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Science of In-Fighting
Wing Chun First Level
Siu Nim Tau Training
Manual Volume One
By Junnie Bly
About Sifu Junnie Bly 2
Introduction 3
Origin of Wing Chun 11
Wing Chun Code of Conduct 12
The Centerline Theory 13
Principles and Concepts 15
The 10 Essentials 16
Beginning Siu Nim Tau 17
How to practice Siu Nim Tau 18
Siu Nim Tau Terminology 20
Kung Fu Greeting System 23
The Siu Nim Tau form 24
Wall bag training 65
Dit Da Jiu (Hit fall wine)
Herbal formula 67
Wing Chun 8 Fighting Principles 69
Martial Arts Nutritional Supplement 71 Wing Chun T-Shirts 72

Sifu Junnie Bly
Junnie (Eugene Bly) began his study in the martial arts at the
age of 11. His first introduction was from a Vietnam Vet who
introduced neighborhood children to the art of Karate in
Norfolk VA. In 1973 Sifu Junnie moved to Boston, MA where

he studied Go-Jyu-Ryu Karate. In 1975 Sifu Junnie met a very

special young man who would change the direction of his life
and evolve him into the person he is today. This very special
young man introduced Sifu Junnie to the Art and philosophy of
Wing Chun and Chinese martial arts. Sifu Junnie learned under
the guidance of his Si-Fu for 7 years and another 3 years
periodically. Sifu junnie continued to study, practice and
research the Wing Chun System to further develop his
understanding of the concepts, principles and mottos that make
Wing Chun a great system. Sifu Junnie is sharing with you The
Siu Nim Tau form based on his continuous study, and research
of this great system of Chinese martial arts.
This book is dedicated to my Si-Fu. Thanks for taking the time
to help me become a better person.
I was born in Norfolk VA. May 29, 1959. I am oldest of 4
sisters and three brothers. I remember all the good times we had
growing up together. We had good parents who taught us to
love and care for each other. When I was 11 years old I
developed a love for martial arts after watching my first Green
Hornet episode. Kato (Bruce Lee) flashed across the television
screen with these great martial art moves and I thought to
myself I what to learn that.
I remember going to the yellow pages and looking for a karate
school. I didnt know anything about Kung-Fu at the time. I
found a karate school listed and ran to my parents to ask if I
could take lessons. Unfortunately, I was not able to take
lessons. Fortunately there was a man who lived in our
community (Bowling Park) who learned karate while in the

military. He started teaching kids in the community. I went to

every lesson.
One day he instructed us to lie down on the ground. He was
going to leap over about 7 or 10 of us. He told everyone to
close their eyes. I was at the end of the row. I could hear him
running prior to jumping. He cleared everyone except me. His
foot hit my stomach and knocked the wind out of me, I was
grasping for air! He picked me up and helped me get my wind
back. He told me I had resolve and he was going to teach me
something special. He taught me some really great throwing
techniques. He would even take us to karate movies. The first
movie he took us to see was Dual of the Iron Fist with David
Chang and Ti Lung.
When my family migrated to Boston in 1973 we lived on
Columbus Avenue in the South End, a multi-cultural
community of African Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics and
Asians. In the process of making new friends I shared my
interest in karate. I was told about a man that taught karate in
Cambridge, MA. My friend CJ offered to take me to the class.
The instructor was Mr. Ronald McNair. He was a great teacher.
I also learned from the assistant instructor Mr. Charles Curry. I
was introduced to my first tournament where I received trophies
for kata (form). I was always dis-qualified in the sparring
As I continued to study Karate, I became good friends with
Shawn Robinson who also lived in the South End on Columbus
Avenue. Shawn and I shared the same passion for martial arts
and spent hours discussing and practicing martial arts.
We even started teaching some of our friends martial arts. Its

