many Chinese martial arts, Wing Chun favors the usage of stances; the vertical punch is thus more suitable.
    • Wing Chun - OTMWiki 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.onthemat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Thus, wing chun is equally suitable for men and women.
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    ^ Because of Wing Chun's usage of stance, the vertical punch is thus more suitable.
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    • Chinese Kung Fu - Wing chun Chuan(Ode to Spring Chuan ) 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.chinavoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The limb directly in front of the chest, elbow down, vertical nature of the punch allows a practitioner to absorb the rebound of the punch by directing it through the elbows and into the stance.^ The limb directly in front of the chest, elbow down, vertical nature of the punch allows a practitioner to absorb the rebound of the punch by directing it through the elbows and into the stance.
    • Chinese Kung Fu - Wing chun Chuan(Ode to Spring Chuan ) 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.chinavoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The vertical punch allows a practitioner to absorb the rebound of the punch by directing it through the elbows and into the stance.
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    ^ Punches are thrown with the elbow down and in front of the body.
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    .This is a desirable trait to a Wing Chun practitioner because it promotes use of the entire body structure to generate power.^ This aids in generating power by promoting use of the entire body structure rather than only the arm to strike.
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    • Chinese Kung Fu - Wing chun Chuan(Ode to Spring Chuan ) 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.chinavoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For the wing chun practitioner, defense relies upon the correct structure of the body.

    ^ I have not taken JKD, but am a Wing Chun practitioner.

    .Whereas, the rebound of a horizontal punch uses only the arm to strike.^ This is a desirable trait to a Wing Chun practitioner, where in contrast the rebound of a horizontal, elbow-out punch promotes torque in the puncher's body.
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    ^ This aids in generating power by promoting use of the entire body structure rather than only the arm to strike.
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    • Chinese Kung Fu - Wing chun Chuan(Ode to Spring Chuan ) 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.chinavoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In contrast, the rebound of the horizontal punch creates torque in the puncher's body.
    • Wing Chun - OTMWiki 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.onthemat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    In this elbow-out position the hinge-structure directs force outwards along the limb producing torque in the puncher's body.

Kicks

.Kicks can be explicitly found in the Chum Kiu and Mook Jong forms, though some have made interpretations of small leg movements in the Siu Nim Tau and Bil Jee to contain information on kicking as well.^ Kicks can be explicitly found in the Chum Kiu and Mook Jong forms, though some have made interpretations of small leg movements in the Siu Nim Tau and Bil Jee to contain information on kicking as well.
  • Chinese Kung Fu - Wing chun Chuan(Ode to Spring Chuan ) 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.chinavoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kicks: Kicks can be explicitly found in the Chum Kiu and Mook Jong forms, though some have made interpretations of small leg movements in the Siu Nim Tau and Bil Jee to contain information on kicking as well.
  • Wing Tsun Wing Chun Portal at Martial Arts Database 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.mardb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Siu Lien Tao (Little First Training) of Cho Ga Wing Chun is one long form that includes movements that are comparative to a combination of Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu, and Biu Jee of other families.
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.Depending on lineage, a beginner is often introduced to basic kicking before learning the appropriate form.^ Depending on lineage, a beginner is often introduced to basic kicking before learning the appropriate form.
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^ Over the next few years the development of the student is still continuing, however after all of the forms are learned and the basic exercises are understood the true development begins.
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^ In the advanced stages of training, a student often learns to “read” an attacker’s intentions almost before he himself becomes aware of them.

.Traditionally, kicks are kept below the waist.This is characteristic of southern Chinese martial arts, in contrast to northern systems which utilise many high kicks.^ Many have heard of the wing chun system of martial arts.

^ Chinese martial arts are also changing with time.
  • Snake Crane Wing Chun Conversation 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: General]

