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This page contains specific lesson material in the format of PRACTICAL APPLICATION & DRILLS:
- Before you view these drills I encourage you to watch this video about “Internal Martial Arts.” It is found HERE.
YouTube Links – Used throughout this this website:
- Sticky Hands Drill on YouTube.
- Banana-Shaped Fall & Slap Ground on YouTube (drill).
- Wing Chun Take-Down Methods (drills) on YouTube.
- Kung Fu Salute / Bow Demonstrated on YouTube.
- Taun Sao Drill on YouTube.
- Bong Sao Drill on YouTube.
- Double Gaun Sao Drill on YouTube.
- Pak Sao Drills on YouTube.
- Sai Nim Tao / Fak Sao on YouTube.
- Huen Sao Drill on YouTube.
- Lap Sao Drill on YouTube.
- Bruce Lee’s One Inch Punch.
- The origin of Wing Chun.
- Wing Chun (Movie – 2010).
- Wing Chun TV Series.
- Wing Chun Attachmate ©.
- TAKE DOWNS 7-16: Ten more take-down methods (SOME OFFENSIVE & SOME DEFENSIVE): Wing Chun TAKE-DOWN Methods (DRILLs) on YouTube.
- TAKE DOWN #17: CLICK HERE FOR YouTube LINK. (DRILL).
- CLICK HERE FOR YouTube LINK for TAKE DOWN # 18 & 19 (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 ! ! !
- TAKE DOWN 20 +(DRILL).
- Qigong / Tai-Chi is a good technique to teach you proper breathing, and it also teaches you how to stay relaxed, which is critical to the practice of Wing Chun.
- Wing Chun Glossary.
- Appendix A: This video demonstrates the Salute, the Wing Chun Stance, Son-Fists Punches, Eye Thrusts (Biu-Sao), Palm Strikes, the Taun-Sao block, the Pak-Sao block (A default block), & the Bong-Sao block.
- Appendix B: Practical Application Drill: 1st: Bong-Sao, 2nd: Taun-Sao, 3rd: Lap-Sao.
- Appendix C: Positioning Drills. This video covers (#1) pivoting side to side while standing in one place: When pivoting from side to side there is some debate among the experts: Some Wing Chun experts say to pivot on the ball of your big toe (the front of your feet) while other Wing Chun experts say to pivot on your heels. Either way that you choose to do it, your heels should always be shoulder width apart and your feet should always be parallel to each other so that both feet are pointed in the same degree of direction (horizontal to each other). This video also covers (#2) shuffling forward and backward always starting with the leading leg, and (#3) side-to-side stepping as you advance forward and retreat backward, to re-position yourself to your opponent’s side for a “side-attack.”
- Appendix D: Here is a Bong Sao demonstration, Pak Sao demonstration (A default block), A VERY BRIEF sample of the “Sticky Hands” drill, and a practical drill that starts with Bong Sao, then you DROP YOUR ELBOW into a Taun Sao.
- Appendix E: Taun Sao drills and application.
- Appendix F: This video alternates between a Wing Chun practitioner practicing on a wooden dummy (Muk Yan Jong) and then demonstrating what each application on the wooden dummy looks like on a live opponent. I encourage you to watch this long video in short segments while you compare and contrast two subjects:
- How does the way this Wing Chun practitioner perform the Mak Yaun Jong Wooden Dummy Form differ from the way that I practice the form?
- How do the actions the practitioner carries out on the wooden dummy translate into carrying those same actions out on a real opponent?
Appendix F – Part 1:
Appendix F – Part 2:
- Appendix G: Shoulder Submission Take-Down. This video approaches the scenario in which you are attacked from behind, but more importantly it shows how you can set your opponent up for a shoulder-joint submission hold. The shoulder-joint submission hold would most likely be the end of the fight, however if the fight continues due to the opponent’s strength advantage this video takes the scenario two steps beyond the shoulder-joint submission hold by showing how you can take “out” your opponent’s knee (possibly creating a compound fracture of your opponent’s leg), and lastly the video shows one of various “take-down” maneuvers (drill). Please be aware that no matter whether you are grabbed on the shoulder from behind, or an opponent is trying to punch you while you are facing him, the Shoulder Submission Take-Down is one of the most effective ways to end a fight UNLESS YOUR OPPONENT IS TOO STRONG TO SUCCUMB TO YOUR FORCE.
- If, for example, your opponent punches at you with his Right hand and arm,
- you can Gaun-Sao his Right arm with your Left arm,
- grab his Right wrist with your Right hand,
- pull his Right arm across your chest while you allow your body weight to fall against him such that his Right shoulder is locked under your Left arm pit.
- Now his Right shoulder is being lowered to the ground by your body weight as you hyper-extend his elbow across your chest by using your wrist hold to pull back on his Right arm such that you use your chest as a pivot point to try to bend his elbow backwards.
- Simultaneously, his Right shoulder is being torqued by the body weight of your Left arm pit against his Right shoulder as you allow your body weight to lower him to the ground.
