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.
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!
The student has arrived! There are no more rules, no more limitation: one would be able to generate power from any direction and any position. No more limitations! Biu Jee (BJ) teaches you the higher energy aspects of releasing your power from any direction and emergency techniques to regain or capture your centre line during combat.
You will also learn the complete 6-13-3 Qi Gong model with 6 Core Elements.
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, which involves practising the form without the dummy.
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”.