FIST LOGIC

ARE FORMS VALID SELF-DEFENCE?

The Sil Lim Tao Form is the filter we apply to our structure, and to basic arm movement.

A Form, any Form in any style, is nothing more than a filter.


A filter that allows us to examine certain natural movements, postures, and shapes through the lens of that particular style.


When playing a Form……… and that is all we are doing, ‘playing a Form’ ……. how we engage our mind is what takes us forward, not how move our body.

In Wing Chun, how to play the movements of any of our forms can be learned in one weekend, that is one weekend spent on each Form.


However, understanding how any Form relates to us as individuals can take a lifetime.
Central to our explanation of Wing Chun Kung Fu is that all the work is based upon the ‘Sil Lim Tao’.

Which as we know is an IDEA.


The first step, in fact, an essential step, is to understand that the Sil Lim Tao Form …. is not the Sil Lim Tao IDEA.


The Sil Lim Tao Form is the filter we apply to our structure, and to basic arm movement.


The Chum Kiu Form is the filter we apply to making contact and accepting force.


The Biu Gee Form is the filter we apply to develop a greater understanding of generating striking power and issuing force.


The practice is to see how the IDEAS that are presented in these Forms are at work in all and any movements we make.

Especially movements we already make.

To see that the IDEAS that are presented in all three of these Forms are at play simultaneously in every SINGLE MOVE we make.

And have always made.

The training is to observe and where needed make adjustments to better the alignment of mind and body.

At best it is fine-tuning, there is nothing to learn in any of our Forms.

There is nothing to learn because we already know everything we need to know.

WHAT KIND OF DAY IS IT?

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