​Arizona Wing Chun Association

​Chum-Kiu

​​​​The "Arm-Seeking" Form

Arizona Wing Chun Association

​The second form of the Wing Tsun system is called Chum-Kiu. Meaning Arm-Seeking, t​his curriculum teaches us how to seek out the arms of the opponent and to “connect a bridge”. Once we connect to the opponent, we can immediately determine where the holes in his defense are.​​​​​

this curriculum teaches us how to seek out the arms of the opponent and to “connect a bridge”. Once we connect to the opponent, we can immediately determine where the holes in his defense are
The first form of the Wing Tsun system is called Siu-Nim-Tau. Meaning Little-Idea, this form demonstrates basic but efficient concepts that provide a logical method. Regardless of the style, all Wing Tsun/Wing Chun/Ving Tsun methods will generally begin their teachings with the Siu-Nim-Tau

​Because we now know where he is, we can take advantage of it and enact our own attacks, e.g. taking the fight to him vs. waiting for him to come to us.

Because we now know where he is, we can take advantage of it and enact our own attacks, e.g. taking the fight to him vs. waiting for him to come to us
All Wing Tsun empty-hand forms are taught in three sections to make for easier learning. For the Siu-Nim-Tau, however, its three sections have a specific purpose and stress a unique function:
Some will train the Siu-Nim-Tau as internal while others will train it as external. At the AWCA, we train Wing Tsun solely from the mindset of fighting (what many denote as external). Elements of internal training will result, such as relaxation and smooth breathing, but we do not focus on the internal aspects as some others do

​"​Using Chum-Kiu concepts, we pay particular attention to our turning and weight distribution."

Using Chum-Kiu concepts, we pay particular attention to our turning and weight distribution
our focus lies in the relaxed, physical aspects of response and engagement

​Using Chum-Kiu concepts, we pay particular attention to our turning and weight distribution. If we do not turn enough, we will be exposed to the attack, whereas turning too much will over-extend ourselves. We also learn the various ranges involved with fighting because you have to adjust your range according to what the opponent is doing.

Using Chum-Kiu concepts, we pay particular attention to our turning and weight distribution. If we do not turn enough, we will be exposed to the attack, whereas turning too much will over-extend ourselves. We also learn the various ranges involved with fighting because you have to adjust your range according to what the opponent is doing
Instead, our focus lies in the relaxed, physical aspects of response and engagement, learning to overcome an opponent swiftly and efficiently. Internal elements result over time but they are not our primary concern; defeating the opponent as quickly as possible is the primary goal, and utilizing the concepts found in the Siu-Nim-Tau begins that process

​For example, the Siu-Nim-Tau teaches basic attacks and defenses as they relate to the punch/palm striking range. In Chum-Kiu, however, we have kicks, elbows, and even grappling and takedown range. Short of ground fighting, these are four complete ranges of fighting that are addressed in Chum-Kiu training.

For example, the Siu-Nim-Tau teaches basic attacks and defenses as they relate to the punch/palm striking range. In Chum-Kiu, however, we have kicks, elbows, and even grappling and takedown range. Short of ground fighting, these are four complete ranges of fighting that are addressed in Chum-Kiu training
The interesting thing about Wing Tsun is that you will find many variations. The families, lineages, and styles have particular ways to train, as well as specific modes of that training in order to cultivate what they feel are the essential elements to their preferred methods. Some are more effective than others, but on the whole, you will usually find more similarities than differences

Chum-Kiu Section 1

​Section 1 of Chum-Kiu introduces a variety of concepts that deal with trapping, changing angles, using elbow attacks, and defending against multiple opponents.

Section 1 of Chum-Kiu introduces a variety of concepts that deal with trapping, changing angles, using elbow attacks, and defending against multiple opponents

​One of the interesting elements of section 1 is that Chuen Bong-sau, or Turning Wing-arm, is the first of many Bong-sau actions we will perform throughout the Chum-Kiu. It is said that approximately 70% of the Chum-Kiu is comprised of various Bong-sau actions, and the first of these is seen in section 1.

