Introduction

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

 

  • I tutor adults who live in or near Kansas City, MO . . . in the art of Meditative Wing Chun. [Wing Chun Lessons].

 

LEGAL INFORMATION:

 

  • OWNERSHIP OF MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE:

The only videos / pictures / audio that I own on this website are the videos / pictures / audio of myself, often demonstrating my interpretation of the Wing Chun forms:  These videos / pictures / audio specifically state that the videos / pictures / audio are of myself.  The other videos / pictures / audio are from other sources including Wing Chun masters and other iconic figures, and their videos / pictures / audio are often (but not always) edited to provide clarity by adding typed narration, slowing down the speed of playback, and providing specific “clips” of the original videos / pictures / audio that are specifically selected and / or rearranged, and / or other editing interventions in an attempt to make the video / picture / audio more presentable, and for ease of access by you, the viewer.

  • LOCAL, STATE, & FEDERAL LAWS & LIABILITY FOR PHYSICAL HARM:

Be aware that the purpose of this website is to provide students of Wing Chun and Wing Chun enthusiasts with information about the art of Wing Chun as a method of  mindfulmeditation of motion / movement” for purposes of acquiring a mindful state of meditative peace (and / and-also) to help people overcome addictions of any kind, through the art of mindful, meditative movementI do often refer to hand-to-hand physical combat applications of Wing Chun, but I do so only for the purpose of clarity to provide a thorough understanding of the practical application of any given movement, and hence, the reasoning for the specific movement as the art of Wing Chun was either originally designed for, and / or the reasoning behind how Wing Chun may be currently utilized when in a competitive situation.

  • VERY IMPORTANT:

OBEY ALL LOCAL, STATE, & FEDERAL LAWS REGARDING SELF-DEFENSE, COMPETITIVE FIGHTING, & ANYTHING AT ALL THAT IS RELATED TO ANY KIND OF PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION AND THE USE OF WEAPONS OF ANY KIND.

[END OF LEGAL DISCLAIMER]

 

This all being said . . .

Welcome to “Progressive Wing Chun for YOU ! ! !

 

First

 

[Wing Chun is Superior to Other Styles of Martial Art]

 

Why do I consider Wing Chun to be superior to other forms of Martial Art?

  1. Most forms of Martial Art take at least 20 years to learn.  It typically only takes 3 years to learn all of the forms of Wing Chun, 5 years to cultivate your knowledge of Wing Chun, and 10 years to be a master of Wing Chun.
  2. Most forms of Martial Arts require extreme flexibility, strength, and agility.  Wing Chun was created by an elderly Buddhist Nun so it does not require an extreme amount of strength, agility, or flexibility.
  3. Most forms of Martial Arts are designed so that the stronger you are, the more likely you are to win a physical confrontation.  Wing Chun was designed by a petite elderly Buddhist Nun so Wing Chun ASSUMES that your opponent is much bigger and stronger than you, therefore you use that person’s momentum against the opponent.
  4. While Wing Chun is among the top three most lethal forms of Martial Art, it is also meditative in nature and can be used (much like Tai Chi) to obtain a mindful (present in this moment), sense of true inner peace ! ! !
  5. Most forms of Kung Fu were developed my mimicking animal movements:  Wing Chun is founded upon a strong understanding of physics and human anatomy, and is therefore very scientific.
  6. Wing Chun will develop your intuitive ability to perceive, and Wing Chun will develop your instinctive response to not only physical attacks but also to abstract aspects of life including social interaction, political interaction, and psychological interaction thus alleviating anxiety, rage, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, passive-aggressive behaviors, and many other psychological afflictions.

 

Hopefully I now have your attention, so more specifically . . . 

 

[Wing Chun Theory, History, and Tactics / Methodology]

 

What, exactly, is Wing Chun?

It is not just a really bad eighty’s song called “Everybody Wang Chun Tonight!”

Ironically, the song was actually about this Chinese style of Kung Fu called “Wang Chun” or more properly, “Wing Chun.”  Wing Chun is reportedly the only style of Martial Arts to ever be solely created by a woman, so Wing Chun not only takes into account that your opponent will likely be much bigger and stronger than you, but Wing Chun is a highly intuitive style of Martial Arts.  In the “Student Reading” section of this website I will elaborate on WHY Wing Chun must involve intuitive perception with instinctive reaction:  It is explained under the description of the form called “Form 2: Cham Kiu (Bridging the Gap).

