Lockdown video lesson #15 is all about the Kwan-Sao, a rotational movement which can be applied to one or both of your arms.
First introduced within Section 1 of the Siu-Nim-Tao form, Kwan-Sao moves between the Cross-Body Tan-Sao and the Lower Bong-Sao positions, in a way which allows for rapid recovery and even a method of breaking grips.
Lockdown video #14 is all about the Lower Bong-Sao defensive technique.
First introduced within Section 1 of the Siu-Nim-Tao form, the Lower Bong-Sao is a yielding, deflecting technique which uses the full rotation of the entire arm, plus torso rotation and footwork, to get rid of incoming pressure.
Here is video lesson #13 for you, all about the Lower Garn-Sao defensive technique.
First introduced within Section 1 of the Siu-Nim-Tao as a double technique, the Lower Garn-Sao is used from the 2nd Student Grade upwards to shield against strikes to the lower region of the body (Striking Zones 3-4). Enjoy! 🙂
Video No.8 for you all to get stuck into. This one is all about the Internal Rotation Adduction Stance (or IRAS for short), the iconic Wing Chun stance which is widely misunderstood, and therefore widely used in less-than-useful training exercises.
Although the IRAS is taught and used right from within the 1st Student Grade, it’s not until the Intermediate Stage that it gets wider application, appreciation and understanding. Enjoy! 🙂
Another footwork video for you to check out during this lockdown period, all about the V-Stance, which is used in every Front-Kick, and as part of many other techniques in the system.
Ideal for beginners and anyone working at the Foundation Stage of their training, but useful at all stages to double-check what you’re doing. Enjoy! 🙂
Here is another free instructional video for you. This one is all about the Point-Stance, one of the first techniques to be taught to students, the first piece of footwork to be found in the Siu-Nim-Tao form, and one of the simplest to misunderstand.
Ideal for beginners and those at the Foundation Stage of training, but very useful to revisit at any point in your personal kungfu journey. Stay safe and keep practicing! 🙂
Another day, another video. Here is No.5 to help all students during the UK lockdown period.
This one is all about mobility techniques and footwork theory, the differences between the various kinds of footwork, and how the classifications are used to teach, analyse, and develop constant precise movement over time.
Ideal for beginners and those at the Foundation Stage of training, but useful to revisit at any point in your journey. Stay safe and keep practicing! 🙂
Video No.4 to help students practice during this CoVid19 lockdown period.
This video is all about the Sao-Chong technique, a movement which starts the Siu-Nim-Tao and all other Forms within the system. Simple at first glance, look a little deeper and see what’s involved in performing this movement correctly.
Ideal for beginners and those at the Foundation Stage of training, I hope this explanation sheds more light on even the simple things we do all the time. Stay safe and keep practicing! 🙂