- Ideally, he will now feel his Right elbow and Right shoulder being torqued. Additionally, you may keep him in this position while using your Left elbow to “jack-hammer” his face or the back of his head (whichever side is facing you depending on how he has his neck turned).
- Ultimately you will be outstretched on the ground with his Right shoulder locked under your Left arm pit (your body weight applying severe pressure to his Right shoulder), and his elbow being hyper-extended across your chest.
- At this point he will either have to surrender or suffer a torn shoulder-rotation-cuff. Be sure to practice this Shoulder Submission Take-Down Hold extensively. Compare this video to the other Shoulder-Submission Take-Down video located HERE: APPENDIX W-TAKE-DOWN 4. DRILL ON THIS EXTENSIVELY!!!
- Appendix H: Wrist-to-wrist reflex drills.
[The above video was taken from the Izzo Training System on YouTube].
- Appendix I: Basic Wing Chun Drills for New Practitioners of Wing Chun & also for Experienced Practitioners of Wing Chun (No matter how experienced you are it is important to periodically practice the “basics”) ~ BACK TO THE BASICS! ~
[The above video is from the following YouTube link: HERE].
- Appendix J: The “Praying Manits” style of “Eight Animal Kung Fu” is very similar to Wing Chun. The following “Praying mantis” drills can also be used by advanced Wing Chun practitioners.
Appendix J – Part 1:
Appendix J – Part 2:
[The above two videos were obtained from the following YouTube link: HERE].
- Appendix K: I call this drill the “Forearm Drill.” In much the same way as a real wooden Wing Chun dummy toughens up and strengthens the bones in your forearm (the “radius” on the thumb side, and the “ulna” on the side of your little finger), this drill accomplishes the same goal by encouraging bone density to increase. In this video they do the drill as two separate drills. I recommend doing the drill as one drill starting with both participants facing each other and implementing a Hun-Gi low block against each other’s forearms which causes the radius of both participants arms to forcefully contact each other down low as if blocking a kick or a low punch, then move through that block up to a Taun-Sao which forces the radius of each participant’s arms to forcefully contact each other up high as if blocking an upper punch, then rotate the arms back down heading in the opposite direction thereby implementing a Gaun-Sao which causes the ulna of each participant’s arm to contact each other forcefully. Then you immediately switch to doing the same movements with the other arm, and then you continue to rotate from one arm through all 3 blocks to the other arm through all 3 blocks until your arms are slightly sore but NOT in significant pain because it is critical to avoid fracturing an arm.
[The above video was acquired from YouTube HERE].
- Appendix L: Wing Chun Sunfist Punches Drill. Notice how this Wing Chun practitioner pivots from side to side to add power to his Sun-Fist punches.
- Appendix M: Basic Wing Chun Punching & Blocking Drill. Link to the following YouTube Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiKStUfp8q4. This video covers a variety of ways to block against punches including the Fak-Sao and the Pak-Sao blocks. I reiterate that the Fak-Sao and Pak-Sao blocks are probably your best blocks to default to because they are so universal in application and are more instinctive to use than other blocks, thereby requiring very little thought in implementing them.
- Appendix N: Basic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Escape from a Mounted Position Drill (“Mounted Posistion” means that your opponent is on TOP of you, usually “jack-hammering” your face and nose with punches). In this video the Sifu demonstrates how to use your knee to kick the opponent (who is on top of you) in the buttocks to cause your opponent to fall forward, “posting” his hands out on the ground placed approximately superior to the top of your head, which allows you to lock one of your opponent’s arms into a submission hold called the “Shark Bite Position” (not this Sifu’s preferred method . . . he uses the “Gabrial Grip”). It is important to note that you also have the option of kicking your opponent as hard as you possibly can in an attempt to throw him completely off of you so that you can immediately get back up on your feet: This may or may not work, but if it doesn’t work you may still have the option of using the Shark Bite submission hold. This is VERY important:
This video was obtained from the following YouTube page HERE. I encourage you to watch this video on YouTube for further clarification, then practice the maneuver with a partner ad nauseam.
- Appendix O: DRILL. Fak-Sao is used in the first form of Wing Chun called “Sai Nim Tao.” There is a picture of the Sai Nim Tao / Fak Sao position on the Introduction page of this website, which is the 7th position listed on that page, and it is followed by a Sai Nim Tao / Fak Sao YouTube video. In the following video the Fak-Sao is used to block attacks (probably your best default block in addition to the Pak-Sao because these blocks are so universal in their applications), and Fak-Sao is used to slide one’s arm along the opponent’s arm past the opponent’s shoulder to strike the opponent’s throat with the ulnar part of one’s arm or hand (like a “karate chop”). See also the Fak-Sao Take Down HERE:
[The above Wing Chun video was obtained from Seka Wing Chun Systems on YouTube].
- Appendix P: Pak-Sao / Pak-Sao – Sun Fist Punch / Lap-Sao Drills. (Pak-Sau, along with Fak-Sao are probably your best default blocks because they are so universal in their applications):
[This video was obtained from the following YouTube page HERE].