The name of Wing Chun’s creator is “Ng Mui,” and she was a Buddhist Nun in a Shaolin Temple who, as history tells it, escaped from the temple as it was burning down under the attack of the Qing Dynasty.

Ng Mui taught her unique style of Martial Arts to her first disciple (student) named “Yim Wing Chun,” whom Ng Mui deemed to be worthy of learning this secret style of Martial Arts due to Yim Wing Chun’s personal attributes and the unique circumstances that Yim Wing Chun was caught in the middle of. This deadly style of Martial Arts was ultimately named after (Yim) “Wing Chun” because she (Yim Wing Chun) became the very first Grand Master of this special style of pragmatic, deadly Martial Arts.

[Wing Chun Movie]

 

Click here to be taken to a movie about Yim Wing Chun with English subtitles:

You must turn the “YouTube subtitles” on:

Here are screenshots of how to do this ⇒

  1. You must tap on the YouTube screen and then three dots will appear in the upper right hand corner:WING CHUN TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
  2. Then, click on those three dots, then select the YouTube “settings” as shown here:WING CHUN TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
  3. Then, after you select the “settings” you must select “captions” and click on “English” if that is your preferred language, as shown here:

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It is my contention that this movie (Wing Chun – 2010) is the most historically accurate movie ever made, concerning the passing of the “Way of Wing Chun” from the Buddhist nun, Ng Mui, on to her disciple, “Yim Wing Chun.”  The movie also provides very important insight as to the specific nature of Wing Chun Kung Fu as the movie shows Ng Mui training Yim Wing Chun in the “Way” of this deadly art form.

 

To keep things simple, I will overly simplify the three most lethal styles of Martial Arts:

  1. WING CHUN:
    1. HERE YOU GIVE YOUR OPPONENT TWO OPTIONS:
      1. SURRENDER.
      2. BE CRIPPLED.
  2. JIU JITSTU (NOT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU):
    1. HERE YOU GIVE YOUR OPPONENT THREE OPTIONS:
      1. SURRENDER.
      2. BE CRIPPLED.
      3. DIE.
  3. KRAV MAGA:
    1. HERE YOU GIVE YOUR OPPONENT TWO OPTIONS:
      1. SURRENDER.
      2. DIE.

This is an oversimplification of the three most lethal forms of Martial Arts, but it makes a very valid point:  Wing Chun is an out branch of the philosophy & religion of Buddhism in which Buddhists believe it is wrong to kill. Nonetheless, Wing Chun practitioners, like surgeons, hold a great responsibility in their practice of Wing Chun; self-restraint and self-control must be utilized with the highest degree of integrity and moral conviction.

I will mention another unique characteristic about the art of Wing Chun:  Although Ng Mui was reportedly inspired to create this Martial Arts style by watching a crane block the attacks of a snake with the crane’s wings, Wing Chun is completely unlike any other style of Kung Fu because it does NOT in ANY way attempt to impersonate the movements of any animals.  Wing Chun is actually based NOT on animal movements, but on very solid principles of physics and an in depth understanding of human anatomyPhysics:  The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.  Wing Chun attacks are always in a straight line.  Anatomy Most of the human body’s most vital & fragile (less protected) organs are found in the center-line of the human body, such as the eyes, the trachea (throat), the heart (it lies in the very center of the chest, NOT on the left side of the chest), the solar plexus (which is where the diaphragm can be penetrated by a forceful strike), the testicles, the knee caps (in the middle of each leg), and the spinal cord are some of the many vital but fragile organs which lay within the center-line of the human body.  Therefore the goal of Wing Chun is to protect one’s own center-line while attacking the opponent’s center-line.  This idea of protecting and attacking is ideally carried out simultaneously such that . . . every attack is a block, and every block is an attack.

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[The above picture is commonly used to signify Wing Chun as a fight between a snake and a crane].

