Progressive Wing Chun for YOU!

Progressive Wing Chun for YOU!

This site is for Wing Chun enthusiasts and for those who seek a well-rounded, holistic, healthy lifestyle.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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 movement.  The information on this site is also for use in self-defense.

VERY IMPORTANT:

OBEY ALL LOCAL, STATE, & FEDERAL LAWS regarding SELF-DEFENSE, competitive  fighting, & anything related to PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION and the use of WEAPONS of any kind.

[END OF LEGAL DISCLAIMER]

 

 

TECNICALITIES with Video Playback / Downloading:

If you are using your phone or other small-memory device it may be quicker for you to download the videos on this website rather than waiting for the buffering to stop upon playback of the video.  To download the videos from a small device you must click on the white triangular play button, then your (phone) screen will shift to a horizontal view / sideways view and three white dots on top of eachother will appear in the lower right hand cornerClick on those three dots and the download option will appear, as shown in this screen shot (note the yellow word DOWNLOAD and the yellow arrow pointing to the three white dots on top of each other):

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN, VING TSUN

To download the videos on some larger devices (PC or Laptop) you must select “SHARE” from the upper right hand corner and then select “ORIGINAL FILE”  from the upper left hand corner slightly below the level of the “SHARE” icon, as follows in this screen shot:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
Download instructions for a larger device such as a laptop or PC.

 

 

This all being said . . .

Welcome to “Progressive Wing Chun for YOU!

 

Wing Chun Defined:

According to http://www.wingchunconcepts.com, Wing Chun (詠春) / (咏春) Ving Tsun is a concept-based (physics, geometry, and anatomy) Chinese Martial Art (Kung Fu) form consisting of self-defense (an offensive-defense) utilizing both striking (your opponent while standing) and grappling (with your opponent while on the ground), which specializes in close-range combat.  However, there is a great deal more to know about Wing Chun / Ving Tsun:

NOTE:  What is “Traditional Wing Chun vs. Progressive Wing Chun? 

I call Traditional Wing Chun by the name of “Progressive” Wing Chun because I agree with Bruce Lee that Martial Art should NOT be a “crystalized form” from which no one should deviate because this “form” is the “law” and therefor cannot be changed.  Rather, Martial Arts should be an honest attempt to express one’s individuality through the ART of MINDFUL MEDITATIVE MOVEMENT While it is a great idea to start with memorizing and reproducing the traditional way that Ip Man demonstrated the forms of Wing Chun, after those “impersonations” are carried out flawlessly, a Martial Arts practitioner should allow her or his forms to evolve so that they more accurately portray the unique perspective of the idividual Wing Chun practitioner.

 

First:

A Demonstration of the Muk Yaun Jong Form which I feel defines Wing Chun, (The 4th Form of Wing Chun), also called the “Wooden Dummy Form” – demonstrated here: Muk Yan Jong -HERE-:

Here is a short-cut to the Introduction to the Art of Wing Chun / Ving Tsun video, which exactly defines Wing Chun.

