Student Reading: Where to Begin Reading.

 

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WHERE TO BEGIN READING:

 

Dear student:

Fist read the Introduction” (PAGE 1) section of this website and watch the “Introduction to the Art of Wing Chun / Ving Tsun” video on that page . . .

then read the About Me & Matters Concerning a Holistic, Healthy Lifestyle” (PAGE 2) section of this website . . .

Then please start reading / viewing THIS PAGE at the BOTTOM of the page (PAGE 3) . .

Start with the narrative about Bruce Lee at the very bottom of this page and watch his video/s . . .

then progress upward by reading about and watching the first form of Wing Chun (Sai Lim Tao) . . . 

then the second form (Chum Kiu) . . .

then the third form (Biu Ji) . . .

and lastly the fourth formMuk Yan Jong . . .

Then 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) . . . 

. . . then please see the paragraph below about Qigong & 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 traditional form, then I have a video of myself demonstrating the traditional form, 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.

A Note Regarding Qigong & Tai-Chi:

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 Qigong and Tai-Chi 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:  [Qigong & Tai-Chi].

 

Footnote 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 be discerned that Bruce Lee learned how to use “Nun-Chucks” on his own.  He was so great with Nun-Chucks that he played a ping-pong (using his Nun-Chucks) against a professional and won!  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 learning 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

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Form 4: Muk Yan Jong ~ (Wooden Dummy Form)

Muk Yan Jong (Wooden Dummy) Wing Chun Form: [-HERE-]:

Muk Yan Jong Portable Dummy and Stationary Dummy:

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.
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.

 

 

 

 

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.
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.

Muk Yan 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 Muk Yan Jong:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is my interpretation of the Muk Yan 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 Muk Yan 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 3: Biu Tze [Jee] ~ (Thrusting Fingers)

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Biu Tze is the last of the three forms that are taught without the use of a wooden dummy.  It is sometimes referred to as an “emergencyform because it involves a lot of eye thrusts (gouging) and in some cases testicular attacks.  It also demonstrates how to break out of choke holds and other neck holds.

 

Here is Ip Chun demonstrating traditional Biu Tze:

 

Me demonstrating traditional Biu Tze:

 

My OWN Interpretation of Biu Tze is combined with the Dragon-Snake style of Eight Animal Kung Fu, and since Biu Tze is sometimes referred to as an “emergencyform, I included an “MMA Mount Escape” (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) for an emergency situation when someone has pinned you to the floor and is “jack-hammering (punching) your face (This is when your opponent has “mounted” you and is therefore called the “Mount Position“), and how to “somersault” backwards when someone “bull-rushes” you to knock you down in an attempt to pin you.  Note There are other ways to deal with someone “bull-rushing” you such as dropping an elbow down hard upon the center of the opponent’s skull thereby causing a cervical fracture (lethal), dropping your elbow down between his shoulder blades (scapula) which is a lot less lethal but very painful, or kicking the opponent in whichever part of the opponent’s body is most opportune.  You can also “tripod” outward such that your upper body is leaning toward your opponent who has grabbed you down low on your body such as your waist or legs while you spread your feet out wide in the opposite direction (away from your opponent), but this tends to precipitate a wrestling match which is probably NOT a situation that you want to put yourself in.  Here is my OWN “Dragon-Snake” interpretation of Biu Tze:

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

BONG SAO

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.
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.

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 (called the “Stop-Kick”) and blocking any upper body attacks with a block called the “Bong-Sau (Bong-Sao Drills).  To see an example of this “Stop-Kick” view this video which is also found at STOP-KICK:

 

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:

Form 1: Sai Nim [Lim] Tao ~(Little Idea)

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Sai Nim Tao is a form that helps one become centered physically and emotionally as well as cognitively.  When practicing this form one should practice in front of a mirror focusing one’s eyes on one’s own solar plexus, which is just below the chest in the center where the diaphragm can be accessed by a forceful strike.  By focusing on this particular point of an opponent you are able to discern the movement of the entire body If your opponent is going to punch you with his right hand, his right shoulder can be seen moving toward you in your peripheral vision.  Likewise, if your opponent is going to kick you with his left leg and foot the left hip can be seen moving toward you in your peripheral vision.  Sai Nim Tao places the student into a meditative state of mindfulness which prepares the student for the other forms or for competition.

 

 

Here is a video of Ip Chun performing traditional Sai Nim Tao:

 

 

 

Here is me demonstrating traditional Sai Lim Tao:

 

 

My OWN interpretation of Sai Nim Tao only has a couple of differences from Traditional Sai Nim Tao #1.  Instead of performing a Huen-Sao in which you roll your wrist and hand upward and TOWARD your body to (theoretically) redirect a punch, I roll my wrist the opposite direction so that if someone has grabbed and “locked” my wrist after I implemented a punch or other strike, I roll my wrist and hand upward and AWAY from my body until my hand is in the position of holding a teacup, then I spill the teacup (an Eight Animal Kung Fu concept) thereby not only breaking my opponent’s grasp on my wrist, but actually reversing the situation so that now I have hold of my opponent’s wrist#2.  I added the Pak-Sao blocks to the form because these blocks (along with Fak-Sao blocks) are probably the best default blocking method to use in Wing Chun due to the universal (varied) applications of these blocks.

Here is me performing my OWN interpretation of Sai Nim Tao:

Bruce Lee’s Philosophy of Martial Art

According to Bruce Lee, one of Ip Man’s students, Martial Arts is an expression of oneself through movement.  Therefore the way that the practitioner moves should not be a robotic set of movements which are crystallized, but rather, these movements should be as water which assumes whatever form is necessary for the environmental conditions the water finds itself in.  “If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup . . . now water can flow or it can crash!  Be water, my friend.”

For this reason I encourage students to allow their forms and style of competitive fighting to evolve.  Please watch this video of Bruce Lee:

 

 

 

Additional viewing / listening about Bruce Lee:

[Bruce Lee’s One Inch Punch on YouTube]

 

 

“I am Bruce Lee” ~ This is a conglomeration of specific parts of Bruce Lee’s Interview on the Pierre Berton Show in 1971, set to the back drop of “Rap beat – |Carried by Wind| Oriental Chinese Japanese Asian Hip-Hop Instrumental Music” found on YouTube [HERE]:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest:

Sincerely with honor,

Disciple Dragon Snake

Dìzǐ Lóng Shé

弟子龙蛇

Email:  CONTACT@PROGRESSIVEWINGCHUN4U.COM

 

 

 

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