 

It is my belief that the concept of Wing Chun incorporating both the snake and the crane is a conceptual representation of the human nervous system:

When someone attacks you, your sympathetic nervous system kicks into a combination of “fight or flight.”  In the “fight” mode you defend your personal space by counter attacking . . . or fighting.  I believe that this is what the “snake” represents.  The “crane” represents the initial block of the attack against you, and the very real possibility that the only way you might be able to survive this personal attack is ultimately by “flight” to safety.  So, I believe that the crane represents both the blocking of an attack (with the crane’s wings as the human arms form a Bong-Sao, Taun-Sao, or any number of other Wing Chun blocks), and I believe that the crane is also symbolic of the sympathetic nervous system’s “flight” to safety (escape).

The reason I mention this is because I hold the opinion that the goal of Wing Chun is NOT to win the fight:  The goals of Wing Chun are to respond to a personal attack against oneself by simultaneously (#1) blocking the attack (crane-mode) and (#2) initiating a counterattack that at least temporarily cripples the attacker (snake-mode), and then (#3) escaping (flight) to safety (crane-mode).

 

It is worth noting that unlike almost all other forms of Kung Fu, extreme flexibility and agility are not mandatory:  For example, Wing Chun has no kicks above the waist, no acrobatics of any kind (no flips in the air), and no movements that involve balancing on only one foot while initiating a HIGH kick, such as is the case in the “Eight Animal” or “Five Animal” Kung Fu mode of the “Crane Kick.”

 

You may read more about Ng Mui at the following link:  The Origin of Wing Chun.

[The Lineage and History of Wing Chun]

 

This “family tree” of lineage shows in the red-outlined squares how Wing Chun was passed from Ng Mui, its creator, to Yim Wing Chun, down to Ip Man, and then to Bruce Lee (In Pinyin his name is spelled “Lee Jun-fan” – In Chinese his name is spelled “李振藩”):

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The Grand Master Ip Man taught Wing Chun to Bruce Lee who brought Wing Chun to America (and Hollywood).  Here is a photo of the Grand Master Ip Man with his iconic disciple, Bruce Lee:

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Most movies which contain any Martial Arts in them have at least moments in the movies in which the art of Wing Chun is part of the choreographed fight scene, but there are quite a few . . .

 

[Movies & Series That Have a Lot of Wing Chun]

 

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Donnie Yen is most noted for his roles in the movies Ip Man-1, Ip Man-2, Ip Man-3, & soon to come out . . . Ip Man-4 ! ! ! Yay ! ! !

Now: 

 

[Wing Chun Defined]

 

To acquire a better understanding of exactly what Wing Chun is, please watch this video that I put together as AN INTRODUCTION TO WING CHUN:

 

After watching the above video If you are starting to become interested in learning Wing Chun, you will most likely want to know the details of how I go about teaching Wing Chun.  These details will follow, but first let me make note of a couple of important items:

 

Warning about Fut Sao Wing Chun ⇒

According to the authority on Fut Sao Wing Chun at Fut Sao Wing Chun this OVERLY complicated form of Wing Chun really should NOT be named after “Wing Chun” because as Ip Man said, “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”  The beauty of Traditional Wing Chun and Progressive Wing Chun is that this style of Martial Arts can be learned in three years and cultivated in five yearsTraditional Wing Chun and Progressive Wing Chun cut through the nonsense and tell you what you need to know to achieve a meditative state of mind and what you need to know to survive a personal attack without any flashy showmanship.  According to the authority on Fut Sao Wing Chun, “Unlike the Yip Man knife form which consists of 8 different movements consisting of chopping, stabbing and slashing, the Fut Sao knife form has an infinite number of movements.”  Who has time for an “infinite number of movements?”  How can one possibly remember an “infinite number of movements” when faced with the challenge of “hand to hand” combat?  Therefore it is very reasonable to conclude that “Fut Sao Wing Chun” ignores the very principle that Wing Chun was created upon: Simplicity!  Wing Chun Fut Sao is GREAT IF you have TWENTY YEARS available to master its techniques, but NOT if you are a normal person with a full time job and a LIFE.

 

 

Regarding Progressive Wing Chun – Do NOT worry Please do not allow the specific details and esoteric holds, blocks, and attacks on this page intimidate you:  They are there for a reminder reference after we have covered the information in our lessons.