funny looking back how our zest for knowledge presented the
right opportunity to learn from a great teacher.
It was around this time the busing program started in Boston. I
was bused to Brighton High School. I was in the 9th grade.
There were students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Everyone got along in Brighton High School as compared to
other parts of the city where racial tensions were high. One day
one of my friends invited me up to the attic of the school to
hang out in between classes. I agreed and went along. One of
the Chinese students recently returning from China had
something he wanted us to try. Yes, it was some weed.
This was my first introduction to weed, so I really didnt know
what I was doing. After we finished our mischievous fun we
headed to class. I felt like I was floating down the corridor. I
made it to Mr. Wares History class and took a seat beside a
Chinese student wearing a brown kung-Fu jacket. I was
clowning and making everyone laugh including Mr. Ware. I
finally settled down per Mr. Wares request.
I am looking at this Chinese student and thinking there is
something special about this guy. I extended my hand and I
asked how you doing? Fine he replies. Thats a nice jacket, he
smiles and says thank you. I asked him if he studied martial
arts. He humbly smiles and nods and from there a special
friendship began.
One day during lunch I sat with him, and Im asking him all
these questions. Do you speak Chinese? He starts laughing and
says of course. So I asked him what some Chinese students
were saying at the next table. He told me. Then I asked him to
teach me some Chinese words. He asked me what I wanted to

know. I would tell him and he would teach me how to

pronounce the words. We later exchanged phone numbers and
developed a friendship away from school.
We started talking over the phone and sharing stories about
ourselves. I remember saying to him, I really like you Chinese
jacket. Its called a Tong Jong he replied. He asked me if I
would like to have one made. Of course! I said. He took me to
Chinatown and introduced me to Mr. Yee who owned the
Chinese American Store. Mr. Yee took my measurements and
in about 2 months I received my first custom made Chinese
jacket (Tong Jong).
As time progressed we began to discuss martial arts. I was
telling all these stories about how I practiced karate and how I
won trophies, you know trying to make an impression. One day
we met in the parking lot of the Charles E. Mackey School in
the South End. I was goofing around making karate poses as he
took pictures.
Finally he put the camera down as though he had enough of my
display of poses and invited me to spar with him. He stood in a
way that I found strange. I asked him if he was going to spar
with me in that stance, he humbly smiled and said yes with an
air of confidence and a calm demeanor. I took a side stance to
rush in with a side kick to where he appeared to be open for an
attack He maneuvered around my kick grabbed my arm and
pulled me into a flurry of lightning fast punches the likes of
which I had never seen nor could I stop.
I tried several new attacks, but I could not penetrate his defense.
He handled me with ease. Realizing my attempts to penetrate
his defense was useless; I stopped in awe of his skill. What is

that? Wing Chun he replied. That was my first introduction to

Wing Chun Kung Fu. He began to explain the concepts and
principles of this great system and its origin. To say I was
impressed is an understatement.
I asked him to teach me right away. I just had to learn Wing
Chun. However, he did not agree to teach me right away. He
began meeting with me and teaching me the philosophy of
Kung-Fu. One of his first quotes to me was Dont walk behind
me because I may lead, dont want in front of me because I may
not follow, just walk beside me and be my friend. We were
walking down Tremont Street in the South End of Boston when
he quoted those words to me. He taught me the meaning of true
When I would go to his home to meet him, I was always asked
to wait outside and was never invited in. I didnt pay much
attention to this in the beginning.
When he finally decided to accept me as his student he gave me
a list of rules along with the origin of Kung-Fu. I could not
have sex, eat meat, drink alcohol or use any intoxicants. I
would have to follow his instructions if I was to be his student.
I agreed and started my journey on the path to learning Wing
Chun. He told me that I would need a training partner. This
person would have to meet his approval.
I introduced him to many of my friends of which none of them
met his approval. This process went on for at least two weeks
until he asked me if I had anyone else in mind. I thought for a
moment and said yes, I have one more person. It was Shawn
Robinson. When I introduced him to Shawn he agreed to start
teaching me. After he met Shawn he looked at me and asked

why didnt you bring Shawn in the first place? He was teaching
me the criteria for choosing a student. What he taught me I
would pass onto Shawn exactly as he taught.
About Sifu Shawn Robinson

Sifu Shawn was a role model for young children. He taught

many underprivileged children in the community martial arts,
physical fitness and respect for elders. He also became very
well known on the tournament circuit for having remarkable
hand techniques and many opponents found it difficult to
penetrate his defense. He went on to teach countless people and
also became proficient in Kali, the Pilipino martial art of stick
fighting. He taught women self-defense classes, and assisted
many people with aliments from heart attack; stroke and
skeleton damage regain better health and mobility as a result of
his knowledge of physical therapy and martial science. Shawn
is a Martial Arts director at a Charter School in Massachusetts,
teaching Wing Chun as a curriculum to help young students
develop physical and mental balance, focus, self-respect and a

positive outlook on life.