^ Traditionally, kicks are kept below the waist.
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.Variations on a front kick are performed striking with the heel.^ Variations on a front kick are performed striking with the heel.
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^ Other kicks include a stamping kick (Mook Jong) for very close range and a sweep performed with the heel in a circular fashion (Bil Jee).
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^ A roundhouse kick is performed striking with the shin in a similar manner to the Muay Thai version with most of the power coming from the body pivot.
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.The body may be square and the knee and foot are vertical on contact (Chum Kiu), or a pivot may be involved with the foot and knee on a plane at an angle (Mook Jong).^ The body may be square and the knee and foot are vertical on contact (Chum Kiu), or a pivot may be involved with the foot and knee on a plane at an angle (Mook Jong).
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^ Kicks: Kicks can be explicitly found in the Chum Kiu and Mook Jong forms, though some have made interpretations of small leg movements in the Siu Nim Tau and Bil Jee to contain information on kicking as well.
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^ As well as pivoting and stepping developed in Chum Kiu, a third degree of freedom involving more upper body and stretching is developed for more power.
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.At short distances this can become a knee.^ At short distances this can become a knee.
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.A roundhouse kick is performed striking with the shin in a similar manner to the Muay Thai version with most of the power coming from the body pivot.^ A roundhouse kick is performed striking with the shin in a similar manner to the Muay Thai version with most of the power coming from the body pivot.
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^ This aids in generating power by promoting use of the entire body structure rather than only the arm to strike.
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^ "Chi gerk" (sticking legs) comprises predefined leg sensitivity drills which are performed in a manner similar to Chi sao.
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.This kick is usually used as a finisher at closer range, targeting anywhere between the ribs and the back of the knee, this kick can also become a knee at close range.^ This kick can also become a knee at close range.
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^ This kick is usually used as a finisher at closer range, targeting anywhere between the ribs and the back of the knee.
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^ Close-range attacks using the elbows and knees are also developed here.
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.Other kicks include a stamping kick (Mook Jong) for very close range and a sweep performed with the heel in a circular fashion (Bil Jee).^ This kick can also become a knee at close range.
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^ Other kicks include a stamping kick (Mook Jong) for very close range and a sweep performed with the heel in a circular fashion (Bil Jee).
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^ Kicks: Kicks can be explicitly found in the Chum Kiu and Mook Jong forms, though some have made interpretations of small leg movements in the Siu Nim Tau and Bil Jee to contain information on kicking as well.
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.Every kick is both an attack and defence, with legs being used to check incoming kicks or to take the initiative in striking through before a more circular kick can land.^ Every kick is both an attack and defence, with legs being used to check incoming kicks or to take the initiative in striking through before a more circular kick can land.
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^ Wing Chun uses punches, palms, pokes, chops, kicks, elbows, shoulder attacks, head butts, knees and hips.

^ Being physically small, I can’t take a punch or a kick,” says Cheung.

.Kicks are delivered in one movement directly from the stance without chambering/cocking.^ Kicks are delivered in one movement directly from the stance without chambering/cocking.
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^ Wing chun is not some art that you pose with, the stance taught to you from day one is a means of conveying power into your hand or leg movements.
  • Watchful Dragon, Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun - Milwaukee, Wisconsin: In Search Of Truth 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.atarihq.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All the stances are interchangeable with each other with only at maximum one or less movement in between.
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Uncommitted techniques

.Wing Chun techniques are uncommitted.^ Uncommitted techniques: Wing Chun techniques are uncommitted.
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^ All Wing Chun techniques permit this.
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^ Wing Chun techniques are uncommitted .
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.This means that if the technique fails to connect, the practitioner's position or balance is less affected.^ This means that if the technique fails to connect, the practitioner's position or balance is not compromised.
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^ This means that if the technique fails to connect, the practitioner's position or balance is less affected.
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.If the attack fails, the practitioner is able to "flow" easily into a follow-up attack.^ If the attack fails, the practitioner should be able to "flow" easily into a follow-up attack.
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^ If the attack fails, the practitioner is able to "flow" easily into a follow-up attack.
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^ Later, this will flow into a free flow fighting technique by both practitioners.
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.All Wing Chun techniques permit this.^ Uncommitted techniques: Wing Chun techniques are uncommitted.
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^ All Wing Chun techniques permit this.
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^ All are skilled Wing Chun exponents.
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.Any punches or kicks can be strung together to form a "chain" of attacks.^ Any punches or kicks can be strung together to form a "chain" of attacks.
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^ Any punch or kick can be strung together to form a "chain" or combination attack.
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^ Wing Chun uses punches, palms, pokes, chops, kicks, elbows, shoulder attacks, head butts, knees and hips.

.According to Wing Chun theory, these attacks, in contrast to one big attack, break down the opponent gradually causing internal damage.^ A common analogy is a baseball bat being swung at someone's head (a round-house punch), as opposed to the butt end of the bat being thrust forward into the opponent's face (wing chun punch), which would cause far more damage than a glancing hit and isn't as easy to evade.
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^ This is a desirable trait to a Wing Chun practitioner, where in contrast the rebound of a horizontal, elbow-out punch promotes torque in the puncher's body.
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^ A wing chun player captures the centerline first, which means he has the opponent targeted.