Why do I consider Wing Chun (UNIQUELY) 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 Art are extremely complicated because they use an increasingly long list of very flashy, complicated, impractical attacks and blocks such that if each move is considered to be a tool in your belt, there is NO WAY that anyone’s belt could possibly carry all of these tools, but in Wing Chun there are only a few very pragmatic tools (attacks and blocks) in your belt; the less tools there are to use = the less confused you will be regarding when it is appropriate to use that tool.  In the words of Yip Man quoting a character in a novel by Clare Boothe Brokaw (1931) stated, ” . . . the height of sophistication is simplicity.”
  3. Most forms of Martial Art require extreme flexibility, strength, and agilityWing Chun was created by an elderly Buddhist Nun so it does not require an extreme amount of strength, agility, or flexibility.
  4. Most forms of Martial Art 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.  Unlike karate, in which the practitioner typically attempts to make him or herself as hard as steel, the goal of Wing Chun is to make onesself as fluid and graceful as water because water cannot be broken; it simply adapts to its environment just as all humans must do to succeed in life whether one is involved in a physical confrontation or one is involved in a more abstract situation such as politics, psychosocial interaction, or any other aspect of life.
  5. Granted, Wing Chun is (in most cases) not as deadly as Krav Maga, but Wing Chun is among the top three most lethal forms of Martial Arts (excluding Jeet Kune Do)
  6. Wing Chun is meditative in nature (especially the Siu Nim [Lim] Tao form) and can be used (much like Tai Chi) to obtain a mindful (present in this moment), sense of true inner peace (unlike Krav Maga), thus Wing Chun is a great tool for self-cultivation!
  7. Most other forms of Kung Fu were developed my literally mimicking animal movements:  Wing Chun is not founded purely on animal movements if at all, but rather Wing Chun is founded upon a strong understanding of physics, geometry, and human anatomy, and is therefore very scientific.
  8. Wing Chun will develop your intuitive ability to perceive.
  9. Wing Chun will develop your instinctive (TRAINED) RESPONSE to not only physical attacks but also to abstract aspects of life, thus helping to alleviate such disorders and characteristics as: 
    1. Anxiety Disorder
      1. Use forms as a method of Meditation-in-Motion:  See # 3 (below) for the recommended therapy for PTSD.  PTSD is an anxiety disorder so the treatment is similar in may cases.
      2. Performing the Muk Yan Jong form as quickly, accurately, and powerfully as you can and do as many full-series-sets of the form as possible in the shortest amount of time is physcially exhausting which results in an overall calm feeling that wards off anxiety.
    2. Rage / Intermittent Explosive Disorder:  Peforming all of the Wing Chun forms as quickly, accurately, and POWERFULLY as humanly possible will serve as an appropriate outlet for your rage / anger.
    3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):  Use Sil Lim Tao while incorporating mindfulness, combined together as a Mindful Meditation of Motion:  Fix your eyes on the reflection of your solar plexus (diaphragm) while staring into a mirror in front of you while doing your Sil Lim Tao while observing your environment through all of your senses while you focus on your breathing:
      1. Inhale for 4 seconds as your arm goes outward for the first time in the form Sil Nim Tao.
      2. Exhale for 4 seconds as your arm comes back towards your body.
      3. Hold your breath for 4 seconds while your hand and arm are still held in place against your solar plexus with both your hand and your elbow as close to your center-line as you can hold them: What do you see in the mirror and in your peripheral vision?
      4. Inhale for 4 seconds as your arm goes outward for the second time in the form Sil Nim Tao.
      5. Exhale for 4 seconds as your arm comes back towards your body.
      6. Hold your breath for 4 seconds while your hand and arm are still held in place against your solar plexus with both your hand and your elbow as close to your center-line as you can hold them:  What do you hear in the room and house / building you are in, and outside?
      7. Inhale for 4 seconds as your arm goes outward for the third time in the form Sil Nim Tao.
      8. Exhale for 4 seconds as your arm comes back towards your body.
      9. Hold your breath for 4 seconds while your hand and arm are still held in place against your solar plexus with both your hand and your elbow as close to your center-line as you can hold them:  What do you smell in your immediate surroundings?    Does the room smell clean?  Dusty?  Stale?  Refreshing? etc. . .
      10. Inhale for 4 seconds as your arm goes outward for the fourth time in the form Sil Nim Tao.
      11. Exhale for 4 seconds as your arm comes back towards your body.
      12. Hold your breath for 4 seconds while your hand and arm are still held in place against your solar plexus with both your hand and your elbow as close to your center-line as you can hold them:  What do you feel right now?  Relaxed?  Is there pain anywhere in your body?  Can you feel the solid foundation upon which you stand?  Is there a draft flowing across you?
      13. Finish the Sil Lim Tao form.
    4. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
      1. Use this to your advantage when performing your Wing Chun forms; how precise and accurate can you be while doing the form as quickly and powerfully as you can.
      2. Buy a Bob Punching Bag and use a curved-at-the-handle Bariatric Cane and practice the solute portion of the Wing Chun Single Fighting Cane form.  Start with your Right handed attacks first.  Strive to be as accurate, powerful, and fast as possible when stabbing / beating the dummy with your cane:
        1. Can you hit Bob exactly in  temples (both sides of Bob)?  -Quickly and powerfully!
        2. Can you hit Bob exactly on his neck (both sides of Bob)?  -Quickly and powerfully!
        3. Can you hit Bob exactly on his collar bone (both sides on Bob)?  -Quickly and powerfully!
        4. Can you hit Bob’s knees (both) on the outer portion of each knee, -Quickly and powerfully?  (You will be hitting the metal stand that holds Bob up).
        5. Can you hit Bob’s Left eye (with the cane being held with such that if you opened your hand your palm would be facing the floor and the cane would fall to the ground)? – Quickly and powerfully!
        6. Flip your hand with the cane, completely overTurn your hand with the cane in it upside-down so that your palm would be facing the ceiling if you opened your palm; now can you hit Bob’s Right eye? – Quickly and powerfuly!
        7. Can you hit his trachea exactly between Bob’s clavicals? Quickly and powerfuly!
        8. Can you hit Bob’s solar plexus (where the diaphragm is located) so that you knock the wind out of your opponent.  Quickly and powerfuly!
        9. Can you hit Bob’s genitalia (try to hit the little bolt-opening in the rod of steel that holds Bob up – or tape a place on the rod where Bob’s genitalia would be located and aim for that)?  Quickly and powerfuly!
        10. Now can you swing the cane 360 degrees and slam the tip of the cane right upon the crown of Bob’s head as if you were trying to create a fracture in cervical vertebrae number 1 (where the brain-stem that controls breathing is located)?  Quickly and powerfuly!
        11. Now, repeat all of the same attacks, the same way, using your other hand.
    5. Addictive Behaviors (of any kind):  When you feel like relapsing into your addictive behavior imagine that the Wing Chun dummy IS YOUR ADDICTION and proceed to beat the living hell out of the dummy.  It is up to you whether or not your form is precise and accurate but make sure to emphasize SPEED and POWER (POWER OVER YOUR ADDICTION).
    6. Passive-Aggressive Coping Mechanisms:  Do NOT just be “ASSERTIVE” while attacking the Wing Chun dummy, but be VIOLENT and AGGRESSIVE when beating on the dummy or punching bag.
    7. Codependent Personality:  Recognize that your power does NOT come from somone NEEDING you and your care; your TRUE POWER is inherently WITHIN YOU so USE your power while working through all four of the Wing Chun Forms and the two weapon forms.
    8. . . . and many other psychological and psychosocial afflictions which require a TRAINED (reasonable, rational, and well thought-out) RESPONSE from the PRE-FRONTAL CORTEX rather than a “knee-jerk” REACTION from the AMYGDALA.
  10. Wing Chun IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE in a REAL STREET FIGHT under TWO conditions #1:  The practitioner has trained in Wing Chun by participating in realistic, FULL CONTACT fighting scenarios (with full protective gear worn) against a large number of opponents from highly diversified varieties of fighting styles and backgrounds[More on this subject below].  #2:  Your opponent/s do NOT have a GUN!
    1. For more information on using Wing Chun in a street fight please watch this video on YouTube:  Wing Chun in a Street Fight.
    2. CRITERION #1 (above) IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT A qualified, competent Wing Chun Sifu will give his or her students an infinite number of opportunities to engage in aggressive, full contact fighting scenarios (with full protective gear worn) with an infinitely increasing number of DIVERSIFIED fighters (from drastically different fighting backgrounds). You will NOT learn very much about HOW to use your Wing Chun skills if you are ONLY sparring against competitors who use Wing Chun.  You will learn a lot more if you spar against someone who is proficient in kick boxing and Brazilian Jiujitsu, then a master of Karate, then someone with experience in Muay Thai, then a person with a high leve of skill in Krav Maga, and so on (etc.).  Granted, you will probably lose the first several full contact-sparring encounters with fighters such as these, but each time you “lose” you will learn WHY you lost, and therefor you will be better prepared for your next full contact sparing encounter with a fighter who has that specific background.  So, the first point I am making focuses on the diversity of the fighters whom you compete against.  The second point I feel compelled to make is that sparing for points is NOTHING like a real fight; so when you “spar” you need to do so using what MMA fighters call “full contact” but by all means wear protective gear such as a full face-shield and head helmet.  There also needs to be some rules to stop participants from getting crippled or killed, but common kung fu sparring (for points) has WAY TOO MANY RULES such as:  #1:  No punching or striking at the face. #2:  No “catching” or “grabbing” your opponent’s striking extremity, i.e. you are not allowed to “catch” a kick with your hands and then sweep the opponent’s opposite knee with your foot.My reasoning for not sparring for points is that if you train for points you will possibly never learn to block your nose, however if you are in a “full contact” fight and you get punched in the nose area of your face shield, then it is the teacher’s job to “blow the whistle” to take a “time out” while the teacher reviews with the student how to block a punch to the nose.  Please view the following YouTube video for more information about this:  How to avoid losing a fight when using Wing Chun.

Are you ALREADY convinced that Wing Chun is your path of repentance and resultant salvation?  ANYONE can find lessons HERE: 

https://wingchun.online/memberships/

What, exactly, is Wing Chun?

It is not just a really bad eighty’s musical group called “Wang Chun” and their hallmark song entitled, “Everybody Have Fun Tonight!”  Allow me to explain:

There is NO relationship between the musical band called Wang Chun” and the Martial Art, Wing Chun!

