There is a wonderful book I often refer to when I am looking at deepening my understanding of the purely physical aspects of my own training, “Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise” by Peter M. McGinnis, this is an extract from the summary at the end of one of the sections. Summary 1. Develop a theoretical… Continue reading ARE FORMS THEORETICAL MODELS OF TECHNIQUE.
Balance and Stability: Keeping it simple Balance is maintaining equilibrium when motionless against nothing but the Force of Gravity. Balance is motionless, if we are moving it is more accurate to talk about Stability. Stability is maintaining or regaining Balance against outside forces, including forces created by ourselves, as in our own movement. Balance is… Continue reading BALANCE, STABILITY and COORDINATION.
What we train is not what we will do if we find ourselves in a violent situation, this is not the problem it may at first appear, it is the same with every Martial Arts Style, what we will do is try to get out of that situation and hopefully our training will influence the… Continue reading TAKING A POSITION OF DOMINANCE.
None of our forms can teach us anything except how to move in a particular pattern, all Forms are solo training, it is only once we get a partner to provide resistance or force that we can begin to explore how to use this pattern to reflect the Fist Logic that is Wing Chun. Because… Continue reading VIDEOS FOR EXPLORING CHUM KIU.
Biu Gee is by far the most complex of the first three Forms, the Jewel in the Crown, as these are stand alone videos from my old Blog there is some repetition of information. Transitioning from Chum Kiu. Meeting the Biu Gee Biu Gee Rotation. Overview of the Power Shift. Overview of Power Production Biu… Continue reading THOUGHTS ON BIU GEE VIDEOS.
There is a similar theme running through all of these Videos, that is of course the main message. Chi Sau Rethink from WC INCa's on Vimeo. CHI SAU, LATCHING AND REALITY. from WC INCa's on Vimeo. Working on positioning through Chi Sau from WC INCa's on Vimeo. CHI SAU, FINDING CONTEXT… Continue reading THOUGHTS ON CHI SAU VIDEOS.
ROLLING BRIDGES. Chi Sau is Chum Kiu, we seek our partners bridge and then try to roll it away, the seeking of the bridge in Chi Sau is an "Internal aspect", we seek to place our awareness in our partners bridge, we are not "Externally" pressing our partners bridge, we are not trying to find… Continue reading CHI SAU.