Penetrating Punch – with Pivoting and along a Straight Line

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #006] This footage goes in tandem with the #005 one. On top of the basics illustrated in #005, power from pivoting (however slight) of the body centre is readily transmitted to fuel the punch which, as a necessary condition, travels along a straight line. Failing to do so, such as pressingContinue reading “Penetrating Punch – with Pivoting and along a Straight Line”

Penetrating Punch – The Basics

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #005] This footage shows how the Wing Chun punch method is fundamentally different from our ordinary thinking. It is not launched by intending to throw out the elbow nor the fist. Rather, you apply the lifting mechanism of a jack device: lift up the elbow joint (appear to be springing) soContinue reading “Penetrating Punch – The Basics”

Forearm Swing

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #004] This footage goes in tandem with the #003 one. It shows more the forearm attacking in a seemingly swinging movement, first to the exterior zone, then the interior zone. It is more highlighted that the arm is not acting as one whole piece, but in terms of separate yet synchronisedContinue reading “Forearm Swing”

Forearm Strike

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #003] In this footage you can see how impactful a strike could be when it is resulted from separate movement of joints, namely, the shoulder, the elbow and the wrist joints. Such movement of joints does not confine to just “rotation in joints”. You can clearly see the elaborate movement ofContinue reading “Forearm Strike”

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 compilingContinue reading “Elbowing (Biu Jee)”

A Kick in Wooden Dummy

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #009] The last two episodes, #007 and #008, talk about the fundamentals of kicking (and of stepping as well) – the working of the tailbone and the hip joints. In this footage, it shows how a kick develops when crossing with the opponent’s leg, whichever of the left and the right.Continue reading “A Kick in Wooden Dummy”

Starting a Wing-arc (Bong Sau) Turn

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #002] As a cross reference, you can also read the post [Rotation in Joints (Separate but at the Same Time) – Composing Movements] 2013.12.12. Note: The three methods demonstrated in the footage are contrastive. They might altogether be regarded as a rough portrait on the typical progression (from the first toContinue reading “Starting a Wing-arc (Bong Sau) Turn”

Transmitting Power Through A Row of People

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #001] This footage shows transmitting power from one end of a row of people to the other end. When doing so, it is important not to be preoccupied by wanting to push, in the way that you are wanting to move the whole row of people. Instead, it is actually aContinue reading “Transmitting Power Through A Row of People”