Wing Chun Wooden Dummy
Traditional Muk Yun Jong
The Wing Chun Wooden Dummy entrenches itself in history from the Shaolin Temple.
The Wooden Man emerged as a training tool in southern China from the late 1800’s.
Wooden Dummy training is an integral part of the Wing Chun System.
Wing Chun forms and techniques are practiced in conjunction with Wooden Dummy.
Dummy training provides a Practitioner with a convenient practice partner
WoodenDummy Training Benefits
Wing Chun Dummy training develops:
Bridging gap concepts and seeking the bridge along the centre line.
Correct execution of techniques.
Proper positioning relative to an opponent.
Coordination and Footwork.
Arm and Leg conditioning.
Forward intention and sticking.
Focus and fighting strategies.
One must avoid injury when training Wooden Dummy.
A Practitioner must be patient during the early stages.
Students should make light contact until the limbs are conditioned.
Dummy skills can be very beneficial when partner training
It will enable you to respond with the right movements and techniques.
Wing Chun Wooden Dummy Training consists of training 108 sets.
It also trains the form in the Air as a wing chun form.
Training Dummy sets with a partner create a continuous fighting sequence.
This training tool exercises are essentially a sequence of movements.
The Practitioner reacts spontaneously to the Dummy and its attacks.
Try not to anticipate what is coming next.
Wooden Dummy Moves:
Wooden Dummy movements are a pre-set of Techniques.
Move slowly at first, meanwhile concentrate on your form and structure.
You will move faster once you have correct movement and positioning.
If you cannot do the form slow, you won’t be able to perform fast.
The Wooden Dummy is very unforgiving.
A Practitioner must learn correct body position and placement.
Wooden Dummy Concepts:
- Footwork and co-ordination
- Perception and understanding of fighting ranges
- Balance and positioning
- Focus and intention
- Toughening of the limbs
- Fighting strategies
- Bridging the gap
- Interrupt ability
- Form training
- Action and reaction
Wooden Dummy originates from the Shaolin Temple.
Yuen Kah Shan in the early 1900’s.
I teach wooden dummy form on the wooden dummy, wooden dummy form in the air and with a partner.