 

IMPORTANT message regarding personal physical or learning disabilities / Special Needs of any kind:

If there are any parts of the lessons (such as exercises, calisthenics, stretches, falling techniques, or any other physically or mentally challenging aspect of our lessons) that you are not able to do due to a physical or mental disability / Special Need, those parts will be omitted or modified. I am also willing to simplify what I teach you so that you are able to understand the concepts:  Anyone with any kind of disability or challenge can learn Wing Chun.  For example, being in a wheel chair in NO WAY inhibits you from learning how to practice Wing Chun ! ! !

 

REMEMBER The main point of our lessons is that you learn how to effectively meditate (Mindful Meditation) while in motion through eloquent, rhythmic, and precise movements of your body while focusing on your breathing.

Note:

Being “mindful” is the act of being meditatively aware of this very moment while not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.

 

[Wing Chun Training / Tutoring / Lessons]

 

Requirements of Potential Students of Mine:

 

  1. ⇒    Although I typically charge 4$ per lesson, if you are unable to pay for your lessons with money, your dedication is payment enough.
  2.   Prospective students must be at least 18 years old with identification because Wing Chun is a potentially deadly art form that requires maturity to use it with self-restraint and self-control.
  3.   I will provide you with a small challenge in the form of a philosophical question that is asked after I tell you a brief hypothetical story, to see “where you are at” in terms of your emotional and cognitive growth in life:  This is not to judge you, it is only to give me a perspective on what my initial approach towards teaching you should be because Wing Chun is not just a way to defend yourself, but Wing Chun is a whole new way of looking at life and handling the challenges of life.
  4. ⇒    Lessons are scheduled by appointment only:  On nice days we can meet at a park (I have a portable Wing Chun Dummy), but on cold days we will have to have our lessons in my downstairs improvised Wing Chun practice room (dojo – Dàochǎng -道场) or at your place (whichever you prefer).  If it makes you more comfortable, you may bring a friend to attend your lessons with you as long as your friend is 18 years old or older.
    • Lessons are typically held once a week, but we can meet as often as you desire, regardless of whether it is every other day or just once a month, as long as I am available on that particular day.

 

Finally,

How the Lessons Will Typically be Taught:

 

Each lesson will typically start with three CALISTHENICS:

  1. Sun-fist Push-Ups Place your hands in a straight-fist punching position (Sun-Fist Punch) right next to each other (if possible) right in front of your solar plexus (in the middle of the chest right below the nipple line on most people) and do as many push-ups as you are able to do on your knees, not on your feet:  It is more important to do twice as many reps while doing push-ups on your knees than it is to do less repetitions while doing push-ups on your feet.
  2. Kung-Fu Crunches:  These are regular abdominal crunches, but you hold your abdomen in the flexed position for 1-5 seconds.
  3. Wing Chun Stance Squats:  With your feet shoulder-width apart, your knees and toes pointed towards each other slightly (“pigeon-toed“) you will squat down until you are almost sitting on the stool or chair beneath you, and then stand back up. You do as many of these as you can do without using any weights.

. . . & five STRETCHES to warm up:

  1. Legs Sit on the ground with legs out straight in front of you & reach for your toes.
  2. Groin:  Sit on ground with legs out, and feet as far apart from each other as possible, & reach your hands out on the floor in front of you as far away from yourself as possible.  The long-term goal is to work your way towards doing the “splits.”  Whether or not you ever reach this goal is insignificant as long as you try to reach this goal.
  3. Arms & Shoulders:  With your left hand hold your right elbow as firmly against your chest as your right arm reaches for your left shoulder.  Repeat this stretch for your left arm with your right hand holding your elbow firmly against your chest as your left arm reaches for your right shoulder.
  4. Lower back:  Cross a bent leg over the other straight leg and twist to the opposite side of your straight leg using the arm that is on the same side as the bent leg to push against the bent leg thereby twisting your torso (in the area of your lower back) towards the rear.
  5. Chest Using the Wing Chun dummy or a wall, grab the dummy or wall with your hand and pull that arm out (slightly backwards – hyper-extended) and stretch your bicep and chest as far backwards as you are able to.

