Wing Tsun kungfu has three forms for you to learn before learning the 116 wooden dummy techniques. The forms are sequences of movements that represent the techniques you will learn for those grades on your learning path. They are Siu Nim Tau, Chum Kiu, Biu Tze. The forms give a martial art structure, therefore the use of the word “form.” Other martial arts have a word from the nationality of the martial art they practice. The Chinese word for “form” is Kuen.
In Wing Tsun, the forms are basic, intermediate and advanced, each form building on the next.
The forms were created as a way to accurately pass on all the techniques of our martial art to the next generation. In addition, learning the forms is a discipline that you can take with you should you move on to other areas of your life.
Wing Tsun does not have any secret techniques or movements that are so obscure that nobody knows what their purpose is. There are no redundant movements and everything has a purpose, even those that seem to be incidental.