Stretches and Warm Ups

Wing Chun is known as simple and effective martial art for self defense. As such, there is no need for high kicks, splits, or intense back bends in Wing Chun, or any other system of simple and effective self defense. Wing Chun is a martial art that can be studied and used by anyone of any size and athletic condition.

As with any and every athletic routine, training should include proper warm ups, stretching, and cool down, as necessary. Warm ups and stretches should include general exercises for the entire body as well as exercises specifically targeting key muscle groups and joints essential for the workout.

At the Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy, our whole body warm ups and stretches include:

  • Vertical Stretches / Folds
  • Spinal Twists
  • Squats
  • Push Ups
  • Sit Ups
  • Low Horse

Targeted exercises include:

  • Neck Circles
  • Shoulder Circles
  • Ankle Circles
  • Wrist Bends
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Hip Stretches
  • Runner’s Strech
  • High / Low Lunge

Our goals in our warm ups are the following:

  • Warm up the body and key muscle groups
  • Improve athletic performance over time
  • Loosen up the joints and muscles to prevent against injuries
  • Prepare the body for postures and conditioning in training.

If you have any special concerns, physical conditions, then its important to be mindful of your own limitations. If there are additional warm ups you need to do, then do them. Safety first. Then you can focus on learning Wing Chun Kung Fu…

SiFu Sasitorn

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