Having attained proficiency at this level, the aspirant begins to experience the Wooden Dummy more as a living sparring partner — especially if the Wooden Dummy is a freestanding model — than as an inert collection of pieces of wood cobbled together with nails and screws. Here is some wooden dummy work from the Yiu Choi Yiu Kay school of Wing Chun. Sample Lead Time: 3-5 days 2. However, the aspiring practitioner takes care to maintain a proper structure including Rooting , posture and stance throughout the exercises, including the maintenance of proper Rooting, so as to avoid incorporating bad habits into the routines during the difficult beginner phase, where there might otherwise be a tendency to focus on performing the routines fluidly at the expense of maintaining structure, posture and stance in fact, they cannot be performed fluidly with poor structure, posture and stance! The Hong Kong wooden dummy is a wall mounted version of the Wing Chun Wooden Dummy that hangs using two wooden slats through the body of the wooden dummy. The Wing Chun system trains all of these aspects and is a complete style of fighting that aims to create a well rounded and powerful fighting practitioner for real world self defense. Wing Chun has more than 1 branch, though many gravitate toward the one branch. There is a tendency in a combat situation for a practitioner to tense his body, maintaining a certain amount of rigidity in the head and neck.
A lot of these are quite obvious. These movements are disaggregated into their component parts so that the practitioner can appreciate how they fit together. Though many people and styles have bought and trained on the wooden dummy, not just any kind of martial art can get the maximum results the wooden dummy has to offer. Based on a number of versions of , the Shaolin Monks and Nuns played a key part in the early development of Wing Chun and can therefore be credited with the origin on the Wooden Dummy techniques in Wing Chun. It will be seen from this that practice wooden dummy playing a important part in hit near. This is ideal for more advanced students of the martial art. Wooden Dummy One of the most famous training devices utilized in kung fu is Wing Chun's Mook Yan Chong, or Wooden Dummy.
The Wooden Dummy is static in it own nature but reactionary in both sound and movement against a mobile fighter allowing you to train on iron palm, iron arm, and combination fighting applications. When discussing we talked about how there are different mounting methods. Such feedback is invaluable, if not priceless, for when the aspirant has learned to distinguish the sound of Fa Jin, as it were, it will thereafter be much easier for him to reproduce it on his own, and note that the sound can only be properly reproduced when the unleashing of one's chi occurs at the precisely correct moment. A detailed explanation of the principles and concepts behind the form, as well as its shape and structure is also included along with a number of practice exercises and drills. When you are training on the the most important thing you have to be mindful of is where the energy placement is. Used in place of a training partner to develop precision, form and greater power, a dummy is a must for any serious practitioner of Wing Chun. The Wooden Dummy is just one of its tools to assist you in this path of great and serious accomplishment.
Thus, in stage three, the aspirant learns to harness and unleash his chi into the Wooden Wummy, producing sounds that signal whether the strike was properly chi-amplified or not, while learning to coordinate his footwork so as to make turns and repositionings seamlessly and naturally, without which not even a simple strike can be performed properly. In fact, Dim Mak, they would argue, flies in the face of everything that Wing Chun, which, by its very nature, is supremely defensive, stands for. This new dimension of the Wooden Dummy, which does wonders for one's self-confidence, will only deepen throughout the remaining stages of one's Wooden Dummy training. Real wooden dummy training is multi-faceted and deeply comprehensive. The goal here is to perform these routines until they can be done without having to think about their sequence, or until they can be done blindfolded, as it were. Utilize the energy principles we have shared with you. Because the dummy is a solid object any mistakes in the practitioner's technique, like incorrect angle and position of block or wrong use of energy is easily identifiable.
Many of the Wing Chun masters put their personal touches on the. Generally speaking, a Wooden Dummy that moves quite a bit, such as the convex base model, is to be preferred, since its movement better simulates that of a real sparring partner. This book focuses mainly on the Wing Chun wooden dummy form, and the various practical applications of the form. Because of its attractive appearance and sophisticated technology has enjoyed by martial arts fans. If absolutely necessary you could squeeze this into a bedroom or den. Traditionally made from wood, the dummies are now also made from synthetic materials such as steel and plastic. In the end, you will make it your own, as all of the Sifus we have displayed have.
Sample Lead Time: 3-5 days 2. The Wing Chun wooden dummy uses an arm and leg configuration designed to cultivate fighting skill and chi simultaneously. In his early years his father influenced his martial arts training. The use of the Wooden Dummy, as we have seen in the above, is a valuable helper in perfecting the Empty Hand Forms of Wing Chun. Because of the construction of the Wooden Dummy, where the individual parts as well as the entire dummy can move slightly and can store up energy before releasing it — some models more than others — the proper strikes to the Wooden Dummy can cause the dummy to respond in ways that mimic to some degree an actual, living opponent. Thanks to James for the drawings Click the images bellow to expand or use the 4 links's to go straight to the image: Image of a home made dummy using these plans: Types of Wooden Dummy There are many different types of wooden dummy, the plans on this page are for a traditional wall mounted dummy.
Therefore much of the Dummy form taught to day can be attributed to Ip Man. If you want to increase your speed, structure, focus and mobility while harnessing your internal and external energy towards serious accomplishments, Wing Chun has all of the aspects to achieve it. For that, one needs practice speaking the language in a conversational setting with English speakers. Indeed, it is an indispensible aid to truly learning Wing Chun on a practical level. As long as the energy placement is correct, then the form is correct.
Muk Yan Jong or Wooden Dummy Form Perform the Mok Jong in the Air - Wing Chun Kuen Kuit The history of the form Muk Yan Jong sometimes called Mok Yan Chong has 116 techniques that comprise the wooden dummy form as taught by the late. From the respect of its shape, the design principle is based on somatology, it also means that participants can treat it as an enemy to assault. The Five Stages Of Wooden Dummy Training The beauty of practicing Wing Chun on the Wooden Dummy is that, through practice — and there is no more willing an accomplice than the Wooden Dummy — the aspiring practitioner can perfect his Wing Chun skills methodically, progressing through the five phases, or stages, of Wooden Dummy training, receiving confirmation from the Wooden Dummy that one has mastered a given sequence before moving on the the next. Also as the Dummy does not move much, the practitioner learns mobility while circling around the dummy in conjunction with blocking and striking hand techniques. But of course, the Wooden Dummy is not a real, living sparring partner, and therein lies its superiority as regards the Wing Chun practitioner, for attempting to perfect the Empty Hand Forms on a moving target is considerably more daunting, if not impossible, than attempting it on a relatively stationary target, which is what the Wooden Dummy in essence amounts to. Why Use a Free Standing Wooden Dummy? However, those moves are actually formed by the basic moves of Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu and Biu Jee. The difference, like most things truly worth learning, is subtle, but it makes all the difference.
Similarly, to become truly proficient in Wing Chun, one eventually requires practice with a sparring partner. Made famous by its usage as a training device by Bruce Lee and by its portrayal in kung fu movies by Jackie Chan, real wooden dummy training, however, is rarely seen and even more rarely understood. Therefore, learning to reproduce 'the sound of Fa Jin' is the same as learning how to deliver a perfectly timed chi-amplified strike. Next is our very own Ngo Dac Na version of the Wing Chun Wooden Dummy Form. Originally the form Ip Man put together was 108 techniques but later more kicks were added. The Wing Chun Wooden Dummy form trains specific techniques that are performed simultaneously to increase and improve a practitioners self defense fighting application.