One of the interesting elements of section 1 is that Chuen Bong-sau, or Turning Wing-arm, is the first of many Bong-sau actions we will perform throughout the Chum-Kiu. It is said that approximately 70% of the Chum-Kiu is comprised of various Bong-sau actions, and the first of these is seen in section 1
When engaging force with your own force, the stronger of the two opponents has a better chance of success because the odds are more in their favor. Therefore, in order to overcome that, borrowing their force allows us to quickly change angles, respond faster, attack the exposed areas, and keeps it efficient without thinking about what to do
our focus lies in the relaxed, physical aspects of response and engagement

​"... ​Chuen Bong-sau, or Turning Wing-arm, is the first of many Bong-sau actions we will perform..."

Instead, our focus lies in the relaxed, physical aspects of response and engagement, learning to overcome an opponent swiftly and efficiently. Internal elements result over time but they are not our primary concern; defeating the opponent as quickly as possible is the primary goal, and utilizing the concepts found in the Siu-Nim-Tau begins that process

Drills & Applications

Section 1 begins by learning how to lower one’s center of gravity from the chest to the waist. Called Hoi-ma, or Opening the Stance, this basic but primary element is one of the reasons we can take an opponent head-on. Should too much force be encountered and we are overpowered by brute strength, the structure itself allows us to “borrow” that force and re-direct or deflect it

Kicking

A variety of drills can be created exclusively from section 1. To illustrate a bit about what the Siu-Nim-Tau teaches us, let's explore a few drills that begins the foundation of Wing Tsun

​In addition to a wide variety of new actions (as well as enhancing previously-learned concepts during our Siu-Nim-Tau training), the Chum-Kiu also introduces the three primary kicking methods: Ching-sun-gerk (Front Thrusting-kick), Wang-chang-gerk (Side Thrusting-kick) and Che-chang-gerk (Slant Thrusting-kick).

The interesting element of Wing Tsun kicks is that instead of chambering the leg and pivoting the knee like many other arts do, we thrust the foot by pistoning the knee. The elbow thrusts the fist, and the knee thrusts the foot.

​Ching-sun-gerk

There are three primary punches in Wing Tsun, with Yat-chi-chung-kuen, or Character "Sun" Thrusting punch (commonly called the Straightline punch), being the most prevalent. If you close your hand to make a vertical fist, and then look at the front of it in a mirror, it resembles the Chinese character for sun
Ching-sun-gerk

1. ​Ching-sun-gerk
​Front Thrusting-kick

​​As the attacker approaches...

Ching-sun-gerk

​2. ​Ching-sun-gerk
​(continued)

​... he comes into kick range. The defender begins a 45-degree upward-angled kick vs. chambering, and...

... he comes into kick range. The defender lifts the leg directly upward vs. chambering, and...
As the rear first begins moving forward, the lead arm drops just enough to clear the path so that they do not collide
Ching-sun-gerk

​3. ​Ching-sun-gerk
​(continued)

​... drives a solid kick into his groin. Targets can be the stomach, thigh, or knee, as well as the shin. We always want to keep our kicks low and fast so as to make them more difficult to defend. This is why some styles call Wing Tsun the “Ghost Kicking” style, because the kicks are felt before seen. The reason for this is because it's not an "up and out" movement; rather, the foot begins the kick the second it leaves the floor.

... drives a solid kick into his groin. Targets can be the stomach, thigh, or knee, as well as the shin. We always want to keep our kicks low and fast so as to make them more difficult to defend. This is why some styles call Wing Tsun the “Ghost Kicking” style, because the kicks are felt before seen
The lead fist extends fully with no bend in the elbow, while the rear hand assumes Wu-sau (Guard-arm) or a fist

​Ching-sun-gerk, or Front Thrusting-kick, can be employed at various heights, but its primary height is usually the waist. When you can kick with full power and at a parallel height (when your leg is parallel to the floor), then all kicks lower than that will generally see a great deal more power being released.

