Category: Wing Chun Lessons

Wing Chun Singapore Lesson 6: Defending the gates.

Introduction to Wing Chun gates

This lesson is about defending the gates. What are the gates? This term is used in martial arts to describe the zones, areas or “gates” of the human body that you can attack, control or defend.

There are various definitions of the gates, in this post we use the most basic the “four gates” definition. Imagine you “cut “the human body into four areas or gates:  the centre line and a horizontal line at sternum level. Here you go, you have four (4) gates: (2) upper gates, (2) lower gates, and a centre line.

Defending

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Introduction to Wing Chun gates This lesson is about defending the gates. What are the gates? This term is used in marti...

Wing Chun Singapore Lesson 5: Wing Chun hands

Introduction

In this lesson we will discuss the Wing Chun hands. We will cover the proper form (shape, how it looks like) and function (what it is for) of the Wing Chun hands, not the applications. Chi Sao is the platform where you really learn how to apply the Wing Chun hands.

All techniques discussed here are practiced in SNT, Wing Chun’s first empty hand form

Wing Chun hands.

Some characteristics of the Wing Chun hands.

  • Wing Chun hands are flexible and operate in a sphere rather than a fixed position.
  • They re-direct, absorb, fold, wedge, sweep, stick, control etc.
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https://youtu.be/B_A91skNBPQ Introduction In this lesson we will discuss the Wing Chun hands. We will cover the proper f...

Wing Chun Singapore Lesson 4: Body Structure basics

Introduction

This post, Wing Chun Singapore Lesson 4: body structure basics, is an introduction in to the Chu Sau Lei body structure method. Body structure is a vast subject and integral to everything we practice in our Wing Chun.

It is such powerful concept that by just applying the basics we discuss here you can make a big difference to your Wing Chun training.

What is Body Structure?

The term Body structure was coined by our GM Robert Chu is his 1999 classical essay: “The Root of Wing Chun Kuen Power”  In this famous article he explained what is … Read More...

https://youtu.be/sOCpVDRsJC8?list=PLAS2DZDSs2RWkeWIi1Ms-GTYk5kt-pFV_ Introduction This post, Wing Chun Singapore Lesson...

Wing Chun Singapore Lesson 3 : The Eight Energy Punches

 

Wing Chun Singapore Lesson 3

Hi all,

In lesson 3 we will cover the “Eight Energy Punches”. These punching techniques together with footwork training is the foundation of our Chinese Boxing Syllabus.

We already discussed this topic in previous blog posts: Chinese Boxing basics part 1 & 2.

I have not much to add what has been said in these lessons, so I just give you the links:

Chinese Boxing basics part 1

Chinese Boxing basics part 2

 

Our next lesson will be about Chu Sau Lei Body Structure basics.

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  Hi all, In lesson 3 we will cover the “Eight Energy Punches". These punching techniques together with footwork tr...

Wing Chun Singapore: Lesson 2 Footwork applications

Hi all,

In our previous lesson we covered our syllabus Level 1 types of footwork.

In this episode: Wing Chun Singapore: Lesson 2 Footwork applications, we will give some examples on how to apply your footwork. There are many types of footwork but they all share some common features: they all can be used to attack – defend – or take position. That is the topic of this lesson.

Body structure

Before we begin let us reiterate what we discussed in lesson 1.  It is super important to maintain your structure at all times. That is: correct physical structure, relaxed … Read More...

Hi all, In our previous lesson we covered our syllabus Level 1 types of footwork. In this episode: Wing Chun Singapore:...

Wing Chun Singapore: Lesson 1 Footwork basics

Hi all,

A few students asked me to put up some videos as a reference for their home based training. I thought that was a good idea, so here we go. In this series we will try our best to cover all the main topics of our Level 1 syllabus.  This is our first installment: Wing Chun Singapore: Lesson 1 Footwork Basics

Footwork

Stepping and your stance are important aspects in martial arts. It is about being mobile in attack and defense and your ability to root. Footwork has many applications, bridge to gap, to evade, break your opponent’s structure … Read More...

Hi all, A few students asked me to put up some videos as a reference for their home based training. I thought that was a...

Chinese Boxing Basics Part 3

CSL Wing Chun Sanshou Fight-team

By Steven Wang, August 2015

This is a new instalment in our series about Wing Chun Boxing: Wing Chun boxing basics part 3, in part 1&2 we introduced the foundational training, the eight energy punches. In case you missed the previous episodes, click here

An introduction to Chu Sau Lei System of Chinese Boxing

Chinese Boxing Basics Part 1

Chinese Boxing Basics Part 2

In part 3&4 we will discuss HOW to practice the Chinese boxing basics.  In this post we look at shadow boxing and pad works.

The various stages of practice.

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By Steven Wang, August 2015 This is a new instalment in our series about Wing Chun Boxing: Wing Chun boxing basics part...

Chinese Boxing Basics Part 2

This is the 2nd instalment in our series about the Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Chinese boxing basics. The foundation of the Chinese Boxing system is the eight energy punches and the application of the body structure method. Previously we discussed the first four punches, spring, whipping, bouncing and thrust. In this instalment we will introduce you to energy punches 5-8.

Click here to go to our previous posts about Chinese Boxing basics:

 

 

Energy Punches 5-8

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This is the 2nd instalment in our series about the Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Chinese boxing basics. The foundation of the Ch...

Chinese Boxing Basics Part 1

Sifu Alan Orr Wing Chun FightingWing Chun Kuen (Chuan …) is a boxing system, a Chinese Boxing system. As a stand-up martial art punching is a core tool and a fundamental skill that each student should master. There are many types of punches in Wing Chun. The punches methods can be differentiated by having different angles (e.g. hanging, bouncing) or hand shapes (ginger fist, phoenix fist) and so on.

In the Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun curriculum the core and basic punching set is the “Eight Energy Punches”. A set of boxing skills taught to all new students at the onset of their training.  Follow … Read More...

Wing Chun Kuen (Chuan …) is a boxing system, a Chinese Boxing system. As a stand-up martial art punching is a core tool...

An introduction to Chu Sau Lei system of Chinese Boxing

wing chun students sparringChu Sau Lei (CSL) System of Chinese Boxing (Wing Chun boxing) is an important component of our Wing Chun training. In this post I want to give you an introduction of our boxing system but most importantly what it is NOT and I conclude with a summary of our curriculum.

The best person to give a first introduction of CSL Boxing system is my teacher Sifu Alan Orr. He must have had a flash of brilliance an “Aha Erlebnis” when he developed Chinese Boxing with this fight team “The Iron Wolves” to what it is today.

 

 

 

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Chu Sau Lei (CSL) System of Chinese Boxing (Wing Chun boxing) is an important component of our Wing Chun training. In th...