This musical group, Wang Chun, which was from London, was initially named “Huang Chun” which, according to Wikipedia was a “Wade–Giles romanization”system for writing and pronouncing  Mandarin Chinese before “pinyin” became the standard for English translation of Mandarin Chinese.   For a reason not clearly specified, the band members of this group thought that “Wang Chun” meant “yellow bell” in Mandarin Chinese, and also represented the the first note in the Chinese classical music scale.

According to a historical video on YouTube (HERE) the term “Wang Chun” does NOT mean “yellow bell,” and it’s literal translation is “beautiful spring.”  The historically focused video does not specify as to whether this translation is Mandarin (the prevalent language of modern China) or Cantonese (the likely native tongue of the person or people who created the style of Martial Arts now called “Wing Chun” or “Ving Tsun”).  The London musical group reportedly changed their name to “Wang Chun” because Americans found it easier to pronounce.  The take-home point of this conversation is that these band members had NO IDEA that “Wang Chun” or more properly, “Wing Chun (or)Ving Tsunis actually a highly lethal form of Martial Art!  Back in America when the song hit the “top 40” in American pop music in the year of 1986 the common but quite hilarious joke about the song was when someone declared, “Everybody WANG Chun tonight!!! . . . I’m Chun!!!

As mentioned above, Wing Chun (詠春) / (咏春) Ving Tsun is a Chinese Martial Art (Kung Fu) form based on physics, geometry, and anatomy,  utilizing an offensive-defense by similtaneously blocking your center-line while attacking your opponent’s center-line during close-range combat (street fighting).  The center-line is an imaginary line that starts right between the middle of one’s eyes and goes straight downward to the location right between one’s big toes as the person stands in the anatomical position ¹.  The center-line spreads out from this central portion of the imaginary line to encompass about a hand’s width outward from the very center of the line towards the periphery of the person.  Almost all of the human body’s major, vital, fragile, and unprotected organs and bodily parts can be found within this area referred to as the central-line.  However, there is a great deal more to know about Wing Chun / Ving Tsun:

WING CHUN, VING TSUN, MARTIAL ARTS, KUNG FU, WANG CHUN, WENG CHUN, BONG SAO, TAN SAU, PAK SAU, FAK SAO, FOOK SAU, FOK SAU, LAP SAU, HUEN SAU, GAUN SAU, STICKY HANDS, BAAT CHAM DO, BUTTERFLY SWORDS, SIX, HALF, 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE, LUK DIM BOON KWUN, STAFF, SAI LIM TAO, CHUM KIU, BIU JI, BIU JEE, MUK YAN JONG, WOODEN DUMMY, IP MAN, TRADITIONAL WING CHUN, YIM WING CHUN, NG MUI, KUNG FU HISTORY, SELF HELP, PSYCHOSOCIAL, HOLISTIC, PSYCHOLOGICAL, MEDITAION, TAI CHI, TAI QI, QIGONG, IP MAN, BRUCE LEE, YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR, BIU SAO, GUM SAU, JU-CHEUNG, JUM SAU, JUT SAU, KAU SAU, KOP SAU, KOP JAM, KWAN SAU, LAN SAU, LAP SAU, LIN WAN KUEN, PIE JAM, PO PAI CHEUNG, TIE SAU, WU SAU, JUT SAU, JUM SAU, GUM SAU, SHAME CYCLE, MASLOW'S HIERARCHY, ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES, ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION, HIGHER SELF, MINDFULNESS, GROUNDING SKILLS, BUDDHISM, BUDDHIST, GNOSTIC, GNOSTICISM, CHRISTIANITY, CHRISTIAN, BUTTERFLY SWORDS,
Reference #1 above: This is the “Anatomical position.”
WING CHUN, VING TSUN, MARTIAL ARTS, KUNG FU, WANG CHUN, WENG CHUN, BONG SAO, TAN SAU, PAK SAU, FAK SAO, FOOK SAU, FOK SAU, LAP SAU, HUEN SAU, GAUN SAU, STICKY HANDS, BAAT CHAM DO, BUTTERFLY SWORDS, SIX, HALF, 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE, LUK DIM BOON KWUN, STAFF, SAI LIM TAO, CHUM KIU, BIU JI, BIU JEE, MUK YAN JONG, WOODEN DUMMY, IP MAN, TRADITIONAL WING CHUN, YIM WING CHUN, NG MUI, KUNG FU HISTORY, SELF HELP, PSYCHOSOCIAL, HOLISTIC, PSYCHOLOGICAL, MEDITAION, TAI CHI, TAI QI, QIGONG, IP MAN, BRUCE LEE, YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR, BIU SAO, GUM SAU, JU-CHEUNG, JUM SAU, JUT SAU, KAU SAU, KOP SAU, KOP JAM, KWAN SAU, LAN SAU, LAP SAU, LIN WAN KUEN, PIE JAM, PO PAI CHEUNG, TIE SAU, WU SAU, JUT SAU, JUM SAU, GUM SAU, SHAME CYCLE, MASLOW'S HIERARCHY, ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES, ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION, HIGHER SELF, MINDFULNESS, GROUNDING SKILLS, BUDDHISM, BUDDHIST, GNOSTIC, GNOSTICISM, CHRISTIANITY, CHRISTIAN, BUTTERFLY SWORDS,
The GRAY area is the “Center-Line” which contains most of the body’s vital and fragile organs.

 

The History of Wing Chun ~ Legend vs. Probable Facts:

There are several “historical” accounts describing the manner in which Wing Chun was created and named.  I will describe the most commonly passed down legend of Wing Chun because it serves very well for describing the nature of Wing Chun in many aspects, and then, later on this page I will provide a link to a YouTube video which is very likely a more historically accurate portrayal of how the art of Wing Chun came to be (the link to this video is also HERE).

The Legend of 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, which I think makes sense because I hold the opinion that most women are inherently more intuitive than men are; I think if you compare Wing Chun Martial Artists who are female to their male counterparts you will see that women seem to “take to” the art of Wing Chun quite quickly and gracefully whereas men tend to struggle with their intuitive perception (regarding when, where, and how they will be attacked), and men also tend to struggle with being too rigid and robotic in their movements throughout the Wing Chun forms and when engaged in hand-to-hand sparing or fighting.  In the “Student Reading” section of this website I will elaborate further 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).”  For the time being, I will explain that Wing Chun is a close-range style of fighting.  Often you are about 4-6 inches away from your opponent, and being that close to your opponent should be your goal.  Since you are this close to your opponent, you will not be able to see what your opponent plans on doing to you such as a kick or a punch; you must intuitively perceive what your opponent plans on doing to you, when your opponent plans on do it, and how your opponent plans on doing it.  (In the words of the iconic Bruce Lee, “Do NOT THINK!!!  FEEL!” – Enter the DragonSimultaneously you must instinctively respond by both blocking your opponent’s attack and counterattacking your opponent at the same time in one gracefully executed motion.

