Wing Chun is a highly aggressive art and concentrates on fighting and defending from the centerline. The most famous technique is the One Inch Punch, made famous by Bruce Lee. This is done by relaxing the punching hand, and tensing it suddenly on impact.
All Wing Chun techniques are perfected on the wooden dummy, which consists of two arms, a mid section protraction and a leg for practicing low kicks.
Sticky hands (Chi Sao), is an important feature of Wing Chun . Two practitioners face each other and move their wrists and forearms against each other - These exercises develop sensitivity so that the Wing Chun fighter can quickly anticipate his opponent's next move.
Wing Chun is a kung fu system founded by Yim Wing Chun , who lived in Fukien with her father.
Yim learnt kung fu from Ng Mui, a nun of the Shaolin Temple. Yim observed a snake fighting a crane, and together with Ng, created a new kung fu style consisting of three forms that became known as Siu Nim Tau (Little Idea), Chum Kiu (Seeking Bridges) and Biu Jee (Darting Fingers). Ng suggested that the style be named Wing Chun .
Yim taught Wing Chun to her husband, Leung Bo Zhou, who incorporated the 6 1/2 feet pole or staff set to the system.
Wing Chun did not gain widespread popularity until in recent times. The master who did the most to spread Wing Chun was Yip Man. Originally from Foshan, Yip fled to Hong Kong in the turmoil of communist takeover of China and set up schools in Hong Kong to teach Wing Chun . His pupils include Bruce Lee.
Our eBook contains an illustrated guide to the Siu Nim Tau Form, together with detailed notes setting out key concepts, drills and applications.
Siu Nim Tau means “Little Idea” in Chinese, and is the entry-level set of Wing Chun . The name reminds the beginner to think small and not be overtly ambitious.
The form introduces the practitioner to the basic Wing Chun principles such as centre-line fighting, straight line punches and the basic stance of the style. Whilst it may appear easy to pick up, Siu Nim Tau is actually quite difficult to master. Its techniques lie at the center of all combat in Wing Chun .
Our eBook covers:
Understand the key combat principles of Wing Chun with our illustrated guide on the Centerline Principle, The Straight Line Principle, and Inner and Outer Doors and Four Gates Theory.
Form the stance properly with our illustrated guide on how to form the basic stance of Wing Chun , the Kim Yeung Stance.
Develop your punching technique with our guide on the Centerline Punch, the most important punch in Wing Chun .
Learn about the transitions of the fist after the Centerline Punch with our guide to the Huen Sau, the circling hand.
Master the critical ideas behind Siu Nim Tau and how they are applied:
Apply the Fook Sau to open up your opponent’s guard for deadly strikes
Defend and counter-attack at the same time
Develop your internal strength (Chi) with the Three Prayers to Buddha
Use the Chum Sau to break free from an opponent’s grip
The meaning of the palm slice and what it should target
What to do with your initial attack is intercepted
Trap your opponent’s kick and send him flying
Trap your opponent’s punch and defeat him immediately
How to block and attack with the same hand
Find out how key Siu Nim Tau techniques are performed with our unique 3 way illustrations that show the action from the top, side and front
Develop your punch with our guide to the chain punching exercise and strength development
Informative and packed with diagrams:-
The illustrations for the form itself comprise of over 125 carefully created color diagrams in addition to the many illustrations in the main body of the eBook.
Easy to understand instructions:-
Our eBooks contain detailed instructions written by our expert editors in a friendly, easy to read style. All text is in English.
Multiple camera angles:-
Multiple angles of the technique are covered in the diagrams where applicable so that you can see the technique from all perspectives.
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