Chum Kiu Form Movements. 1) Start in a 47) Lead leg takes a half step forward and level up with the rear foot / Double HUEN-SAO into Double JUT-SAO. 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.

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The first section also introduces two way energy as seen when the Lan Sau arm Laps back and a straight punch is delivered. Unless indicated otherwise, you start the form facing North. Imagine an attack coming and picture yourself blocking it.

Wing Chun Forms/Chum Kiu

In this form we introduce the compass to tell you what way to face. Some of the benefits of training Chum Kiu are as follows. Chum Kiu is the second of the three empty hand forms. Only chum kiu form step by step arms chum kiu form step by step in Siu Nim Tau. Weight is sunk to train the development of the legs and the hips are pushed slightly forward to ensure the spine remains straight. 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.

Move your hands to attack and defend in the new centerline. Retrieved from ” https: The hands are crossed in the centreline at the wrists. By using this site, you agree to chm Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Chum Kiu Form Movements – Wing Chun Journey

Chum Kiu First section. This is due to their speed and lack of height. You will end up in a loose position of attention, the same as the starting position and a few inches to the right.


They are repeated in Chum Kiu to emphasize their importance.

The Wing Chun kicks like hand techniques are non committal and chum kiu form step by step not compromise the balance of the practitioner in any significant way. In Chum Kiu, wtep though you’re turning, you still can control that motion–much like a stationary position.

Practice using the turning or Yiu Ma, with techniques to help generate power in strikes and blocks.

Hence the form is called Chum Kiu or ‘seeking the bridge’. Introduces Biu Ma stepping to the student.

Do not collide with a strong opponent; with a weak opponent use a direct frontal assault. 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.

Using short chum kiu form step by step power to jam the opponent’s bridge, the three joints are nicely kiy. Like two crossed low Gaun Sau’s.

The wrists are in front of the waist, This ensures the hands are not too close to the body or too far away. Views Read Edit View history. The chu, do not touch or rest on the chest. Eyes are trained to be alert; the chi flows in a perpetual motion.

A photo run through of the form The following photos are designed to help students learn the form. Chum Kiu teaches you how to control your motions while turning.

Photo captions Stand ready to start the form. At the same time straighten your legs, bring your left foot to the right, and push your hands down past your hips. Although this is done in Sil Lim Tao, chum kiu form step by step the most part, when both hands are used in the first form they perform the same action whereas in Chum Kiu they do different things, requiring a higher level of ability and concentration from the practitioner.


Both arms are simultaneously pulled back like a double elbow strike. Please practice the order at home so exact positions can be leared in class. Chum Kiu means “Searching for the Bridge. Wing Chun kung fu’s second form, Chum Kiu builds on the base of knowledge learned in the first form and teaches the practitioner how to use these skills under different conditions ie.

Creating new centre lines. Chum kiu form step by step your knees together you can protect your groin against kicks and knees.

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The arms are lifted and the inside of the forearms rotate to face towards the practitioner. Chum Kiu’s major new feature is legwork. If it doesn’t get your sifu to help you do the movement until it feels natural and comfortable. It demonstrates moving to an opponent, turning to face chum kiu form step by step opponent, and kicking. Perform the form with the “warrior mind”.