My first lesson
My first lesson was an introduction to the Character Two
Adduction Stance (Yee Gee Kim Yeung MA). I would practice
the stance every day for forty five minutes to an hour. I did this
for one year. Si-Fu also taught me the seeds of Wing Chun
(Bong Sau, Tan Sau & Fook Sau, the Character Sun Thrusting
Punch (Yat Gee Chung Kuen), the chain punching techniques
(Lin Wan Kuen) and the three basic kicking techniques (The
Frontal Kick, Side Kick and Slat Kick).
Si-Fu was very thorough in his teaching and explanation of how
the techniques should be practiced. He gave me my first
punching bag and instructed me to fill the bag with sand to
practice the punches. A friend of mine had a tree in his
backyard where I hung the bag. I was instructed to practice
1,000 punches and 1,000 kicks each day.
Introduction to Siu Nim Tau (Little Idea Form)
At the end of the first year I started learning Siu Nim Tau and
the importance of practicing the form. I practiced Siu Nim Tau
for 3 years before I moved on to Chum Kiu (Arm Seeking
Form) the second form taught in Wing Chun. Si-Fu taught me
that Siu Nim Tau is the foundation upon which the entire Wing
Chun system is built.
Understanding Siu Nim Tau was critical to further development
of the other forms and techniques of the system. Si-Fu also
taught me the principles, concepts and applications of the form
for real fighting. In the beginning I would practice Siu Nim Tau

three times. Once slow, once fast and once slow. As time
progressed I practiced the entire form slow. It would take me
about an hour to complete.
I discovered Siu Nim Tau promoted excellent circulatory and
respiratory health and internal energy. The movements are
controlled by the mind. This is called the un-seen mind force of
Kung Fu or Nim Lik (Mind Intent) in Wing Chun terms. I
would awake every morning at 4PM and practice Siu Nim Tau.
Increased energy and feelings of happiness and a positive
outlook on life was the result of continues practice.
Later I would practice Siu Nim Tau on one leg (called single
leg Siu Nim Tau). Shawn and I placed a post in the ground to
practice. If we fell off the post it was quite a few feet from the
post to the ground. I believe the post was about 5 feet from the
ground. Standing on the post meant we were about 10 feet from
the ground. We would practice single leg Siu Nim Tau once
slow, once fast and once slow on each leg. It was not an easy
task but as time progressed we achieved our goal.
As you can see much attention was given to Siu Nim Tau. By
following the instruction and guidance of my Si-Fu, Shawn and
I achieved great success and won many matches against other
martial artist some who were years our senior and others who
had practiced there styles longer than we practiced Wing Chun.
Si-Fu would say to me, if you practice and apply the techniques
the way I am teaching, very few people will want to spar with
you. He was absolutely right.
Chi-Sau Training
When Si-Fu introduced us to Chi-Sau (Sticking Hands), Shawn

and I would practice for hours. There was a function room on

the 4th floor where Shawn lived where we would practice. We
practiced so long one weekend, when we looked out the
window the sun was coming up. We were very dedicated and
committed to learning and practicing. In fact we spent our
entire teenage years learning and practicing Wing Chun.
Shawn started competing in tournaments and I would hear
about his success and achievements. He was always disqualified because of what they termed malicious contact or they
just did not see what he did.
I am sharing this information with you to give you a little
background as to how I learned Wing Chun. My Si-Fu is a very
private person so out of respect to him I dont mention his
name. I am very grateful to him for taking the time to work
with me and help me become a better person than I would have
been had he not come into my life. The greatest gift in life is to
have a teacher that can see beyond your faults and see your
potential. My Si-Fu is the only person that I have ever known
that never spoke a negative word against anyone. He always
spoke in truth and never in dis-respect. Many Thanks Si-Fu!
The Purpose of this training manual
The purpose of this training manual is to serve as a guide and
reference point for the students of the Science of In-Fighting
Self Defense Program. The DVD that covers the Siu Nim Tau
training curriculum consists of the Siu Nim Tau form,
applications, drills, punches, kicks, concepts, theories, and
Student should refer to this manual as a reminder of the proper

means of practicing Siu Nim Tau. In training the student should

not rush through their training, but take his/her time to learn the
techniques properly.

