ing principles and understanding in each developmental stage. “Chum Kiu trains the stance and the waist. The arm bridge is short and the step is narrow. Learn the whole form with easy step by step procedures that makes it easy for DOWNLOAD: Sifu Fernandez – WingTchunDo – Lesson 03 – Chum Kiu – Form. Although many of the movements are similar, Chum Kiu varies significantly between schools. Some notable.

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Face opponents in different directions. Introduces Biu Ma stepping to the student. Chum Kiu is a traditional open-hand form. Chum Kiu is also teaching the practitioner about body positioning when using techniques like the Bong Sau which becomes considerably more effective when combined with turning. In this form we introduce the compass to tell you what way to face.

Like two crossed Tan Sau’s. Views Read Edit View history. You can also watch the oldest available video of Wing Chuns first form as performed by the late grandmaster Ip Man. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. Move your hands to attack and defend in the new centerline. It demonstrates moving to an opponent, turning to face an opponent, and kicking.

Chum Kiu Form Movements – Wing Chun Journey

The hands are pulled up to chest height as closed fists. When you face an opponent and go in, you go in the center. For example the Lap Sau and strike. Chum Kiu also teaches advancing footwork, complex hand shapes and body turns.

The first section also introduces two way energy as seen when the Lan Sau arm Laps back and a straight punch is delivered. Throughout the practice of Chum Kiu the practitioner must use both hands at once. You can create a free account.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms bu Use and Privacy Policy. The student will learn to coordinate 2 way energy alongside movement. Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Chinese-language text All stub articles. Archived from the original PDF on Although many of the movements stwp similar, Chum Kiu varies significantly between schools. This was filmed in just a few weeks before Ip Man passed away.

Wing Chun Chum Kiu Syllabus

They are repeated in Chum Kiu to emphasize their importance. When his hands come into play, you can touch or feel for the hands; then you can control him–that’s “Searching for the Bridge.

Essential for being able to chase down a target or close the distance to the opponent. The hands are crossed in the centreline at the wrists.

Wing Chun Forms/Chum Kiu

Archived from the original on With your knees together you can protect your groin against kicks and knees. Chum Kiu also introduces the Wing Chun practitioner to three different kicks, a lifting kick to block others kicks as done by Ip Chun, a front kick which can be aggressive or defensive as used by Ip Ching, and a turning kick which again can vy used to stop the advance of an attacker or strike them if they try to get around the practitioner.

The only way to develop this skill is through practice. Perform the form with the “warrior mind”. Tip If you can’t do the turning Lan Sau in the first section quickly and powerfully without loosing balance, you need to practice more. The following photos are designed to help students learn the form.


The feet are truned out on the heels. Some of the benefits of training Chum Kiu are as follows. Chum Kiu practice develops advanced stances and footwork, [2] develops techniques designed to control an opponent [3] and includes some simultaneous attack and defence techniques.

The wrists are in front of the waist, This ensures the hands are not too close to the body or too far away.

Chum Kiu in the Wing Chun Syllabus

If you miss time this, you end up just striking with your arm and not using the power of your whole body. This is teaching the practitioner to use the hips to develop power or Yiu Ma as it’s called in Cantonese.

This is the training stance Gee Kim Yeung Ma. Your feet are far enough apart that you can’t be pushed over easily. Chum Kiu means “Searching for the Bridge. Practice using the turning or Yiu Ma, with techniques to help generate power in strikes and blocks. Please practice the order at home so exact positions can be leared in class. It dates back to the Shaolin temple and the development of Wing Chun over two hundred years ago.

Chum Kiu is a vitally important way to practice synchronizing the body’s movements fhum work as one unit. This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat The knees are bent. Unless indicated otherwise, you start the form facing North. It should feel natural.