Month: October 2017
The sense of the relative position of the body or limbs in space. The proprioceptive sense is believed to be composed of information from sensory neurons located in the inner ear (motion and orientation) and in the stretch receptors located in the muscles and the joint-supporting ligaments (stance). Read more at Wikipedia.
Also known as Kinesthesia The awareness of the position and movement of the parts of the body using sensory organs, which are known as proprioceptors, in joints and muscles. “Kinesthetic awareness” is sometimes used interchangeably with “proprioception,” however kinesthesia does not include the sense of balance. Also, kinesthesia focuses on the body’s motion or movements, while proprioception focuses more on the body’s awareness of its movements and behaviors. This has led to the notion that kinesthesia is more behavioral, and proprioception is more cognitive. Read more at Wikipedia.
Fundamental Punching Drill
In this lesson you will learn the foundational concepts behind Wing Chun’s signature strike. The emphasis is on accuracy, structure and speed through relaxation. 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.
Poon Sau Four Position Rolling Hands Drill
There are two schools of thought about how to learn to swim. The first is very direct: throw the student into deep water. They either figure out how to swim, or they drown. The second approach involves a sequential learning of basic skills. The second approach takes longer, but has a much higher survivability rate. The first skill you learn in swimming is how to float. Before you can do any paddling or kicking or other cool stuff, you have to condition your body to relax in the water and learn to use your natural buoyancy. Poon Sau is learning…
Siu Lim Tau: Third Section
The third and final section of Siu Lim Tau focuses on transformation. In the previous section we were introduced to the idea of loading up or “drawing the bow” with one movement before releasing the energy with the next motion. This section explores a more complex version of that idea where each and every Wing Chun motion can be a “load up” for the next technique. This section also provides our formal introduction to Bong Sau and illustrates a different variation from what you’ve seen in Lap Sau. You will also get to see new perspectives on the Pak Sau…
Siu Lim Tau: The First Section
The first third of the Siu Lim Tau form is performed slowly, precisely and with a laser-sharp focus. It exemplifies the idea of a “moving meditation,” but also has much to teach us. In just this first section we are introduced to a new toolbox full of “Wing Chun hands” to help us deal with a variety of violent problems. Grandmaster Moy Yat summed up the challenges of this form concisely: Siu Lim Tau is a form that is easy to learn but not quite so easy to play well. Of course, the most important requirement is to know all…
The Wing Chun Punch
The Wing Chun punch is somewhat unique among martial arts and combat sports for a number of different reasons, including its emphasis on safe structural alignment, power generation, and concept or strategy of striking. The name “Yut” Jee or Sun Character comes as a reference to the written Chinese ideogram for “sun,” which resembles a box with a bisecting horizontal line. The line represents the lines between the fingers when the hand is tightened into a fist. The fingers are stacked horizontally, with the knuckles oriented up and down vertically. This fist structure is the root of all strikes in…
Learn the Close Range Combat System of Wing Chun Kung Fu
WING CHUN is a simple but effective method of self-defense based in the traditional Chinese martial arts of Kung Fu. It is a relatively young system, but in the last few hundred years it has spread to every corner of the Earth because it is practical, can be learned in a short period of time, and can be practiced by people of all sizes and ranges of physical ability. WING CHUN has no delusions of being the “ultimate martial art.” There is no sport or competitive aspect, the forms are not aesthetically pretty like traditional animal-style Kung Fu, and no…