Wing Chun adopts
a very linear approach to attack the opponent using a simultaneous block
and hit strategy. This is very effective for short range attacks and
hence very popular with those who just want practical self-defence.
This style was
developed so that a smaller framed person could overcome a larger person
better by the use of body dynamics, positioning. Reflex and sensitivity
trained through a specially designed method created by Wing Chun’s
Wing Chun is a relatively easy system to learn and it
is perhaps of this reason that it is the most popular of all the Chinese
martial arts in the developed countries. With a good foundation in Wing
Chun, long range styles are introduced in our curriculum making Wing Chun
even more efficient.
Wing Chun Sticking hands
"Sticking hands" involves
maintaining contact with your opponent. Once the bridge has been
closed Ned on the left can easily deflect Matt's punch with his right
forearm, because he has felt the punch before it has landed. Chi
Sao is the sensitivity training that makes this possible.
SIX-AND-A-HALF POINTS POLE
The modified system of Yip Man consists of
three empty hand forms, the wooden dummy, the long pole and the butterfly
knives. Characteristic of Wing Chun is the high horse stance used to
develop root, power and the correct flow of energy. The first form, Siu Lam Tau of Wing Chun, is taught for the first
grade in our syllabus, together with Chin-na
(joint locking techniques). This grade takes about twelve lessons to learn and will
give the student the foundation they need to learn the basic principles
of self-defence and close range fighting.
Single sticking hands or Tan Chi Sau is taught
at the second grade, Chum Kiu at the third grade followed by Suang Chi Sau or double
sticking hands at the fourth grade. Most school will not teach their
students any further until they have proved their determination and
commitment(normally about ten years). However, at this stage students would
have processed good amount of self-defence knowledge of Wing Chun system.
Yap Man has also taught Bruce Lee to this level which he combine some
idea of other systems such as Praying Mantis and
Chai Lei Futto created the famous JKD.