Chum Kiu (Romanization: cam4 kiu4) is the 2nd level form of the IP Man Wing Chun Kung Fu System. At level one, the Siu Nim Tau Form, we learn the. Chum Kiu is the second form in the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. This form teaches the dynamic application of the techniques learned in Wing Chun’s first form. Want to learn Wing Chun but don’t know where to start?Don’t have a credible instructor to learn from?Want to super-charge your Wing Chun training?.

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Chinese martial arts terminology Wing Chun Martial arts terminology stubs. Unless indicated otherwise, you start the form facing North.

Chum Kiu – Wikipedia

The only way to develop this skill is through practice. Chum Kiu Forms Ways to share this article: Imagine an attack coming and picture yourself blocking it. Bring your hands back from punching position and cross your wrists in front of your chest.

This page was last edited on 27 Augustat Once you find your proper posture, keep your legs and torso in position throughout the form. Chum Kiu is a traditional open-hand form.

Chum Kiu the second form

Chum Kiu also introduces the Wing Chun practitioner to three different kicks, a lifting kick to block others kicks as done by Ip Chun, a front kick which can be aggressive or defensive as chm by Ip Ching, and a turning kick which again can be used to stop the advance of an attacker or strike them if they try to get around the practitioner.

It dates back chkm the Shaolin temple and the development of Wing Chun over two hundred years ago.


Chum Kiu is also teaching the practitioner about body positioning when using techniques like the Bong Sau which becomes considerably more effective when combined with turning. Policies and guidelines Contact us. jiu

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The first section also introduces two way energy as seen when the Lan Sau arm Laps back and a straight punch is delivered. Continue bringing your fists back, up, and forward, dropping your elbows as you do so. Although this is done in Sil Lim Tao, when both hands are used in the first form they perform the same action whereas in Chum Kiu they do different things, requiring a higher level of ability and concentration from the practitioner.

Article by Dan Knight added on 22 Jul Many more variations also exist.

Wing Chun Forms/Chum Kiu

Archived from the original on This enables the practitioner to deliver more devastating blows with relative ease as the Laping arm is enabling the transfer of power across the body as the force can flow as one motion without interruption, with the addition of pulling your opponent off balance, the target will also be moving into the punch and so additional damage will be caused. Introduces kicking techniques to the student. Wing Chun kung fu’s second form, Chum Kiu builds on the base of knowledge learned in the first form and teaches the practitioner how to use these skills under different conditions ie.

Bring your fists back to the rest position. Most kicks are delivered to targets below the waist, like the groin or knees. I practiced the Lan Sau turning movement in Chum Kiu every day, all day for three months, but my father wouldn’t teach me the next movement until I got it right. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This is teaching the practitioner to use the hips to develop power or Yiu Ma as it’s called in Cantonese. Archived from the original PDF on Perform the form with the “warrior mind”. Chum Kiu practice develops advanced stances and footwork, [2] develops techniques designed to control an opponent [3] and includes some simultaneous attack and defence techniques.

The key to doing this is to learn how to use all the muscles in your body in a short sequence ie. Views Read Edit View history. Practice using the turning or Yiu Ma, with techniques to help generate power in strikes and blocks.

You will end up in a loose position of attention, the same as the starting position and a few inches to the foem.

Practicing the turning will improve the students balance and structure. Even though they aren’t doing anything useful right now, you have to pay attention to keep your hands in position.

The video has all the empty hand forms, as performed by Sam Kwok, along with a lot of bonus footage. Some notable practitioners are viewable via the links to YouTube below.

In this form we introduce the compass to tell you what way to face. Last updated on 13 Mar Chum Kiu’s major new feature is legwork. Or later Bong Sau, Wu Sau together with stepping.

Essential for being able to chase down a target or close the distance to the opponent. The opening, centerline, and punch sections are the same as in Siu Nim Tau.

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