What we do
We have various methods to ensure students become efficient;
Forms memory of movements relevant to each stage
Drills help with precision of techniques, coordination and speed
Pad work and strengthening precision, power, dynamics, muscle building
Chi Sau Sticky hands training to give a student an automatic response, skin reflex, speed, twitch reflex, feeling to stay with /move and adapt to an opponent
Sparring: our sparing includes; concealing weapons, exposed weapons, pulling out weapons mid fight, and multiple attackers.
Weapons Defence: Our weapons defence system is taught to military and police across the globe. The Technical aspect uses the same Wing Tsun principles; we do not just aim to disarm but to incapacitate. We move, control, counter and disarm. Disarm is not enough when it comes to facing weapons
We also train how to use everyday objects to help as an equaliser in a dangerous situation (more commonly taught in our women’s self-defence programs).
Later: after the self-defence stage, a practitioner can learn the more traditional elements of Wing Tsun
Long Pole and the Butterfly Knives - these categories are not for common self-defence, but the knowledge can be adapted from it.
Our weapons defence system is created from the Knowledge of the butterfly knives adapted for modern day and common weapons people tend to carry.
Wing Tsun is a soft style, not the force against force, but the driving and the transfer of force. Attacks are not blocked but redirected. It allows people of lesser physical strength to apply the techniques and defend themselves efficiently against a potentially larger and stronger attacker.
Another key feature of the style is that its defensive and offensive techniques are used simultaneously to save time. This is particularly useful if an attacker has a longer range or is skilled.
The attacks are directed at the weak points of the human body (considering the severity of the situation): eyes, nose, stomach, throat, sternum, stomach, throat, and joints (shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles). These parts of the body cannot be trained and cannot be cured by any training method. Even a larger body attacker has the same weakness as a normal person, as vulnerable, so the Wing Tsun fighter targets them. And In reverse protected by the Wing Tsun fighters on their own body.
Attacking moves do not require any extra flexibility or acrobatics. E.g. a full-time, or older, the practitioner can perform them. The practitioner of Wing Tsun uses all appropriate parts of the body as a weapon.
Types of attack moves
As Wing Tsun is not a sport and should only be used in real life self-defence we do teach how to use all the weapons.
Most of our fist strikes are vertical and we use the 3 bottom knuckles in line with the bones on the arm to strike with the elbow position low.
We do have a hook punch (called Al Kuen) from the 3rd unarmed form. In this instance, we use a horizontal fist but we use this punch after a pull or in close proximity and with control of the opponent. Normally used from a side on position so to not expose the centre line.
Palms Known as the weapon for the masters, this strike is a useful and powerful strike. A person with little muscle strength and power can use this and still have a devastating outcome. There are many types of palms in the Wing Tsun system
We have many open hand techniques using different parts of the hand. Each has own feature and reason for use.
We have elbows for every angle, and as the hook punch are usually only used when in range for that distance and with the other hand controlling the opponent. The elbows are brutal in result to the opponent so are only taught to use in a situation that requires it.
There are several types of finger strikes, most famous is the Phoenix eye, although it is most commonly known as punch or fist, we actually use the middle knuckle of the finger so could cross over to the finger strikes and punch category. Finger strikes are only used for soft targets such as the eyes. And again are useful in real life self-defence.
We have several types of kicks, and our kicks are also only to weak targets but we do not kick above our own chest height. This is so you do not compromise yourself to land a strike. The kicks are fast, non-telegraphic and very hard to defend. We can kick multiple times before putting the leg down to the mid, and lower targets. The kicks belong to our lower 4 gates theory, which is developed further around 5th student grade.
We have knees for different angles but again like the kicks we stick to one of the main principles - not to compromise opening up your weak targets to land a strike.
Wing Tsun uses all 5 phases of combat:
Elbows knees (traditional styles)
On the ground
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