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Lat Sau Jik Chung

chum kil kung fu wing chun Nov 18, 2021
Lat Sau Jik Chung - translates as "when the hands disengage, go straight forward" is a major concept in Wing Chun. This concept is an extension of the centerline principle, it is actually one of the most important and yet neglect ideas in Wing Chun. In the Old days, when a Wing Chun practitioner attacks and crashes into the opponents' arms, his attacks, covers, or blocks, there will be arm...
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Counter for counter

chum kil wing chun Nov 06, 2021
This is a training method to enhance one's reflexes. For that we will take all the blocks and hands we have learned in Sil Lim Tau and connect them into an endless flow. However, before I start I'd like to make one thing clear: flow drills, counter for counter, is NOT a combat application, it is a way to increase one's attributes, in this case, one's reflexes.
 
Using a...
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Arm breaks

In the first section of the Chum Kil form, there is a combination movement of Jut Sau and Tan Sau, this movement is used for arm breaks. I would like to talk a little about this today.
 
The Jut Sau - Tan Sau arm break movement is often explained as an arm breaking application against a chest level shirt grab. In my opinion, this is not a very realistic application as 99% of the time when...
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Shoulder Checking

Instead of blocking the forearms, the idea of shoulder checking is to stop punches at their root. This idea is found in many Asian arts such as Silat, Kuntao, Kali, and many Gung Fu systems. It is also found in the old dirty boxes, just look at the great former champion George Forearm, he used shoulder checking a lot.
 
For some reason, it is often neglected in modern Wing Chun;...
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WING CHUN KICKS

Wing Chun has an arsenal of kicks - cross-kick, front kick, side kick are the main ones, all other kicks are variations of these main kicks. The reason is, just like the hand strikes, in order to follow the directness principle, the strikes use mainly straight as possible attacks. Therefore, the kicks are the same idea, to go as directly as possible and hence the 3 main kicks.
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Chum Kil Uppercut

The Uppercut is found at the end of the second section in the Chum Kil form. Most of the time,  people explain this motion in the form of an uppercut short punch. While this may be true, it is much more than just one new technique or punches being introduced by the form. Just like Sil Lim Tao and all of the other Wing Chun forms, 99% of all motions in the forms are principles and...
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What's your concept of training?

Adam Chan Kung Fu & Wing Chun
What's your concept of training?
3:54
 

In the second episode of my audio series, I'd like to bring up the idea of meaning for your training. Hold on with me and let's discuss it.

Training sometimes gets us to do work on something that we actually do not like. When you are training Martial Arts or Wing Chun or any style, there will have things you like training and other things that you don't like training. That is...

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The right mindsets you must have for training Martial Arts

Adam Chan Kung Fu & Wing Chun
The right mindsets you must have for training Martial Arts
3:58
 

Hello everyone, 

 

If you are planning to succeed in your martial arts training, you have to sync your mind and your body goals.

When you are practicing day after day, is when you will realize how some elements are crucial to your development. The right martial arts mindset is one of them. It can not be based on your daily mood but it has to be based on a combination...

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Forearm Motion

chum kil kung fu wing chun Sep 17, 2021
Hello everyone,
 
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...
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Chum Kil Elbow Strikes

In the first section of Chum Kil, the student is introduced to the Wing Chun Elbow Strikes from a double Lan Sau while turning the stance. This movement is commonly misunderstood. Here are some points to pay attention to:
  1. From a Wing Chun perspective, elbows are only used when given, which means if we can punch or palm strike with arm extension, then we would not use our elbows. We...
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