- Appendix Q: Pak-Sao / Pak-Sao – Sun Fist Punch / Lap-Sao Drills. (Pak-Sau, along with Fak-Sao are probably your best default blocks because they are so universal in their applications):
- Appendix R: Wing Chun Defense Against Take Downs [CLICK HERE FOR YouTube VIDEO]. NOTE that in ADDITION to the methods shown in the VIDEO ON YouTube:
- FORCEFULLY DROPPING YOUR ELBOW ONTO THE OPPONENT’S SCAPULA WILL LIKELY CREATE PAIN WHICH MAY STOP THE TAKE DOWN.
- FORCEFULLY DROPPING YOUR ELBOW ONTO THE OPPONENT’S SPINE WILL LIKELY CAUSE INSTANTANEOUS ANDPERMANENT PARALYSIS OF THE OPPONENT, OR CESSATION OF BREATHING (APNEA) RESULTING IN DEATH (DEPENDING ON HOW HIGH ON THE OPPONENT’S SPINE YOUR ELBOW FRACTURES), FOR WHICH YOU WILL BE HELD LEGALLY LIABLE.
- FORCEFULLY DROPPING YOUR ELBOW ONTO THE CROWN OF THE OPPONENT’S HEAD WILL LIKELY CREATE A CERVICAL FRACTURE AT “C-1” (CERVICAL VERTEBRAE #1 WHERE THE BRAIN-STEM, THAT CONTROLS VITAL SIGNS AND LIFE FUNCTIONS, IS LOCATED) RESULTING IN IMMEDIATE DEATH OF THE OPPONENT, FOR WHICH YOU WILL BE HELD LEGALLY LIABLE.
- AS ALWAYS, FOLLOW LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS WITH REGARDS TO ANY KIND OF PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION / SELF-DEFENSE: GENERALLY SPEAKING, THE LAW USUALLY ALLOWS YOU TO USE THE MINIMUM FORCE NECESSARY TO KEEP YOURSELF PROTECTED SO THAT YOU CAN ESCAPE; WHEN YOU EXCEED THIS MINIMUM LEVEL OF FORCE YOU ARE LIKELY TO BE HANDLED IN A LEGALLY PUNITIVE MANNER.
- Appendix S: Defensive Drills For Being Placed at the End of a Knife [CLICK HERE FOR THIS YouTube VIDEO].
- Appendix T: TAKE DOWN 1 (DEFENSIVE): WRIST-PIVOT TAKE-DOWN: 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).
- Appendix U: TAKE DOWN 2 (OFFENSIVE OR DEFENSIVE): STEP-THROUGH TAKE-DOWN: 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).
- Appendix V: TAKE DOWN 3 (DEFENSIVE): FAK-SAO TAKE-DOWN: 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 on the introduction page), and kick the back of the opponent’s legs to bring your opponent down to the ground. (DRILL).
- Appendix W: TAKE DOWN 4 (DEFENSIVE) SHOULDER-SUBMISSION TAKE-DOWN: See Appendix G, “Shoulder Submission” up above. This is the more direct application of the Shoulder-Submission Take-Down than what is explained under Appendix G above.
- DETAILED EXPLANATION: #1. Block the opponent’s (in this case right punch) punch with a Taun-Sao (in this case right handed Taun-Sao), #2. Lock the opponent’s wrist (in this case his right wrist) while hyper-extending his elbow across your chest. #3. Allow your arm pit and body-weight to land on top of his shoulder (in this case his right shoulder). #4. Allow your body weight against his shoulder (in this case his right shoulder) to force his body down to the ground as your body also lowers to the ground while you continue to hyper-extend his elbow across your chest and apply SEVERELY STRONG pressure to his shoulder’s rotation-cuff (in this case his right shoulder’s rotation cuff). #5. OPTIONAL: You may use the elbow of the arm that is applying force to his shoulder with the arm-pit to “jack-hammer” the opponent’s face if you can do so without lightening up the pressure that you are applying to his shoulder.
- This potentially has three outcomes: #1: He will surrender by “tapping-out,” #2: He will get his elbow strained or broken. #3: His shoulder’s rotation-cuff will be severely torn and he will be unable to attack you any further.
- REMEMBER THAT THIS MAY NOT WORK ON SOMEONE WHO IS VERY STRONG!!!
- PRACTICE THIS DRILL EXTENSIVELY:
- Appendix X: TAKE DOWN 5 (DEFENSIVE) ELBOW-SUBMISSION TAKE-DOWN: 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 or Left arm, thereby forcing your opponent into a submission hold which twists your opponent’s Left arm behind his back. (DRILL).
- Appendix Y: TAKE DOWN 6 (OFFENSIVE) HEAD TAKE-DOWN: 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).
- Appendix Z: How to Get Out of a Head Lock.
This concludes the Practical Application Index of Appendixes:
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