In Memoriam

(Our dear Grandmaster Chu passed away in 2014.) It has been more than two months since the last post. Within this silence period, we lost our dear Grandmaster Chu (before dawn of 29 July). Sadness has turned into longer silence on this page. The best way to commemorate Grandmaster Chu is to continue spreading Chu-styleContinue reading “In Memoriam”

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”

The First Two Drills for Pole Training – Only Joint Rotating

The first two drills for training the pole are probably the most familiar to learners, namely, lifting and pressing the pole vertically up and down very close to the body between chin and pelvis, and pushing and pulling the pole out and in on the chest level. In both cases, the pole must be kept,Continue reading “The First Two Drills for Pole Training – Only Joint Rotating”

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”

Penetrating Punch and The Wing Chun Stance – The Jackscrew Analogy

To the post [Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #005: Penetrating Punch – The Basics] dated 2014.03.10, a reader, Mr. Davin Tan, left this message: “Could you elaborate on the lifting mechanism? So interesting! Is it a visual image of your elbow and wrist joint moving up vertically?” This post is trying to respond to his questions.Continue reading “Penetrating Punch and The Wing Chun Stance – The Jackscrew Analogy”

Penetrating Punch – with Pivoting and along a Straight Line

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #006] This footage goes in tandem with the #005 one. On top of the basics illustrated in #005, power from pivoting (however slight) of the body centre is readily transmitted to fuel the punch which, as a necessary condition, travels along a straight line. Failing to do so, such as pressingContinue reading “Penetrating Punch – with Pivoting and along a Straight Line”

Penetrating Punch – The Basics

[Grandmaster Chu Training Episodes #005] This footage shows how the Wing Chun punch method is fundamentally different from our ordinary thinking. It is not launched by intending to throw out the elbow nor the fist. Rather, you apply the lifting mechanism of a jack device: lift up the elbow joint (appear to be springing) soContinue reading “Penetrating Punch – The Basics”

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”