Wing Chun Wooden Dummy
The Wing Chun Wooden Dummy entrenches itself in history from the Shaolin Temple.
The Wooden Man emerged as a wing chun training tool in southern China from the late 1800’s.
Dummy training is an integral part of the Wing Chun System.
Wing Chun forms and techniques are practiced in conjunction with the Wooden Dummy form.
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.
When starting Wooden Dummy training above all, you must avoid injury.
A Practitioner must be patient during the early stages of their training.
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 wooden 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.
Without the right degree of concentration your practice could become a thoughtless exercise.
Try not to anticipate what is coming next.
Wooden Dummy Moves:
Since Wooden Dummy movements are pre-set, don’t let them become too mechanical.
Move slowly at first, meanwhile concentrate on your form and structure.
Consequently, 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.
If you hit it wrong with bone on wrist, you will learn how important correct body position and placement is.
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.