Wing Chun Training Stance

Wing Chun uses a single training stance for the Siu Lim Tau form and all of the foundation level drills. Called “Yee” Jee Kim Yeung Ma, this stance conditions the legs, introduces you to the concept of “rooting,” and trains one of the essential components of Wing Chun: full body integration. The remainder of this chapter is restricted to registered students at Level One status and above. If you are a currently enrolled student, please click the Student Login button below to continue. Otherwise, please click here to return to the Table of Contents page.

Lap Sau Grasp and Punch Drill: First Change

Although Wing Chun Kung Fu is primarily known as a striking style or system of boxing, it is also proficient at trapping, take-downs and grappling. Unlike today’s popular ground-fighting systems, though, Wing Chun grappling is mostly applied while standing. The various grabs, holds, pins and pulls are primarily used to clear the line of attack, removing obstructions so that you can hit your attacker’s centerline. Our introduction to Wing Chun grappling is through a four-phase drill known as Lap Sau, or “Grasping Hand.” The basic context is very simple: an attacker has tried to punch you, and you have deflected…

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