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In our Wing Chun Blog you will find everything you need to know about this beautiful martial art. Also, in our Wing Chun Blog, you will find articles by Chu Shong Tin alumni and active students. Moreover, articles or interviews featuring Sifu Nima King and other contributions from fellow practitioners, movement enthusiasts, and independent parties.

Wing Chun (or Ving Tsun)

Wing Chun is a very realistic martial art with no unnecessary movement. Its principals are based on the laws of physics making it very efficient, so it means that it can be used by anyone regardless of gender, strength, fitness or flexibility level.

Success in Wing Chun is all about the Mind, and these are some of the elements of reaching the pinnacle of Wing Chun.

  • Having a good teacher who has experience in the internal side of the art.
  • Persistent practice. Training 10 minutes every day is much better than 1 hour once a week.
  • A willingness to observe the working of the mind through the meditative practice of the Wing Chun forms.
  • Being part of a healthy school with classmates that are practicing for self-development rather than for learning how to hurt others.
  • Be willing to apply the peaceful philosophy of Wing Chun to your life.

But the fruits of the Wing Chun Forms go way beyond self-defence skills. The creator of Wing Chun wanted us to know this by naming its first Form “Siu Nim Tao” or also “Siu Lim Tao”.  This can be translated as “Little Idea”. It suggests that its essence is to do with the development of a particular mental state, which becomes the foundation for the practice of all the other Forms of Wing Chun.

There are 6 Forms in Wing Chun: 3 empty hand Forms, 2 weapons Forms and the Wooden Dummy Form:

Three empty hand forms

Siu Nim Tao (Little Idea) (Sil Lim Tau or Siu Lim Tao)

This is Wing Chun’s first Form. It helps you become familiar with the Wing Chun stance and structures. Also, with the Centreline Theory. The ultimate goal of this form is to cultivate the “Nim Tao State”.

Chum Kiu (Searching for the Bridge)

This second Form teaches you to apply the Siu Nim Tao state and principles while moving the body using your centre of mass as the engine, which leads to extremely powerful yet effortless movements.

Biu Gee (Darting Fingers)

In Biu Gee, you will practise moving with maximum speed. Within this form you’ll be able to realise your body’s maximum potential to develop power.

Mook Yan Jong (Wooden Dummy)

The Wooden Dummy is perhaps the most recognisable feature of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Furthermore, it’s a very useful tool that enables you to practise and apply the structures and principles you’ve learned in the above three empty hand forms.