The Trilogy Continues...

In addition to learning the Ving Tsun forms, a student will learn numerous exercises (known as two-person drills) which are designed to develop balance, coordination, energy, relaxation, sensitivity, and timing.  These drills also serve to enhance a student’s understanding of Ving Tsun principles. Below are some of the two-person drills and hand/foot techniques typically taught to Ving Tsun students.


Two-Person Drills


Pak Sao - Slap hand block and chain punch

Pak Dar - Slap hand block with simultaneous counter punch

Lop Sao - Grabbing arm and quan sao position

Don Chi Sao - Single sticking arm chi sao

Luk Sao - Rolling hands

Jip Sao Jow Sao - Running hands, catching hands

Lat Sao Jik Chung -  Lost hand, flies forward

Tsui Ma - Moving horse or pushing horse drill

Chi Sao - Sticking hands, a free flowing exchange of techniques focusing on centerline theory

Cheung Chi Sao - High energy or "Bull" sticking hands

Chum Kiu Chi Sao - Long bridge sticking hands

Biu Je Chi Sao - Short bridge sticking hands

Luk Gerk - Sticking leg drill

Chi Gerk - Sticking legs drill

Maai Saan Jong -  Free fight, not a drill so much as it is a test of abilities.


It's sticking hands, not sticky hands.

"I don't know much English. THIS word, I happen to know." 

-- Moy Yat, on 'Sticking' vs. 'Sticky' hands.




Ving Tsun Leg Techniques and Footwork


Gerk - Kick

Dim Gerk - Front Kick

Tan Gerk - Straight Block Leg

Bong Gerk - Side Block Leg

Fun Gerk - Stump Kick

Yau Wang Gerk - Right Side Kick

Joh Wang Gerk - Left Side Kick

Kwai Saat - Kneeling Horse

Hyun Mah - Circle Horse

Jin Choi - Battle Punches


Ving Tsun Hand Techniques

Yat Ji Chung Choi - "Sun Character Center Punch". Used in the Chain Punch.



The world famous Ving Tsun punch is the one technique that characterizes and represents the Ving Tsun System. It uses an elbow pointing down vertical fist, using only the bottom  3 or 2 knuckles to strike. Instead of using shoulder rotation and strength, which is typical in most martial arts and boxing, the Ving Tsun punch borrows energy from the stance, hips, elbow and wrist to deliver an incredible amount of relaxed power. 

From day one, the Chain Punch is trained so that the Ving Tsun student may be able to strike 10-12 times per second striking the exact same location in rapid succession. The elbow is kept down and inside the shoulders while punching for proper power generation and also for protection. Keeping the elbow pointed down during a punch will also block the line of attack for other incoming low and mid-level punches. The Ving Tsun punch is nicknamed "Sun Character Center Punch" because the fist travels down the centerline of attack and the horizontal fingers and square shape resemble the Chinese character for the sun. If there is one technique that represents Ving Tsun as a whole then it is the Yat Ji Chung Choi.



Other Hand Techniques


Dim Jearn - Palm Strike

Wu Sao - Protecting Hand 

Lop Dar - Grab/trap hand and strike at the same time

Wong Jearn

Biu Sao - Thrusting hand. A nickname for fan sao movement within Biu Ji form

Pak Sao - Slap Hand

Poi Jearn

Gaan Sao - Low sweeping hand

Quan Sao - Rotating hands

Hyun Sao - Circle wrist hand

Laan Sao - Fence Hand

Jut Sao - Wrist block hand

Chum Sao - Forearm edge cutting hand

Ging Sao - Side Block Palm Hand

Jum Sao - Resting Hand

Biu Je Jian - Vertical Elbow

Chum Kiu Jian - Side Elbow

Wu Jian - Guard Elbow

Maan Sao - Asking Hand

 
Training Tools


Luk Dim Poon Kwan




Muk Yan Jong (mook yan jong, moy fah jong)




Sao Bao - The wall bag, a Ving Tsun training device used for striking and hand conditioning.



Gerk Jong (gurk jong)  - Wooden stumps or poles used for moving and kicking exercises.




Kung Fu Family Terminology

Sifu - Used to refer to the teacher of the speaker’s generation, a Teacher, or a Master of the art. Also a father figure. It used to imply more of a master of the system, but now a days it just means “teacher” more than anything as many Sifus have not masterd the art.
Simo - Wife of the Sifu.

Sigung - Teacher/grandfather, used to refer to your teacher’s teacher.

Sitaigung  - Your teacher/great-grandfather in the system.

Sijo - Grandmaster or Founder of the system. 

Sisuk - Teacher/younger uncle, used to refer to the sidai of sifu, a student of the same generation as your sifu, but who has started later than your sifu has.

Sibak - Teacher/older uncle, used to refer to the sihing of sifu, a student of the same generation as your sifu, but who has started earlier than your sifu has.

Sidai - Younger brother, used to refer to a student of the same generation who has been studying for a shorter time than the person speaking. Seniority here is determined by the time spent in the school, not by the technical ability or level achieved – so, a student who has started after the speaker, but has surpassed him, would still be a sidai to the speaker.

Sihing - Older brother, used to refer to a student of the same generation who has been studying for a longer time than the person speaking.
In the Ving Tsun tradition, most titles do not have male and female distinction. For example: A Sihing or a Sifu can be a man or a woman.