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Your Self Confidence

Your Self Confidence

WingTsun’s step-by-step training program addresses your self confidence. It helps the student gain self-confidence by taking the correct topics first before moving on to more advanced topics.

The style is designed as a teaching system and Grandmaster Leung Ting prefers the word ‘system’ to ‘style’ because it is more descriptive of what WingTsun™ is. Forms practice is not the main focus of WingTsun. However, it must be discussed because the forms are the conceptual basis and WingTsun is more of a concept than a ‘style.’

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Flexible Self Defense and Thrusting Fingers

Flexible Self Defense and Thrusting Fingers

Wing Tsun is flexible. The apex of this is in the Thrusting Fingers form, Biu Tze.

WingTsun™ has just a few main few tools that can be applied infinitely to any self defense situation. That is one of the hallmarks of the system. In a real situation where you are forced to defend yourself, you do not have the option of using a fixed pattern technique learned by rote. An attack will not conform to the style of path practiced in the training hall. One must be able to adapt to the situation using sound principals. WingTsun is uniquely able to apply its concept to an attack.

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WingTsun™ Kup Jarn

WingTsun™ Kup Jarn

Kup Jarn is a downward smashing elbow technique from WingTsun’s third form called Biu Tze  (thrusting fingers form). The form contains several advanced elbow techniques. 

The strike is with the point of the elbow while sticking to the attacker and borrowing his force.

 

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WingTsun™ Sut Sau

WingTsun™ Sut Sau

The WingTsun Sut Sau technique is a special method of attacking the neck with the open hand.  It is taught in the third Wing Tsun form called Biu Tze (thrusting fingers form).  It is executed like a Biu Tze sau hand technique except that the strike is with the edge of the hand.

 

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Wing Tsun Kung Fu Chain Punches, part I

Wing Tsun Kung Fu Chain Punches, part I

I just checked out a post by Robert JR Graham on his site called Kung Fu Chain PunchesIt is really my article on Three WingTsun Kung Fu Punches.  The article discusses the three different WingTsun punches that are taught in three separate WingTsun forms, Siu Nim Tau, Chum Kiu and Biu Tze.  At the end, the point is made that in WingTsun, many things are done in threes.  The three chain punches at the end of the forms recognize that humans only have two hands.  If you throw three punches and your opponent tries to block each one with each hand, he does not have a hand left to defend the third punch!

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WingTsun Forms

WingTsun Forms

Form.  What is “form?”  Form refers to sets of movements in a martial art that define that system of martial art. In Chinese systems they are called “kuen.” In Japanese systems they are called “kata.” Some Korean styles call them “hyung.” Some martial arts have nine or ten forms and some have fifty or more! Memorizing and perfecting forms takes quite a bit of time. The more forms, the more time. The idea is to perfect the movement, sometimes for its own sake and sometimes to attain certain practical skills. In modern times, the practice of forms has evolved into performance and competition, at least in some martial arts circles. The forms are supposed to represent scenarios that are defense movements against several attackers in logical sequences. The sequences are performed in front of judges who grade on several criteria and winners are determined in a way similar to gymnastics or figure skating.

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