Student Reading: Where to Begin Reading.

 

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WHERE TO BEGIN READING:

 

Dear student:

After viewing the Introduction” (PAGE 1) of this website and watching the “Introduction to Wing Chun” video on that page, then the About Me & Holistic Lifestyle” (PAGE 2) section of this website, please START READING / VIEWING AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGEStart with the narrative about Bruce Lee and watch his video/s, then progress upward by reading about and watching the first form of Wing Chun (Sai Nim Tao), then the second form (Cham Kiu), then the third form (Biu Tze), and lastly the fourth form (Mak Yaun Jong). Afterwards, you may wish to read the section about weapons & view the related videos.  After you complete the reading and viewing of this page, please return to this first section of this page (PAGE 3) to link to the “PRACTICAL APPLICATION” section (PAGE 4) if you wish, then the “MEDITATIVE MUSIC & ART WORK” section (PAGE 5) if you wish, and then you may wish to study some Simplified Chinese Mandarin language [HERE] (PAGE 6).  Please see the paragraph below about Qi-Gong & Tai-Qi which is on PAGE 7.  Lastly, please be sure to read the “WING CHUN FAMOUS QUOTES & CLOSING STATEMENT (PAGE 8) before you exit this website.  Here is a note regarding my interpretation of the forms of Wing Chun that are displayed below, on this page:

  • For each form I have a video of Ip Chun demonstrating the form in the traditional manner, then I have a video of myself demonstrating the form in a traditional manner, and lastly I have a video of myself demonstrating the form in a manner that represents my own interpretation of the form.  You will likely notice that my own interpretation of the forms of Wing Chun are drastically different than the interpretations of the Wing Chun forms by Grand Master Ip Chun:  This is intentional because I believe that Bruce Lee was correct when he said that Martial Arts is about expressing oneself honestly and naturally through movement.  Although I think students should start out the traditional way that Ip Chun demonstrates, I do hope that students’ forms evolve to the point where they are almost nothing like the way Ip Chun or myself demonstrate the forms at all, so that the student honestly and naturally expresses herself or himself through the art of  the meditative movement of Wing Chun.

This is primarily a website highlighting the attributes of practicing Wing Chun as a method of self-cultivation, and I do my best to work a holistic approach to self cultivation into this website which is why the second page of this website (About Me & Holistic Lifestyle . . . ) includes everything from Wing Chun’s philosophical Buddhist foundation to a healthy diet, and psycho-social concepts and practices to help anyone who is using Wing Chun as a therapeutic modality to overcome depression, addiction, or any other affliction.  For this reason I have included a page on Qi-Gong and Tai-Qi that you may choose to practice and learn prior to tackling Wing Chun or you may choose to learn these forms along with Wing Chun.  These forms are located on PAGE 7 of this website and can be accessed through the following link:  [Qi-Gong & Tai-Qi].

 

Side-Note On How to Learn Nun-Chucks:

The art of using “Nígū jiā tóu” (尼姑夹头) or “Nun-Chucks” is an esoteric art form taught from Master to Student (Disciple).  Nun-Chucks are NOT a part of Wing Chun, so it can only be discerned that Bruce Lee learned how to use “Nun-Chucks” on his own.  It is easy enough to learn how to use “Nun-Chucks” on your own while standing still, although you will probably incur several fractures of the ulnar bone at the elbow, and skull fractures in addition to your elbow fractures.  The hardest part is to learn to use Nun-Chucks while you are moving and flipping about.  However, since Wing does NOT TEACH the use of Nun-Chucks, it is safe to say that Bruce Lee learned how to use Nun-Chucks on his own by practicing day and night.  The best way that I can think of to learn to use Nun-Chucks is to tape a string from your roof down to a ping-pong ball and practice hitting the ping-pong ball while you are in a spinning motion with kicks, punches, and so forth.  The experienced and proficient use of Nun-Chucks can only be learned by experience, not from a teacher.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest:

Sincerely with honor,

Disciple Dragon Snake 

Dìzǐ Lóng Shé

弟子龙蛇

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

 

 

If you have already begun taking lessons, the following web address link is where you can see videos that pertain to the lessons that you have had so far:  These videos cover practical application and drills:

[LINK TO PRACTICAL APPLICATION APPENDIX]

 

⇒ After viewing the PRACTICAL APPLICATION (PAGE 4) link above, you may wish to:

⇒ Visit the “MEDITATIVE MUSIC & MARTIAL ARTS ART WORK” (PAGE 5).

⇒  Study some Simplified Chinese Mandarin language [HERE] (PAGE 6).

⇒  Learn [Qi-Gong & Tai-Qi] (PAGE 7).

⇒  but please be sure to read the “CLOSING STATEMENT” (PAGE 8) before exiting this website.

 

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Form 4: Mak Yaun Jong ~ (Wooden Dummy)

Mak Yaun Jong (Wooden Dummy) Wing Chun Form:

Mak Yaun Jong Portable Dummy and Stationary Dummy:

WING CHUN DUMMIES

 

 

 

 

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Mak Yaun Jong uses a wooden dummy with simulated arms and a leg to combine all of the previous Wing Chun forms into one form which teaches the student to move around the wooden dummy as water moves gracefully around any obstacle.  It serves as an intermediate between the first three “hand” forms and the experience of competing against an actual live opponent.  This photograph is of actor and Martial Artist, Donnie Yen, in his role as the Grand Master, Ip Man.

 

 

 

Here is Ip Chun demonstrating Mak Yaun Jong:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is my interpretation of the Mak Yaun Jong (Wooden Dummy) form in VERY SLOW MOTION with step-by-step explanations, then at the end of the video is the whole form again at regular speed:

 

 

 

Here is me demonstrating the Mak Yaun Jong form on an Attachmate© which is wrapped around a standard punching bag that hangs from the ceiling, but the bag is stabilized at the bottom of the bag to make sure that the bag does not swing or swivel too much:

Form 2: Cham [Chum] Kiu ~ (Bridging the Gap)

BRUCE LEE & IP MAN'S STOP-KICK

Cham Kiu is the form that teaches you how to “close the gap” between you and your opponent by moving toward your opponent.  Wing Chun is a form of close-range contact fighting, so the goal is to get as close to your opponent as possible.  By doing so, your opponent will not be able to see what your planned attack is, however, you will also not be able to see what your opponent’s planned attack is, so you need to develop an intuitive perception of when, where, and how you will be attacked, and simultaneously you must instinctively react with a combination of a block and a counterattack which ideally occur at the very same time.  “Sticky Hands” (Sticky Hands Drill on YouTube) & “Sticky Feet” practical drills will help you develop this intuition and instinctive response. Cham Kiu emphasizes kicking your opponent’s leading leg (knee) while stepping toward your opponent and blocking any upper body attacks with a block called the “Bong-Sau” (Bong-Sao Drills).

 

Here is a video of Ip Chun performing traditional Cham Kiu:

 

 

Here is me demonstrating traditional Cham Kiu:

 

 

In my OWN interpretation of Cham Kiu I emphasize kicking your opponent’s leading knee, then stepping in with a Bong-Sao to protect your upper body from an attack; this would be an opportune time to counterattack with fist-strikes to your opponent’s head or whichever part of your opponent’s upper body is available for attack.

Here is my OWN interpretation of Cham Kiu: