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”

Joint and Socket Separate – Joint Rotating Endows Forces with Multi-directionality

In a number of my previous posts, I have emphasised the importance and the role of multi-directional forces. In this short post, I try to give a supplementary explanation, which is kept simple and hopefully can help practice. To simplify for the sake of discussion, let’s regard that whenever there is a joint, there isContinue reading “Joint and Socket Separate – Joint Rotating Endows Forces with Multi-directionality”

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”

The Wrapping Intent – Wrapping around the Contact

What I am trying to depict in this post may be considered to be too imaginative, prone to be criticised as unrealistic and in fact unnecessary. However, it appears to me as something can’t be omitted should the exposition of the point-linked mechanism be completed, as it manifests the gist and essence of the mechanism.Continue reading “The Wrapping Intent – Wrapping around the Contact”

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”

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”

Adhesively Wrap-hold a Weapon – Hold It Sticky

What is the first thing to address for training on weapons (knives and pole)? Typically, it is the preparatory exercises: “punching on wide stance” for the pole and “circulating knives” for the knives respectively. I would like to introduce, in my opinion, one Wing Chun-ised pre-preparatory drill for training on weapons in general, i.e. notContinue reading “Adhesively Wrap-hold a Weapon – Hold It Sticky”