.Chained vertical punches are a common Wing Chun identifier.^ Wing Chun favors the vertical punch for the following reasons: .
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^ Wing Chun favours the vertical punch for the following reasons: Directness.
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^ Wing Chun favours the vertical punch for the following reasons: .
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[citation needed]

Trapping skills and sensitivity

.The Wing Chun practitioner develops reflexes within the searching of unsecured defenses through use of sensitivity.^ I have not taken JKD, but am a Wing Chun practitioner.

^ If you don’t develop this, you win never he able to use wing chun.” .

^ Trapping skills and sensitivity: The Wing Chun practitioner uses reflexes and sticking hands to probe for holes in the opponent's defense through touching.
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.Training through Chi Sao with a training partner, one practices the trapping of hands.^ Tense, stiff arms are less fluid and sensitive during trapping and chi sao.
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^ Chi sao (Chinese 黐手, Cantonese chi 1 sau 2 , Mandarin chǐshǒu ) or "sticking hands" , is a drill performed in pairs.
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^ These include wooden dummy training and Chi Sau or “sticking hands” training.

When an opponent is "trapped", he or she becomes immobile.
Chinese philosophy:
"Greet what arrives, escort what leaves and rush upon loss of contact"- Ip Man

Close range

.Wing Chun teaches practitioners to advance quickly and strike at close range.^ I have not taken JKD, but am a Wing Chun practitioner.

^ Close range: Wing Chun teaches practitioners to advance quickly and strike at close range.
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^ Wing Chun teaches practitioners to advance quickly and strike at close range.
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.While the Wing Chun forward kick can be considered a long range technique, many Wing Chun practitioners practice "entry techniques" - getting past an opponent's kicks and punches to bring him within range of Wing Chun's close range repertoire.^ Wing Chun techniques emphasise practicality and effectiveness over health or aesthetics.
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^ Uncommitted techniques: Wing Chun techniques are uncommitted.
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^ All Wing Chun techniques permit this.
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.This means that theoretically, if the correct techniques are applied, a shorter person with a shorter range can defeat a larger person by getting inside his range and attacking him close to his body.^ This means that theoretically, if the correct techniques are applied, a shorter person with a shorter range can defeat a larger person by getting inside their range and attacking them close to their body.
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^ This style of Chuan emphasizes speed of play, keeping fists and feet close to one's body for better protection, as well as to prepare for attacks and fighting the opponent at close range.
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^ Techniques are applied to a partner in a sequence which resembles two person fighting with the hands in almost constant contact.
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Curriculum

Forms and san sik

.Forms are meditative, solitary exercises which develop self-awareness, balance, relaxation and sensitivity.^ Forms are a meditative, solitary exercise which develop self-awareness, balance, relaxation and sensitivity.
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^ Curriculum, Forms and san sik: Forms are meditative, solitary exercises which develop self-awareness, balance, relaxation and sensitivity.
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^ Forms are meditative, solitary exercises which develop self-awareness, balance, relaxation and sensitivity.
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.Forms also train the practitioner in the fundamental movement and the correct force generation of Wing Chun.^ Forms also train the practitioner in the fundamental movement and the correct force generation of Wing Chun.
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^ I have not taken JKD, but am a Wing Chun practitioner.

^ The first form of Wing Chun gives all the fundamentals for the art.