Ching-sun-gerk, or Front Thrusting-kick, can be employed at various heights, but its primary height is usually the waist. When you can kick with full power and at a parallel height (when your leg is parallel to the floor), then all kicks lower than that will generally see a great deal more power being released

​Lower-level kicks are usually the norm in Wing Tsun, mainly because it is more difficult for the opponent to see. And if it is harder to see, then it is harder to defend against. The problem, however, is that many practitioners do not train their full power at a parallel level, which in turn sees a great deal of power lost that they can achieve.

Lower-level kicks are usually the norm in Wing Tsun, mainly because it is more difficult for the opponent to see. And if it is harder to see, then it is harder to defend against. The problem, however, is that many practitioners do not train their full power at a parallel level, which in turn sees a great deal of power lost that they can achieve

​Therefore, always train this kick in the forms to be full power and ending the kick when it is parallel to the floor.

Therefore, always train this kick in the forms to be full power and parallel to the floor

Wang-chang-gerk

​In addition to single opponents, Wing Tsun also includes kicking methods for dealing with multiple opponents. We do not get to pick and choose how many will attack us, so Wang-chang-gerk allows us to respond to opponents approaching from the side.

In addition to single opponents, Wing Tsun also includes kicking methods for dealing with multiple opponents. We do not get to pick and choose how many will attack us, so Wang-chang-gerk allows us to respond to opponents approaching from the side
Wang-chang-gerk

1. ​Wang-chang-gerk
​Side Thrusting-kick

​In this drill, the practitioner is first defending against an opponent to the front when he sees another attacker coming in from the side.

In this drill, the practitioner is first defending against an opponent to the front when he sees another attacker coming in from the side
Wang-chang-gerk

​2. ​Wang-chang-gerk
​(continued)

​Before the attacker gets into punching range, the defender raises Lan-sau to defend the incoming punch while simultaneously starting the kick at a 45-degree upward angle.

Before the attacker gets into punching range, the defender raises Lan-sau to defend the incoming punch while simultaneously raising the leg for a kick
As the rear first begins moving forward, the lead arm drops just enough to clear the path so that they do not collide
Wang-chang-gerk

​3. ​Wang-chang-gerk
​(continued)

​Driving squarely into the opponent’s stomach, Lan-sau maintains a bridge to defend the incoming punch. Alternatively, the kick can go into the thigh or knee vs. the stomach.

Driving squarely into the opponent’s stomach, Lan-sau maintains a bridge to defend the incoming punch. Alternatively, the kick can go into the thigh or knee vs. the stomach
The lead fist extends fully with no bend in the elbow, while the rear hand assumes Wu-sau (Guard-arm) or a fist

Wang-chang-gerk, or Side Thrusting-kick, is exactly as it sounds: a kick to the side, or 90-degrees from our present position. But like all Wing Tsun kicks, there is no pivoting at the knee; instead, it is a true thrust of the knee to thrust the leg. We use the elbow to piston or “thrust” the fist, and we use the knee to piston or thrust the foot.

​Also note that it is not a lifting-then-pistoning action; instead, the kick begins immediate as the foot leaves the floor.

Tan-dar, Fook-dar and Gaun-dar are some of the easier movements to integrate with Yat-chi-chung-kuen. These actions address defense against straight punches, hook punches, and low punches

​"... a side kick is a true kick to the side vs. turning to the side and initiating a front kick​."

our focus lies in the relaxed, physical aspects of response and engagement

​An interesting facet you will see in many other martial arts - as well as some styles of Wing Chun/Ving Tsun - is that their version of a side kick is really nothing more than turning to the side and doing a front kick. They call it a side kick because the attacker was originally to their side, but the kick itself is really just a front kick. As I was trained, though, a side kick is a true kick to the side vs. turning to the side and initiating a front kick.

