Forms of Wing Chun Kung Fu

SHIL LIM TAO

Forms of Wing chun kung fu

 

Sil lim tao develops breathing, concentration, movement of the arms, coordination of mind and body, independent movement of the arms and legs relative to the body and balance of the neutral stance. The neutral stance is the most effective stance in combat. It allows you to move freely in any direction.

 

CHUM KIL

 

Forms of Wing chun kung fu 

Chum Kil means “bridging the gap” or “finding the opponent's bridge”.

This form develops the needed footwork that allows you to evade your opponent's direct force. It contains the basic steps of Sil lim tao but expands the training of movement, of the coordination of the hands and feet and the kick combinations.

 

WOODEN DUMMY 

 

Forms of Wing chun kung fu 

 

The wooden dummy set contains 108 combat techniques and there are also 16 training methods for kicks and blocks with the legs. The Wooden Dummy is used to develop timing, arm and leg co-ordination, proper use and application of force, distance, judgment, footwork, toughen the limbs and to teach practitioners how to flow smoothly from technique to technique. All fighting techniques in Wing Chun come from the techniques in the Wooden Dummy. It is vital to know the right direction of the body, how and when to apply force when executing the techniques and to understand the meaning behind them.

 

BIL JEE

Forms of Wing chun kung fu

 

Bil Jee is the third form of Wing Chun kung fu.For many years this form has been a carefully guarded secret in Wing Chun kung fu.It became known to the public by grand master William Cheung.Bil Jee means sudden motion of the fingers and this is what the form is all about.Bil Jee utilizes precise hits with the fingers with small movement of the arms, concentration of chi and correct breathing.When the fingers contact the target, the wrist must be turned to the other side. This twisting of the wrist ensures the protection of the knuckles and the joint of the wrist.Without this twisting there is a serious threat of injury.

 
Bil Jee teaches how to counter attacks from close range or long range, by using bil jee hits, elbows and kicks.

Like Chum Kil, Bil Jee sheds more light on the footwork of Wing Chun. The form uses the right and left neutral stance, the frontal stance, the frontal step, the T step, the side step, the circular step and the full back step. By practicing the student learns how to move without conscious effort thus greatly boosting his ability to avoid direct confrontation and at the same time to be in an advantageous position over his opponent.

 

 

Wing Chun Eight Slash Butterfly Swords

The wing chun bart jarm dao was originated from the Shaolin temple and used by the monks. They frequently carried sums of money donated by their worshippers. Often they would be met by bandits who intended to rob them.

The monks were prepared for this, and they were equipped with butterfly swords hidden in the side of their boots. Since their religion did not allow them to slaughter anyone, their initial target was to maim their opponents on the wrists, knees and ankles. Along with the development of the wing chun system, the butterfly sword (bart jarm dao), was chosen as the only weapon in the wing chun system because the length of the bart jarm dao made it easy to conceal. It could be used as a extension of the arms, and they were the most deadly and effective weapons of all. This was because the bart jarm dao system emphasized the training of coordinating the two swords, the training of the eyes, wrist and footwork. The principle was based on the fact that every defense was accompanied by a counter attack, and every attack was accompanied by a trapping, parrying or immobilizing move of the other sword. Plus, it was designed to use the ingenuity of the wing chun footwork to its fullest extent, making it the champion of all weapons.


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