Jee Shin Wing Chun Forms - performed by Sifu Linda Baniecki
The Jee Shin Wing Chun system has 8 forms - four principal hand forms, the Bagua form, the wooden dummy form, butterfly swords and dragon pole forms. The four principal hand forms are demonstrated by Sifu Linda Baniecki, below ...
1. SIL LIM TAO - Little Idea Form - the Shaolin Way
Trains and develops all the major principles, concepts and techniques of the Wing Chun system. The concepts that are trained in the Sil Lim Tao are central line theory, center line theory, forward intention, independant movement of the limbs, perception of distance in relation to our opponent.
Sil Lim Tao also aids in developing other aspects of the art, which include: posture alignment, Qi development and flow, proper breathing, balance, coordination of the mind and body, concentration, focus, independant and simultaneous movement of the limbs, 5o/5o weight distribution, economy of movement, flexiblity of the wrists, the training of each individual hand technique and the neutral stance.
1. SIL LIM TAO - Little Idea Form
2. ADVANCED SIL LIM TAO
This form carries on the essentials of the Sil Lim Tao form. We are introduced to movements and dynamics, the front step and back step are introduced.
In this form we utilize the independant movement of our limbs Developed in the Sil Lim Tao form, through the use of our arms and legs while stepping in this form.
We are also now introduced to large Huen sao's and advanced breathing for Qi development.
2. ADVANCED SIL LIM TAO
3. CHUM KIEU - Seeking the Bridge
The concept of Chum Kieu is 'bridging the gap and seeking the bridge'. I n other words finding contact, or making a bridge with some part of the opponents arm. To enable us to avoid direct confrontation with the opponents force, half stepping, the front step, back step and side step are revealed.
This form carries on the essence of Sil Lim Tao, but expands ten-fold the practise of training balance, mobility, coordination for independant movement of arms and legs as well as introducing us to three different front kicks, using the ball of the foot, using the heel of the foot and using the whole foot. The low side kick is also introduced.
The concept of Dim Mak pressure point attacking is continued. This form is predominantly training the concepts of the Bon sao and Lop sao techniques.
4. BIU GEE - The Art of Thrusting Fingers
Biu Gee trains the Principle of pursuit and retreat. As it suggests, this form trains the method of thrusting finger striking and correct breathing for sharp bursts of energy.
Wing Chun Kung Fu culminates in the art of Dim Mak pressure point striking. Wing Chun is a Dim Mak system, relying on quick, accurate strikes to vital areas of the body rather than brute strength. When the fingers contact the target area, the wrist must turn either up, down, out or in, to deflect the reactionary force as the fingertips strike into the point of contact.
Without turning the wrist the finger tips will be subject to severe damage from the force of impact. Concentration and the generation of power when striking are the keys to performing successful Biu Gee strikes. Therefore strength and flexibility of the wrists and fingers is imperative for the execution of Biu Gee strikes. (development begins in the Sil Lim Tao)
The general target areas on the body for the fingers are the upper torso, the center line, the blind side, groin, eyes, throat; all soft targets. This form also introduces the use of elbows and knees. The legs and back also have vulnerable areas for attack, more so with punches, elbow strikes and knees.
At this level of training, chi development, coordinated breathing, intention and pressure point location is an essential aspect of understanding the Biu Gee system. Coordination of the mind, body, arms and legs are raised to a much more difficult level of mastery.