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History

Features

Wing Chun Chuan - three forms

Chi Sau 






History

YIM Wing Chun in 1700, Ching Dynasty, invented Wing Chun Chuan. Her first master was a nun, NG Mui, one of five people survived the burning and destruction of the original Shao Lin Temple.

YIM Wing Chun developed another style to suit her body after she learnt from NG Mui and realized that she could not have enough power or strong horse stances as her master's style required. This marked the birth of new style, Wing Chun


The Wing Chun Family Tree (one of the paths)

NG Mui - YIM Wing Chun - LEUNG Buk Chan - LEUNG Jong - YUEN Kai Shan - SUM Lang





Features

Straight punch and the sticking hands (Chi Sau) are the two famous features together with:

Sau (hand) forms

Lau Sau, Dip Sau, Pushing hand, Huen Sau, Pak Sau, Chum Sau, Bong Sau, Chi Sau, etc.

Cheung (palm) forms

Chuen Cheung, Chang Cheung, On Cheung, Sheung Tain Cheung, Tan Cheung, etc.

Kick forms

Toe Kick, Lotus Kick, Stepping Kick, Side Kick, etc.

Stance forms

Left and Right Square Stance, Left and Right Stance, Left and Right Sitting Horse Stance etc.





Wing Chun Chuan - three forms

(1)

Siu Nim Tau (small imagination)


This is the first form of training and the basic blocking is used to offset an adversary and never having to move one step. Later developed for practice in Chi Sau (sticking hands). Each section of Wing Chun training should start with this practice before any advanced techniques. Features include breathing, arm movement, concentration, coordination, and balance of stance.

(2)

Chum Kiu (Searching the opponent's bridge)


This form practices front step, side step and backward step in order to avoid direct confrontation from an opponent's attack. It also combines some forms of Siu Nim Tau to develop into a coordination of arms and legs.

(3)

Biu jee (Flying Fingers)


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Chi Sau  


This unique Wing Chun training helps to improve focus with eyes, close distance coordination, balance, timing, accuracy, chi, mobility at close distance and contact reflexes.

Three stages of Chi Sau

(1)

Single handed Chi Sau (parallel armed)

(2)

Single handed Chi Sau (Cross-armed)

(3)

Double handed Chi Sau

Movements of Chi Sau

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