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Wing Chun Plum Blossom Poles - Kung Fu | Martial Arts in Mexico

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Wing Chun Kung Fu Martial Arts Seminars in Mexico

Considering Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple in Mexico for martial arts retreats and seminars? Below is an outline of the Wing Chun Kung Fu skillsets taught in our traditional martial arts temple in Mexico.

Build your customized Wing Chun Kung Fu martial arts retreat in Mexico from these skills, taught at Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple:

1. Sil Lim Tao Form - This form represents the foundation of Wing Chun Kung Fu. The form, performed without moving the feet, is a collection of all the basic movements, concepts and structure used in this rapid martial arts style. An average martial arts student with a year or two of experience in any style should be able to learn the Sil Lim Tao form during a 3- to 5-day martial arts seminar or retreat. Its practitioners should also study the applications of the movements to attacking and defending in their martial arts.

2. Mook Jong - The Mook Jong practice set is performed against a "wooden dummy," a thick wooden post with three arms and a leg mounted on a slightly springy frame representing a stationary human opponent. Wooden Dummy practice aims to refine a practitioner's understanding of angles, positions, and footwork, and to develop full body power. Learning the form will take a moderately experienced martial artist a 5-to 7-day seminar or retreat.

3. Fon Sao - This is a set of exercises focused on developing sensitivity in hand reactions. This can be learned in a one-day martial arts seminar, but should become a lifelong practice for any Wing Chun practitioner.

4. Chium Kyu Form - The second form, Chium Kyu, focuses on coordinated movement of body mass and entry techniques to "bridge the gap" between practitioner and opponent and move in to disrupt their structure and balance, to learn this form and its applications, it is necessary to have learned the Sil Lim Dao form and applications. On average, a 3- to 5-day seminar is required to learn the form and applications.

5. Lok Dim Bun Kwan Form - A long pole ranging from 8 to 10 feet in length, usually made of rattan or other flexible wood, is used to practice this form. It helps develop the concept of distance and how to maintain it during combat. The form also helps to improve posture. A three-day seminar will usually be enough time for a martial artist to learn how to correctly use the Lok Dim Bun Kwan form and some of its martial applications.

6. Bil Gee Form- The third and last hand form, Bil Gee, is composed of extreme short-range and extreme long-range techniques, low kicks and sweeps, and "emergency techniques." These last are used to counter-attack when structure and centerline have been seriously compromised, such as when the practitioner is seriously injured. Bil Gee can be learned in a 3- to 5-day seminar teaching the form and applications, but the practitioner must have previous experience in Wing Chun Kung Fu and know both the Sil Lim Dao and Chium Kiu forms.

7. Baat Jaam Do Form- To understand and master the art of Wing Chun is to become adept with these two short blades. If you make a mistake, they will teach you what your error was with a clear cut on your person. All the Wing Chun Kung Fu techniques can be performed after learning this form and becoming proficient with the form taught at Do No Kai Temple. Usually a 3-day seminar is enough time to learn the form, but the practitioner must have previous Wing Chun experience to be able to master this weapon.

8. Plum Blossom Poles - This set is performed atop small, very precise Wing Chun poles. It teaches the Wing Chun devotee hand and foot techniques, while improving lower body strength and balance.