My Way of Training on Kicking

I first recap on the typical way of practising kicking, based on my observation in Sifu’s goon (in Cantonese, means training hall): Raise one leg up to the position the foot palm faces the front when practising SNT. Use the middle limb of the wooden dummy: navigate the leg led by the knee above andContinue reading “My Way of Training on Kicking”

Long-range Kick: Stamping Due to Facing Intent

The end aim of the Wing Chun kick is to stamp. It is in line with, and can be regarded as a direct result of, one of the foundational principles of Wing Chun, the facing intent. This would, in the immediate sense, mean that you “face” the opponent’s incoming kick and due to maintaining theContinue reading “Long-range Kick: Stamping Due to Facing Intent”

The End Aim of a Wing Chun Kick – Stamping

I think it has been commonly known that Wing Chun kick doesn’t advocate high kicking in combat (which is instead illustrative in demonstrations), i.e. kick towards positions above the waist. And I will thus skip discussing this point. Let‘s turn to the following consideration: In all the kick moves practised in Chum Kiu and WoodenContinue reading “The End Aim of a Wing Chun Kick – Stamping”

From Chum Kiu to Kicking – Harry Leong, Andrew Mason

Harry: An article on kicking would be interesting.Andrew: I second an article on kicking.  My perception is that it is an area often ignored, but has much to offer when done well. Me: My belief: The principles governing the upper body should be equally applicable to the lower body. That is, joint expansion of hip,Continue reading “From Chum Kiu to Kicking – Harry Leong, Andrew Mason”

Tips for Dissolving Pelvis and Hip Joints? – Mok Kim Hoe

Kim Hoe: IDEAs Wing Chun would you share more similar tips for lower body parts (from pelvis to foot)? I think Pelvis and hip joint are the most challenging part to dissolve. Me: In my vocabulary, “linking” means something more than just “connecting”, though sometimes the latter will be used in place of the formerContinue reading “Tips for Dissolving Pelvis and Hip Joints? – Mok Kim Hoe”

A Kick in Detecting Hand-bridge (Chum Kiu)

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #010] In addition to the episode #009, this footage shows the power of the leg when it’s straightened to “flap” (the landing of the leg after kicking). Is “being straightened” a necessary condition for attaining such “flapping” power? If someone has problem (say, physical limitation) in straightening the leg, or inContinue reading “A Kick in Detecting Hand-bridge (Chum Kiu)”

Stepping (in Chum Kiu) and Kicking

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #008] This footage goes in tandem with #007. It can be viewed as an extension of #007, employing the same way of kicking for stepping. That same way, reiterated here, is: the tailbone slides in, the back of the hip slides down, the thigh bone goes in the hip area. InContinue reading “Stepping (in Chum Kiu) and Kicking”

Fundamentals of Kicking

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #007] The last post, [Penetrating Punch and The Wing Chun Stance – The Jackscrew Analogy] dated 2014.04.07, talked about the jackscrew operation in the knee joints for kicking. To initiate such movement in the knee joints, it is actually the activity in the hip joint area that empowers the kick, albeitContinue reading “Fundamentals of Kicking”

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”