I just wanted to state an observation here on two very different approaches to Wing Chun. Originally I trained in the Ip Ching lineage. The teacher there had us do the techniques in fairly large motions. He said, "Over time, your Wing Chun will get smaller and smaller." Now I train in the Leung Sheung lineage, and man...what a difference. It is all small motions right off the bat. Sifu says, "When you can do small circle, everything else comes easily." I can see how both approaches can be useful, depending on the kind of students who enter the school. Some people might attend a school that favors the "small circle" approach and think to themselves, "These motions are so wimpy. I don't see how I can defend myself!" Then they quit. For someone with that mindset, you would benefit from starting them off with bigger motions and training them to get smaller over time. As for me, I believe in tackling the most difficult challenge first because it proves to me if I can conquer it, then I can most likely conquer anything.