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Dear student:

After viewing the Introduction” page of this website and watching the “Introduction to Wing Chun” video on that page, then the About Me” page 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 to link to the “PRACTICAL APPLICATION” page if you wish, then the “MEDITATIVE MUSIC & MARTIAL ARTS ART WORK” page if you wish, and then you may wish to study some Simplified Chinese Mandarin language [HERE], but please be sure to read the “CLOSING STATEMENT” page before you exit this website.  Here is a note regarding my interpretation of the forms of Wing Chun:

  • You will likely notice that my 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 demonstrates 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.

 

 

How to use 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 link above, you may wish to:

⇒ Visit the “MEDITATIVE MUSIC & MARTIAL ARTS ART WORK” page.

⇒  Study some Simplified Chinese Mandarin language [HERE].

⇒  but please be sure to read the “CLOSING STATEMENT” page before exiting this website.

 

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Section 5: Weapons of Wing Chun

 

Traditional weapons of Wing Chun consist of:

Baat Cham Do / Butterfly Swords Form:

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

The Wing Chun Single Fighting Cane Form & The Wing Chun Double Fighting Cane Form:

  • Since Butterfly Swords and the Dragon Cane are antiquated weapons which are no longer legal or practical to carry around with one, and sense I am teaching “PROGRESSIVE” Wing Chun, I teach two weapon forms which use Martial Arts Fighting Canes that are made of VERY SOLID, HEAVY STEEL, but are still PERFECTLY LEGAL to carry around on one’s hips for use as “walking canes.”
  • Both of these Wing Chun Fighting Cane Forms are in perfect keeping with the close-range attack principles of traditional Wing Chun and therefore seem to be a much more logical fit than the SIXTEEN FOOT, “6 1/2 Point Dragon Pole” (Luk Dim Boon Kwun).
  • It was a blistering cold day when I recorded these forms, and so my hands were VERY numb which significantly impaired my form.  While my form is not as pristine as I would like for it to have been, I think that these videos will be sufficient for helping my students remember parts of the forms that we have already covered in our lessons together.

[Ideal Fighting Canes]

  • Believe it or not, the very best fighting canes one can possibly buy do not come from a martial arts store of any kind.  The best fighting cane is actually the “Nova Bariatric Aluminum Cane with Strap in Black” from Walgreen’s pharmacy [CLICK HERE TO SEE].
  • I recommend using electrical tape to create a ball-shaped “holding position.”  During some sets you will hold the cane below the “holding position,” in other sets you will hold the “ball” at the “holding position,” and in sets such as those which require flipping and rotating the canes in your hands you will need to hold the cane immediately above the ball-shaped “holding position.”  This brings up an important point:  The ball-shaped “holding position” needs to be placed on the cane such that you can balance the cane on one finger right above the ball-shaped “holding position.”

Nova Bariatric Aluminum Cane with Strap in Black:

BARIATRIC CANES

The Wing Chun Single Fighting Cane Form:

The Wing Chun Double Fighting Cane  Form:

The Baat Cham Do – Inspired Portion of the Double Fighting Canes:

 

  • I was just beginning to learn the cane forms when I videoed these forms and posted them on my web-page.  I have been practicing the forms daily ever sense this time and feel that I now have the forms perfected.  Since there are no overt mistakes in the forms, only subtle deviations in the forms such as not coming to a stop after one half of a set has been implemented, I have decided to leave these forms up as they were originally  videoed.  The fact is that most students will not aspire to learn the Single Cane Wing Chun Form, and/or the Double Cane Wing Chun Form, anyway, so re-posting these forms in the more perfectionist manner that they are performed would be a waste of my effort.  Exactly as the forms are posted serves as a good enough reminder of what set comes next in the series, and how that set is to be performed.  Peace be still.  And it is so.  Amen.