Assistant Instructor Troy Robinson working with beginner student Ruben.

he Origin of Wing Chun


There are many different stories as to the true origin of Wing

Chun. Regardless of whether the story is true or false Wing
Chun has its origin in the Shaolin Temple, the birth place of
Chinese martial arts. Here I will introduce the most popular
version of the story and in later writings we will discuss the
hidden history and meaning of Wing Chun.
In 1644 (CE) the Ming Dynasty fell to the Manchurians who
ruled the Qing Dynasty. There were many Ming loyalists who
resisted the Manchurian rule. Many Shaolin disciples who lived
outside the temple became involved in Ming Resistance, with
many becoming leaders and offered sanctuary to Ming
Loyalists. In 1732 the Qing Government attacked and destroyed
the temple by setting it on fire. Many members of the temple
died with the exception of a few monks who escaped. These
included the 5 elders, leaders of the five systems of shaolin. The
Buddhist Mistress Ng Mui, Master Chi Shin, Master Pak Mei,
Master Fung To Tak, and Master Miu Hin. It is said that Ng
Mui created the Wing Chun system after witnessing a fight

between a fox and a crane.

Practice courtesy and righteousness Serve the society and

respect your elders.
Love your fellow students Be united and avoid conflicts.
Limit your desires and pursuit of bodily pleasures
Preserve the proper spirit.
Train diligently - Maintain your skills.
Learn to develop spiritual tranquility - Abstain from
arguments and fights.
Participate in society - Be moderate and gentle in your
Help the weak and the very young - Use your martial skills
for the good of humanity.
Remain disciplined - Conduct yourself ethically as a martial
Pass on the tradition - Preserve this Chinese art and rules of
The Wing Chun Code of Conduct as preserved in the Ip Man
Lineage serves as a reminder to all participants that their art
represents more than skill. It requires acceptance as the
foundation of their spiritual and character development
framed in courage honor ethics and humble etiquette.

The Centerline Theory-Chun

The centerline focuses on a persons center where all the vital
points are located (see chart below). The objective is to control
a persons centerline; if you can control your opponents
centerline, you can control your opponent.
The center line of attack runs from the top of the head to the
groin, offering a shorter line of attack. The graph below defines
the upper, middle and lower gates. The upper gate is the head
region, the middle gate is the body region and the lower gate
defines the lower body or leg region.

Defining the
The beginning of the Siu Nim Tau form consists of the double
Tan Sau and double Guan Sau, which define the centerline.

Jung Sien
Dui Ying
Centerline facing principle
Facing the centerline To control or occupy the centerline
Controlling the centerline To maintain control of the
centerline and not allow your opponent to get out of control.
You must occupy the Jung Sien (centerline) with the stance and

Changing the centerline To change your angle of attack

when the opponent has control of the centerline
Returning to the centerline If your opponent gains control
of the centerline you must fight to regain it.
Breaking the centerline If your opponent has control of the
centerline you must smash or destroy his control.
The Mental Centerline
The balance of Yon (Yin) and Yeung (Yang) within
The mental centerline is most important in the centerline theory
because it relates to ones prospective and how one solves and
resolves conflicts and problems in life. In life one must remain
centered and not stray too far to the left or right. The centered
mind has a clear prospective and sees both sides of a situation.
In fighting this means to see the opponents mind and intentions.
The mind of the Wing Chun practitioner must be highly
developed, focused and centered.
Some Wing Chun Principles and Concepts
Sau Gerk Seung Siu, Mo Jit Jiu Hands and feet defend
accordingly, There are no secret unstoppable maneuvers
Lien Siu Dai Da Linking defense to bring in offense
Bo Lay Tao, Dao Fu San, Tiet Kiu Sao Glass head, bean cured
body, iron arms
Kuen Yao Sum Faat Fist comes from the heart
Sao Lao Jung Sien Hand remains in the centerline
Da Sau Jik siu Sau The striking hand also
functions simultaneously as the defending hand
Mo Keung Da Dont waste your strike
Mo Luen Da Dont waste your strike

The 10 Essentials
1. Economy of Motion
2. Triangle Concept
3. Simultaneous attack and defense
4. Bridge hand concept
5. Straight line attack
6. Immoveable elbow concept
7. Trapping hands concept
8. Centerline concept
9. Four corner concept
10. Face to Face Concept

