There is a Wing Chun Maxim that states ‘every step is a kick and every kick is a step’. Add to this that we all know that our kicks [sic] are ‘no shadow’ kicks.
In the last post I omitted some important information, I have shared it before, many times although usually when talking about stances but in truth it is Chum Kiu information.
The fundamental knowledge of our kicking is in Chum Kiu, or rather the fundamental knowledge of our Jamming is in Chum Kiu.
Wing Chun very rarely kicks in the way that most other Martial Arts think of kicking.
After all we are a ‘Counter Attacking, Close Quarter Fighting System”.
Kicking is long distance and always concerned with ‘balls out attacking’.
It is easy to lose this fundamental truth when training to kick pads that someone that would prefer not to get hurt is holding for us and as such does not try to get a piece of us, and even if it is not deliberate tries to be out of range.
What we do is ‘JAM’ our opponents kick with our foot or ‘JAM’ our opponents body movement with our shin, knee or foot.
This is what a ‘Counter Attack’ does.
Our opponent feels as if we kicked them, it is just that they supplied the grunt.
There is a Wing Chun Maxim that states ‘every step is a kick and every kick is a step’.
Add to this that we all know that our kicks [sic] are ‘no shadow’ kicks.
No shadow = no back lift.
No backlift = no overt movement.
No overt movement = no attack.
No attack = no kicking.
No Shadow Kicking, non telegraphed movement is at the heart of our “Fist Logic” that states Wing Chun does not fight.
Wing Chun becomes a great deal easier to understand and operate when we truly understand what “Counter Attacking” means.
It does not mean simultaneous Attack and Defence.
It means firstly stopping the attacker, and then becoming the attacker.
I really do understand that this can cause moral issues with people.
Get over it or get done over.
Develop your own version of Trunk Monkey.
The first commercial is the Trunk Monkey we need to become.