Jackscrew at Elbow, Transmitting Shoulder’s “Tead” Power to the Pole

https://www.facebook.com/mark.ho.372/videos/10220968731985606 Mark (Ho) shared the above video on 21 September 2020. Alongside Mark brought readers’ attention to the following: “The Teachings of Chu Shong TinFundamental Sung Action Number 1: Tead (Sink)Applying ‘Tead’ to the pole by releasing from shoulder to wristKin Chow Woon (Shoulder Elbow Wrist)” Mark’s highlight attracted my attention on the “Chow” –Continue reading “Jackscrew at Elbow, Transmitting Shoulder’s “Tead” Power to the Pole”

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”

Speedy, Continuous, Powerful Punching: Spine Oscillating Rib Cage

Perhaps it is not hard to deliver ONE powerful punch; perhaps it is not that hard to deliver ONE fast powerful punch too; but it is hard to maintain the same level of power and speed throughout alternate left and right continuous punching. In the footage there are 3 episodes of Sifu’s demonstrations that willContinue reading “Speedy, Continuous, Powerful Punching: Spine Oscillating Rib Cage”

Penetrating Punch – How does it work? – Johnny Dutch

Johnny Dutch: Hi, I have been enjoying your posts and have some ideas that you might consider discussing in future posts. One is on the penetrating quality of the wing chun punch and how this works…… Me: I will try to discuss “penetrating” from another perspective, by answering this question: When your punch lands onContinue reading “Penetrating Punch – How does it work? – Johnny Dutch”

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”

Chum Kiu – My Way

This is a footage taken by Regan Williams in Seoul in 2016 (credit to Regan). Again, I’ve shared my views and experiences on practising Chum Kiu, and you can see if I am doing what I have said in this footage, such that hopefully you can visualise what you might want to follow. In theContinue reading “Chum Kiu – My Way”

(…continued) Common mistakes when practising the first and second forms? – Harry Leong

In Siu Nim Tau, you are facing the opponent front-on, and all of your movements target that same direction. It is easy to understand. In most of the Chum Kiu moves, the position of the opponent remains the same, yet your body is no more completely front-on towards him; rather, it is oblique, only leavingContinue reading “(…continued) Common mistakes when practising the first and second forms? – Harry Leong”