An interesting facet you will see in many other styles is that their version of a side kick is really nothing more than turning to the side and doing a front kick. They call it a side kick but it is actually a front kick. As I was trained, though, a side kick is a true kick to the side vs. turning to the side and initiating a front kick
Tan-dar, or Palm Up-arm with Simultaneous Attack, is mostly for straight punches. Note, however, that many practitioners use Tan-dar for hook punches, too. Personally I don't subscribe to that concept since the elbow is slightly inward vs. outward, and you need the elbow outward in order to handle the force of a real hook, as well see in Fook-dar
Instead, our focus lies in the relaxed, physical aspects of response and engagement, learning to overcome an opponent swiftly and efficiently. Internal elements result over time but they are not our primary concern; defeating the opponent as quickly as possible is the primary goal, and utilizing the concepts found in the Siu-Nim-Tau begins that process

Jeet-gerk

One of the more common kicking methods you will see in Wing Tsun is called Jeet-gerk, or Stop-kick/Jamming-kick. This is a fast, powerful slamming action into the opponent’s shin, knee or thigh to halt his actions, as well as disrupt his footwork.

Jeet-gerk can take many shapes. From face-to-face and exploding with a low kick to the knee or shin in response to an approaching attacker, to the example below where an attacker approaches and we simply lash into the leg while simultaneously pulling them via Lap-sau.

Note: Jeet-gerk is not in the Chum-Kiu form but it is still a valuable kicking concept. Some schools, including the AWCA, introduce Jeet-gerk during Siu-Nim-Tau training but expand on it during Chum-Kiu.

Jeet-gerk

1. ​Jeet-gerk
​Stop-kick/Jamming-kick

​As the attacker approaches, the defender is in fist range. The lead leg, however, is also in range for a Jamming-kick/Stop-kick to the attacker’s leg.

As the attacker approaches, the defender is in fist range. The lead leg, however, is also in range for a Jamming-kick/Stop-kick to the attacker’s leg
Jeet-gerk

​2. Jeet-gerk
​(continued)

​As the attacker steps into range, the defender raises the lead leg and...

As the attacker steps into range, the defender raises the lead leg and...
... the attacker launches a straight punch. The defender's Man-sau meets the attack and transitions to Tan-sau. As he turns, the other fist launches a punch...
As the rear first begins moving forward, the lead arm drops just enough to clear the path so that they do not collide
Jeet-gerk

​3. ​Jeet-gerk
​(continued)

​... drills into the side of the attacker's knee. With enough speed and force, this can be a permanent and crippling attack.

... drills into the side of the attacker's knee. With enough speed and force, this can be a permanent and crippling attack
... the attacker launches a straight punch. The defender's Man-sau meets the attack and transitions to Tan-sau. As he turns, the other fist launches a punch...
As the rear first begins moving forward, the lead arm drops just enough to clear the path so that they do not collide

The Chum-Kiu teaches a variety of elements that are applicable in today’s society. It is interesting when someone says that Wing Tsun lacks a particular fighting element for today’s “flavor of the month” martial art, because there is nothing that Wing Tsun does not have for realistic fighting.

Locking

​Locking

​Wing Tsun includes a variety of locking, trapping and pinning actions, with most of them found in the later stages of Siu-Nim-Tau and throughout the Chum-Kiu.

Wing Tsun includes a variety of locking, trapping and pinning actions, with most of them found in the later stages of Siu-Nim-Tau and throughout the Chum-Kiu
... the attacker launches a straight punch. The defender's Man-sau meets the attack and transitions to Tan-sau. As he turns, the other fist launches a punch...
As the rear first begins moving forward, the lead arm drops just enough to clear the path so that they do not collide
Ground Fighting

​Ground Fighting/Anti-Ground Fighting

​Wing Tsun’s ground fighting actions are actually the stand-up principles applied to a prone position. With jamming kicks, elbows and even Chi-sau, the ground fighting/anti-ground fighting concepts are reserved for the latter stages of Chum-Kiu training but continue through Biu-Tze.

