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.
More importantly, the second form is a logical extension of the first form. Now that the Wing Chun student has developed the necessary ability for strength and focus from a static position, the student will then progress these shapes under more dynamic conditions. Hence, the second form is performed with speed of movement and a greater level of dynamism than the previous form. Indeed the second form develops the martial arts ability to be rooted, supple and centred whilst under greater conditions of dynamic stress. In simple terms, the Wing Chun shapes are tested under greater stress and more dynamic conditions.
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