Beginning Sim-Nim Tau Training

Yee Gee Kim Yeung MA Meaning
and Stance Guidelines

The Character Two Adduction Stance is considered the mother

of all stances in the Wing Chun System. This is because all
stances grow out of Yee Gee Kim Yeung MA. Yee Gee means
to adduct. Yeung translates as yang. The belief is the body only

contains yang energy. Yin energy comes from the earth. The
feet pull the yin energy from the earth and combines with the
yang energy of the body.
Kim Sut : Hips and knees pressing together. The knees not
pinching in with stiffness, but rather pressing firmly and
softly inward and downward. Kim Sut cannot be avoided if one
is to become proficient.
Lok MA : Lower the stance downward, sinking through the
knees. Lok MA is where the rootedness is developed. It trains
the legs to effectively support the body, and helps to later
develop the advancing steps of Wing Chun.
Ting Yu : Back straight, Pelvis rooted under slightly so that
each vertebra is stacked one on top of the other. The spine is
completely aligned. The upper body should not lean back nor
the head titled forward. Maintaining the head in the right
position and proper execution of Ting Yu is prerequisite for
Dung Tao.
Dung Tao : Head up, Neck relaxing into shoulder drifting
downward by gravity with no tension. The head should be held
as if being pulled upward gently by a string to help draw the
spine straight.
Mai Jiang: Pressing the elbow inward and forward without
using force, the elbows should maintain a fist distance from the
torso. The energy projects from the elbow forward through a
relaxed forearm and hand.

How to Practice Siu Nim Tau also

called Saam Pai Fut Praying
Thrice to Buddha

Siu Nim Tau means to totally clear ones mind of any pre
conceived ideas and build a completely new concept starting
with a Little Idea. Siu Nim Tau (Little Idea form) is the first
form taught in the Wing Chun
System. Siu Nim Tau contains all the basic techniques of Wing

builds body structure, develops rooting, sinking and the use of
Without proper training and development of Siu Nim Tau your
understanding of Wing Chun will be distorted. To neglect
training is to neglect proper development of oneself.
Through proper training in Siu Nim Tau the practitioner will
obtain great accomplishments in his/her development of Wing
Chun and in life. Siu Nim Tau promotes a healthy circulatory
and respiratory system and aids in mental clarity and focus.
In Wing Chun emphasis is placed on borrowing the force of the
opponent. This is learned in different stages of development.
First one must give up his/her own force, second once must
learn to yield to an incoming force and finally borrow and make
use of the opponents in coming force. If emphasis is placed on
brute force or physical strength against two opponents the
stronger of the two will win.
By learning to give up the use of force the Wing Chun
practitioner learns to overcome his opponent with technical
skill. Sim Nim Tau should be practiced in a relaxed manner
while maintaining lightness and softness on the execution of the
movements. Breathing should be natural and smooth and come
from the lower abdomen, what is called reverse breathing. The
tongue should be placed on the roof of the mouth. Siu Nim Tau
should be performed with attention and concentration on each
movement. The eyes should follow the hands. One should not
practice Siu-Nim Tau in a violent and forceful manner.
Siu Nim Tau Teaches:

Economy of motion
Defines the centerline and teaches students where their hands

should be relative to it
Teaches students how to execute Wing Chun strikes correctly
Reinforces the correct elbow position
Instills correct breathing patterns
Facilitates force generation in short range Wing Chun strikes
Elements of mental focus
The cultivation of constant forward energy

The important points of Siu Nim Tau can be grouped as

1. Proper body structure
2. The movements should be controlled by the mind
3. The input of mind force
4. The theory of center line (Jung Sien)

