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Wing Chun Chum Kil - Countering The Drilling Fist - Kung Fu Report #261

 

Last week we talked about the drilling fist from the second form of Wing Chun, the Chum Kil. This week we discuss how to counter it. It has to be done by feeling and linking your hands and feet.

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Wing Chun Chum Kil - The Drilling Bridge - Kung Fu Report #260

 

Today we're going to talk about a small but often overlooked movement from the second form of Wing Chun, the Chum Kil. It's a small drilling movement but has a lot of applications.

If you would like to watch EVERY move that Sifu Adam Chan does, Watch this video in Slow-Motion, AND with Subtitles here: Wing Chun Chum Kil - The Drilling Bridge - Kung Fu Report #260

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Wing Chun Kicks part 2

The Chum Kil form is great. Like all the Wing Chun forms, they contain essential concepts and principles and not literal techniques. Today we will talk about some of the major Wing Chun Kicking concepts that are not obvious in the form of kicking:  
 
  1. Multiple kicks with one leg- whenever possible, Wing Chun does not like to waste motion. So it is more direct and economical if...
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Ambush

The Chum Kil form introduces a recovery concept against an ambush attack using the Bong Sau. You will definitely learn it in the second section of the form. I must admit that this is one of the most misunderstood parts of the entire Chum Kil form.  In the form,  the hands are drop-down and then raise up in a Bong Sau position, this repeats 3 times in the form.  Very often people...
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Recovery from wrong Bong Sau

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One of the themes that Chum Kil addresses in the form is the idea of recovering from...
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Lat Sau Jik Chung

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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

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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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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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