In comparison to other Chinese Kung Fu styles, Wing Chun forms are quite simple in appearance with a distinct lack of acrobatic leaps and flowery looping techniques. Instead, they are built on scientific concepts and based on natural physiological movements of the human body.
The entire Wing Chun system is very complete, with the movements of one phase of development perfectly countering those of another, only to be countered by a third which in turn can be overcome by the first. In other words there is no single Wing Chun technique which cannot be countered by another.
As an old Wing Chun proverb says, “For every attack, there is a counteraction.”
In the Wing Chun system taught in the Ip Man lineage, there are only three hand forms, one Wooden Dummy form and two weapon sets. These forms may appear easy to learn but in reality it requires a lot of patience, perseverance and determination to master them.
This mastery is vital as the forms of Wing Chun are considered the ‘keys to the system.’
Further, the forms taught in the Ip Man lineage evolved as the art got tested continuously by his students in combat against various martial arts. In our opinion, forms taught to the later students are slightly more practical than those taught to earlier students. Ip Man himself modified the forms for compactness of movement and application in real combat.
At the IWCA, we teach you the most practical and compactWing Chun forms without sacrificing the original concepts.
SIU LIM TAO(小念頭): THE LITTLE IDEA FORM
CHUM KIU(尋橋):SEARCHING THE BRIDGE FORM
BIU GEE(鏢指): DARTING FINGERS FORM
MOOK YAN JONG(木人樁): THE WOODEN DUMMY FORM
LUK DIM BOON KWUN(六點半棍): SIX AND A HALF POINT POLE FORM
BART CHAM DAO(八斬刀): DOUBLE BUTTERFLY KNIVES FORM