 

With each form that I teach I will ask you if you want to learn the form the traditional way the form that is performed by Ip Chun in his videos, or if you want to learn the form the way that I now perform it:  It does not matter to me which way you start out with, because everyone needs to start somewhere, so I give the student the option of starting out with Ip Chun’s traditional interpretation of the form or my own current interpretation of the form.  However, I expect your forms to evolve as you grow in the art of Wing Chun so that you learn how to uniquely express yourself through the art of the meditative movements of Wing Chun, rather than continuously performing a memorized set of movements that are particular to a traditionalstyle” of martial arts, because according to Bruce Lee, “styles” are a “crystallization” (passed along through lineage) rather than a natural expression of oneself through movement, and therefore should be avoided:  In the words of the iconic Bruce Lee, “Be formless, shapeless . . .  Be water, my friend!”

 

I teach three “HAND” forms, one WOODEN DUMMY form, & / or an OPTIONAL SINGLE FORM called theWing Chūn Zǔhé Jiǎn Biǎo Form(which means “Wing Chun Combination Short Form”).  See the “Student Reading” section of this website for examples of the Grand Master, Ip Chun & examples of myself demonstrating the first three “hand” forms and the Wooden Dummy Form called “Mak Yaun Jong.”

The first three “hand” forms:

  1. Sai Nim [Lim] Tao ~ (Little Idea) [CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FORM]
  2. Cham [Chum] Kiu ~ (Bridging the Gap) [CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FORM]
  3. Biu Tze [Jee] ~ (Thrusting Fingers) [CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FORM]
    1. *** ~ With Dragon-Snake form from Eight Animal Kung Fu ~ *** [OPTIONAL]

The Wooden Dummy form:

  1. Mak Yaun [Yan] Jong”[CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FORM]

 

*** Or you may learn an OPTIONAL single form called, Wing Chūn Zǔhé Jiǎn Biǎo.”  This form is demonstrated through the link just provided, and down lower on this page.

 

During each lesson I will typically teach one set from one of the first three “hand” forms (in order), and I will teach one set from the Mak Yaun Jong (Wooden Dummy) form.

  • Prior to teaching the new sets for the current lesson I will typically have the student demonstrate what she or he has learned so far, and then I will provide some critique regarding that demonstration so that every set of every form is gradually “fine-tuned” by focusing on specific details as time progresses (It is not enough to have the gross movements of a form demonstrated, because specific details such as “keeping your elbow in front of your center-line” and “keeping your hands at the level of your nipple line when your hands are in chamber position” are of CRITICAL IMPORTANCE . . . so much so that I continue to work on refining these specific details myself to this very day).

 

I have a real wooden Mak Yaun Jong Wooden Dummy in my downstairs improvised dojo (Dàochǎng – 道场) for you to train on if we meet at my house, but if we meet  outside of my house at your home or a public park, I have a portable Wing Chun dummy that is made from a floor-based punching bag with a Wing Chun attachment called the “Wing Chun Attachmate ©.”

 

[Wing Chun (Wooden) Dummy & Training Dummies]

 

My Wing Chun Dummies:

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I have a Wing Chun Attachmate© on a punching bag (which is stabilized so that it doesn’t swing or swivel too much) for a more life-like response to the student’s strikes [SEE MAK YAUN JONG ON AN ATTACHMATE]:

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The “Bob” punching bag is used to improve the accuracy of the student’s strikes to the eyes, nose, mouth, trachea (throat), diaphragm (Solar Plexus), and abdomen:

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I have a Jeet June Do attachment on a floor-mounted punching bag that allows the student some variety in practicing Mak Yaun Jong on a dummy with the arms that are wider apart than on a Wing Chun dummy so that the student gets familiar with how to contend against a street fighter or boxer whose punches are wider apart than someone who knows how to fight using the methodology of Wing Chun:

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So, as you can see (above) I have a variety of training tools to help my students be more well-rounded especially when it comes to performing the Mak Yaun Jong (Wooden Dummy) form and also when it comes to improving the accuracy of the student’s eye strikes, nose strikes, mouth strikes, trachea (throat) strikes, diaphragm (Solar Plexus) strikes, and abdominal strikes.

