In last night’ class I started learning Wing Chun’s second empty hand form Chum kiu. From what I understand this form provides an assortment of techniques to nullify gap bridging from an opponent. It also introduces turning and footwork and some simultaneous attack and defense techniques. Here are a few interesting things I found online:
I found some more information on Nima King’s website:
- The application of “two-way” force: The turning in this form creates a force pointing from two different directions.
- Using the center of the body as the source of energy: This will apply your whole body weight behind your limbs.
- Using the mind to control the movement of the body: Be in your body and not focused in your hands.
- Using the simultaneous attack and defense movements
I am able to remember the sequences. My turning has improved. I will focusing on the water element. Water puts out fire. Water represents flow and wisdom.