Siu-Nim Tau Terminology

Yee Gee Kim Young MA Character two adduction stance Sau
Kuen Withdrawal of Fist
Gow-Cha Tan Sau Crossed Tan Sau
Gow-Cha Guan Sau Crossed Splitting Block
Kwun Sau Rotating Arms
Yat Gee Chung Kuen Character Sun Thrusting Punch
Huen Sau Circling Hand Tan Sau Palm Up Arm
Boon Huen Sau Half Circling Hand
Wu Sau Protective Arm
Jark Cheung Side slapping hand
Ching Cheung Erect Palm Jor Gum Sau Left Pinning Hand
Yau Gum Sau Right Pinning Hand Chin Hau Gum Sau Front
and Back Pinning Hand
Shang Lan Sau Double Bar Arm
Shang Fak Sau Double Whisking Arms
Shang Jum Sau Double Sinking Arm
Shang Tan Sau Double Tan Sau
Shang Biu Tze Sau Double Thrusting Fingers
Cheong Kiu Gum Sau Double Pinning Hand
Shang Tai Sau Double Wrist Strike
Sau Kuen Withdrawal of fist
Jark Cheung Side slapping hand
Wang Cheung Lying Palm
Huen Sau Circling Hand
Sau Kuen Withdrawal of fist Tan Sau Palm up arm
Jum Sau Sinking Arm
Gwat Sau swiping arm
Lau Sau Lower Arm
Ko Tan Sau High Tan Sau

Dai Cheung Lower Palm

Huen Sau Sau Kuen Circling hand
Withdrawal of fist
Bong Sau Wing Arm
Tan Sau Palm up arm
Ong Cheung Reverse palm
Tut Sau Freeing Arm
Lin Wan Kuen Chain Punches
Sau Kuen Withdrawal of Fist
Key Points: Relax, concentrate, keep your knees tightly
inwards and buttocks kept tucked in and tighten. Eyes follow
the movements of the hands. Breathing should be natural and
rhythmic, feeling of excitement and impatience should be
Mottoes of Siu Nim Tau:
Push the head against the sky and stand firmly on the ground
Head up with horizontal vision
Containable chest and elevated back
Straighten the waist and suck in the abdomen
For all of the hand movements sink elbow and drop the


Kung Fu Terms and Greeting System

Si-Jo Teacher of Si-Gung, Kung Fu great grandfather
Si-Gung Your Teachers Teacher (Your Grandfather)
Si-fu Your Teacher (male or female)
Si-Mo Your Teachers Wife
Si-Sook Your Teacher Si-Dai (Younger Kung-Fu Uncle)
Si-Sok-Gung Junior Kung Fu brother of Si-Gung
Si-Bak Your Teachers Si-Hing (Elder Kung-Fu Uncle)
Si-Bak-Gung Elder Kung Fu brother of Si-Gung
Si-Hing Elder Kung Fu Brother

i-Dai Younger Kung Fu Brother Si-Je Elder Kung Fu Sister

Si-Mui Younger Kung Fu Sister
Si-Juk Kung Fu nephew, Student of Si-Hing Si-Jet Kung Fu
cousin, Student of Si-Bak

The Siu Nim Form Performed Junnie Bly

Hoi MA (Setting up the stance) Stand with feet slightly apart. Bring your hands
straight up to your sides and close your fist. (Sau Kuen) Turn your feet outward from
the heals. Turn your feet inward from the toes.
Bring your hands in front of your center to form the Double Tan Sau with the left
hand inside. Turn your arms downward to form the Double Guan Sau.(left hand
outside) Rotate your arms
in the Kwan Sau motion back to the Double Tan Sau position (left hand inside).

Withdraw the fist Sau Kuen. Bring the left fist to the center of the chest to execute
the Yat Gee Chung Kuen (Character Sun Thrusting Punch). Open the hand with the
palm up.

Turn the wrist (Huen Sau) to form a fist and withdraw the fist (Sau Kuen).

Bring the right fist to the

center of the chest to execute the Yat Gee Chung Kuen (Character Sun Thrusting

Open the hand with the palm up. Circle the wrist (Huen Sau)

Turn the wrist (Huen Sau) to form a fist and withdraw the fist (Sau Kuen). Open the
left hand with the palm up to executive the Tan Sau position keeping elbow down.

Palm up half circling hand to protective (Tan Sau, Boon Huen Sau, Wu Sau)

Wu Sau, Fook Sau, Boon Huen Sau (Note: This should be repeated 3 times) Sam
Pai Foot 3 prayers to Buddha.

