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

Photo captions Stand ready to start the form. I practiced the Lan Sau turning movement in Chum Kiu every day, all day for three months, but my father wouldn’t teach me the next movement until I got it right. In other languages Add links. It demonstrates moving to an opponent, turning to face an opponent, and kicking. Chum Kiu means “Searching for the Bridge. Your hands are up high enough that it takes some effort to keep them there.

Like two crossed Tan Sau’s. Views Read Edit View history. When you face an opponent and go in, you go in the center. Move your hands to attack and defend in the new centerline.

It should feel natural. Some of the benefits of training Chum Kiu are as follows. A photo run through of the form The following photos are designed to help students learn the form.

This is due to their speed and lack of height. Introduces Biu Ma stepping to the student. 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.

If it doesn’t get your sifu to help you do the movement until it feels natural and comfortable. This is the training stance Gee Kim Yeung Ma. Chum Kiu makes the student practice a number of useful skills. Your weight is balanced in all directions, and you are ready to move in any direction.


It builds upon many of the basic principles and techniques learned in the first Wing Chun open-hand form, Siu Nim Tao. Archived from the original PDF on Most kicks are delivered to targets below the waist, like the groin or knees.

Chum Kiu Form Movements

In Chum Kiu, even though you’re turning, you still can control that motion–much like a stationary position. Views Read Edit View history. The mind should be cleared ready to concentrate on the form. The only way to develop this skill is through practice. Only your arms move in Siu Nim Tau.

Wing Chun Forms/Chum Kiu – Wikibooks, open books for an open world

This is teaching the practitioner to use the hips to develop power or Yiu Ma as it’s called in Cantonese. In this form we introduce the compass to tell you what way to face.

Practice using the turning or Yiu Ma, with techniques to help generate power in strikes and blocks. The Second Forms’ Structure The first section of Chum Kiu teaches how to use turning and techniques at the same time, for example the Bong Sau and Wu Sau are performed whist turning frm shifting the body weight from one leg to the syep. Key objectives Chum Kiu makes the student practice a number of useful skills.

The following video of Chum Kiu shows the form then explains the details. The hands do not touch or rest on the chest. Click the links below to jump between parts.

Wing Chun Chum Kiu Syllabus

Many more variations also exist. Throughout the practice of Chum Kiu the practitioner must use both hands at once. Both arms are simultaneously pulled back like a double elbow strike. 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 be used to stop the advance of an attacker or strike them if they try to get around the practitioner.


Introduces kicking techniques to the student.

Although many of the movements are similar, Chum Kiu varies significantly between schools. Please practice the order at home so exact positions can be leared in class. Log In Not a member? Siu Lim Tau develops techniques in a stationary position. Policies and guidelines Contact us.

Imagine an attack coming and picture yourself blocking it. 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.

Unless indicated otherwise, you start the form facing North.

Most importantly, don’t simply go through the form’s kuu while you’re thinking about work or your favorite TV show. This enables the practitioner to deliver more devastating blows with relative ease as the Laping arm is enabling the transfer of power across the body as the force can flow as one motion without interruption, with the addition of pulling your opponent off balance, the target will also be moving sstep the punch and so additional damage will be caused.

This page was last edited on 27 Augustat If you miss time this, you end up just striking with your arm and not using the power of your whole body.