According to legend, the name of Wing Chun’s creator is “Ng Mui,” and she was a Buddhist Nun in a Shaolin Temple who, as legend tells it, escaped from the temple as it was burning down under the attack of the Qing Dynasty.  The attack of the Qing Dynasty was most likely not chiefly concerned with destroying the Shaolin temple as much as they were fixated on concurring the Ming Dynasty during a civil war between the two dynasties which occupied Southern China.  However, as you will see in a video later linked to on this page, the Shaolin monks and nuns were reputably known for being highly proficient in Martial Arts, and I suspect that the Qing Dynasty feared that the Shaolin monks and nuns would protect the soldiers and civilians of the Ming Dynasty so the Shaolin Temple was probably one of the Qing Dynasty’s first points of attack.

Ng Mui reportedly went into hiding as a common civilian in Southern China keeping her identity as a Shaolin Nun a secret.   As the movie “Wing Chun,” released in 2010 (a link to this movie on YouTube is delineated below and the movie remains free to watch) depicts, Ng Mui became aware that Yim Wing Chun, a local villager, was being bullied by a powerful man and would likely be forced into marrying this tyrant.  So, Ng Mui taught her unique style of Martial Arts to her first disciple ,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 lethal 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, lethal Martial Art.

[Wing Chun Movie -2010]

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 & instructions on 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; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN

(2)  Then, click on those three dots, then select the YouTube “settings” as shown here:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN

(3) Then, after you select the “settings” you must select “captions” and then click on “English” if that is your preferred language, as shown here:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN

If the legend of Ng Mui and her disciple Yim Wing Chun are factually based, then 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.”  (This movie is infinitely better than the old version of the movie called, “Stranger from Shaolin“).  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.

The Lineage and History of Wing Chun:

(According to Legend)

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”):

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;

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

Ip Man:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN

Ip Man & His Iconic Disciple, Bruce Lee:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN

The Probable HISTORICAL & FACTUAL TRUTH About the History of Wing Chun / Ving Tsun:

Please refer to the following YouTube link:

The Probable Truth About the Origin of Wing Chun / Ving Tsun.

Here is a brief overview of Wing Chun’s possible origin as described in the YouTube video (link) above and as described in other noted sources online:

HISTORY:

Year 1768:  Shaolin temples, including the Sil Lum Shaolin Temple (which housed Buddhist Nuns and Monks who practiced the art of “Southern White Crane” Kung Fu) were burnt to the ground by the Qing Dynasty (1644-1922), probably because they feared that these monk’s knowledge of Kung Fu would interfere with the Qing Dynasty’s continued rising to power and domination in Southern China.

Some monks escaped:  Practicing Kung Fu was made illegal but the monks who escaped managed to secretly pass along the art of “Southern White Crane Kung Fu.”

Yim Wing Chun (Cantonese language, NOT Mandarin language) is NOT a single person but actually a rebel organization attempting to bring back the Ming Dynasty.  One translation of the three words is as follows:

Yim:  Strict (Possibly symbolizing that discipline is the key to this  new fighting system and key to the success that the rebel organization would have in bringing back the Ming Dynasty).

Wing:  Eternal (Symbolizing that the Ming Dynasty will survive forever).

Chun:  Spring (Symbolizes the rebirth of the Ming Dynasty).

WEAPONS: ¹

6 1/2 Point Dragon staff / Luk Dim Boom Gwan form:

According to legend, a Shaolin Monk named Ji Sin, of the Sil Lum Shaolin Temple, introduced the 6 1/2 Point Dragon staff / Luk Dim Boom Gwan form into the art of Wing Chun.  He was one of the five Shaolin elders who, according to legend, escaped the burning of this temple, along with the Buddhist Nun Ng Mui who is traditionally credited with “creating” the art of Wing Chun.

Baat Cham Dao / Butterfly Swords:

Also according to legend,the Fut Pai Hung Mun (Buddhist Hung Mun), was a secret society that operated within the Southern Shaolin Temple in an effort to bring back the Ming Dynasty.  Cheung Ng (Tan Sao Ng) was another one of the five elders who was a member of this secret society that survived the burning of the Sil Lum Shaolin Temple, and he created the double butterfly swords form known as Baat Cham Dao.

The Wooden Dummy Form / Muk Yan Jong:

I have searched extensively and found no reliable historical record of when the fourth form of Wing Chun, the Wooden Dummy / Muk Yan Jong form was added to the Wing Chun system, but history seems to indicate that the Shaolin Monks used several hundred wooden dummies to practice on routinely.  It was only mentioned in one article that Ng Mui designed the first Wing Chun Dummy based on knowledge of how all of the other dummies were designed / built and then she changed the structure of the dummy to best fit the purpose of training a student in the art of Wing Chun.  I have not found any information about how Ip Man arrived at the Muk Yaun Jong form done in the very specific way that he demonstrates the form in his video, which was made while he was dying of lung cancer.  It should be noted that there are an endless number of drastically different “versions” of the Wooden Dummy Form (Mak Yaun Jong).

HISTORY CONTINUED:

Dr. Leung Jan (1826-1901) who was considered the “King of Kung Fu” (at his time) learned the art of Wing Chun from an unknown source but redesigned the first three forms that we know today (Sai Lim Tao, Cham Kiu, & Biu Tze) to incorporate more hand strikes than traditional Shaolin Kung Fu traditionally used.

Leung Big was the son of Dr. Leung Jan; Leung Big taught Wing Chun to Ip Man.  Leung Big was reportedly Ip Man’s third Kung Fu teacher; Ip Man learned Southern White Crane Kung Fu first. ⇒ This information was acquired from a three part DVD series made in China called “Ip Man.”

Ip Man (1893-1972) changed the name of “Eternal Spring” to “Beautiful Spring” (probably because the Ming Dynasty was obviously not eternal, for they no longer existed, but the art of Wing Chun was beautifully simplistic) hence Ip Man changed “Wing Chun” to “Ving Tsun” and established the “Ving Tsun Athletic Association” in 1967.

For more historical information on the lineage of Wing Chun, which varies moderately from the above information, please see the eWingChun.com Website.

1:  Acquired from a different source that the YouTube video, located [HERE].

What makes Wing Chun so Unique?

Yin & Yang:

Regardless of which historical account of Wing Chun is true, Wing Chun philosophy as it applies to both hand-to-hand combat and also to one’s outlook on life in general is an out-branch of fundamental Buddhism philosophy which includes the Buddhist concept/s of “Yin” & “Yang.”  I won’t go into much detail about the concept/s of Yin & Yang except to say that it is an Eastern theory about the exchange of energy that occurs throughout all aspects of life (regardless of your gender) including hand-to-hand combat.  Here is a comparative chart between the concepts of Yin & Yang:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
YIN AND YANG ARE OPPOSING FORMS OF ENERGY. THE DISCERNMENT OF ONE OF THEM NECESSITATES THE PRESENCE OF THE OTHER.