Fook sau (Bridge on hand)

Wu Sau(Protective Hand) Jark Cheung (Sideward Palm) Wu Sau (protective hand)
Ching Cheung (Erect palm) Huen Sau (Circling hand) Sau Kuen (Withdraw fist)

Open the right hand with the

palm up to executive the Tan Sau position keeping elbow down. Half circling hand to
protective hand (Boon Huen Sau,Wu Sau)

Fook Sau, Boon Sau Wu Sau

(Bridge on hand, Circling hand, Protective Hand(Note: This should be repeated 3
times) Saam Pai Fut 3 prayers to Buddha
Wu Sau Fook Sau Boon Huen Sau (Note: This should be repeated 3 times) Saam Pai
Fut 3 prayers to Buddha
Wu Sau(Protective Hand) Jark Cheung (Sideward Palm) Wu Sau(Protective Hand)

Ching Cheung (Erect palm)

Huen Sau (Circling hand)

Sau Kuen (Withdraw fist)

Jor Gum Sau (left Pinning

Hand) Yau Gum Sau (Right Pinning Hand)

Chin Hau Gum Sau - Front

and Back Pinning Hand

Chin Gum Sau (Front Pinning

Shang Lan Sau (Double Bar Arm/Left arm on top)
Shang Fak Sau (Whisking Arms) Shang Lan Sau (Bar Arm/Right arm on top)

Shang Jum Sau (Double

Sinking Arm)

Shang Tan Sau (Double Tan


Shang Jum Sau (Double

Sinking Block)

Shang Biu Tze Sau (Double

Thrusting Fingers) Cheong Kiu Gum Sau Double Pinning Hand

Shang Tai Sau(Double Wrist

Strike) Sau Kuen (Withdrawal of fist)

Huen Sau (Circling Hand)

Sau Kuen (Withdrawal of fist)

Huen Sau (Circling Hand)

Sau Kuen (Withdrawal of fist)

Tan Sau Palm up arm

Jum Sau sinking Arm

Gwat Sau (swiping arm) Lau

Sau (Lower Arm)
Ko Tan Sau (High Tan Sau) Huen Sau (Circling Hand) not shown

Dai Cheung (Lower Palm

Huen Sau (Circling hand) Sau Kuen (Withdrawal of fist)

Lau Sau (Lower Arm)

Tan Sau (Palm up arm)

Jum Sau (Sinking Arm)

Gwat Sau (swiping arm)

Lau Sau (Lower Arm) Ko Tan

Sau (High Palm Up)

Huen Sau (Circling Hand)

Dai Cheung (Lower Palm Strike) Lau Sau (Lower Arm)

Sau Kuen (Withdral fist)

Beginning to form Bong Sau

Bong Sau (Wing Arm) Tan

Sau (Palm up arm)

Ong Cheung (Reverse palm)

Huen Sau (Circling hand)

Sau Kuen (Withdrawal fist)

Bong Sau (Wing Arm) Tan Sau (Palm up arm) Beginning Og Cheung (Reverse

Ong Cheung (Reverse palm)

Raise Palm up to begin Huen Sau

Huen Sau (Circling hand)

Sau Kuen (Withdrawal of


Tut Sau (Freeing Arm)

Tut Sau (Freeing Arm)

Lin Wan Cheung Kuen Chain

Punching Techniques (3 punches)

Lin Wan Cheung Kuen cont.

Open Palm to start Huen Sau

Huen Sau (Circling hand)

Huen Sau (Circling hand) Sau

Kuen Withdrawal of Fist

Wall Bag Training
One of the interesting elements of the Wing Chun forms is all
three forms start with the Yat Gee Chung Kuen (Character Sun
Thrusting Punch) and ends with the Lin Wan Kuen (Chain
Punches). There is a secret to understanding these two basic
punching techniques in the Wing Chun system.

Yat Gee Chung Kuen (Character Sun Thrusting Punch)

Lin Wan Kuen (Chain Punching Techniques) Wall bag training

is crucial to developing the power of the punch among other
things. When starting your training on the wall bag, work your
way up to 1,000 punches. As you progress move to 3,000
punches and later 10,000 punches.

When practicng the chain punchng techniques (Lin Wan Kuen) on the wall bag, force
is not executed until the moment of impact. The force of the punching techniques is
flexible and spring like. The punch is based on joint power and not muscle power,
namely the shoulders, elbow and wrist. The punches travel in a rotational

motion like that of a bicycle chain and you a striking with the
bottom three knuckles.