.San Sik (translated as Separate Forms) are compact in structure.^ San Sik (translated as Separate Forms) are compact in structure.
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^ These are separate techniques like those in 40 point Wing Chun and the San Sik of Yuen Kay Shan Wing Chun.
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^ Curriculum, Forms and san sik: Forms are meditative, solitary exercises which develop self-awareness, balance, relaxation and sensitivity.
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.They can be loosely grouped into three broad categories: 1) focus on building body structure through basic punching, standing, turning, and stepping drills; 2) fundamental arm cycles and changes, firmly ingraining the cardinal tools for interception and adaptation; and 3) sensitivity training and combination techniques.^ They can be loosely grouped into three broad categories: 1) focus on building body structure through basic punching, standing, turning, and stepping drills; 2) fundamental arm cycles and changes, firmly ingraining the cardinal tools for interception and adaptation; and 3) sensitivity training and combination techniques.
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^ This aids in generating power by promoting use of the entire body structure rather than only the arm to strike.
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^ The "structure" permits this deflection to occur is controlled through the correct focus of energy from the "core" to the "elbow".
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.It is from the forms and san sik that all Wing Chun techniques are derived.^ All are skilled Wing Chun exponents.
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^ Wing Chun techniques are uncommitted .
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^ It is from the forms and san sik that all Wing Chun techniques are derived.
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.Depending on lineage, the focus, content and intent of each form can have distinct differences which can therefore have far reaching implications.^ Depending on lineage, the focus, content and intent of each form can have distinct differences which can therefore have far reaching implications.
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^ The different weapons, while using the same movements as the empty hand forms, also each has a different focus and seeks to impart some new, essential skill or energy into the student.
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^ Depending on lineage, a beginner is often introduced to basic kicking before learning the appropriate form.
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.This also means that there are a few different ideas concerning what constitutes progression in the curriculum from form to form, so only a general description of overlap between different schools of thought is possible here.^ This also means that there are a few different ideas concerning what constitutes progression in the curriculum from form to form, so only a general description of overlap between different schools of thought is possible here.
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^ Likewise when the first form is nourished by means of plenty of thought and hard work, your Kung Fu will be strong.

^ Weapons: Once correct force generation in the open-handed forms is achieved, the student is ready to progress to weapons.
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.The most commonly seen Wing Chun generally comprises six forms: three empty hand forms, one "wooden dummy" form, and two weapons forms.^ But the most important weapon in the wing chun system is the mind.

^ Variations in the empty hand forms .
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^ Conventional Wing Chun generally comprises six forms: three empty hand forms, two weapons forms and one "wooden dummy" form.
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Empty hand

小念頭 .Siu Nim Tao (小念頭; xiǎo niàn tóu; Yale Cantonese: síu nihm tàuh; "little idea" or "little imagination") or Siu Lim Tao (小練頭; xiǎo liàn tóu; Yale Cantonese: síu lihn tàuh; "little practice").^ Siu Nim Tao (小念頭; pinyin: xiǎo niàn tóu; Yale Cantonese: siu2 nim6 tau4; "little idea" or "little imagination".
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^ The Siu Lien Tao (Little First Training) of Cho Ga Wing Chun is one long form that includes movements that are comparative to a combination of Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu, and Biu Jee of other families.
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^ Wing Chun considers leg training through the form Siu Lim Tao and also through the Wooden Pole training.

The first and most important form in Wing Chun. Siu Lim Tao is the foundation or "seed" of the art from which all succeeding forms and techniques depend..[9] Fundamental rules of balance and body structure are developed here.^ Fundamental rules of balance and body structure are developed here.
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^ Fundamental rules of balance and body structure are developed here as well as elbow force.
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^ This is achieved through balance, body structure and relaxation .
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.Using a car analogy: for some branches this would provide the chassis,[10] for others this is the engine.^ Likewise for some branches, this form provides the engine to the car.
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^ Using car analogy; this would provide the chassis.
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^ For some branches this is the turbo-charger of the car.
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[11] .Some branches view the symmetrical stance as the fundamental fighting stance, while others see it as more a training stance used in developing technique.^ Some branches view the symmetrical stance as the fundamental fighting stance, while others see it as more a training stance used in developing technique[6].
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^ For branches who use the "sinking bridge" interpretation, the form takes on more emphasis of an "uprooting" context adding multi-dimensional movement and spiraling to the already developed engine.
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^ Still other branches view this form as imparting deadly "killing" and maiming techniques that should never be used if you can help it.
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[12]
尋橋 Chum Kiu (尋橋; pinyin: xún qiáo; Yale Cantonese: cham4 kiu4; "seeking the bridge". Alternately "sinking bridge" pinyin: chen qiáo; Yale Cantonese: sám kìuh;) The second form Chum Kiu focuses on coordinated movement of bodymass and entry techniques to "bridge the gap" between practitioner and opponent and move in to disrupt their structure and balance..[13][14] Close-range attacks using the elbows and knees are also developed here.^ This kick can also become a knee at close range.
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^ Close-range attacks using the elbows and knees are also developed here.
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^ This means that theoretically, if the correct techniques are applied, a shorter person with a shorter range can defeat a larger person by getting inside their range and attacking them close to their body.
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.It also teaches methods of recovering position and centerline when in a compromised position where Siu Nim Tao structure has been lost.^ It also teaches methods of recovering position and centerline when in a compromised position where Siu Nim Tao structure has been lost.
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^ It also teaches methods of recovering position and centreline when in a compromised position where Sil Lim Tao structure has been lost.
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^ Siu Nim Tao (小念頭; pinyin: xiǎo niàn tóu; Yale Cantonese: siu2 nim6 tau4; "little idea" or "little imagination".
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.For some branches bodyweight in striking is a central theme, whether it be from pivoting (rotational) or stepping (translational).^ For some branches bodyweight in striking is a central theme, whether it be from pivoting (rotational) or stepping (translational).
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^ Bodyweight in striking is a central theme, whether it be from pivoting(rotational) or stepping(translational).
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.Likewise for some branches, this form provides the engine to the car.^ Likewise for some branches, this form provides the engine to the car.
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^ This form provides the engine to the car.
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^ For some branches this is the turbo-charger of the car.
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.For branches who use the "sinking bridge" interpretation, the form takes on more emphasis of an "uprooting" context adding multi-dimensional movement and spiraling to the already developed engine.^ Subsequent forms modify the same movements, blending and/or simplifying them, whilst adding more complex movements and applications.
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^ I’ll be adding a few more Taiji forms when I make the time to relearn them.
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^ The Baat Jam Do (Eight Section Knife) is more complex and uses techniques found in the first forms and Chi Sau.

