Elbowing (Biu Jee)

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #011]

This footage collates several demonstrations of GM Chu on Biu Jee movements. Biu Jee is both versatile and robust in application. Those shown in this footage are just snapshots among many others already posted onto the net by others of the Chu’s lineage. In particular, after I have finished compiling this footage, it then came to my attention that the first two parts were actually the same scenes appeared in another footage posted by Nima King. Finally I decided to release it as it is, since I suppose the way of compilation and the theme being presented can still convey something different to readers. And the decision also stems from the belief that diversity manifests under unity – all of us of the Chu’s lineage, including Nima and I, contribute in diverse perspectives to spreading this one art, even there would be overlappings.

For those who have practised Biu Jee will find it familiar with the “centre” theory – while pivoting in Chum Kiu is around a vertical axis, pivoting in Biu Jee is around a centre point (or axial point). This is the common description and more details can be found in Chapter 4 of The Book of Wing Chun, Vol. 1. Here I would like to further this “centre” theory by asking the following questions: Is there just one “centre”? Is the “centre” stationary at a fixed location? Does the “centre” point refer to a particular physical part of the body?

In my next post, I will try to address these (and other) questions by proposing a “two-centre” system to explain the Biu Jee operation. In the meantime, your opinions are more than welcome.

2015.03.21

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