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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Chum Kiu is a vitally important way to practice synchronizing the body’s movements to work as one unit. This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat Although many of the movements are similar, Chum Kiu varies significantly between schools. Continue bringing your fists back, up, and forward, dropping your elbows as you do so. Archived from the original on The hands are pulled up to chest height as closed fists. Chinese martial arts terminology Wing Chun Martial arts terminology stubs.

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.

Your torso is upright and your are looking straight ahead. Bring your hands back from punching position and cross your wrists in front of your chest.


This will develop turning, balance and unity. Chum Kiu teaches you how to control your motions while turning. Some of the benefits of training Chum Kiu are as follows. It builds upon many of the basic principles and techniques learned in the first Wing Chun open-hand form, Siu Nim Tao.

The hands are crossed in the centreline at the wrists. Key objectives Chum Kiu makes the student practice a number of useful skills.

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If you miss time this, you end up just striking with your arm and not using the power of your whole body. Practice using the turning or Yiu Ma, with techniques to help generate power in strikes and blocks. Ip Man filmed this footage so the world would know the correct way to do the second form. The feet are truned out on the heels.

Even though they aren’t doing anything useful right now, you have to pay attention to keep your hands in position. In this form we introduce the compass to tell you what way to face.

Chum Kiu in the Wing Chun Syllabus

With your knees together you can protect your groin against kicks and knees. Most importantly, don’t simply go through the form’s motions while you’re thinking about work or your favorite TV show. The following video of Chum Kiu shows the form then explains the details.


Both arms are simultaneously pulled back like a double elbow strike. Imagine an attack coming and picture yourself blocking it. Email yourself a new password.

Face opponents in different directions. Chum Kiu also teaches advancing footwork, complex hand shapes and body turns. This is the training stance Gee Kim Yeung Ma. It dates back to the Shaolin temple and the development of Wing Chun over two hundred years ago. The mind should be cleared ready to concentrate on the form. The heels are then turned out oiu putting the weight on the balls of the feet.

Chum Kiu Form Movements

Bring your fists back to the rest position. The knees are bent. Photo captions Stand ready to start the form.