鏢指 Biu Tze (鏢指; pinyin: biāo zhǐ; Yale Cantonese: bìu jí; "darting fingers") The third form, Biu Jee, is composed of extreme short-range and extreme long-range techniques, low kicks and sweeps, and "emergency techniques" to counter-attack when structure and centerline have been seriously compromised, such as when the practitioner is seriously injured..[15] As well as pivoting and stepping, developed in Chum Kiu, a third degree of freedom involving more upper body and stretching is developed for more power.^ As well as pivoting and stepping developed in Chum Kiu, a third degree of freedom involving more upper body and stretching is developed for more power.
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^ As well as pivoting and stepping, developed in Chum Kiu, a third degree of freedom involving more upper body and stretching is developed for more power.
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^ Wooden dummy practice aims to refine a practitioner's understanding of angles, positions, footwork and to develop full body power.
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.Such movements include very close range elbow strikes and finger thrusts to the throat.^ Close-range attacks using the elbows and knees are also developed here.
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^ Wing Chun teaches practitioners to advance quickly and strike at close range.
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^ Other kicks include a stamping kick (Mook Jong) for very close range and a sweep performed with the heel in a circular fashion (Bil Jee).
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.For some branches this is the turbo-charger of the car.^ For some branches this is the turbo-charger of the car.
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^ This is the turbo-charger of the car.
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^ Likewise for some branches, this form provides the engine to the car.
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.For others it can be seen as a "pit stop" kit that should never come in to play, recovering your "engine" when it has been lost.^ For others it can be seen as a "pit stop" kit that should never come in to play, recovering your "engine" when it has been lost.
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^ Still other branches view this form as imparting deadly "killing" and maiming techniques that should never be used if you can help it.
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^ Never stop until your opponent is down.

.Still other branches view this form as imparting deadly "killing" and maiming techniques that should never be used if you can help it.^ Still other branches view this form as imparting deadly "killing" and maiming techniques that should never be used if you can help it.
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^ Some interpret this to mean the form should be kept secret, others interpret it as meaning it should never be used if you can help it.
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^ Both the Way Yan (Weng Chun) and Nguyễn Tế-Công branches use different curricula of empty hand forms.
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.A common wing chun saying is "Biu Jee doesn't go out the door."^ A common wing chun saying is "Biu Jee doesn't go out the door."
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^ The Siu Lien Tao (Little First Training) of Cho Ga Wing Chun is one long form that includes movements that are comparative to a combination of Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu, and Biu Jee of other families.
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^ This is a desirable trait to a Wing Chun practitioner, where in contrast the rebound of a horizontal, elbow-out punch promotes torque in the puncher's body.
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.Some interpret this to mean the form should be kept secret, others interpret it as meaning it should never be used if you can help it.^ Still other branches view this form as imparting deadly "killing" and maiming techniques that should never be used if you can help it.
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^ Some interpret this to mean the form should be kept secret, others interpret it as meaning it should never be used if you can help it.
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^ Says: November 5th, 2008 at 2:24 pm I have some information on the web site that may help you all out.