Wing Tsun’s ground fighting actions are actually the stand-up principles applied to a prone position. With jamming kicks, elbows and even Chi-sau, the ground fighting/anti-ground fighting concepts are reserved for the latter stages of Chum-Kiu training but continue through Biu-Tze
Wing Tsun includes a variety of locking, trapping and pinning actions, with most of them found in the later stages of Siu-Nim-Tau and throughout the Chum-Kiu
... the attacker launches a straight punch. The defender's Man-sau meets the attack and transitions to Tan-sau. As he turns, the other fist launches a punch...
As the rear first begins moving forward, the lead arm drops just enough to clear the path so that they do not collide

Pie-jarn

​In addition to kicks, brutal elbow attacks are a mainstay of Chum-Kiu. Pie-jarn, or Horizontal Hacking-elbow, is one of the most frequently used of all Wing Tsun elbow attacks.

In addition to kicks, brutal elbow attacks are a mainstay of Chum-Kiu. Pie-jarn, or Horizontal Hacking-elbow, is one of the most frequently used of all Wing Tsun elbow attacks
Pie-jarn

1. ​Pie-jarn
​Horizontal Hacking-elbow

​As the opponents square off...

Pie-jarn

​2. ​Pie-jarn
​(continued)

​... the attacker lunges in and is now closer than fist range. Changing Man-sau to Lap-sau, the other defender launches Pie-jarn with the other elbow while pulling and turning.

... the attacker lunges in and is now closer than fist range. Changing Man-sau to Lap-sau, the other defender launches Pie-jarn with the other elbow while pulling and turning
... the attacker launches a hook punch. The defender meets the attack with Fook-sau while beginning to launch a counter-punch and also turning to absorb the force.
Pie-jarn

​3. ​Pie-jarn
​(continued)

​Pulling the opponent to off-balance him and make use of the momentum he is already generating, Pie-jarn lands squarely on the back of the neck. This is followed up with repeated elbows, as well as chain-punching.

Pulling the opponent to off-balance him and make use of the momentum he is already generating, Pie-jarn lands squarely on the back of the neck. This is followed up with repeated elbows, as well as chain-punching
The defender drives full force into the attacker's throat while completing the turn

​While attacks like this may seem brutal, remember that Wing Tsun is strictly for fighting vs. rules-based sports. It is not flashy, showy, and there are no rules. You have been attacked, you are fighting for your life, and all targets are an option.

While attacks like this may seem brutal, remember that Wing Tsun is strictly for fighting vs. rules-based sports. It is not flashy, showy, and there are no rules. You have been attacked, you are fighting for your life, and all targets are an option

​Fighting vs. Exercising

​A variety of today’s exercise routines include boxing, kickboxing, and other similar actions. These programs will usually tell you that in addition to improving your fitness, you are also creating a valuable self-defense skill set, something that you could use in real life for protection if you had to.

A variety of today’s exercise routines include boxing, kickboxing, and other similar actions. These programs will usually tell you that in addition to improving your fitness, you are also creating a valuable self-defense skill set, something that you could use in real life for protection if you had to

​I am not going to say that you are not learning something about self-defense, because clearly you are. The body is replicating the actions of movements you would use for defending yourself, and these can be valuable elements if you find yourself in a self-defense situation.

I am not going to say that you are not learning something about self-defense, because clearly you are. The body is replicating the actions of movements you would use for defending yourself, and these can be valuable elements if you find yourself in a self-defense situation

​I have also read/heard stories of some who were able to protect themselves only with the skills they learned from their kickboxing-oriented fitness programs. Whether true or not, I can see the relevance and have no reason to doubt it.

I have also read/heard stories of some who were able to protect themselves only with the skills they learned from their kickboxing-oriented fitness programs. Whether true or not, I can see the relevance and have no reason to doubt it

​Keep in mind, however, that these are merely mechanical actions that you are practicing in the air. It is true that you are learning the mechanics, but at the same time, the focus of the training is primarily health and fitness. Creating a skill set that you can actually rely on for defense is a bit different, and without understanding that, it is a false sense of security to think that an exercise program is the same as learning self-defense.

