These are the pages where your membership subscription supports your on going training. Below are the links to different pages of training, I’ll supply the password for the level you at and you can access them as often as you need.
The forms are your gateway through the belts. I only give 4 belts…
Blue – Intermediate
Brown – Skilled
Black – Junior instructor
Then you can advance through the instructor syllabus.
Please don’t share the passwords as they take a lot of time and effort to make and you are the one that has paid for them in your annual membership fee.
Sil Lim Tau translates as Little Idea. Everyone has their own interpretation of this which can change regarding your current training emphasis.
This is the first empty hand form and contains all your basic vocabulary (punches, blocks, palms etc) and is performed without moving you legs.
There is also Qigong practice and specific breathing that enhances our health and focus contained in the form.
Chum Kiu translates as Seeking the Bridge. This relates to many things, from connecting with your opponent, closing the distance, turning and confronting multiple attackers and so on. You also learn how to kick, when to kick and how to defend from kicks. I am abbreviating this, there is much much more.
This is the last empty hand form and contains a lot of recovery moves and subtle, pinpoint finger and hand strikes. In the old days this used to be taught only to closed door students (normally disciples of the Sifu).
It is a very advanced form with more advanced kicks, strikes and blocks.
We go back over the other forms , looking at them with the eyes of a more advanced practitioner, eventually stitching the 3 forms together to make one whole form as it was practiced hundreds of years ago.
So this is the wooden dummy. We use this to aid in conditioning, developing body torque, enhancing our positioning and much more.
The Dragon Pole… This is 2.5 metres long and comes from the Red Opera Boat era. It develops strength and conditions the shoulders and legs to a high degree.
Butterfly Swords or 8 Cutting Knives as they translate is the last section of the syllabus. These will synchronise everything you’ve learnt, using the same theory as the previous forms and applying it to the double short sword.
There is more that we learn that isn’t limited to Wing Chun, we also learn elements of..
Kum Na – seize and control. How to throw, lock, snap, brake and control
Shuai Jao – More throwing, controlling your opponents balance, taking them to the floor.