Siu Nim Tao: Level 1-3 (white-grey-yellow sash)

Siu Nim Tao (SNT), literally translated as ” little idea” is the foundation of Wing Chun practice. Everything begins with a little idea, and as such, this is where your journey into Wing Chun would begin. The importance of SNT cannot be overstated.

The focus of this module is to learn the Wing Chun fundamental techniques and build a structural Wing Chun framework. At this level, students are also introduced to the first three (3) elements of the Six Core Elements: body, mind and breath.

Introduction Core Elements

  • Body, mind and breath.

Wing Chun striking methods

  • Eight energy punches, elbows, knees, basic kicks.
  • Defending the 4 Gates
  • Sim Fa, evasion methods
  • Shadow boxing, pad work, live sparring drills

Wing Chun hands

  • Lap Da, Bong Lap, Tan Da, Pak Sao, etc.
  • Solo drills, partner drills

SNT Form

  • Proper Alignments and structure
  • Integrate the first 3 Core Elements
  • SNT concepts and applications

Chi Sao

  • Dan Chi Sao / Shuang Chi Sao
  • Introduce SNT concepts and applications in Chi Sao.
  • Specific training and sparring.

Cham Kiu: Level 4-6 (orange-green – blue sash)

Cham Kiu (CK), literally translated as “searching the bridge’ is the application form, here the student learns how the use their body as a complete unit and twisting, torque type of power engine. By now, students should be more comfortable bridging the distance during combat and we will introduce the “stick body”, which features the chest-to-chest fighting range.

After completing this stage of the training, the student would have laid a solid foundation for his future Wing Chun practice. He is sufficiently empowered with the Wing Chun concepts and would be able to do his own research about the art. Physically, his fitness would have improved and mentally, he would definitely demonstrate more confidence in self-defence situations.

We will also introduce more complex energetic concepts such as Force Flow and mental methods in Chi Sao. Mastering CK level 2 is the road to mastering Wing Chun application!

6 Core elements

  • Power concepts: receive, issue, sink and float
  • Link and de-linking applications and partner exercises.
  • Force flow partner exercises

Cham Kiu Form

  • Learn Chum Kiu Form
  • Chum Kiu Concepts and applications with partner exercises.
  • Introduce 6 Core Elements in CK

Wing Chun striking methods

  • Apply Cham Kiu concepts in Long fist Chinese Boxing range.
  • Advanced punches and footwork
  • Setups, Feints, and Rhythm
  • Kicks ( defending, controlling, combinations)
  • Live sparring and drills.

Stick Body

  • Drills, Chin Na positions
  • Stick body concepts and applications
  • Defending:  head lock, guillotine, over hook, under hook etc.

Chi Sao

  • Apply Cham Kiu techniques and concepts in Chi Sao.
  • Counters, Combinations, Concepts and Variations
  • Gor Sao

Biu Jee: Level 7-9 (purple-light brown – dark brown) sash

The student has mastered the fundamental Wing Chun structure, techniques and concepts. Now it is time to let go and develop your own personal style and game plan. You will have to revisit and re-think all you have learned to develop and personalize your personal game plan.  There are no more restrictions.  At this stage, you must complete the Chu Sau Lei 6 Core Elements Qi Gong course.

6 Core elements

  • Complete the CSL 6 -13 -3 Qi Gong Course.
  • SNT Qi Gong form.

Biu Jee Form

  • Learn Biu Jee form
  • Biu Jee Concepts Applications and Skill Development Drills>
  • Incorporate Biu Jee Skills into Chi Sao

Wing Chun Striking methods

  • Punching Power Development Drills
  • Long Bridge Punching Methods (Reeling, Hanging, Drilling etc.)

Stick Body

  • Drills, Chin Na positions
  • Stick body concepts and applications
  • Defending:  head lock, guillotine, over hook, under hook etc.
  • Takedowns (sweep, trip, lift, hook and throw)

Combat Methods and Strategies

  • Five (5) stages of combat
  • Setups, Feints, and Rhythm
  • Sanshou sparring
  • Gor Sao, incorporate Stick Body concepts and techniques.

Wooden Dummy Level 10 Gold sash: Assistant Instructor

Wing Chun is famous for its Wooden Dummy training. Through the Wooden Dummy, the students will have a more in-depth understanding of footwork and positioning, practice Wing Chun kicks, and lastly, learn how to “stick” to your opponent during combat so as to apply what they have learnt so far.

Besides learning the Wooden Dummy form, students will also be taught how to practice the “air dummy” or “empty” dummy form, the form without the dummy.

  • Wooden Dummy Form
  • Wooden Dummy Concepts and Applications with Partner exercises.
  • Empty Wooden Dummy
  • Wooden Dummy Freestyle

Long Pole Level 11: black sash Instructor

In this phase of his Wing Chun training has come off age, his focus is now to further develop his physical and energetic skills. The pole is a long and heavy weapon. In the pole form, the students learn how to manipulate and generate power with the pole.

Grandmaster Robert Chu: “The Pole is the graduation of developing Wing Chun body power skills”.

  • Pole Form
  • Pole skill Development Exercises
  • Partner Exercises

Ba Jaam Dao: Level 12 1st degree black sash Full Instructor

Ba Jaam Dao or butterfly knife is a medium length broad knife. In the Ba Jaam Dao knife form, we use the same techniques as in the empty hand forms. The knife is heavy and trains the tendons, ligaments and the mind with a focus on cutting through whatever is in its way.

  • Ba Jaam Dao Preparation Exercises
  • Ba Jaam Dao Form
  • Partner Exercises