​Fighting and exercising are two different things. Yes, you are improving your fitness, and yes, you are learning the mechanics of basic self-defense actions. Remember, though, that real self-defense and exercising are not the same thing. There is more to reliable self-defense than merely going through the motions, and that is a primary concept we learn in the Chum-Kiu.

Fighting and exercising are two different things. Yes, you are improving your fitness, and yes, you are learning the mechanics of basic self-defense actions. Remember, though, that real self-defense and exercising are not the same thing. There is more to reliable self-defense than merely going through the motions, and that is a primary concept we learn in the Chum-Kiu

​Please do not create a false sense of security by relying on your fitness program to teach you about real protection. I personally love fitness programs that include boxing and/or kickboxing because they generate more movement that relates better to overall conditioning. However, these fitness programs will not stop a 250-lb. enraged attacker bent on drilling you into the ground.

Please do not create a false sense of security by relying on your fitness program to teach you about real protection. I personally love fitness programs that include boxing and/or kickboxing because they generate more movement that relates better to overall conditioning. However, these fitness programs will not stop a 250-lb. enraged attacker bent on drilling you into the ground

​But Wing Tsun will.

But Wing Tsun will

​Many have asked how Wing Tsun might respond to other martial arts, so below is an example of this. Note, however, that the key word here is might.

Many have asked how Wing Tsun might respond to other martial arts, so below is an example of this. Note, however, that the key word here is might

​In a real fight, anything can and usually does happen. I have a love of all martial arts and this is not to degrade these other methods. On the contrary, it is merely a look at possible Wing Tsun responses to the more commonly-used actions of a few different fighting methods. Also note that this is simply a look at responses vs. full-on fighting.

  • ​Scenario 1: Wing Tsun vs. Boxing (under production)
  • ​Scenario 2: Wing Tsun vs. Grappling (under production)
  • ​Scenario 3: Wing Tsun vs. Kickboxing (under production)
  • ​Scenario 4: Wing Tsun vs. Krav Maga (under production)
  • ​Scenario 5: Wing Tsun vs. Jiu-jitsu (under production)
  • ​Scenario 6: Wing Tsun vs. MMA (under production)
In a real fight, anything can and usually does happen. I have a love of all martial arts and this is not to degrade these other methods. On the contrary, it is merely a look at possible Wing Tsun responses to the more commonly-used actions of a few different fighting methods
Gaun-dar, or Splitting Block-arm with Simultaneous Attack, is like an axe splitting wood, hence the name. Wing Tsun does not have blocks; instead, our blocks are actually attacks to the limb they are meeting. In this way, we counter-attack while defending
After learning the first section of Siu-Nim-Tau and exploring the variety of concepts, we can take these movements and blend them together to create our own drills/scenarios as necessary. This teaches us not to be stagnant or always training the same drills over and over without change
To begin this process, we work what is called the Lead-arm Defense Drill. This drill is just one of many variations that frees us up by changing from side-to-side while simultaneously working the arms. We also learn more control of the lower body and how to pivot ourselves in order to borrow the force of the attacker
An excellent real-world drill that you can work with your training partner right now is called the Pak-sau drill. This drill teaches coordination, learning to make contact, feeling what that pressure is about, and how to better protect your centerline. It also puts into motion the concept of working both hands at the same time so that you can enact simultaneous attack and defense
The Pak-sau drill is so important to Wing Tsun that our entire Lat-sau fighting curriculum begins with it. From driving in, down, around, adding kicks, elbows, knees, and any other action you can think, Pak-sau easily and quickly transitions to effective and efficient counter-attacks

Concepts & Theories

​The Chum-Kiu revolves around seeking out the opponent, and once found, we sink or leak through his/her defenses in order to attack. The most relevant areas of this training includes concepts for angling and turning in order to make the most of the space we have, which in turn allows us to address multiple opponents.

