Wing Chun Forms
Wing Chun Self Defence course is a traditional Southern Chinese style of Martial Arts that specialises in close range Self Defence. Wing Chun is not a sport; it is a simple and effective style of Self Defence accessible to all.
Wing Chun is over 300 years old, and normally has these six Wing Chun forms. The purpose of these forms is to teach you the basic foundation of Wing Chun.
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 is the second hand form, Chum Kil means seeking the bridge and focuses on coordinated movement of body unity and incorporates footwork and kicks.
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. When you get to this point in your training, you’re a walking weapon.
Dragon Pole/Six and Half Point 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 weapon forms.
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.
This weapon was used by Shaolin monks (Mi Hin), the monks were not allowed to kill. However, they are allowed to maim their attacker by slashing the wrists, elbows, knees, and ankles.
According to my teacher the weapons were introduced to Wing Chun through Wong Wa Bo.
Our Wing Chun Self Defence course in London Hackney is a good way for you to learn the Wing Chun form.