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Biu Gee, the third form of the Wing Chun system, is different from the first two in several significant ways.

Right from the start with the opening of the stance, there are more concepts of application to real situations.

With the opening of the stance by circling the legs, rather than turning out the toes then the heels, as in Siu Lim Tau ad Chum Kiu, we start to appreciate with fighting theories; these will be dealt with fully where they belong outside of the sequence of the form.

The mainstays of the form are Biu Gee itself, Cup Jarn and Man Sau; their importance is highlighted by the fact that they are repeated so many times throughout. Again I will deal with each individually in the relevant section, their reasoning and application outside of the form, because though Biu Gee can be considered more of a fighting form, it is my belief that it is important to look at all of the forms as understanding the mechanics and energies of body movements. Ways of looking at perfecting the knowledge of SELF, without the distraction of specific application.

I do not deny that some of the other teacher's explanations of the forms and the application of technique would work, but it is my contention that the forms should be understood as basic movements and energies, that can be applied to a variety of scenarios rather than restricted to a single manufactured event.

Another of my personal views is that Biu Gee should not be thought of as the third form, I don't think of the forms as separate entities or progressive developmental sequences. The techniques taught in Siu Lim Tau are not repeated in the same way later and the same goes for Chum Kiu.

It is said of Leung Jan that he made a statement to the effect that the person who would do most for Wing Chun would be the person who would condense the system into one form. I have heard of some who mixed Siu Lim Tau, Chum Kiu and Biu Gee into some sort of hotchpotch of movements, to me that is an ill conceived idea without thought or reason, however Leung Jan's vision is easily achieved simply by thinking of the system as one form, a feeling that I have held for man years now.

Once you have learned the first two, they should be the precursors for training Biu Gee. From the first third of Siu Lim Tau being a warm up, Chum Kiu exercising the whole body, to Biu Gee with the more vigorous movements related to fighting, ending with a warm down. The system becomes complete finally with the addition of the dummy and the weapons.

Carrying on with the frame of thinking developed in Siu Lim Tau and maintained through Chum Kiu, the 'Little Ideas' should be banished from your mind before you practise Biu Gee. If you are just starting to learn Biu Gee, as with the other forms, take it in sections, become confident with one section before going onto the next. This strategy will allow you to maintain patience with yourself as you are learning new body mechanics. The aim should always be for perfection and as perfection is so elusive, you can look forward to a lifetime of meaningful training.

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