Wing Chun Fighting Programs

The adults Wing Chun Fighting system is broken down into student phases and in turn broken down in 4 core programmes per phase, the student then learns about and defines these particular ranges to gain the knowledge and the classroom Experience about the subject. The classes are there to build skills that are practical and realistic when applied to real life situations. We start with the most obvious and common attacks in phase one for new students and then move the students training in and out of the ranges until the skill level develops.

Phase One Fighting Programs (Beginner)

In Phase One you as the student will begin to learn the core basic’s of Wing Chun System and the 1st form Siu Nim Tau (A little Idea). This form features every hand shape and basic hand position within Wing Chun and introduces you to one of your 1st theories which is called the Centre Line Theory which is the common Theory throughout the first four student programmes.

The Fighting Programs featured in this phase deal with the most common attacks, these being from the hands and include Straight Punch, Low Punch, Back Fist and finally Hook attacks. Whilst dealing with attacks from the hands you as a Wing Chun Student will also begin to deal with basic Kicking Problems, In the Wing Chun System we have 8 Kicks however the new student does not necessarily need these as the emphasis should be on learning the defence against the basic low Kick, Straight Kicks and High Kicks attacks and closing that all important gap that allows the kick to happen.

As a beginner our Wing Chun Kicks are used as a standard reflex reaction as a non trained Wing Chun Applicator, Your front and side kicks (Bong gurk and Yup gurk) are your basic kick defences.

As you progress through each module your Knowledge of Wing Chun will have grown so that when you start to spar with your fellow students and roll through each individual element of your training you will begin to understand how to attack and defend at the same time with your Kicks. During this Phase you as the student will be introduced to the art of Dan Chi Sao (Basic Sticky hands)

The 8 Kicks of Wing Chun

Phase Two Fighting Programs (Intermediate)

Within this Phase your training moves in to close quarter training and you are introduced to the 2nd form of Wing Chun, The Chum Kiu form (Seeking Bridge). Within this form the student begins to gain an understanding of full body mechanics and how keeping structure with hand shapes, footwork and body movement can improve power in attack and defend situations.

The Fighting programs covered within this phase are:

Here you as a student will gain an understanding of how to deal with a situation in close quarters.

  • Knees and Elbows – This is the Wing Chun students favourite area and our specilist range, dealing with and using the Elbow and Knee.
  • Anti-Grappling – Dealing with the situation of being grabbed whether it’s leg, wrist, waist or neck
  • Anti-Throwing – Dealing with the throw and countering the attempt at being thrown.
  • Anti-Groundwork  – Dealing with being on the ground and getting back to your feet as quickly as possible in a safe way.

The word Anti is put into these situations because as a Wing Chun Student you should have no interest in doing the subject in question, simply stopping the subject from happening, your attacker will find it very hard to put you in these situations once you have learnt the (Anti) programmes. During this Phase the Student will also be introduced to two arm Chi Sao (sticky Hands) and begin to gain an understanding of how to redirect your opponents force. Again the same as with the first 4 fighting programs in phase One when you as a student are sparring in class you are looking to add all these techniques and gain a greater insight as to how they can be used.

Phase Three Fighting Programs (Specialised)

Within Phase Three you as the student will cover four specialised areas within your Wing Chun training and these are as follows:

  • Counter Kicking – Being able to deal efficiently applied kicks and pressure on the legs
  • Multiply Assailants – Dealing with more then one attacker whether you are surrounded, cornered or back against the wall.
  • Anti-Weapons – Dealing with attacks from close quarter weapons such as knives and mid range weapons such as a stick. These are the weapons you as a student are taught to deal with however regarding this area you as a student are always taught to look for your exit and if you don’t have to engage then don’t especially dealing with a bladed weapon
  • Control and Restraint – Gaining an understanding of joint manipulation and being able to control your attacker keeping both parties safe and holding them in such away as not to cause you harm or themselves harm where possible.

Phase Four Fighting Programs (Advanced/Technician)

Phase Four introduces the use of the Biu Tze and  Wooden Dummy forms and there concepts, The programmes do not change however the technicain degree will implement themselves in a different way as there thinking changes, they will start to see how the Wing Chun system fits together being able to flow effortlessly through all 12 fighting programs as they work through the four technicain degree grades, all of the material that you will have previously learnt constantly improves and your Chi Sao reactions and responses increase significantly.