Wing Chun System

At the Houston Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy, we follow a very practical and application-driven perspective on Wing Chun and martial arts. Our first goal for new students is to provide them the necessary tools to protect themselves and their loved ones. We start with the most common self defense scenarios and continually ask students “what if” and teach the possibilites of what could happen and how they can best respond. As students deepen their understanding of the little idea behind Wing Chun and its practical applications, they will continue to learn more complex training drills and forms. The core of the Wing Chun system consists of the following forms:

  1. First Form – Siu Lim Tao: The first form, “The Little Idea”, teaches the baseline Wing Chun techniques and their energies.
  2. Second Form – Chum Kil: The second form, “Seeking The Bridge” teaches how to connect and coordinate the hands and feet to bridge, press, and evade.
  3. Third Form – Bil Jee: The third form, “Thrusting Fingers” teaches emergency techniques to use to recover when your structure, angle, and balance have been compromised.
  4. Wooden Man – Muk Yan Jong: The wooden man helps fine tune angle, distance, footwork, coordination, power, etc.
  5. 6 1/2 Point Pole  – Luk Dim Boon Gwan: Training the Wing Chun 10 ft long pole provides a student an understand how the core Wing Chun concepts can be applied to long range weapons.
  6. 8 Chopping Knives – Baat Jaam Do: Wing Chun’s signature weapon, the Wing Chun double knives teaches students to apply Wing Chun with short range weapons, in close quarters and against long range weapons.

Wing Chun students learn “listening”  to develop sensitivity and intent. This begins with the Wing Chun concepts of:

  • Chi Sao – Sticky Hands
    • Single Hand
    • Double Hand
  • Chi Gerk – Sticky Feet

Students will learn key Wing Chun principles and concepts:

  • Problem Solving
  • Coordination
  • Covering
  • Reaction
  • Pressure
  • Relaxation
  • Centerline
  • Sensitivity
  • Speed
  • Power

Since Wing Chun is a concept-based martial art, each student’s training curriculum focuses on developing a solid foundation of skill and intuition as well as developing each student’s weaknesses.