NOTHING HAPPENS UNTIL SOMETHING MOVES.Albert Einstein.
In Wing Chun we are all and for always beginners.
BIU GEE FOR BEGINNERS.
Many Wing Chun students think that Wing Chun training is a linear progression, Sil Lim Tao – Chum Kiu – Bill Gee and that every time we progress along that line things become more advanced.
This may be true of some other styles but it is not true of Wing Chun.
In Wing Chun, there is no beginner level, no intermediate level and no advanced level.
In Wing Chun, we are all and always beginners.
In this respect, Wing Chun is akin to Jazz!
When asked ‘What is Jazz’? Dave Brubeck replied, “Jazz is”.
By this logic, Wing Chun “IS”.
So the question becomes “can you riff”?
If there is a set progression in Wing Chun it is circular, hop on anywhere and keep going round.
THERE IS ONLY ONE MOVE, ONLY ONE SHAPE, AND ONLY ONE BODY.
Saturday morning we decided to explore Biu Gee’s actions from the perspective of how to recover from a situation where we had lost our favoured Wing Chun position.
Sometimes referred to as emergency Techniques”, something I find over-elaborate, we explored and discovered that Biu Gee contains all the things we did, albeit badly before we even began Wing Chun, and definitely did on our first day of Wing Chun training.
This video footage is of a normal training session, it is not an organised seminar, we made things up as we went along and repeated things over and over again at a pace and intensity that we could feel, see and understand what our body was doing while we played Biu Gee.
If you are a visitor to this blog these clips may well lack continuity and possibly context, it is a bit like one of them “you had to be there jokes” but there is good info here.
At 20 minutes it is a lengthy video grab so there are some timestamps to help you navigate.
INTRO, CHAT AND WAFFLE…… 00:00
THE OPENING SWEEPING LEG…. 05:37
SOME THOUGHTS ON LAP SAU…. 06:47
THREE ELBOW MOVEMENTS….. 10:00.
OPENING WRIST MOVEMENTS…. 12:18
THE THREE BOWS TO BUDDHA…. 16:48