Circling Palm – An Effective Gateway to Sticky Wrap-holding

In the post Adhesively Wrap-hold a Weapon – Hold It Sticky, I suggested that practising circling palm is a direct way of turning the palm to hold sticky. In this post I’ll elaborate. The circling palm is frequently performed in-between two moves, whenever a hand reaches the farthest extent in the front by progressing, punching,Continue reading “Circling Palm – An Effective Gateway to Sticky Wrap-holding”

Training Flow and Experience for Siu Nim Tau Practice? – Mok Kim Hoe

Kim Hoe: … Would you write a/multiple posts that explain about the proposed training flow for Siu Lim Tao from beginning till the end (integration of what you proposed in posts before, but no more mechanism, only focus on training)… Also, please share your experiences what you felt within your body/joint/part when you manage toContinue reading “Training Flow and Experience for Siu Nim Tau Practice? – Mok Kim Hoe”

Nim Tau State? – Phil Aberhart

Phil: I would love to know what the Nim Tao state means to you Eddie, and what one would expect to feel when or if we attain it? Many thanks. Me: Maybe I go straight to directly describe how I feel when I want to do the Wing Chun way. These things, though described inContinue reading “Nim Tau State? – Phil Aberhart”

Weak Bong Sau Due to Weak Forearm – Clear-through, Curve to Point

When practising Bong Sau, it is typical to point the fingers forward along your centreline. This is something most emphasised when your Bong Sau doesn’t seem to stand up incoming force at the forearm and your instructor repeatedly guides you to point it more focused, and more intently. Have you ever had such experience? DidContinue reading “Weak Bong Sau Due to Weak Forearm – Clear-through, Curve to Point”

How to Focus? Converging for Control Zone – Amoeba Membrane Analogy

Forward focus, aiming forward, pointing, facing and heung (in Cantonese)…… All these terms may sound familiar to you as early as you first started your Wing Chun training. In most cases they intend to refer to the same thing, one of the core principles of Wing Chun, which is essential due to the following. YouContinue reading “How to Focus? Converging for Control Zone – Amoeba Membrane Analogy”

Thought Process Bridges Two Worlds – Mind (Idea) vs Physical

In our training journey, we often encounter problems and ask questions, hoping that answers to them can clear some obstacles and help bring about progress right away. Not all “answers” can lead to progress as expected, though. And I suspect it is mostly due to the mix-up of two worlds – the mind world andContinue reading “Thought Process Bridges Two Worlds – Mind (Idea) vs Physical”

Palm Dynamics – Q n A (Simon)

Simon: You mentioned the umbrella is slightly opened and curved for Biu Jee. If so can I say that the power is channelled more through the ribs but not through the ‘panels’? And thus more penetrating than other shapes.******Me: ‘Slightly opened and curved’ refers to the shape more than the degree of fullness. Here youContinue reading “Palm Dynamics – Q n A (Simon)”

Palm Dynamics – the Umbrella Analogy

In most of the literature, demonstration, training of Wing Chun, the focus is overwhelmingly on the secrets and mysteries of power generation from the back, the spine and the body structure. For the sake of discussion, I call all this the back end. The back end includes every part of the body mechanism up toContinue reading “Palm Dynamics – the Umbrella Analogy”

Two-centre Operation – Part 1

This article is exploratory in nature. It attempts to propose an integral explanation on the roles of centre(s) in Idea Wing Chun. A genuine learner of Idea Wing Chun would have probably encountered the prominence of centre(s) throughout the practice of the 3 form-sets. Briefly as follows: Siu Nim Tau (Tiny Idea) – At theContinue reading “Two-centre Operation – Part 1”