adopts a very linear approach to attack the opponent using a
simultaneous block and hit strategy. This is very effective for short
range attacks and hence very popular with those who just want practical
style was developed so that a smaller framed person could overcome a
larger person better by the use of body dynamics, positioning. Reflex
and sensitivity trained through a specially designed method created by
Wing Chunís founder.
Wing Chun is a
relatively easy system to learn and it is perhaps of this reason that
it is the most popular of all the Chinese martial arts in the developed
countries. With a good foundation in Wing Chun, long range styles are
introduced in our curriculum making Wing Chun even more efficient.
Wing Chun Sticking hands
"Sticking hands" involves
maintaining contact with your opponent. Once the bridge has been
closed Ned on the left can easily deflect Matt's punch with his right
forearm, because he has felt the punch before it has landed. Chi
Sao is the sensitivity training that makes this possible.
SIX-AND-A-HALF POINTS POLE
The modified system of Yip Man consists of
three empty hand forms, the wooden dummy, the long pole and the
butterfly knives. Characteristic of Wing Chun is the high horse stance
used to develop root, power and the correct flow of energy. The first
form, Siu Lam Tau of Wing Chun, is taught for
the first grade in our syllabus, together with Chin-na
(joint locking techniques). This grade takes about twelve lessons to learn and will
give the student the foundation they need to learn the basic principles
of self-defence and close range fighting.
Single sticking hands or Tan Chi Sau is
taught at the second grade, Chum Kiu at the third grade followed by
Suang Chi Sau or double sticking hands at the fourth
grade. Most school will not teach their students any further until they
have proved their determination and commitment(normally about ten
years). However, at this stage students would have processed good
amount of self-defence knowledge of Wing Chun system. Yap Man has also
taught Bruce Lee to this level which he combine some idea of other
systems such as Praying Mantis and Chai Lei Futto created the famous JKD.