Wooden dummy

木人樁 Muk Yan Jong (木人樁; pinyin: mùrénzhuāng; Yale Cantonese: muhk yàhn jòng; "wooden dummy") The Muk Yan Jong form is performed against a "wooden dummy", a thick wooden post with three arms and a leg mounted on a slightly springy frame representing a stationary human opponent. .Although representative of a human opponent, the dummy is not a physical representation of a human, but an energetic one.^ Although representative of a human opponent, the dummy is not a physical representation of a human, but an energetic one.
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^ The Muk Yan Jong (Wooden Dummy) was used in traditional training when one did not have an opponent.

^ The Muk Yan Jong form is performed against a "wooden dummy", a thick wooden post with three arms and a leg mounted on a slightly springy frame representing a stationary human opponent.
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.Wooden dummy practice aims to refine a practitioner's understanding of angles, positions, and footwork, and to develop full body power.^ Wooden dummy practice aims to refine a practitioner's understanding of angles, positions, and footwork, and to develop full body power.
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^ By working with the dummy, we can refine our footwork and body position for attacking.

^ Other martial arts cannot get maximum benefit from the Wingchun wooden dummy design without an understanding of these concepts.

.It is here that the open hand forms are pieced together and understood as a whole.^ It is here that the open hand forms are pieced together and understood as a whole.
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^ Once correct force generation in the open-handed forms is achieved, the student is ready to progress to weapons.
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^ With the open hand forms delivering force to the end of the finger tips, the idea is to be able to extend that force further to the end of a weapon as an extension of the body, using the same principles.
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The Hong Kong wall mounted version of the Wooden Dummy

Forms

.Both the Way Yan (Weng Chun) and Nguyễn Tế-Công branches use different curricula of empty hand forms.^ Michael Tse trains his Wing Chun students in the traditional way and so the forms are very important.

^ By the way, to make this improved and corrected glossary useful for “generations” of future “foreigner” Wing Chun practitioners we’re going to do it Mandarin Chinese (transliteration will be done in Pinyin).
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^ BAH Says: January 7th, 2009 at 9:47 am The 3rd/final Wing Chun form is call Biu Gee (you’ll see it spelled all different ways).

The Tam Yeung and Fung Sang lineages both trace their origins to Leung Jan's retirement to his native village of Gu Lao, where he taught a curriculum of San Sik.
.The Siu Lien Tao (Little First Training) of Cho Ga Wing Chun is one long form that includes movements that are comparative to a combination of Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu, and Biu Jee of other families.^ The first form of Wing Chun gives all the fundamentals for the art.

^ Wing Chun considers leg training through the form Siu Lim Tao and also through the Wooden Pole training.

^ A wing chun player captures the centerline first, which means he has the opponent targeted.

.The other major forms of the style are Sui Da ("Random Striking"), Chui Da ("Chase Striking"), Fa Kuen ("Variegated Fist"), Jin Jeung ("Arrow Palm"), Jin Kuen ("Arrow Fist"), Joy Kuen ("Drunken Fist"), Sup Saam Sao ("Thirteen Hands"), and Chi Sao Lung ("Sticking Hands Set").^ Sifu Cliff Says: December 8th, 2008 at 1:17 am That is very normal Chi Sao takes alot of time, I would put alot more focus on the first form, the hand move’s are there for you, you need to put more […] more .

^ Most articles deal with the techniques, the chi sao, the forms, the politics, and the variations, but I believe this may be the first article that deals with the wing chun mind.

^ We do this through Chi Sau (Sticking Hands training between two people.

Weapons

Once correct force generation in the open-handed forms is achieved, the student is ready to progress to weapons. .With the open hand forms delivering force to the end of the finger tips, the idea is to be able to extend that force further to the end of a weapon as an extension of the body, using the same principles.^ All branches of Wingchun have in general the same type of forms and the same tactical and strategic principles.

^ Differences occur in the applications of these forms and principles, in the angles of the techniques and in the type of feeling and power used.

^ So he uses his sensitivity to "listen" to his opponent's hands and body movements.

.Also, these weapons forms can also be used as an exercise to strengthen the forearms and wrists even further.^ Differences occur in the applications of these forms and principles, in the angles of the techniques and in the type of feeling and power used.

