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The Beginnings of Wing Chun

The Wing Chun system of martial arts was developed in southern China approx. 250-300 years ago. Wing Chun Kung fu is just one of many martial arts whose origins are to be found in Southern China. Compared with other arts it is a relatively new style. Often interpreted as a soft style, Wing Chun is in fact a blend of both hard and soft techniques, owing to the fact that it was developed by a woman and refined in the main, by men.

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THE WING CHUN WEAPONS FORM

The Wing Chun weapons may have been a practical for combat in the old days, but in modern times training with weapons lends to a more sophisticated method of training and developing Wing Chun skills.

Training with the Wing Chun weapons can enhance a practitioners empty hand skills by developing power through the weight training aspect of the practice, and even develop further timing and speed through the freestyle sparing aspect.

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THE WING CHUN THIRD FORM: "Biu Jee"

The third form of Wing Chun is called "Bil Jee" or "Biu Jee" in Cantonese. It literally means "Thrusting or Poking fingers." Often referred to as the emergency form of the Wing Chun Martial Arts system, the form is unique in that it allows the student to practice what to do when things go wrong in combat or self defence situation.

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THE WING CHUN SECOND FORM: "Chum Kiu"

The second martial arts form of Wing Chun is called "Chum Kiu" in Cantonese. It literally means 'Sinking the Bridge'. Conceptually the concept is to create a bridge with an attackers arm, allowing a Wing Chun practitioner the ability to stick, trap and follow up with counter attacks.

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THE WING CHUN FIRST FORM : "Sui Nim Tao"

The first martial arts training form of Wing Chun is called "Sui Nim Tao" (in Cantonese) which literally translates as "Little Idea". The concept behind this form is to keep your training simple! Conceptually the form teaches the Wing Chun practitioner not only the basic tools, structures, and shapes of this martial art, but also the correct energy and focus of these shapes.

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