Wing Chun's Features
 
 

Techniques

 

     Kicks

 

          Low Kicks

Yes

          Mid-section Kicks

Yes

          High Kicks

No

          Fly Kicks

No

          Acrobatic Flips

No

     Striking

 

          Vertical Fist

Yes

          Palm Strikes

Yes

          Elbow and Knee Strikes

Yes

          Vital Point Strikes

Yes

          Simultaneous Hit/Block

Yes

     Submission Holds

 

          Joint Locks

Yes

          Escapes from grabs/holds

Yes

          Throws

Yes

          Grappling

No

     Sweeps

 

          Leg sweeps

Yes

          Floor sweeps

No

Advanced Training

 

     Defense Against Multiple Opponents

Yes

     Defense Against Bladed & Blunt Weapons

Yes

     Sporting Competition Training

No

Forms & Weapons

 

     Form Sets

4

     Weapons

2

     Long-Range Weapons

Long Staff (a.k.a. Dragon Staff)

     Short-Range Weapons

Double Short Sword (a.k.a. Butterfly Sword)

Learning Curve

 

     Handset Application Proficiency

1-2 years*

     Handset Advanced Proficiency

3-4 years*

     Long-range weapon

1-2 years*

     Short-range weapon

4-5 years*

*Note that the learning curve estimate is based on students with adult maturity and practice dedication.  Additionally, these time estimates refer to reaching an advancd proficiency level.  As with all martial arts, additional time and dedication is required to reach a master level.

Background Info'

 

     Stance

Pinched stance, rear weighted stance

     Range

Close-range, in-fighting

     Emphasis

Countering

     Posture

Square, angled or rear stance posture

     Style

Soft, internal style

Training Techniques

Chi Sao (sensitivity/reflex drills)

 

Wooden Dummy (a.k.a. Wooden Man)

Origin

Shaolin Temple Snake & Crane-derived system (founded in 16th Century A.D.)

 


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