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 Wing Chun, and is often simply called the “vertical fist.”
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