Anatomical Planes of the Body


In Wing Chun, the human body is divided into various sectors using planes as reference points. These major planes include:

Sagittal: A plane that runs down the center of the body, dividing it into left and right portions. This plane also includes the Midsagittal plane, which divides the body equally into left and right, and the Parasagittal plane, which is parallel to the midline but does not divide the body into equal left and right portions.

Coronal (Frontal): A plane that runs perpendicular to the sagittal plane and divides the body into front and back (anterior and posterior) portions.

Transverse: A horizontal plane that divides the body into upper and lower portions, also known as a cross-section.

It’s important to note that the Sagittal and Coronal planes intersect at the body’s centerline or axis of rotation. Understanding these planes and their relationship to the body can help practitioners of Wing Chun to understand the body mechanics and movements involved in martial art.

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