The Wing Chun itself system is very small in its’ core teachings and curriculum, and is designed that way for a very specific purpose. There are only three empty hand sets, the muk yan jong or wooden dummy set, and two weapon sets: one for longer range and one for shorter. Together they comprise a complete progression taking one through all facets of self-defense and close-range combat skill. Each one is vital to the mix and contains lessons which will enhance your ability to protect and defend yourself and your loved ones.
Once the foundation and basic principles, techniques and concepts have been ingrained in your muscle memory by way of the forms, dummy and chi sau drills, weapons are introduced in order to reinforce those ideas and key principles by applying them to something outside and independent of your physical body. Continue reading