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”

Spine Rising from Anus Contraction (QnA, Concise Guide, Simple Intent)

Mok Kim Hoe: Is it possible to have one post about the fundamental Taigong (anus contraction) and Seng (rising up the spine)? What’s your recommendations thought process / thought that should be avoided when practising that? Looking forward.******Me: Probably the rising up of the spine is the key concern to learners as it has beenContinue reading “Spine Rising from Anus Contraction (QnA, Concise Guide, Simple Intent)”

A Particular Case: Using Elbowing of Biu Jee to Rectify Problem in Rising Up the Spine

Kwan: After several years’ attempt in rising up the spine, I now feel more confused than before. It seems that I can never get it right. Or it’s just due to my stupidity? Others can have already done better? ******Me: You have your own particular problem which makes your intent of rising up the spineContinue reading “A Particular Case: Using Elbowing of Biu Jee to Rectify Problem in Rising Up the Spine”

Two-centre Operation – Part 2: What are Virtual Centres Representing?

How are the two centre points connected? In the scenarios described in Part 1, the two points are aligned along a supposedly upright, straight spine. This is the most perceived picture. Indeed, this might have been the very important emphasis you have been receiving in your training so far! Nevertheless, let’s examine the last formContinue reading “Two-centre Operation – Part 2: What are Virtual Centres Representing?”

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”

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”

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”

5-gear Analogy in The Book of Wing Chun

In The Book of Wing Chun, Vol. 1, pp. 52-53, 7 powers are listed as a sequence serving as the Order of Using Different Powers. They are: 1) Idea Power; 2) Moving-body-weight Power; 3) Rotational Power; 4) Shoulder Power; 5) Shoulder Joint Power; 6) Forearm Power; 7) Wrist Power. This would be best understood againstContinue reading “5-gear Analogy in The Book of Wing Chun”