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Wing Chun Forms

The Sil Lim Tao 

The first hand form in Wing Chun is the Sil Lim Tao, it is the foundation of the art form.

It teaches you the fundamental rules of balance and body structure.

The Sil Lim Tao is the alphabet of the system.

Sil Lim Tao or Siu Lim Tao is the first open-hand form, of Wing Chun. The name is a loose translation of the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese characters.

The Sil Lim Tao form trains coordination, breathing and meditation. In addition, it increases student concentration and focus. The form is also used extensively to develop one’s Mind and Body.

 

The Chum-Kil

The Chum-Kil is the second hand form, Chum Kil means seeking the bridge and focuses on coordinated movement of body unity and bridging.

 

The Bil Jee

The Bil Jee is the third hand form, Bil Jee means darting fingers. Biu Jee, is composed of short-range and long-range techniques.

 

Pole

Luk Dim Boon Kwun literally means six-and a half point pole. The techniques in this form are generally taught as the first of the weapons forms.

 

Butterfly knifes

The Bart Cham Dao means eight cutting knives (Dao refers to a single edged blade). This is the final form taught in Wing Chun Student Chun Self Defence.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a state of complete awareness of the present moment: it requires making a special effort to notice what is happening within and around you (in your mind, your body and your surroundings) in a moment-by-moment way, without judging anything. Mindfulness’ intention is to be in the moment by bringing an open, accepting and discerning attention to what you do. It helps reaching physical, emotional and cognitive stability. Mindfulness can be linked to Religion, Buddhism, meditation and Kung Fu, however you don’t have to be spiritual, or have any particular belief to practice it.

Mindfulness aims to help you:

  • Develop more self-awareness;
  • Decrease stress and anxiety;
  • Improve ability to respond to your thoughts and feelings;
  • Improve coping mechanism for difficult or unhelpful thoughts;
  • Be kinder towards yourself.

Many people find practicing mindfulness helps to manage day-to-day wellbeing, but it doesn’t always work for everyone in the same way.

Mindfulness is a skill that requires time and effort to develop.

The way we think (and what we think about) affects our Chi (flow of energy) and how we feel and act. For example, if you think about a bad experience, you might feel sad or anxious, and act accordingly. It takes time to learn how to slow down and really pay attention to what is happening around us in such a busy world, to truly tune into what we are sensing in the present moment. So how do you develop Mindfulness?

There is a variety of things that you can do to develop Mindfulness: by practicing breathing exercises, sensory exercises, self-observation exercises, meditation or even by just slowing down your daily routine. At Wing Chun Self Defence, Mindfulness is an integral part of our training programmes:  all the techniques we teach should help you bring your attention to the present and develop your senses (quieting your mind and focusing your attention) – whether it is when practising your Wing Chun Forms, Chi Sau’s, Footwork, combat drills or Chi Kung. By following our Wing Chun Self Defence programmes, you will:

  • Notice how thoughts come and go in your mind. You may learn that they don’t have to define who you are, or your experience of the world, and you can let go of them.
  • Notice what your body is telling you. For example, tension or anxiety can often be felt in your body (such as in a fast heartbeat, tense muscles or shallow breathing).
  • Create space between you and your thoughts, so you can react more calmly and accurately.

Our Wing Chun Self Defence programmes is suitable for.

Sifu Abul Chi Kung

Chi Kung

Feeling stressed?
Want to improve your energy?
Want to improve your health?

 

Chi Kung exercises – are more associated with Tai Chi and Yoga, performing a series of postures while breathing. The literal translation of Chi Kung is “cultivation and balance of life energy”.
Chi Kung is a simple practice that can help you find more balance in your Mind, Body and Spirit.
Our Self Defence programmes use a relaxed energy, coordinating breathing and making a sequence of different movements during our Sil Lim Tao.
The Sil Lim Tao is the first hand form of Wing Chun. It teaches the student the basics of the Martial Art form.
Our programmes incorporate Chi Kung practice to rejuvenate the Mind, Body and Spirit.
With Chi Kung, you can bring healing energy to particular parts of your body to reduce levels of anxiety, stress, and disease and build levels of self-confidence, inner peace, and improved health.
Your body will respond accordingly (heal its-self and re-balance its-self). The blockages within your flow of energy will start to disappear and your energy will start to improve.
Our Chi Kung exercises are suitable for children and can make a difference while their bodies go through a rapid growth.
Chi Sau WCSD

Chi Sau Explained

There are various types of Chi Sau; the following information is according to the Yip Wing Chun system.
Chi Sau in the context of Wing Chun Kung Fu is a name given to the unique set of drills, techniques that are exclusive to the Wing Chun system.
Chi Sau normally consists of two people and is also called Stick/Sticky hands.
The purpose of Chi Sau training is to develop ones reflex and to condition the arms.
The common Chi Sau’s are:
  • Chi Dan Sau (single sticking hands)
  • Bong Lap – (wing deflecting sticking hands)
  • Poon Sau (Double sticking hands)
  • Gor Sau (free fighting)
A few Chi Sau principles:
  • Never take your opponent lightly
  • Keep Focused
  • Look for your opponent’s weaknesses