Breathing (Qigong), & Guiding Internal and External Energy (Yin & Yang) through the practice of Tai – Chi:

To learn more about “Yin & Yang” and its application to the way energy flows through us and throughout us by learning Qigong & Tai – Qi (Chi) link to the {Qigong / Tai Qi} portion of this website.  Before you learn Wing Chun it is highly advised that you first learn how to breathe through the study of Qigong and to learn how to properly engage your internal energy through the practice of Tai – Qi (Chi), which is only one video that is only eight minutes and 45 seconds long.  You can also undertake the study of Wing Chun & Qigong / Tai – Qi (Chi) simultaneously.

Discussion of Wing Chun in Comparison to Jiu Jitsu & Krav Maga:

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

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

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT JEET KUNE DO:   

I did not include “Jeet Kune Do” in the above list because it is an “outbranch” of Wing Chun, created by Bruce Lee, which DOES include inflicting death upon your opponent.  However, Jeet Kune Do is a highly esoteric form of Martial Arts that has very few TRUE masters, and it takes a lifetime to become a master of Jeet Kune Do (which is an unrealistic goal for most of us), therefore I have left Jeet Kune Do out of this discussion.

That being said, the above three categories are 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.

 

Wing Chun Unique Characteristics Continued:

I will mention, again, a 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 (with one possible exception:  It could be argued that the Taun-Sao amd Bong-Sao blocks/positions mimic the shape of the crane’s wings when the crane is blocking an attack).  Wing Chun is actually based on very solid principles of physics, geometryand an in depth understanding of human anatomy.  I will explain more about this shortly but for now lets take a quick look at physics, and anatomy.  Physics:  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 (ideally) . . . every attack is a block, and every block is an attack.  There will be a more in-depth disscussion of these aspects of Wing Chun, later in this essay.

The Snake & the Crane Components of Wing Chun:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN
[The above picture is commonly used to signify Wing Chun as a fight between a snake and a crane].

Allow me to play the “Devil’s Advocate” momentarily and argue that the legend about Ng Mui and Yim Wing Chun is factual, then I would  also argue 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” (A part of the brain called the amygdala is responsible for this “fight or flight” response but also has a third response which is unaccounted for in most medical texts, which is the response of “Freeze!”  However, freezing is not a viable option when using Wing Chun).  In the “fight” mode you defend your personal space by utilizing an offensive defense if you are astute enough to intuitively know that you are about to be attacked, or if you miss that cue and get attacked then you immediately block and simultaneously counter-attack (fight).  I believe that this is what the “snake” represents.  I believe that 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 in the form of a “Bong-Sao, Taun-Sao,” or any number of other Wing Chun blocks that tend to mimic the angles of a crane’s wing), 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 preemptively 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).

 

Wing Chun / Ving Tsun – A More In-Depth Explanation of Wing Chun Theory, Concepts, and Principles:

Physics

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line so Wing Chun does not utilize round-house punches, spinning “back” kicks, or any other form of grandiose/flashy form of attack that is not implemented in a straight line along the shortest path between one’s hand, elbow, foot or knee — and the specific target of the attack.  Bruce Lee brought Wing Chun from China to America and soon became famous for his straight-line one-inch and four-inch punch because they were powerful enough to throw his opponents several feet back from where they initially stood, with the result of the opponents landing either in a carefully placed chair or flat on their backs.  While in school in Hong Kong Bruce Lee participated in boxing so he did study the art of boxing extensively but he won a boxing championship by using his four-inch punch from Wing Chun!  See the following link:  (Bruce Lee’s One Inch Punch).  So, it is very safe to say that his true power resided in the shortest, straight-line distance between his solar plexus (located at the center of the chest just below the nipple line) and his specific target.  Your true power also lies in a straight line between the center of your solar plexus and your closest target on your opponent FORCE = MASS * VOLUME * ACCELERATION = MASS MULTIPLIED BY THE (VOLUME DIVIDED BY THE TIME) .  NOTICE THAT THE EQUATION SAYS VOLUME DIVIDED BY TIME, SO THE LONER THE TIME OF CONTACT BETWEEN YOUR FIST AND SOMEONE’S RIB-CAGE, THE LESS FORCE THAT WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE OPPONENT’S RIB-CAGE.   FOR EXAMPLE, IF I WALK UP TO YOU AND LAY MY PALM UPON YOUR CHEST AS I SLOWLY INCREASE THE PRESSURE IT MAY TAKE HOURS BEFORE THE PRESSURE OF MY PALM CAUSES ANY DISCOMFORT IN YOUR CHEST  – HOWEVER – IF I USE MY ARM IN THE STRIKING ACTION LIKE THAT OF A WHIP WITH RECOIL, AND ALLOW THIS IMMEDIATE RECOIL TO WITHDRAW MY HAND, THEN THE STRIKE TO YOUR CHEST WILL FEEL MORE FORCE THAT IS EXERTED OVER A SHORTER PERIOD OF TIME THUS INCREASING THE PAINFUL “STING” THAT YOU FEEL IN YOUR RIB CAGE.  ALWAYS RE-COIL YOUR STRIKES SO THAT YOU INCREASE THE FORCE OF YOUR STRIKES THEREBY CAUSING MORE DAMAGE, BUT ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT RECOILING YOUR STRIKES STOPS YOUR OPPONENT FROM BEING ABLE TO “CATCH” YOUR ARM (OR LEG), PULL INWARD, AND THROW YOU  COMPLETELY OFF BALANCE WHICH TYPICALLY ENDS WITH YOU ON THE FLOOR/GROUND.

  • To conceptualize this immagine this leather whip Why isn’t a whip just made out of one long leather strand instead of several long leather strands woven together?  The reason the whip is made of several long strands of leather woven together is because the WAY the strands are woven together allows the tip of the whip to STRETCH out to hit its target followed by an almost similtaneous recoiling back of the whip thereby increasing the force; according to Isac Newton The net force on an object is equal to the mass of the object multiplied by the acceleration of the object. Or some simply say:  Force equals mass times accelerationHowever, Acceleration is measured in meters per second squared (time), m/s2.  Since the time (seconds in this case) is in the denominator, the smaller the time is, the greater the force will be!

