In this article, I would like to discuss Chum Kil's introduction to the forearm filing/pushing motion in the second Wing Chun form. This motion is often misunderstood as a direct block but actually, when it is used defensively, the motion is actually a cutting motion. If used correctly as a cutting motion, it allows one to handle superior force by using subtle deflection. This is especially useful as a helper for crossing techniques such as a Lap Sau, Wu Sau, outside Tan Sau. By using the forearm cutting motion with a crossing technique, you essentially increase your ability to handle more pressure and force from attackers' structure and momentum.
In my opinion, the commum aspect of the forearm motion in the form is the offensive application. Forearm cutting motion is a great weapon when you are too close to use a straight punch or palm strike. The forearm cut is a very very flexible and adaptive weapon because it can be used effectively on many different target points, such as arm, legs, neck, and body!
Whether it is the defensive or the offensive usage of the forearm cutting motion from the Chum Kil form, the most challenging element is to have the ability to execute them with the right SHORT power. The ability to do this lies in the correct usage of body mechanics, leverage, and joints timing.
We will be studying this in great detail in the Level 2 lessons.
This application and concept is detailed explained and demonstrated on Wing Chun Level 2 online training program. We will together cover all the aspects and applicabilities of the Chum Kil form and also the forearm motion.
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