 

[How to Make a Wing Chun Dummy]

 

  • Eventually, it would be best for you to purchase your own Wing Chun dummy so that you have something to practice on in between our lessons.  A punching bag with a floor based stand can be bought from Amazon or eBay for about 200$-300$, and the Attachmate © (on eBay here) costs typically between 85$-130$  from the same websites, so a self-made Wing Chun dummy will typically cost you between 285$-430$, A real Wooden Wing Chun Dummy will cost a minimum of 600$ if you buy it from a company based in the United states such as Augustapro, but if you buy the Wooden Wing Chun Dummy from China the price is only 200$-300$, however the shipping will cost another 300$ so then you are back up to the full price of at least 600$.  However, there is no hurry in purchasing this item because the majority of our initial lessons will be focused on the first three “hand” forms of Wing Chun.

 

 

[How Long it Takes to Learn Wing Chun]

 

How long does it take to learn Wing Chun?

  • With a high level of dedication and thirty minutes to an hour of practice per day it typically takes students 3 years to learn all three of the “hand” forms and the Wooden Dummy Form (Mak Yaun Jong).  It takes 5+ years to cultivate the art of Wing Chun.  After 10 years of practicing Wing Chun one would typically be at a professional level of competitive fighting, and thus qualified to be a Sifu” (Sīfú – 私服).  If you do not feel ready for this long of a commitment then just educate me on the matter of what, exactly, you are wanting to receive from your Wing Chun lessons and I will do my best to provide you with what you seek in a reasonable amount of time.  For example, if you . . .
    1. . . . only want to learn one method of meditation in motion then we can focus our time on the form Sai Nim Tao, which may only take 2-4 months to learn.
    2. ⇒ . . . only want to learn the Wooden Dummy Form (Mak Yaun Jong), because it summarizes the first three “hand” forms, I can probably teach you how to properly demonstrate the entire Mak Yaun Jong Wooden Dummy Form in a little less than a year.
    3. . . . only want to learn the OPTIONAL single form for students who only want to learn one form that is shorter than the Mak Yaun Jong Wooden Dummy form. This form has 5 sets so it will typically take five – six weeks to learnI created this form and named it, Wing Chūn Zǔhé Jiǎn Biǎo.” Demonstrated here:
    4. ⇒ . . . only want a quick lesson in women’s self-defense (this is NOT my area of expertise because I am not a sifu yet), I can probably show you how to respond to three-four of the most common ways an assailant is likely to attack a woman in only four lessons (one month) [one lesson for each kind of attack].  The three-four kinds of attacks that come to my mind are as follows:
      1. A man tries to “bull-rush” you (plow you over like he is a bulldozer) in an attempt to pin you to the ground:  See Practical Application #4 below.
        1. A man succeeds in pinning you to the ground, has mounted himself on top of you, and is possibly punching you in the face:  See Appendix N:  Escape from a Mounted Position (MMA Escape).
      2. A man tries to beat you up with a series of “round-house” punches to your face:  There are numerous ways to block and counterattack this situation.
      3. A man tries to grab you from behind to put you into a compromising position:  See Appendix G:  Shoulder Submission Take-Down.
        • In these lessons I will teach you how to:
          1. BLOCK the attacks. (1-3 different ways).
          2. Simultaneously COUNTERATTACK the assailant severely enough that the assailant won’t be able to immediately attack you again.  (1-3 different ways).
          3. ESCAPE from the assailant by running to a public place of safety.  (Self-explanatory).

 

[Practical Application of Wing Chun:  Drills, Falls, & Take-Down Methods]

 

Practical Application:

After one set from one of the first three Wing Chun forms (in order) and one set from the Wooden Dummy Form (Mak Yaun Jong) are taught, I will typically engage the student in PRACTICAL APPLICATION through one of six methods to include “Sticky Hands Drill,” “Sticky Feet Drill,” “Wing Chun Drills,” “Falling Techniques (Drills),” “Take-Down Methods (Drills),” or “Chinese Sparing.”  These PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS are noted here:

