Learning Wing Chun
Wing Chun is a martial art technique of Chinese origin and also a form of self defense. This concept based on martial art specializes in close range combat of the real world and allows for the use of the striking and grappling techniques.
The training begins with forms as well as San Sik. A form is a solitary exercise aimed at deeloping balance! sensitiity! relaxation! and self awareness. Training in forms helps students learn the fundamentals of moement and force generation. San Sik literally translates into "separate forms# and can be thought of as comprising three categories
$asic drills like punching! stepping! standing! and turning aimed at building student%s body structure.
Arm cycles and changes for training in interception and adaptation.
Training in other combination techniques and sensitiity training. &t is noteworthy that all the Wing Chun combat techniques are deriaties of these forms and san sik. While forms may ary from school to school! most schools follow the following order '
Three empty hand:
The Siu (im Tao! Chum )iu! and $iu *ee. The Siu (im Tao is a ery important form and is often termed the seed of Wing Chun on which other forms are based. &t focuses on building body structure and balance. &t is important not to rush through Siu (im Tao as it helps you with right breathing techniques! tells you what the center line is and how to align your hands in accordance with it and teaches you how to get the right elbow positioning. Chum )iu focuses on coordinating moements and disrupting the opponent%s balance and body structure. The student also learns a wide range of kicks and how to use them in arious combinations alongside the hand moements. &t is basically a bridging of gap between the student and the opponent. $iu *ee on the other hand is focused on kicks! sweeps! and other emergency techniques that must be used when the fighter%s body structure and center line sway out of the established safe zone.
A wooden dummy:
Also known as the +uk ,an *ong! this form is performed using wooden dummies as the opponent. This form is used to fine tune the student%s knowledge of footwork! angles! and positions and also deelop body power.
The initial training curriculum includes learning the force generation techniques with the open handed technique. -ost successful completion of this stage! the student becomes eligible to moe on to the weapons training stage. uring basic open handed training! students are taught to channel force towards the tips of