The Centerline Fallacy

Centerline Fallacy

The Centerline Theory is crucial in Wing Chun. It is the concept that all the primary targets, eyes, throat, solar plexus, and groin, are in line down the center of the body. As such, we should maintain guard of the center of our bodies. When two opponents are Face-to-Face, the…

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Do You Feel Me?

Do You Feel Me?

All Martial Arts are inherently forms of communication through contact, though the connections maybe of entirely different natures. We might consider the contact on a spectrum, much like other forms of communication. Some people are talkers. They do not really listen or respond to the position of the person they…

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Art Tools

Art Tools

When we think about Martial Arts, especially Kung Fu styles like Wing Chun, we often think of a lot of flash and flourish, grand movements clearly difficult to obtain which we relegate to “art”, almost more dance than practicality. Wing Chun is an art and it does incorporate some of…

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Style Versus General

Style vs General

Forms are stylistic in that they represent the concepts connected with a style. However, within that we need to think of the movements in a loose, general way. Any given movement within a form may represent a host possibilities – the form is generalized.

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Correcting Huen Sau

Correcting Huen Sau

Huen Sau translates as ‘Circling, Controlling Hand’. We often focus on the circling part, especially when working forms like Siu Nim Tao. The hand should not actually draw a circle. It should trace a shape more like a U – down, under, and up. When thinking about a circle, or…

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