Geometry: 

I will only give one example of how geometry plays an important role in the art of Wing Chun:  There is a block frequently used in Wing Chun which is called the “Bong Sao.”  To correctly implement a Bong Sao Block, the Wing Chun practitioner’s elbow is raised above his or her hand (typically with the line from the practitioner’s shoulder to the elbow being pointed at the opponent’s head-level, and the arm is bent at an angle that is approximately 160 degrees so that when the opponent’s fist is blocked by the Bong Sao, the opponent’s fist and arm slide along the angle of the Bong Sao such that the opponent’s punch is redirected to either side of the Wing Chun practitioner’s body thereby missing the practitioner entirely.  It is also ideal if the person using the Bong-Soa also pivots on his or her heels in such a manner as to move out of the way of the punch.  Here is a picture of the Bong Sao Block in use by Ip Man using a Bong-Sao block against a Son-Fist punch from Bruce Lee:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN
Ip Man on Left side using a Bong Sao Block against Bruce Lee on Right side using a Son-Fist attack.

Anatomy: 

The majority of vital and fragile organs of the human body are found in or near an approximately centralized line which extends from the middle of your head straight down to the ground.  Examples of some of these vital and fragile organs include the “crown” of the skull, the eyes, the temples, the nose, the jaw, the throat (trachea), the carotid arteries & jugular veins, the heart / sternum, the solar plexus (where the diaphragm can be accessed with a penetrating strike), the liver, the testicles, the knee caps, the ankles, the toes, (from the front), and the spinal cord (from the back).  Taking this anatomical concept into consideration, it becomes very logical that when practicing Wing Chun it is absolutely mandatory to simultaneously block your “center-line” while attacking your opponent’s center-line:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN

Wing Chun in Movies:

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]

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;

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!!!

At last ~ 

Wing Chun Specifically Defined:

To acquire a better understanding of exactly what Wing Chun is, please watch this video that I put together as an  Introductory Video to the Art of Wing Chun – Ving Tsun.  In the last portion of this video there is a clip of Tony Leung using Wing Chun against Ziyi Zhang (Xiyi Xang) who is using “Bagua-Zhang” to fight back against Tony Leung.  For information about Bagua-Zhang Martial Arts, and other challenging forms of Martial Art to compete against, please read the very bottom footnote on this page:  #♥¹

  • Introductory Video to the Art of Wing Chun – Ving Tsun

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 teachers typically go about teaching Wing Chun These details will follow, but first let me make note of a five important items:

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  • #1:  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.

  • #2:  Regarding Progressive & Traditional Wing Chun – Do NOT worry

Please do not allow the specific details and esoteric holds, blocks, and attacks on this page to intimidate you:  They are there for a reminder reference after you have covered the information in your lessons with your teacher/s.

  • #3:  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 should be omitted or modified. The teacher should also be willing to simplify what he or she teaches 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 ! ! !

  • #4:  REMEMBER the REAL PURPOSE of Martial Art in Today’s Climate

Let’s be realistic folks:  This is the year 2019 (or greater).  Everyone around you is probably “packing heat” (carrying a gun on his or her person).  Sadly, in this day-in-age, concepts such as chivalry and courage are very seldom valued, so if someone REALLY wants to WIN  a fight against you she or he will just shoot you! Therefore, what is the REAL PURPOSE of studying any form of Martial Art?  It is not very likely for use as self-defense.  My argument is that the main point of Wing Chun is SELF-CULTIVATION Learn how to effectively meditate (Mindful Meditation) while in motion, through eloquent, rhythmic, and precise movements of your body while focusing on your breathing.  Learn to ask and express, “Here I am as a human being; how can I express myself totally and completely?  That way, you won’t create a style (because a) style is a crystallization, (but, Martial Arts SHOULD be) a process of continuing growth. . . to express oneself honestly; not lying to oneself . . . . That, my friend, is very hard to do.” ~ Bruce Lee 

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

  • #5:  Extreme Flexibility & Agility are NOT a Prerequisite:

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.”

 

 

~ Wing Chun Training / Tutoring / Teaching / Lessons ~

How the Lessons Should Typically be Taught with a Personal Trainer:

Each lesson will typically start with four CALISTHENICS:

  1. Son-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.
  4. Bent-over (back is 90 degrees to legs) latissimus dorsi dumbbell pull-ups, or regular pull ups using an overhead bar.

. . . & 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.
  • The teacher should Teach three “HAND” forms, & one WOODEN DUMMY 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 “Muk Yan Jong.”

Sai Lim Tao, Cham Kiu, Biu Jee, & Mak Yan 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:

Weapon training:

  • Wing Chun Single Fighting Cane & Wing Chun Double Fighting Cane

    • I am the only disciple who knows these forms, therefore you will have to learn these forms from watching the videos of them posted on the”Student Reading & Form Demonstration page:  Weapons of Wing Chun.  If these forms are what you want to learn just email me to let me know then I will post a series of videos that only show one set each, in a slowly defined manner with narrative descriptions of each move and the purposes of each move.
  • Baat Cham Do:

    • Most Wing Chun instructors know the Baat Cham Do form, however there is a drill for the butterfly swords which is very similar to “Sticky Hands” but requires practice swords that are not sharp.  The swords are held in the reverse manner with the plade pointing back toward your body and the handle pointed toward your opponent’s body (you should learn how to quickly and gracefully “flip” from a straight-hold on the swords to a backwards hold on the swords by allowing the handle to roll around your thumb).   Then the wrists of each opponent are brought together as in the traditional “Sticky Hands” drill.  The goal is, as always, to block eachother and similtaneously counter attack.  Very few Sifus and Wing Chun practitioners are familiar with this esoteric drill, but here are a couple of pictures of what I call the “Sticky Swords” drill, however I have heard of it being called the “Push Knives” drill.

 

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN
WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN

Here is a short clip of a scene from “The Final Master” in which the Sifu is training his disciple how to defend against and attack one’s opponent when using the Butterfly Swords:

[Baat Cham DO Training: Push Knives Drill.]

 

  • 6 1/2 Point Dragon Pole Form / Luk Dim Boon Kwun:  

    • Finding a teacher who is competant in this weapon form is very difficult due to the fact that the form is often considered to be antiquated primarily because if one is looking for an effective weapon to use during battles that involve a long distance such as 16 feet, then he or she will probably opt to use a gun!
    • In watching several videos, I am unable to find a clearly coreographed and recorded video of someone demonstrarting the entire Luk Boon Kwun form, however I do notice the following pattern being replicated:
      1. Stand in a side-ways position with your feet such that one foot, your leading foot, is out in front and the raer foot is toward your backside.  Grasp the pole such that your leading hand is positioned (holding the pole) with the palmar side of your hand facing yourself, and the other hand grasps the pole such that the palmer side of the hand is facing away from you and your wrist is bent such that the palmer side of the hand faces upward.
      2. Lundge your leading leg outward as you thrust the pole forward as if spearing your opponent.
      3. Retract such that your leading foot comes back to its original position and lower the pole to your leading leg’s thigh which serves as a pivot-point for the pole, then move your end of the pole upward such that the tip of the pole goes downward.
      4. Then move your end of the pole downward such that the tip of the pole moves upward.
      5. Then bring the tip of the pole downward again but this time create a half circle with the tip of the pole as if to sweep someone’s feet so that the person falls.
      6. Start the sequence over from a different standing position.