^ With the open hand forms delivering force to the end of the finger tips, the idea is to be able to extend that force further to the end of a weapon as an extension of the body, using the same principles.
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八斬刀 Also known as Yee Jee Seung Do ("Parallel Shape Double Knives") and Baat Jaam Do (Eight Chopping/Slashing Knives"). A form involving a pair of large "Butterfly Knives", slightly smaller than short swords (Dao). Historically the knives were also referred to as Dit Ming Do ("Life-Taking Knives").
六點半桿 Luk Dim Boon Kwun, or "Six and A Half Point Pole". "Long Pole" — a tapered wooden pole ranging anywhere from 8 to 13 feet in length. Also referred to as "Dragon Pole" by some branches. .For some branches that use "Six and A Half Point Pole", their 7 principles of Luk Dim Boon Kwun(Tai-uprooting, lan-to expand, dim-shock, kit-deflect, got-cut down, wan-circle, lau-flowing) are used throughout the unarmed combat as well.^ According to legends from the Yip Man lineage, Leung Yee-Tai was a poler, that is, he used a pole to steer the Red Boat away from rocks and shoals, and was therefore chosen by the legendary Shaolin master Jee Shim himself to learn the six-and-a-half point pole.
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^ Wing Chun also uses the long pole (some use a spear), and the popular Southern Chinese Butterfly Knives.

The name six and a half point pole comes from these 7 principles, with the last principle:Lau, or Flowing counting as half a point.
Leung Ting demonstrating the Long Pole
.The Yuen Kay-San/Sum Nung branch also trains throwing darts (Biu).^ Yuen Kay San(阮奇山) .
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^ Though he never started a school himself, Yuen Kay-San 's lineage of Wing Chun was continued by his student Sum Nung and the subsequent generations of students that descend from him.
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^ When his studies with Fok were complete, Yuen Kay-San became a student of the famed marshal Fung Siu-Ching.
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Chi sao

chi sao practise
chi sao practise
.Chi Sao (Chinese 黐手, Cantonese chi1 sau², Mandarin chǐshǒu) or "sticking hands". Term for the principle, and drills used for the development of automatic reflexes upon contact and the idea of "sticking" to the opponent.^ If you can master the wing chun principles of ’stay as he comes, follow as he retreats; rush in upon loss of contact,’ you win realize the essence of wing chun.” .

^ Chi Sao training is for you to get information on your opponent, but if you don’t have the contact and are at a distance, you must rely on your eyes.

^ Again, we come to wing chun’s motto of “Stay as he comes, follow as he retreats; rush in upon loss of contact” Your body must stay and be able to receive your opponent’s rushing in.

.In Wing Chun this is practiced through two practitioners maintaining contact with each other's forearms while executing techniques, thereby training each other to sense changes in body mechanics, pressure, momentum and "feel". This increased sensitivity gained from this drill helps a practitioner attack and counter an opponent's movements precisely, quickly and with the appropriate technique.^ I have not taken JKD, but am a Wing Chun practitioner.

^ Other tenets of Wing Chun include practicality, efficiency and economy of movement.
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^ Wing Chun techniques emphasise practicality and effectiveness over health or aesthetics.
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.Chi Sao additionally refers to methods of rolling hands drills (Luk Sao).^ Chi sao (Chinese 黐手, Cantonese chi 1 sau 2 , Mandarin chǐshǒu ) or "sticking hands" , is a drill performed in pairs.
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^ The basic drills pak sao (slapping hands), lop da (grabbing and striking) and dan chi sao (single sticking hands) give a beginning student a sense of facing an opponent.

^ There are also pre-arranged chi sao and "chi gerk" (sticking legs) drills used to practise basic techniques.
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.Luk Sao participants push and "roll" their forearms against each other in a single circle while trying to remain relaxed.^ They then push and "roll" their forearms against each other while trying to remain relaxed.
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^ The participants face each other with their forearms touching.
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^ Pak sao, chun sao, larp sao, punch, roll punch against straight punch .
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The aim is to feel forces, test resistances and find defensive gaps. Other branches do a version of this where each of the arms roll in small separate circles. .Luk Sao is most notably taught within the Pan Nam branches where both the larger rolling drills and the method where each of the arms roll in small separate circles are taught.^ Larp sao, punch, roll punch (both sides) .
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^ Pak sao, punch, roll punch (both sides) .
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^ Taan sao, punch, roll punch (both sides) .
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.In some lineages (such as the Yip Man and Jiu Wan branches), Chi Sao drills begin with one-armed sets called Dan Chi Sao which help the novice student to get the feel of the exercise, each practitioner uses one hand from the same side as they face each other.^ Other non-Yip Man branches also exist with quite different lineages.

^ Tense, stiff arms are less fluid and sensitive during trapping and chi sao .
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^ Wing Chun also uses a partner exercise called Chi Sao, where two partners practice various arm exercises together, to gain better reflexes and response to attacks.

