Chum Kiu’s major new feature is legwork. It demonstrates moving to an opponent , turning to face an opponent, and kicking.

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Chum Kiu – Wikipedia

Chum Kiu also teaches advancing footwork, complex hand shapes and body turns. This page was last edited on 27 Augustat In this form we introduce the compass to tell you what way to face. Continue bringing kuu fists back, up, and forward, dropping your elbows as you do so.

It dates back to the Shaolin temple and the development of Wing Chun over two hundred years ago. The opening, centerline, and punch sections are the same as in Siu Nim Tau.

It builds upon many of the basic principles and techniques learned in the first Wing Chun open-hand form, Hcum Nim Tao. Bring your fists back to the rest position. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world.

Archived from the original PDF on By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Think of how to apply each move. Your weight is balanced in all directions, and you are ready to move in any direction.


Views Read Edit View history. Some notable practitioners are viewable via the links to YouTube below. Your hands are up high enough that it takes some effort to keep them there. Retrieved from ” https: Unless indicated otherwise, you start the form facing North. At the same time straighten your legs, bring your left foot to the right, and push your hands down past your hips.

Bring your hands back from punching position and cross your wrists in front of your chest. Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Chinese-language text All stub articles. 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 that go into a proper fighting posture.

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Chinese martial arts terminology Wing Chun Martial arts terminology stubs. From Wikipedia, the free kij. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Although many of the movements are similar, Chum Kiu varies significantly between schools.

Once you find your proper posture, keep your legs and torso in position throughout the form. Many more variations also exist. With your knees together you can protect your groin against kicks and knees.


It demonstrates moving to an opponent, turning to face an opponent, and kicking. Imagine an attack coming and picture yourself blocking it. You will end up in a loose position of attention, the same as the starting position and chuj few inches to the right.

Wing Chun Forms/Chum Kiu

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

Chum Kiu is a traditional open-hand form. Even though they aren’t doing anything useful right now, you have to pay attention to keep your hands in position. This article related to a term from martial arts is a stub. Most importantly, don’t simply go through the form’s motions while you’re thinking about work or your favorite TV show.