The Chum-Kiu revolves around seeking out the opponent, and once found, we sink or leak through his/her defenses in order to attack. The most relevant areas of this training includes concepts for angling and turning in order to make the most of the space we have, which in turn allows us to address multiple opponents
Wing Tsun is concept-based vs. application-based, meaning that the movements themselves can only take you so far. They are excellent movements, for certain; however, they are still only mechanical actions. What really makes Wing Tsun so effective is how and why the movements are applied

​The Chum-Kiu is also where Wing Tsun’s three primary kicking methods – Ching-sun-gerk, Wang-chang-gerk and Che-chang-gerk – are introduced. With these three kicks, we now learn to respond to leg attacks with our own legs vs. using the arms. An interesting facet, however, is that even with the kicks, we also learn that in many cases, responding to the opponent’s kick is sometimes not even necessary.

The Chum-Kiu is also where Wing Tsun’s three primary kicking methods – Ching-sun-gerk, Wang-chang-gerk and Che-chang-gerk – are introduced. With these three kicks, we now learn to respond to leg attacks with our own legs vs. using the arms. An interesting facet, however, is that even with the kicks, we also learn that in many cases, responding to the opponent’s kick is sometimes not even necessary
For example, think about how many martial arts are in existence. Now, think about how many ways the human body can move. With the hundreds of systems and styles in the world, a person can still only do so many things

​A common yet effective tactic is that when the opponent kicks, we explode forward into them in order to decrease the range. Not only can this jam the kick, but it can also decrease the power that the kick can produce by shortening the length it has to travel. And with a decreased distance, it cannot produce the same amount of power.

A common yet effective tactic is that when the opponent kicks, we explode forward into them in order to decrease the range. Not only can this jam the kick, but it can also decrease the power that the kick can produce by shortening the length it has to travel. And with a decreased distance, it cannot produce the same amount of power
In combination, the centerline and straightline principles increase your reactions so much that our responses can become extremely fast. However, there is no mystery there. It is nothing more than simple body mechanics
The vertical midline separates the left and right halves of the body so that we can analyze what limbs would be appropriate for various attacks. This is assisted by working the Six Gates principle, in which the body is broken down into six separate areas. For example, gates 1 and 2 are for the right and left sides of the head, gates 3 and 4 cover the right and left sides of the trunk, and gates 5 and 6 cover the right and left sides of the lower body. With these areas being analyzed, we can quickly see what limbs would be more efficient to address any kind of attack we might encounter

​For More Information

​The “bridge” between the Siu-Nim-Tau and Biu-Tze is the Chum-Kiu. It is here that we take our basic concepts learned during our Siu-Nim-Tau training and really make them mobile, efficient, fluid, and responsive. Not only do we learn kicking and elbow attacks/ defenses, but we also learn how to engage multiple opponents.

The “bridge” between the Siu-Nim-Tau and Biu-Tze is the Chum-Kiu. It is here that we take our basic concepts learned during our Siu-Nim-Tau training and really make them mobile, efficient, fluid, and responsive. Not only do we learn kicking and elbow attacks/ defenses, but we also learn how to engage multiple opponents
If you are ready to explore what Wing Tsun is about, there is no better starting point than Volume 1: Siu-Nim-Tau of the AWCA's eBook Training Series

​If you have completed the Siu-Nim-Tau curriculum and you are looking for the next phase of training, then you're ready for Volume 2: Chum-Kiu of the AWCA’s eBook Training Series.

If you have completed the Siu-Nim-Tau curriculum and you are looking for the next phase of training, then you're ready for Volume 2: Chum-Kiu of the AWCA’s eBook Training Series

Volume 2: Chum-Kiu

​This in-depth video-illustrated workbook takes you through the complete Chum-Kiu curriculum, including the form, drills, applications, concepts and theories in a concise, progressive manner. You will also be tested at the end of each section to ensure that you understand the material and truly know it for when you need it.

This in-depth video-illustrated workbook takes you through the complete Chum-Kiu curriculum, including the form, drills, applications, concepts and theories in a concise, progressive manner. You will also be tested at the end of each section to ensure that you understand the material and truly know it for when you need it
Volume 2: Chum-Kiu
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