.Chi Sao is a sensitivity drill to obtain specific responses, it should not be confused with sparring/fighting, though it can be practiced or expressed in a combat form.^ Chi Sau and sparring are also needed to develop sensitivity and timing.

^ He offers practical, straight forward advice on combat, very much like his style of fighting.

^ Most articles deal with the techniques, the chi sao, the forms, the politics, and the variations, but I believe this may be the first article that deals with the wing chun mind.

Chi gerk

."Sticking-legs," is the lower-body equivalent of the upper body's Chi-sao training.^ We do this through Chi Sau (Sticking Hands training between two people.

^ Chi Sao training is for you to get information on your opponent, but if you don’t have the contact and are at a distance, you must rely on your eyes.

^ These include wooden dummy training and Chi Sau or “sticking hands” training.

.Chi-gerk is first experienced by way of various strength and conditioning drills, and a great deal of strength and conditioning is experienced prior to continuing.^ Most articles deal with the techniques, the chi sao, the forms, the politics, and the variations, but I believe this may be the first article that deals with the wing chun mind.

Because the legs are stronger, they are usually harder to relax during drills. .Also, because students are busy concentrating on upper body movements, many will usually not place the emphasis required in the lower body.^ Offense is only 50 percent of the art Many wing chun men only concentrate on the offensive portion because offense is the best defense.” He warns, “Mastering the defensive portion of the art requires that one develop a strong stance and correct body structure.

^ These students are also more likely to require special tutoring and reading programs, which place additional financial burdens on schools.
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^ Because the wooden arms are at fixed angles to the dummy body, the practitioner’s movements become quite exacting and precise.

Southern martial art

.Wing Chun, together with Hung Gar and Choi Lei Fut, is named as one of "The Three Great Martial Art Schools of the South", which originated and became popular in Southern China.^ Is Wing Chun more of a traditional martial art or a realistic one.

^ Says: March 3rd, 2008 at 3:14 pm Hellow to everyone I think that Wing Chun is the best martial art ever since because it combines attack and defense together.

^ Grandmaster Ip Chun says, "The highest level martial art skill is the one that uses the least amount of energy to defeat an opponent."

Global spread

.Wing Chun is practiced globally, in over 64 countries.^ I practice Wing Chun after tried lots of other martial arts for many years.

^ Sil Lim Tao advanced: it’s something unique to the Wing Chun branch (traditional Wing Chun) that I practice .
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^ Wing Chun also uses a partner exercise called Chi Sao, where two partners practice various arm exercises together, to gain better reflexes and response to attacks.

[16] .It is the world's most popular form of Southern Kung Fu.^ Likewise when the first form is nourished by means of plenty of thought and hard work, your Kung Fu will be strong.

^ That is the legend and there is a great deal of debate over its accuracy, but certainly Wing Chun Kuen has become one of the most popular styles of Kung Fu in the world.

^ Wong Shun Leung was perhaps the most influential student of Wingchun because of the many challenge matches he engaged in against many popular Kung Fu styles.

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Branches

See also

References

Sources

  • Chu, Robert; Ritchie, Rene; & Wu, Y. (1998). .Complete Wing Chun: The Definitive Guide to Wing Chun's History and Traditions.^ Sil Lim Tao advanced: it’s something unique to the Wing Chun branch (traditional Wing Chun) that I practice .
    • The Wing Chun Diary 21 January 2010 2:02 UTC wingchundiary.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Grandmaster William Cheung's World Wing Chun Kung Fu Association Los Angeles Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu in Australia .
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    ^ We practice Traditional Wing Chun via Ip Man > Grandmaster William Chueng > Sifu Sayah > Sifu Alon Peterson lineage.
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    Boston: Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 0-8048-3141-6.
     
  • Leung Ting (1978). Wing Tsun Kuen. .Hong Kong: Leung's Publications.^ Yip Man’s most famous students were Wong Shun Leung in Hong Kong and the legendary Bruce Lee, who moved to North America in 1959.

    .ISBN 962-7284-01-7. 
  • Ritchie, Rene, "Wing Chun Concepts".^ The centerline concept is what differentiates the wing chun system from other systems of martial arts.

    ^ Master Hawkins Cheung, who has taught in Los Angeles since the late 1970s, outlines the concepts of wing chun in combat.

    ^ Many martial artists understand the concept of the centerline, a principle emphasized in wing chun training.

    http://www.wingchunkuen.com/sumnung/articles/article_ritchie03_concepts.html
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