Chum Kiu

  • Chum Kiu trains the stance and the waist; the arm bridge is short and the step is narrow.
  • Eyes are trained to be alert; the chi flows in a perpetual motion.
  • Strive to remain calm in the midst of motion; loosen up the muscles and relax the mind.
  • Turning the stance with a circular movement, will allow superior generation of power.
  • When the opponent's arm bridge enters my arm bridge, use the escaping hand to turn around the situation.
  • Pass by the opponent's incoming arm bridge from above, without stopping when the countering move has started.
  • Lan Sau and Jip Sau put an opponent in danger.
  • Do not collide with a strong opponent; with a weak opponent use a direct frontal assault.
  • A quick fight should be ended quickly; no delay can be allowed.
  • Use the three joints of the arm to prevent entry by the opponent's bridge; jam the opponent's bridge to restrict his movement.
  • Create a bridge if the opponent's bridge is not present; nullify the bridge according to how it is presented.
  • The arm bridge tracks the movement of the opponent's body; when the hands cannot prevail, use body position to save the situation.
  • Using short range power to jam the opponent's bridge, the three joints are nicely controlled.
  • Where is the opponent's bridge to be found? Chum Kiu guides the way.

Moy Yat, Kwong Chi-Nam, and Moy Wo Tin. "Maxims of Wing Chun - Wing Chun Kuen Kuit." The Wing Chun Archive. Web. 01 July 2011. < kuit.htm>.

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