Basic Techniques

Compact in structure, yet containing many of the elements essential to a good wing chun foundation, the sup yee sik are ideal for early training. They can be loosely grouped into three broad categories.

Wing Chun Forms

The forms are like an index; they provide a sequence of movements and different application(s) of the tools in the correct positions and how they should be applied.

Chi Sao

Chi sao (chi shou, sticking arms) is one of the most famed aspects of wing chun kuen. Like san sao, sticking arms is a dynamic and ever-changing laboratory through which wing chun kuen techniques are deconstructed and explored in application.

Wooden Dummy

Muk yan jong (mu ren zhuang, wooden dummy) is perhaps the most famous of the wing chun training aids. It is constructed to match the size of its intended user and is composed of a body post, two high-level arms, a single mid-level arm, and a low-level leg.