  1. Sticky Hands DrillI’ll explain this simple drill: Since Wing Chun is a CLOSE-RANGE style of fighting you need to PERCEIVE when your opponent will try to hit you and INSTINCTIVELY BLOCK & SIMULTANEOUSLY COUNTER-ATTACK. The Sticky Hands Drill cultivates all of these skills:  Sticky Hands Drill on YouTube.
  2. Sticky Feet Drill: This drill is similar to “Sticky Hands.”
  3. Wing Chun Drills See the Appendix.
  4. Falling Drills:
    1. Banana-Shaped FallBanana-Shaped Fall & Slap Ground on YouTube. After implementing a “Banana-Shaped Fall, then slap the ground with your hand to disperse the energy of the fall:  There is a kick you can implement from on the ground against a person who is still standing, which I acquired from the Eight Animal Dragon-Snake form, which will quickly bring your opponent to the ground with a compound fracture to his knee:  Be sure to ask me about this special kick.  It involves curving your ankle and lower foot around the opponent’s foot and kicking at his knee with your other foot.  It is VERY effective and completely UNEXPECTED!
    2. Backwards SomersaultKick upwards and over, landing on your feet.  This is very helpful if an opponent uses his size and strength to TRY to “bull-rush” you and “plow you over” to knock you down so that he can “mount” you and start “jack-hammering” you in the face with punches to your nose and eyes.
      1. Other ways to counter attack a “bull-rush:”
        1. If your opponent launches himself down upon your lower body and legs you can either drop your elbow forcefully upon his head thus creating a cervical fracture, or . . . less lethal, drop your elbow forcefully upon his upper-back between his shoulder-blades (scapula).
        2. Kick straight out with the heal of your foot at whatever part of his body is accessible because a large body of force launching itself at the small, pointed tip of your heel creates a situation where immense force is applied to your opponent’s body: A large body encountering a small, narrow, pointed force of application increases the force of impact which will “stab” through your opponent: A smaller area of impact increases the force that is applied to the target.
  5. Take Downs (drills):  Remember this KEY FACT . . . “A predictable attack yields a predictable result!
    1. TAKE DOWN 1 (DEFENSIVE) Pak-Sao the striking hand, punch solar plexus, step OUTSIDE the striking hand & arm, grab the striking hand, and pivot and rotate inward, then pivot outward while twisting your opponent’s wrist, which will bring your opponent down to the ground.  (DRILL).
      • [INSERT APPENDIX-T VIDEO LINK].
    2. TAKE DOWN 2 (OFFENSIVE OR DEFENSIVE) Punch the solar plexus, step through the strike with your leading foot, and apply force to your opponent’s face to force your opponent to the ground.  (DRILL).
      • [INSERT APPENDIX-U VIDEO LINK].
    3. TAKE DOWN 3 (DEFENSIVE):  Pak-Sao the striking hand, punch the solar plexus, step OUTSIDE the striking hand & arm, grab the striking arm of your opponent at the wrist, slide your arm along the opponent’s striking arm towards the opponent’s throat (Fak-Sao:  See Positional Blocks/Attacks #7 below), and kick the back of the opponent’s legs to bring your opponent down to the ground.  (DRILL).
      • [INSERT VIDEO APPENDIX-V LINK].
    4. TAKE DOWN 4 (DEFENSIVE):  See Appendix GShoulder Submission Take-Down.  (DRILL).  
      • [INSERT VIDEO APPENDIX-W LINK].
    5. TAKE DOWN 5 (DEFENSIVE) Example:  Taun-Sao your opponent’s Left punch with your Right hand & arm, grab the opponent’s Left wrist, apply force upon your opponent’s Left elbow with your Left hand thereby forcing your opponent into a submission hold which twists your opponent’s Left arm behind his back.  (DRILL).
      • [INSERT VIDEO APPENDIX-X LINK].
    6. TAKE DOWN 6 (OFFENSIVE):  Block between your opponent’s arms, grab the opponent’s head, and slam the opponent’s head on the pavement (once or several times), and then provide a series of Sun-Fist punches to the opponent’s nose and/or gouge the eyes. Remember:  Wherever the head goes, the body will follow!  (DRILL).
      • [INSERT VIDEO APPENDIX-Y LINK].
    7. TAKE DOWNS 7-16:  Ten more take-down methods (SOME OFFENSIVE & SOME DEFENSIVE):  Wing Chun Take-Down Methods (drills) on YouTube.
    8. TAKE DOWN 17 (OFFENSIVE):  CLICK HERE FOR YouTube LINK. (DRILL).
    9. TAKE DOWN 18 & 19 (OFFENSIVE):  CLICK HERE FOR YouTube LINK.  (DRILL). WARNING:  BE AWARE THAT ANY TIME YOU LOWER YOUR HEAD IN AN EFFORT TO TAKE THE OPPONENT DOWN BY GRABBING HIS LEG/S, YOUR OPPONENT MIGHT BE ABLE TO SLAM HIS ELBOW DOWN ONTO THE CROWN OF YOUR HEAD THEREBY CREATING A CERVICAL FRACTURE THAT KILLS YOU INSTANTLY ! ! !
    10. TAKE DOWN 20+ (STREET-FIGHT):  CLICK HERE FOR YouTube VIDEO.  (DRILL).
  6. Chinese Sparing: (~ Improvised and then Choreographed ~):  I will explain the nature of Chinese Sparing to you.  It is VERY helpful in determining what WILL work, and what will NOT work, but is NOT a form of competitive “hand-to-hand” combat.

