Training Wing Chun?

Xue Sheng

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I will be unable to see my sifu, or get to class, on any regular basis until June. I am trying to keep my training going but since, as far as Wing Chun goes, all I have is Sil lim tao and 4 turning drills. Other than chain punches on a heavy bag and my usual work out routine, does anyone have any suggestions as to what else to train that is Wing Chun Related. I should also say I do not have a Mook Yan Jing (Mu Ren Zhuang), but I am looking into an attachment for my heavy bag. However it will lack the lower arm, which my sifu did show me some kicks to train using.
 

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I will be unable to see my sifu, or get to class, on any regular basis until June. I am trying to keep my training going but since, as far as Wing Chun goes, all I have is Sil lim tao and 4 turning drills. Other than chain punches on a heavy bag and my usual work out routine, does anyone have any suggestions as to what else to train that is Wing Chun Related. I should also say I do not have a Mook Yan Jing (Mu Ren Zhuang), but I am looking into an attachment for my heavy bag. However it will lack the lower arm, which my sifu did show me some kicks to train using.

Footwork and punching drills would be a great next step. There also might be additional concepts or mechanics that could be added-on to the 4 turning drills that will further develop what they are currently teaching as well. Maybe your sifu could make a few quick videos for you to follow while you're taking a break from training in person.

It is also important to remember that if you remove the fist from the punch and replace it with any other Wing Chun hand (Jaam Sau, Jut Sau, Biu Sau, Fuk Sau, Pak, etc) the same mechanics still apply. So in terms of punching, try training one punch at a time. Single punches develop the systems mechanics and elbow placement much better than constant chain punching. Adding a wall bag to your training will also make isolating your punches into controllable singles much easier than on a heavy bag.

Do you have any video of the 4 turning drills that you are working on?
 
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Footwork and punching drills would be a great next step. There also might be additional concepts or mechanics that could be added-on to the 4 turning drills that will further develop what they are currently teaching as well. Maybe your sifu could make a few quick videos for you to follow while you're taking a break from training in person.

It is also important to remember that if you remove the fist from the punch and replace it with any other Wing Chun hand (Jaam Sau, Jut Sau, Biu Sau, Fuk Sau, Pak, etc) the same mechanics still apply. So in terms of punching, try training one punch at a time. Single punches develop the systems mechanics and elbow placement much better than constant chain punching. Adding a wall bag to your training will also make isolating your punches into controllable singles much easier than on a heavy bag.

Do you have any video of the 4 turning drills that you are working on?

Thank You

and no I do not have any videos
 

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I will be unable to see my sifu, or get to class, on any regular basis until June. I am trying to keep my training going but since, as far as Wing Chun goes, all I have is Sil lim tao and 4 turning drills. Other than chain punches on a heavy bag and my usual work out routine, does anyone have any suggestions as to what else to train that is Wing Chun Related. I should also say I do not have a Mook Yan Jing (Mu Ren Zhuang), but I am looking into an attachment for my heavy bag. However it will lack the lower arm, which my sifu did show me some kicks to train using.
IMO, you can't go wrong if you train your horse. Most wing chun folks ignore drills and exercise routines that build/enhance their horse.
 

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IMO, you can't go wrong if you train your horse.
Hmmm. Like this?

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OK, seriously now, you make a good point. On the other hand, different WC/WT/VT branches have very different ideas about what makes a proper stance and steps.
 

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How about others in your area to train? Are you available to train with them?

I am always looking for people to train with in my area which is Westchester New York...
 

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