Biu Gee is the form which concentrates enormous destructive power in its attacks. It is to use the natural skill to release the potential power of a person to the highest level and is also the combination of the mind and the theory of force.
It is wrong to say that learners of the Biu Gee will then possess the enormous power of Biu Gee as well as having the very high skill in concentrating the force. Without the basic skill of Siu Nim Tau and Chum Kiu, the Biu Jee’s power does not come into effect. Sometimes, one may even hurt one self when applying this form in fighting if one does not possess the basic skill of Siu Nim Tau and Chum Kiu.
To analyze the original idea of Biu Gee from the moves of the form:
- When practising Biu Gee, one must perform the motions at speed. When one is familiar with the moves of this form, he should practise it rapidly because needless to say, destructive power is greater when moving faster.
- Using rotation as a source of releasing energy. Whether it is as hard as steel or as soft as water, once rotated, the steel or water can generate enormous power. It is obvious that one will be unwilling to approach a rotating steel. Also, when the air is rotated, it creates a powerful hurricane. The whirlpool formed by the rotation of water is just as bad.
Hence, when practising Biu gee, one must infuse his mind into the moves. In the way, he can feel the speedy effect and the original idea of this form so as to obtain the greatest satisfaction.
The profound skill of Wing Chun’s Biu Gee (or Biu Jee) Form can only expressed through demonstration, as such complexities can never be expressed in black and white. Hopefully, I wish that the participants of this course can grab hold of this profound skill so as to increase their understanding of Wing Chun. Consequently, they can practise Wing Chun with great interest.
– Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin
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Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin
Chu Shong Tin trained in Ip Man’s school for 14 years and was the main teacher there, teaching for up to 12 hours on some days. The major focus in the early years of his training was the practice of “Siu Nim Tao” (meaning “Tiny Idea”). Which is the first empty-hand form and the essence of Wing Chun. This is because Ip Man used to say: “When well-versed in Siu Nim Tao, the other parts of Wing Chun training will all be well grasped and performed too.”