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Here are the links to the Youtube videos that I have uploaded so far, this list shall be ever increasing, at times on a daily basis so keep checking.


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These first links are simple sequences without and dialogue showing only the moves of the forms, the robotic nature is quite deliberate as I wish to demonstrate what I call "STOP" points, moments throughout the form where you can analyze what you have done before continuing to the next technique, this allows time for isolation and contemplation, awareness of what you have just done.

Siu Lim Tao Sequence

Chum Kiu

Biu Gee

Wooden Dummy Form

Next I have broken down Siu Lim Tao into parts to focus on the details within, from the basic stance through the whole form, trying to highlight what I think are important aspects for a student to appreciate, not just a beginner, but also anybody who is serious about their Wing Chun, over the last dozen or so years I have been focusing on understanding the basics of the body mechanics that are being practiced, developing self awareness, which is essential in self development.

The basic stance of Wing Chun is much maligned, wrongly in my opinion and though even if practiced correctly it is invariably thought of in the wrong way, visualization is such an important part of the self learning process that if incorrect mental images are part of the physical learning process then bad habits are inevitable. Thinking correctly about what you are trying to develop in my mind is one of the cornerstones of Wing Chun and an essential part of what Siu Lim Tao teaches.

Details of Basic Stance

Siu Lim Tao has three distinct parts that have specific purposes as training aides, the first third is for training the building of energy, through strengthening the muscles using dynamic tension, it also teaches the importance of the centreline and keeping the wrist on the centreline and the mechanics of how the elbow is the focal point for the shoulder to drive the wrist out. In the practice of the first third is also where breathing exercises are introduced.

Learning to concentrate on the physical movements of the body to the exemption of all else is in essence a form of meditation, which is simply learning to focus, once learned this carries on throughout all of the forms and becomes an integral part of what is Wing Chun.

First Third Siu Lim Tao

Once you have developed strong muscles and the ability to generate energy, you have to learn how to release it and this is where the second part of Siu Lim Tao comes into its own, I have often said I consider it to be THE most important segment of all the forms of Wing Chun as without it you will never develop true power in your techniques.

Second Third Siu Lim Tao

The last section of Siu Lim Tao brings the form together by providing a vehicle to practice the energy we have built in the first third, understood how to release in the second and now we learn how to use it practically in the techniques of the hand and arm.

Last Third Siu Lim Tao

These next clips are from private lesson with Mike one of my students who has considerable knowledge not just of Jiu Jitsu(12 years) and Tai Chi(mainly from his father I believe) but also from many years considering the attributes several styles and teachers of martial arts. At this point in his Wing Chun he was still in the process of learning Chum Kiu, but his ability to create and express energies are well beyond that level, as mentioned he has over 12 years of Jiu Jitsu but also from the experience of full contact fighting, so it is not just the case of my using words to justify techniques, I had to give physical demonstrations otherwise the words could have appeared empty.

The opening part of the is dealing with understanding the legs and by that I mean stances. The 'secret' is in isolating the energies that you can create in each leg, using the basic stances as abstract and exaggerated positions to highlight the muscle groups involved and build AWARENESS of how to use and co-ordinate energies.
By focussing on the 'rear' leg stance in isolation and understanding a 'square on' position as two '

Mike's Private Lesson Part 1

The second part of the lesson with Mike carries on with the theme of the session which is basic stances and how they develop the further through the system you get.
Becoming aware of using your legs and learning how to apply the stances depending upon the particular situation you find yourself in, the legs take on a vital role, not just in transporting you to the scene of the fight but an active creator of energy and structure to support the collision from the point of contact back down to the floor.

Mike's Private Lesson Part2

In this third part of the lesson with Mike we are essentially discussing understanding the progression of 'Entry' techniques to 'Chi Sau' and finishing with 'Off-loading' techniques using whole body energies, aware of not just the arms but also the function of the stances, controlling elbows and appreciating lines of attack.

Mike's Private Lesson Part 3

This fourth part of the lesson with Mike looks at the cover-control-contact of a fight and how kicks become involved. That you should not be waiting for something to happen, when you wait you are hit, but make things happen to take control, and when striking you should be trying to get yourself into strong structural positions not weak ones just for the sake of making a contact.

Mike's Private Lesson Part 4

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