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. Training curriculum The training begins with forms as well as San Sik. A form is a solitary exercise aimed at de eloping balance! sensiti ity! relaxation! and self awareness. Training in forms helps students learn the fundamentals of mo ement 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 sensiti ity training.

&t is noteworthy that all the Wing Chun combat techniques are deri ati es 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 mo ements 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 mo ements. &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 de elop body power. Two weapons: 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 mo e on to the weapons training stage. .uring basic open handed training! students are taught to channel force towards the tips of

the fingers. With weapons! the concept is to deli er this force from the finger tips to the end of the weapon. Weapons may also be used during the training phrase as an additional equipment to strengthen wrists and forearms. Some common weapons used in Wing Chun include kni es and long poles. -arallel shaped double kni es are typically called ,ee *ee Seung .o while the eight chopping or slashing kni es are known as $aat *aam .o. $oth these kinds are essentially large forms of butterfly kni es which are only slightly shorter than swords. The second weapon! the six and half point pole is known as the (uk .im $oon /wun and is a wooden pole with length arying between 0 and 12 feet. -re iously! darts were also used as a weapon in Wing Chun. Throwing darts is! howe er! not a part of the current Wing Chun training curriculum. Quick facts Wing Chun can be learnt by anyone o er ten years old. All you need is perse erance and discipline! and the art form will stay with you for the rest of your life. &t can be mastered in quick time too! not longer than three to four months. Wing Chun is not a power form of martial art! and in ol es fluidity and elegance. &t requires a tension'free mindset which will in turn release all the stress and stiffness your muscles. Also! Wing Chun is a good starting point from where you can learn other martial art forms. Easy tips to better skills The &nternet is a great source of tutorials and ideos on Wing Chun! so if you are not near a school that can teach you the same! you know where to look. There are .3.s a ailable on the same too. &f you want to get better at it! get a partner or a friend to practice. Seek a mentor either in a school or on the &nternet to discuss techniques.

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