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Circling step

Circling step

One of the first techniques that WingTsun™ students learn is the circling step. By itself, the circling step seems like a meaningless exercise.  However, the act of circling one’s leg around an oncoming attacker’s leg makes good sense when you see how it is used. Your leg makes a tight circle around an attacker’s leg thus evading the attacker’s strong, approaching force…

It also puts the Wing Tsun defender in a close-range position to use Wing Tsun’s close-range punching, palm strikes, elbows, and knees.  Additionally, in one movement, the Wing Tsun defender is in a position to sweep or throw an attacker to the ground. The Wing Tsun technique calls for ZERO weight on the lead leg and so one’s attacker cannot use his leg to do the same thing to you! The lead leg supports no body weight! Instead, the Wing Tsun defender’s energetic leg can move with his attacker’s leg with no appreciable effort without shifting weight to the back leg or losing balance because of constantly shifting weight distribution from one leg to the other.