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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Your feet are far enough apart that you can’t be pushed over easily. Only your arms move in Siu Nim Tau.

The Wing Chun kicks like hand techniques are non committal and do not compromise the balance of the practitioner in any significant way. The following photos are designed to help students learn the form. The mind should be cleared ready to concentrate on the form.

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

When his hands come into play, you can touch or feel for the hands; then you can control him–that’s “Searching for the Bridge.

Sttep captions Stand ready to start the form. Log in or create a free account. Hence the form is called Chum Kiu or ‘seeking the bridge’.

The heels are then turned out by putting the weight on the balls of the feet. Introduces Biu Ma stepping to the student.

This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat Setp from ” https: 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 into the punch and so additional damage will be caused.


If you already have an account please log in. You will end up in a loose position of attention, the same as the starting position and a few inches to the right. Continue bringing your fists back, up, and forward, dropping your elbows as you do so.

If it doesn’t get your sifu to help you do the movement until it feels natural and comfortable.

Wing Chun Forms/Chum Kiu

Chum Kiu is a vitally important way to practice synchronizing the body’s movements to work as one unit. The Ving Tsun basic stance is not a fighting posture—unless you fight with your hands in your armpits—but does demonstrate most of the basics sep go into a proper fighting posture. Weight is sunk to train the development of the legs and the hips are pushed slightly forward to ensure the spine remains straight.

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Chum Kiu – Wikipedia

Throughout the practice of Chum Kiu the practitioner must use both hands at once. Your hands are up high enough that it takes some effort to keep them there. The hands are crossed in the centreline at the wrists.

The following video of Chum Kiu shows the form then explains the details. In Chum Kiu, even though you’re turning, you still can control that motion–much like a stationary position. Tip If you can’t do the turning Lan Sau in the first section quickly and powerfully without loosing balance, you need to practice more.

Siu Lim Tau develops techniques in a stationary position. This is due to their speed and lack of height. Ip Man filmed this footage so the world would know the correct way to do the second form.


Practice using the turning or Yiu Ma, with techniques to sep generate power in strikes and blocks. It demonstrates moving to an opponent, turning to face an opponent, and kicking. You can also watch the oldest available video of Wing Chuns first form as performed by the late grandmaster Ip Man.

Chum Kiu Form Movements

Chinese martial arts terminology Wing Chun Martial arts terminology stubs. This chumm was last edited on 27 Augustat The hands are pulled up to chest height as closed fists. The feet are truned out on the heels. This is teaching the practitioner to use the hips to develop power or Yiu Ma as it’s called in Cantonese.

Bring your fists back to the rest position. Both arms are simultaneously pulled back like a double elbow strike. When you face an opponent and go in, you go in the center.

This should be the case throughout the form. They are repeated in Chum Kiu to emphasize their importance.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Most kicks are delivered to targets below the waist, like the groin or knees. Chum Kiu’s major new feature is legwork. Your weight is balanced in all directions, and you are ready to move in any direction.

Click the links below to jump between parts. Email yourself a new password. In other languages Add links. Face opponents in different directions. Yiu Ma and body movement in general, is not present in the first form. Like two crossed Tan Sau’s.