 

 

 

How lessons will typically be taught – continued:

During each lesson the teacher should typically teach one set from one of the first three “hand” forms (in order), and he or she should teach one set from the Muk Yan Jong (Wooden Dummy) form.  Once the “hand forms” are memorized and reproduced with eloquence and refinement then your teacher will likely start teaching you the traditional Wing Chun weapon forms, or at least Baat Cham Do (Butterfly Swords).

 

Prior to teaching the new sets for the current lesson the teacher should typically have the student demonstrate what she or he has learned so far, and then the teacher should 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).

The teacher should have a real wooden Mak Yaun Jong  (Wooden Dummy) in the dojo (Dàochǎng – 道场) for you to train on, but if you meet  outside of your home such as a public park, the teacher should 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 found here -> “ https://www.amazon.com/Attachmate-Wing-Chun-Dummy-Trainer/d.”


~ Wing Chun (Wooden) Dummy & Training Dummies ~

My Wing Chun Dummies:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;

Wing Chun Attachmate ©:

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 MUK YAN JONG PERFORMED ON AN ATTACHMATE]:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
Mak Yaun Jong on a Wing Chun attachmate

The “Bob” punching bag:

Used to improve the accuracy of the student’s strikes to the temples, ears, eyes, nose, mouth, trachea (throat), diaphragm (Solar Plexus), and abdomen:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN, VING TSUN

Jeet Kune Do Dummy:

I have a Jeet Kune Do attachment on a floor-mounted punching bag that allows the me some variety in practicing Muk Yan Jong on a dummy with the arms that are wider apart than on a Wing Chun dummy so that I get 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:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
WING CHUN, VING TSUN

So, as you can see (above) I have a variety of training tools to help me be more well-rounded especially when it comes to performing the Muk Yan Jong (Wooden Dummy) form and also when it comes to improving the accuracy of the my 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 Amazon 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 your initial lessons will be focused on the first three “hand” forms of Wing Chun which will likely take a couple of years to get you to the point where your demonstration of these forms is not only correct in the “gross” movements, but also correct in the “detailed” “finite” movements of the forms.


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).

Wing Chūn Zǔhé Jiǎn Biǎo:

  • If you do not feel ready for this long of a commitment, I have created a short form which contains all of the fundamental aspects of Wing Chun. 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,which means Wing Chun Combination Short Form.  You may learn the form by watching it demonstrated here:

 

Self-Defense” IF the attacker does NOT have a GUN:

    1. You may only want a quick lesson in women’s self-defense .  A teacher 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.
      4. In these lessons your teacher should 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:  Drills, Falling, Take-Downs, Sparring / Full Contact Fighting Scenarios with Protective Gear. . .

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, the teacher will typically engage the student in PRACTICAL APPLICATION through one of eight methods to include:

  1. Sticky Hands Drill,”
  2. Sticky Feet Drill,”
  3. Sticky SwordsDrill: (Typically called the “Push Knives” drill and only practiced by highy advanced students).  Here is a video of how the Sticky Swords / Push Knives drill works:  The Final Master Wing Chun movie / scene in which the master is training the disciple by using the “Sticky Swords” drill.
  4. Wing Chun Drills”  See the appendices on this website at Practical Application Drills (Wing Chun Drills).
  5. Falling Techniques (Drills),”
  6. Take-Down Methods (Drills),”
  7. Chinese Sparing.”  This is an improvisational, slow paced type of sparring in which you make a move and then pause while your partner decides which move would be most benificial to block your attack and counterattack.  Each time a new move is made by either opponent, the two of you start over from the beginning as you recall which moves were made so that each reinactment of the “fight” is exactly as it was the last time you carried it out (and vise-versa) with a new move by either participant being implimented.  Essentially Chinese Sparring is a process in which the student participants coreograph their own holywood fighting scene Chinese sparring is a great way to slowly progress towards real sparring because it allows each student to contemplate what works vs. what does not work.
  8. Sparring with all of the protective equipment and rules that Kung Fu sparring subscribes to is the next step in learning.
  9. Full-Contact” fighting simulation (such as they practice in MMA, Cage Fighting, and kick-boxing with Brazilian Jiujitsu), but with full protective gear on to include a face shield is CRITICAL to engage in.  It is ALSO CRITICAL to compete against an extensive variety of fighters / competators who have drastically different fighting / martial arts backgrounds such as competing against kick-boxers, practitioners of Muay Thai, practitioners of Karate, people who use “street-fighting,” practitioners of Krav Maga, boxers, wrestlers, practitioners of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and (full) Jiujitsu, practitioners of five and eight animal Kung Fu, practitioners of Bagua Zhang, and an ideally infinite number of other competitors / fighters.  If you never get to this point in your practice of Wing Chun (or any other form of martial art), you will NEVER learn how to protect yourself in a real street fight and you will NEVER be able to claim that you are a “Sifu” or “Master” of Wing Chun (or any other form of combative art), therefore you will have absolutely NO BUSINESS being a teacher of any form of Combative Martial Arts (although you may be qualified to teach Meditative Martial Arts such as Tai-Chi):  This is SERIOUS business folks.  Implant this advise into your body, soul, and mind.

 

Detailed Explanation of 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. Sticky Swords / Push Knives Drill (for highy advanced students).  Here is a video of how Sticky Swords works:  The Final Master, Wing Chun movie – scene in which the master is training his disciple by using the “Sticky Swords” or “Push Knives” drill.
  4. Wing Chun Drills See the Appendixes.
  5. Falling Drills:
    1. Banana-Shaped Fall: Banana-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:
    2. Backwards SomersaultIf 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), as your opponent jumps onto you, somersault backwards and kick upwards and over (sending your opponent airborne so that he ultimately lands on his head (more than likely) and then land on your feet so that you are prepared in case he is still able to attack again.
      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 the “crown” of his head thus creating a cervical fracture (at Cervical Vertebrae #1 where the brain-stem is located) that results in your opponent’s immediate death or paralysis, or . . . less lethal Drop your elbow forcefully upon his upper-back onto his shoulder-blade (scapula) which will cause pain and possibly stop him from taking you down, or drop your elbow forcefully onto the spinal cord which will probably just paralyze him instead of killing him.
        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.
  6. Take Downs (drills):  Remember this KEY FACT . . . A predictable attack yields a predictable result!”  Don’t be predictable!
    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).
    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).
    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).
    4. TAKE DOWN 4 (DEFENSIVE):  See Appendix GShoulder Submission Take-Down.  (DRILL).  
    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).
    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).
    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).
  7. Chinese Sparing: (~ Improvised and then Choreographed ~):  More information about Chinese Sparring This is VERY helpful in determining what WILL work, and what will NOT work, but is NOT a form of competitive “hand-to-hand” combat, but is just as useful if not MORE useful because when (regular) sparring with someone, and your attack or block is ineffective, you have NO IDEA WHY your attack or block was ineffective.  With Chinese Sparring, after a block or attack is implemented, both opponents take a quick time-out to evaluate why or why NOT that block or attack would be effective, and what its “pros” and “cons” are.

