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 etc.

Another aspect of footwork is that you must be able to keep your structure and form as you move. What do we mean by that?

As you move you must relax your body, move as one unit and maintain a low center of gravity. At the same time, keep your form, i.e. stance width, 50/50 weight distribution etc.

These are essential qualities for functional footwork and important learning objectives for students.

Stepping methods

Basic forward stance:

  • Shoulder width stance
  • Body weight 50/50
  • Sink in your stance
  • The heel of the front leg and your toes of the back leg are on one (1) line.

Biu Ma – forward, backwards and sideways (north, east, south, west)

Angle step – forward (left and right) and backwards (left and right)

Combine Biu Ma and Angle step to 8  directional stepping.

Step through – step forward with your back leg.

Pivot – pivot on the front leg

Huen (circle) step

In Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun, we have a tradition to test our techniques and applications to get proper feedback. This is an example of a foot work partner test.

You and your partner assume basic forward stance with both hands clenched in front of you. Step forward with Biu Ma or Step Through while your partner gives you some resistance. If you maintain your proper structure and form you should be able to push back your partner effortlessly.

This was our first lesson; practice your footwork, it is important.

Hope you find this post use full, for more information about our syllabus click here >> 

Feel free to share and comment on this post. Our next lesson is about footwork application.

See you

Steven Wang

Head Coach

Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Singapore

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 etc.

Another aspect of footwork is that you must be able to keep your structure and form as you move. What do we mean by that?

As you move you must relax your body, move as one unit and maintain a low center of gravity. At the same time, keep your form, i.e. stance width, 50/50 weight distribution etc.

These are essential qualities for functional footwork and important learning objectives for students.

Stepping methods

Basic forward stance:

  • Shoulder width stance
  • Body weight 50/50
  • Sink in your stance
  • The heel of the front leg and your toes of the back leg are on one (1) line.

Biu Ma – forward, backwards and sideways (north, east, south, west)

Angle step – forward (left and right) and backwards (left and right)

Combine Biu Ma and Angle step to 8  directional stepping.

Step through – step forward with your back leg.

Pivot – pivot on the front leg

Huen (circle) step

In Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun, we have a tradition to test our techniques and applications to get proper feedback. This is an example of a foot work partner test.

You and your partner assume basic forward stance with both hands clenched in front of you. Step forward with Biu Ma or Step Through while your partner gives you some resistance. If you maintain your proper structure and form you should be able to push back your partner effortlessly.

This was our first lesson; practice your footwork, it is important.

Hope you find this post use full, for more information about our syllabus click here >> 

Feel free to share and comment on this post. Our next lesson is about footwork application.

See you

Steven Wang

Head Coach

Chu Sau Lei Wing Chun Singapore

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