Trauma Liniment Dit Da Jiu- (Hit-fall wine)

When I started learning the punching techniques my Si-Fu gave
me a bottle of Dit Da Jiu and explained to me it was medicine
for the hands and to prevent me from getting arthritis in the
hands as a result of continuous punching. SiFu advised me to
heat the liniment before using it. Thats how I always used Dit
Da Jiu. Dit Da Jiu is for external use only, and is the number
one remedy for bruises, contusions, sprains and fractures. A
word of caution about using Dit Da Jiu:
Never use Dit Da Jiu with heating pads, wet heat or a hot
Never apply Dit Da Jiu to the eyes, genitals or mouth.
Never apply to open wounds, cuts or abrasions
Never apply to the lower abdomen of pregnant women
The ingredients in Dit Da Jiu contain cooling herbs to reduce
inflammation and swelling and warming herbs to stop pain,
promote circulation and break up the accumulation of blood and
The formula will make 1 gallon of Dit Da Jiu. Put the herbs in a
1 gallon jar of vodka or rice wing (80-1100 proof).
Dit Da Jiu Formula:
12 grams Da Huang
12 grams Zhi zi
Rhizoma rhei (rhubarb)
Fructus gardenia Jasminoidis (gardenia
12 grams Hong hua
12 grams Huang bai Flos carthami tinctorii (safflower)

Cartex phellodendri (phellodendron brak)

12 grams Mo yao
12 grams Ru xiang
12 grams Xue jie
12 grams Lu lu tong
12 grams Dang gui wei Myrrha (myrrh)
Gummi olibanum (frankincense) Sanguis draconis (dragons
blood) Fructus liquidambaris taiwanianae Radix angelica
sinensis (tang kuei tails)
When preparing your Dit Da Jiu use a glass jar with cork top
that will seal tightly. If using a screw top tape the top shut to
secure a better seal. Store the herbs away from light radiators
and heaters. Shake the jar every day or as often as possible. The
formula should be ready for use in a minimum of 6 weeks and a
maximum of 1 year. You can use Dit Da Jiu before, during and
after your wall bag training. Just copy the formula down and
give to any Chinese herbalist.
The Chinese Herbal Company I recommend is Kamwo, 211
Grand Street, New York. Their phone number is 212-966-6370.
There website address is and there email
address for online orders is They are very
friendly and easy to work with. Visit their site and click on
herbal guide link at the top of the site and look for the names of
the herbs in the Di Da Jiu formula. You will receive a great
education on these and other Chinese herbs.
Wing Chun is not a Style, but rather a realistic System of
Self Defense
Based on 8 Fighting Principles

In Wing Chun we recognize that under the pressure of a real

fighting situation, its difficult to interpret the exact direction
and speed of our attacker through the sense of sight. As a result
we seek immediate contact with our opponent limb which
allows Wing Chun to react with sharp reflexes.
The skill of sharp reflex action is developed through the
practice of Chi Sau (Sticking Hands). Chi Sau, very unique to
Wing Chun trains the reflexes of the practitioner to respond to
the speed and strength of an attacker based on the information
interpreted by the nervous system and is much faster than the
sense of sight.
The 8 fighting principles of Wing Chun is a system of
aggressive self-defense techniques that teaches one to adapt to
the size, strength and fighting movements of your attacker with
sharp reflexes.
The 8 Fighting Principles
1. Go forward/Advance Quickly- To establish contact with the
limbs of the opponent. (This will allow chi-sau reflexes to take
over and apply the Wing Chun motto, he who moves first is
strongest) and attack first.
2. Stick or cling to the Opponent Dont allow your opponent
to retreat or regroup to launch a counterattack. *****Keep
3. Yield to a Greater Force Adjust to the movements and
position to move away from a strong attack.
4. Follow Through Once your opponent attack has been
nullified counterattack immediately

5. Give up your own force Remain relaxed and free from

tension. This will allow fluidity in your movements and the
ability to react to the actions of your opponent with Chi Sau
6. Be Free of your attackers force Dont fight force with
force, simply redirect the force away from the intended target.
7. Borrow the attackers force Through proper training, one
can learn to absorb a strong attack and use that force to make a
more powerful attack.
8. Use your own force Combine your force with the borrowed
force of your attacker to deliver a stronger attacker.

Sifu Junnie explaining

Single Arm Chi-Sau

Sifu Junnie practicing Poon Sau

(rolling arms) with Assistant Instructor Habib Davis

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