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 this link if you missed our first post and introduction to Chinese Boxing.

An introduction to Chu Sau Lei System of Chinese Boxing

 

An introduction to the Energy Punches set.

The Eight Energy Punches are:

Spring – Whipping – Bouncing – Thrust – Piercing and Cutting – Back Fist – Pressing and Explosive

Each of the punches have their own application, shape and different energies. The boxing set is of course based on general Wing Chun principles such as elbow down, don’t over commit, hips square etc. In this post we will discuss the first 4 punches: Spring – Whipping – Bouncing – Thrust

 

 

These first 4 punches they are fundamental to the set and most often used in actual application.

  • Spring punch has the quality of loaded spring energy and can be used as Man Sao (asking hand or Jab in Western boxing).
  • Whipping is a circular punch resembles a hook but with the elbows down. The punch does not go beyond the center line.
  • Bouncing Punch has a sinking and then rising energy much like an uppercut.
  • Thrusting Punch is a “heavy punch” you want to have the intention to punch through your target. Transfer your weight to your front leg and flex your punch at the moment of impact.

When we assume our posture (Bai Jong), stand in a forward stance with square hips and shoulders.

One can train the punching set and boxing skills in shadow boxing, with pads, partner drills and sparring.  Add your footwork, kicks, elbows and knees and voila the basics of our San Shou and Chu Sau Lei Chinese Boxing system.

This boxing set and training methods build excellent skills and a good foundation in Wing Chun, self-defence and it is successfully tested in many K1 kick boxing, San Shou and MMA matches.

Hope you appreciate our post : Chinese Boxing Basics Part 1

Happy training,

Steven Wang

Head Instructor Chu Sau Lei Singapore:

Recommend reading and references

What is Chu Sau Lei Chinese Boxing?

Tags:

Wing Chun Singapore,  Martial Arts Singapore, self-defense Singapore, Kung Fu Singapore, Wing Chun classes

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 this link if you missed our first post and introduction to Chinese Boxing.

An introduction to Chu Sau Lei System of Chinese Boxing

 

An introduction to the Energy Punches set.

The Eight Energy Punches are:

Spring – Whipping – Bouncing – Thrust – Piercing and Cutting – Back Fist – Pressing and Explosive

Each of the punches have their own application, shape and different energies. The boxing set is of course based on general Wing Chun principles such as elbow down, don’t over commit, hips square etc. In this post we will discuss the first 4 punches: Spring – Whipping – Bouncing – Thrust

 

 

These first 4 punches they are fundamental to the set and most often used in actual application.

  • Spring punch has the quality of loaded spring energy and can be used as Man Sao (asking hand or Jab in Western boxing).
  • Whipping is a circular punch resembles a hook but with the elbows down. The punch does not go beyond the center line.
  • Bouncing Punch has a sinking and then rising energy much like an uppercut.
  • Thrusting Punch is a “heavy punch” you want to have the intention to punch through your target. Transfer your weight to your front leg and flex your punch at the moment of impact.

When we assume our posture (Bai Jong), stand in a forward stance with square hips and shoulders.

One can train the punching set and boxing skills in shadow boxing, with pads, partner drills and sparring.  Add your footwork, kicks, elbows and knees and voila the basics of our San Shou and Chu Sau Lei Chinese Boxing system.

This boxing set and training methods build excellent skills and a good foundation in Wing Chun, self-defence and it is successfully tested in many K1 kick boxing, San Shou and MMA matches.

Hope you appreciate our post : Chinese Boxing Basics Part 1

Happy training,

Steven Wang

Head Instructor Chu Sau Lei Singapore:

Recommend reading and references

What is Chu Sau Lei Chinese Boxing?

Tags:

Wing Chun Singapore,  Martial Arts Singapore, self-defense Singapore, Kung Fu Singapore, Wing Chun classes

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