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Resting hand

  1. knuckles on centre.

  2. hand higher than the elbow.

  3. elbow as close to the centre as possible without destorting shoulder line.

  4. elbow one to two fist distance from the body.

  5. shoulders relaxed.

Wing hand

  1. wrist knuckle just passed centre.

  2. hand lower than the elbow.

  3. upper arm parallel with the floor.

  4. upper arm 45 degrees from body.

  5. shoulders relaxed.

Opening hand

  1. middle finger on centre.

  2. finger tip level inbetween adams apple and coler bone.

  3. elbow as close to the centre as possible without destorting shoulder line.

  4. elbow one to two fist distance from the body.

  5. shoulders relaxed.

Protecting hand

  1. palm on centre.

  2. fingers pointing strighte up.

  3. elbow in a natural position not up or down.

  4. hand no closer than two fist distance from the body.

  5. shoulders relaxed.

Turning

 

Basic wing chun stance

 

Stepping around your opponent

 

Stepping backwards

 

Stepping forward

 

Single sticking hands

single sticking hands is learnt before double sticking hands because it is only using one arm so it is simpler and easier to learn the correct positions before moving to double sticking hands. The hand combination used if starting from tan sau is, tan sau, jit jeung, bong sau. And if starting from fuk sau is, fuk sau, jum sau, chung kuen, it's not just about getting the correct hand positions i'ts also about feeling the changes in position to increase sensitivity. There is no foot movement in dan chi sau.

Double sticking hands

chi sauing is for practise of moving the centre, changing hands and using techniques and foot work. it is not fighting and we shouldn't be bothered about getting hit or focus on trying to hit others. It's important to be light with your arms and not rest on your opponents arms in a heavy way or try to fight force with force. Use sensitivity foot work to move around your opponents energy and to change your centre. Always make sure you keep the correct range and the correct hand positions and posture as you move.

Double rolling hands

before chi sauing for practise of moving the centre, changing hands and using techniques and foot work we first learn to roll with two arms instead of one. Basic rolling either both hands inside, outside or one hand inside and one hand outside, also practicing changing hands from inside to out side and outside to inside. When changing inside to tan sau from fuk sau we have to loose contact which is wrong, because of this we have to move fast to get back to a good position, tan sau, when changing outside from tan to fuk sau we stick to the arms as we move round as this is safer.

Sticking legs

sticking legs is chi sau but with your legs, trained only at an advanced level of wing chun and is to learn how to deal with your opponent using their legs to kick. In most cases it is safer to keep your feet on the ground and have good balance.

Little thinking head form

this is the first form in wing chun and the most important, the level of detail used throghout takes a long time to learn. There are three sections in this form the first is for training gong lik which means internal energy or skill development. The second section is fa jing, explosive short range power and the third basic wing chun hand techniques. It is important to be relaxed and calm when training this form. Clear and focused movements not rushed or fast, your hand positions and intention needs to be correct and it can help training in a mirror.

Thrusting fingers form

this is the third and the last hand form in wing chun. it is for practicing range and use of elbows and fingers to attack. It's normally not shown until you have learnt the dummy form and gained the trust of your sifu not to use your skill in a bad way. 

Seeking the bridge form

this is the second form in wing chun and its focus is on foot work. The most important hand in the form is bong sau and again its important not to rush the form and make sure your hand and foot positions are correct and clear when practising. Juen ma turning and wang ma stepping is used and three differant wing chun kicks as well. Now you can start to use your hands with your feet, foot work is the a most important part of wing chun.