Dan Chisau Lesson 2

This is Part 2 of the Dan Chisau lesson.  Here, I summarize the principles of the exercise, for which one should focus on; i.e. develop awareness, sensitivity, neutrality, forward force, efficiency, softness, fluidity … rather than the application... read more

Dan Chisau Lesson 1

This is a follow up on the lesson on Dan Chisau found in my book, The Tao of Wing Chun.  Some of the readers requested clarifications, so here’s a video of it.  Change the Quality setting (found in the right corner of the video) to 720p for the highest... read more

The Principles of Wing Chun (Part 3 of 3)

Center of Gravity There is a point in every object where the gravitational forces are in equilibrium. This point is called the center of gravity. In a standing position, a person’s COG is located inside his body somewhere between his naval and the sacroiliac... read more

The Principles of Wing Chun (Part 2 of 3)

Force Force, in Physics, is any influence that accelerates an object. An object experiences a force because of the influence of a field (electricity; gravitation). Force is a vector, meaning that it has both direction and amount. When several forces act on an object,... read more

The Principles of Wing Chun (Part 1 of 3)

Centerline Concept One of the points that most martial arts schools tend to forget to teach is the target of attack. While a whole body can be a target, focusing on vulnerable points is more effective in immobilizing the opponent. Without specific targets, one tends... read more