By Alan Gibson
Atmosphere a brand new benchmark in martial arts literature, this thoroughly revised variation has been up-to-date to mirror the evolution of educating tools, either one of the writer and of the martial arts international typically. once more this crucial handbook is obviously illustrated with images and diagrams, yet in addition, it now includes a whole set of teaching drills, with key footwork and notion linking equipment. battling perform, fence paintings, and energy and conditioning also are incorporated during this finished transforming of a vintage booklet. learn the way Wing Chun works, why it's so powerful in perform and why its tools range so considerably from different martial arts.
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Mostly, both arms perform the same move on opposing sides of the body. This has a balancing effect making excessive body movements less likely for the beginner. The section finishes with a downward and upward pressing action driven from the shoulders. This reminds us that even if the arms are extended – the hand can still travel directly to the target, without first drawing the arms back to the body. This section of the form should be performed briskly. The third section describes basic shapes, teaching us how to flow simply from one position to the next.
Bong Sau is used to dissipate the force and redirect your energy into the attacker. It will also make it more difficult to hold onto your arm. Bong Sau should cover any incoming attacks. If the punch is low, Lan Sau (Barrier-arm Deflection) can be used here as an alternative. Primarily using the three actions of Taan, Fook and Bong Sau, the Wing Chun practitioner aims to achieve a position of superior strength and angle with every single move. During any defence, attack, footwork-step or posture shift, the central axis line must be controlled, thus maintaining the opponent’s disadvantage and forcing them to defend from a poor angle and attack down a longer path.
24b Kicking the supporting leg when receiving a round kick 56 Beginning Wing Chun_INSIDE_SPREA56 56 19/09/2006 09:28:42 THE BASIC SHAPES AND FOOTWORK TYPES OF WING CHUN Other equally effective defences are the use of Soh Sau (Pressingpalm Deflection) or Gaan Sau (Splitting-hand Deflection) to cover the lower areas, or simply apply downward pressure to the arm as the foot leaves the ground. This has an unbalancing effect causing the foot to be quickly put back onto the ground. If an opponent performs a foot sweep on your leg it needs to be able to return to centre, in the same way that a hand would, and immediately re-attack them.
Beginning Wing Chun by Alan Gibson