Prior to your first lesson 

~ Wing Chun Positions, Blocks, Attacks, & Drills ~

Positions, Blocks, and Attacks:

It would be VERY helpful to your teacher and it would probably also be impressive display of dedication 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 picture/s of the positions), & make a list of these positions for blocks and attacks and include any questions that you have about them prior to your fist Wing Chun lesson:

  • 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!WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
  • Taun SaoWING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;Taun Sao Drill on YouTube.
  • Bong Sao See Bong Sao Drill on YouTube.

 

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
Ip Man blocking Bruce Lee’s Son-Fist punch with a Bong-Soa.
  •  Gaun Sao:

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;

Double Gaun Sao Drill on YouTube.

WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;

 

  • Wing Chun Upper Body Fighting Stances:
    WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
    WING CHUN
    WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
    WING CHUN

    WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
    WING CHUN
  • Fight Stance / Son-Fist Punch

    WING CHUN; VING TSUN; MARTIAL ARTS; KUNG FU; WANG CHUN; WENG CHUN; BONG SAO; TAN SAU; PAK SAU; FAK SAO; FOOK SAU; FOK SAU; LAP SAU; HUEN SAU; GAUN SAU; STICKY HANDS; BAAT CHAM DO; BUTTERFLY SWORDS; SIX; HALF; 6 1/2 POINT DRAGON POLE; LUK DIM BOON KWUN; STAFF; SAI LIM TAO; CHUM KIU; BIU JI; BIU JEE; MUK YAN JONG; WOODEN DUMMY; IP MAN; TRADITIONAL WING CHUN; YIM WING CHUN; NG MUI; KUNG FU HISTORY; SELF HELP; PSYCHOSOCIAL; HOLISTIC; PSYCHOLOGICAL; MEDITAION; TAI CHI; TAI QI; QIGONG; IP MAN; BRUCE LEE; YEE GEE KIM YUEN MAR; BIU SAO; GUM SAU; JU-CHEUNG; JUM SAU; JUT SAU; KAU SAU; KOP SAU; KOP JAM; KWAN SAU; LAN SAU; LAP SAU; LIN WAN KUEN; PIE JAM; PO PAI CHEUNG; TIE SAU; WU SAU; JUT SAU; JUM SAU; GUM SAU; SHAME CYCLE; MASLOW'S HIERARCHY; ERIKSON'S EIGHT STAGES; ERIKSON'S THEORY OF SELF ACTUALIZATION; HIGHER SELF; MINDFULNESS; GROUNDING SKILLS; BUDDHISM; BUDDHIST; GNOSTIC; GNOSTICISM; CHRISTIANITY; CHRISTIAN; BUTTERFLY SWORDS;
    WING CHUN
  • Son-Fist Punch:  When striking your opponent be sure to pivot on your heels toward your opponent whenever it is appropriate to do so, to add more force in your strike, but also be sure to recoil the strike; you don’t want to leave your arm “out there” for your arm to grabbed by your opponent.  Also, by recoiling your strike you decrease the time of contact with your target, thereby increasing the force (pressure) applied to the target.  Of much debate among Wing Chun scholars is the action of striking THROUGH your target, NOT AT your target, again, so that you increase the force of your strike, however critiques of this concept argue that if you miss your target while attempting to strike through your target then you will be completely off balance and you will be in such a position as to give your opponet enough “positional advantage that he or she may very likely end the fight with one strike.  I will not advise you either way; this is an excellent topic of conversation for you and your Sifu to discuss!

 

  • WING CHUN, VING TSUN, MARTIAL ARTS, KUNG FU, WANG CHUN, WENG CHUN, BONG SAO, TAUN SAO, PAK SAO, FUK SAO, FOK SAO, LAP SAO, HUEN SAO, GAUN SAO, STICKY HANDS, BAAT CHAM DO, BUTTERFLY SWORDS, 6 1/2 Point Dragon Pole, Luk Dim Boon Kwun, STAFF, SAI LIM TAO, CHAM KIU, BIU JI, BIU JEE, MAK YAN JONG, WOODEN DUMMY, IP MAN, TRADITIONAL WING CHUN, YIM WING CHUN, NG MUI, KUNG FU HISTORY, SELF HELP, PSYCHOSOCIAL, HOLISTIC, PSYCHOLOGICAL, MEDITAION, TAI CHI, QIGONG, IP MAN, BRUCE LEE

 

 

Please see this . . .

[Wing Chun Glossary Link]

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

 

#♥¹:  Bagua-Zhang

  • The  most challenging  competition for a Wing Chun practitioner consists of Kick-Boxers, Boxers, Jiujitsu practitioners, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners, and Bagua Zhang practitioners
  • We are all pretty familiar with Boxing, Kick-Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Jiujitsu (yes, they are distinctly different forms of Jiujitsu).  However, Bagua (Bagua-Zhang) is a style of Kung Fu that most of us from the western hemisphere are still not familiar with so I will provide a brief description of Bagua here:
    • The practice of circlular-walking or “turning the circle” (as it is frequently referred to by Bagua Sifus), is Bagua’s characteristic method of stance and movement that utilizes this circlular-walking-style as an integral part of Bagua’s theory, tactics, and methodolgy to allow Bagua practitioners to be extremely evasive when the opponent is trying to strike the Bagua practitioner, and the Bagua practitioner’s attacks / strikes seem to come out of nowhere
      • These attacks / strikes come with with a high level of cardiovascular enduranceflexibility, speed, and power of attacks that take the form of any possible attack a human could implement consisting of an extremely wide variety of techniques (as well as weapons) to include an inumerable amount of drastically different types of strikes such as palm-strikes, fist-strikes, elbow-strikes, finger-strikes (to the eyes), bighting, high range to low range kicks, testicular-attacks, joint locks (joint-submission-holds), and body-throws.  It could be argued that Bagua Practitioners are the most well-rounded and comprehensively trained martial arts practitioners in existence.
    • The circle that the Bagua practitioner works within is typically about six feet in diameter but can be wider.  Bagua’s distinctively evasive circular footwork allows the Bagua practitioner to fight multiple opponents and is also shown by the practice of moving behind an opponent, so that it is more difficult to harm the Bagua practitioner.  Bagua practitioners are known for their ability to “flow” in and out of the way of the opponent.  Bagua employs internal aspects of using and conserving energy, which is key to the Bagua practitioner’s high level of endurance in fights making Bagua Practitioners very effective at street fihting. 

 

 

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“Dìzǐ Lóng Shé”

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