Besides just combat and
self-defense training, a true martial art can hardly be called an “art” unless
there are aspects that involve perfecting your body’s movements. The art of
Wing Tsun starts in simple actions based on the first Wing Tsun set of
movements. They are called the little idea form. The name refers to the basic
ideas presented. The movement have ideas behind them – profound ideas that help
you perfect your skills. A representative movement is in the form for
everything that comes later.
One set of techniques are hard
to illustrate in a photo. They are the breathing method that relieves stress
and anxiety. This type of breathing is common to other disciplines. However, in
Wing Tsun, the breathing is done during the slow movements of the first third
of the form. In one set of movements you have several things going on at one
time. This is to prepare you for the training ahead.
You can feel the difference
after you have completed the form. It sets you up for a class. It is important
to dispel any stress and anxiety you may feel at the beginning of a class so
that you can learn a certain number of abstract ideas and perform well. This is
a practice you will want to incorporate into
your daily regimen and you might even use the breathing ideas in your daily tasks.
Give us a call or send us an
e-mail if you would like to schedule a trial class. To your health and
-Sifu Keith Sonnenberg