 

[Wing Chun Positions, Blocks, Attacks, & Drills]

 

Prior to your first lesson 

Positional Blocks/Attacks:

It would be VERY helpful if you would look up the following Positional Blocks/Attacks on the YouTube Links that I have provided (colored light blue) after the name of the position (before the pictures of the positions), & make a list of these positions for blocks and attacks and include any questions that you have about them:

  1. Kung Fu Salute: See Kung Fu Salute / Bow Demonstrated on YouTube. Raise the left hand first and it is held straight, then bring the right fist powerfully into the left hand.  This is symbolic of the fact that the “scholar” (student) in you (straight Left hand) comes BEFORE the warrior in you (right hand in a fist).  In other words, you compete in fights or sparring first for the purpose of learning (scholar), and last for the purpose of winning (Warrior)!WING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
  2. Taun Sao:  See Taun Sao Drill on YouTube.WING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
  3. Bong Sao:  See Bong Sao Drill on YouTube.WING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURIWING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURIWING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
  4. Gaun Sao: See Double Gaun Sao Drill on YouTube.WING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
  5. Pak Sao (& Lower Body Wing Chun Stance):  See Pak Sao Drills on YouTube. The Pak-Sao block is probably the second most effective block to use as a default (with the Fak-Sao block being #1) because of the universal applications of this block. WING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURIWING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURIWING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
  6. Fak Sao (& Lower Body Wing Chun Stance):  The “Fak-Sao” is when you use the ulnar side (the side that has your little finger) of your arm or hand to strike your opponent either as a block or an attack (it is like a “karate-chop”).  The Fak-Sao block is probably the #1 block to use as a default-block because of its universal applications.  Very commonly the Fak-Sao is used as an attack to quickly slide your arm along your opponent’s arm past your opponent’s shoulder to strike your opponent’s throat:  See “Appendix O” on the Appendix page of this website.  To see how the Fak-Sao is used in the first form of Wing Chun, called “Sai Nim Tao.”  You can view this Sai Nim Tao / Fak-Sao video on YouTube:  Sai Nim Tao / Fak Sao on YouTube.                                            WING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
  7. Huen Sao (& Lower Body Wing Chun Stance):  See Huen Sao Drill on YouTube.WING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
  8. Lap Sao:  See Lap Sao Drill on YouTube.WING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
  9. Wing Chun Upper Body Fighting Stances:WING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURIWING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURIWING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURIWING CHUN TRAINING / TUTORING / LESSONS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
  10. Please see this . . .

    [Wing Chun Glossary Link]

    . . . for a more precise and inclusive list of Wing Chun positions, blocks, and attacks.

 

⇒ Please proceed to the “About Me” portion of this website at this time.

 

 

Thank you for your interest:

Sincerely with honor,

Disciple Dragon Snake (Thomas Tvedten)

Dìzǐ Lóng Shé

弟子龙蛇

Email: progressive.wing.chun.4.u@gmail.com

Cellular or WhatsApp # +1 (816) 602-8939

 

 

 

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