By Alan Gibson
Surroundings a brand new benchmark in martial arts literature, this thoroughly revised version has been up to date to mirror the evolution of teaching tools, either one of the writer and of the martial arts global generally. once more this crucial guide is obviously illustrated with images and diagrams, yet in addition, it now incorporates a entire set of teaching drills, with key footwork and thought linking tools. struggling with perform, fence paintings, and energy and conditioning also are incorporated during this complete transforming of a vintage ebook. find out how Wing Chun works, why it's so powerful in perform and why its tools fluctuate so noticeably from different martial arts.
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Two further variations are then possible: a) Shuffle step: stepping again and to the same side. b) Long stepping: stepping to the other side and changing legs accordingly. You will need to practise both of these versions to see when they apply, it should be quite apparent and will depend on the direction of force and relative arm positions. 5. Pivoting and then collapsing. The pivot has taken place but then further pressure is applied and the pivoted position now collapses to either side as in Tui Ma.
This is also the correct order of importance: Stance, centre, and attack. The first section introduces the central idea of structure and trains us to develop the muscles and joints of the shoulder, arm and wrist in the proper way, without involving excessive movement 59 Beginning Wing Chun_INSIDE_SPREA59 59 19/09/2006 09:28:44 BEGINNING WING CHUN or tension. The springy force of Taan Sau, Fook Sau and Wu Sau are also introduced. This section should be performed very slowly and deliberately, with all movement driven from the elbow.
As you feel the pressure pushing you back, shift your left foot to where number seven would be or right foot to where number five would be, depending on the direction of force received. After stepping back adjust your front leg up to cover 52 Beginning Wing Chun_INSIDE_SPREA52 52 19/09/2006 09:28:39 THE BASIC SHAPES AND FOOTWORK TYPES OF WING CHUN the groin and rear leg. Keep facing your partner at all times and do not lift up out of your stance, let them do the work for you. Once the Tui Ma position has been gained, stay put, and allow your partner to get back in front of you and shove you again.