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Master Chu Shong Tin was born in in the Kwong-tung Province of Mainland China. In November , he left China and settled in Hong Kong. During. This is Master Chu Song Tin’s last book. It comes in two volumes, and this is the first (published in ). The second was published in The book covers. Great Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin (Sigung Chu) was a closed door student of the legendary Yip Man who took Wing Chun Kung Fu to Hong Kong in

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Learn the insights, history, chhu methods and inspiration from the greatest proponents and supporters of Wing Chun. All lineages, any style… simple and effective. At the time I cbu the secretary of the association, so Master Yip and I had many opportunities to be together. Gradually he sparked my interest in the art. It so happened that I had great interest in physics and mechanics; I enjoyed his theories shog body structure and power development methods very much.

Finally, I decided to follow Master Yip and became his student. Like every beginner in class, I started my journey with Siu Song Taueven though I had already familiarized myself with the form as an observer. It took me little effort to completely learn the basic movements. I then began to wonder about the essence of the form, besides the hand movements. I went to Master Yip and inquired about the meaning of Siu Nim Tau, especially the shon tone in the name.

I am sure most of my peers have also heard about this term. Master Yip also added that it required sjong practice of this form to truly master the essence of lop nim. I spent much time analyzing its nature, but could still not grasp the concept.

Therefore I decided to drop all my thoughts and simply practiced Siu Nim Tau whenever I could, day and night. After a long time, I began to see the connection between lop nim and the form. I suddenly felt great joy in my Ving Tsun training, which fueled my interest in the art further. I became obsessed with the art. Gradually I discovered some powerful but hidden forces within each Siu Whong Tau movement.


All the movements are indeed able to deliver indestructible power, yet they look very soft and graceful. At that moment, the concept of lop nim became extremely enlightening and inspiring to me. I finally understood the reason behind it. In essence, Siu Nim Tau has two major points: It stabilizes all Ving Tsun movements to form a springy and dynamic combination of body structures.

It makes Ving Tsun body structure able to sustain great pressure and produce rebound energy. Nim lik is the power of a highly focused mind. It helps one bring forth chi flow into every part of the body. Everyone should have this kind of power.

However, without training, it is very difficult to focus thoughts. Siu Nim Tau is a great tool to invoke tim focus power.

If properly practiced, one can deliver this chi of power at will in every instance. The mind can stay focused even when the structure is adjusting or moving at high speed. So to achieve nim lik is the goal of Siu Nim Tau. This is an unique attribute of human muscle in its relax state. The springy force on the feet that help the person land safely is a direct result of relax muscles and nim lik. Yee Gee Kim Yin Ma allows one to project all energy forward towards the target.

Tei Gong pulling up of the muscle around the anus area helps unite body and chhu. It also helps relax the leg muscles while being in the stance; thus the whole tjn reaches a highly alert and ready state. These are the necessary conditions to produce nim lik and must be maintained firmly. These three techniques take the shape of arcs or bows.

As we all know, an arc or spherical-shaped object can sustain strong impact. It can also transfer or deflect energy dynamically when spinning.

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A wheel can accelerate faster than objects of other shapes e. Each movement in Siu Nim Tau, inspired by this efficient arc-like structure, and when combined with nim lik, becomes extremely powerful defensive and offensive techniques.


In addition, practitioners must not employ brute muscle strength. Siu Nim Tau training should never be tiring.

To be proficient in this foundation, all movements should be done with the mind rather than strength. Many Ving Tsun practitioners like to impose their techniques into frozen and static tib. Many believe chj Bong Sau should be done at certain height or angle, or criticize others for not complying to their artificial standards. Some may call this style traditionalist; that style reformist; and on and on. In fact, movements in Siu Nim Tau are not named as if they were static postures.

For example, when rolling up Tan Sau into Bong Sau, it is the course of this rolling movement that makes up the Bong Sau technique; the function of Bong Sau exists sshong its circular motion.

Similarly, all other techniques in Siu Nim Tau employ circular movements in various directions.

It is a popular belief that Bong Sau is a passive technique: This would apply to the scenario where a statically posted Bong Sau is being used to block attacks.

However, this explanation lacks an understanding of Bong Sau. In my experience, Bong Sau can deliver enormous offensive power. Indeed, it is a very aggressive and penetrating technique due to its circular nature.

Discover the subtle circular movements in each of them. Practice with mind focus and steady speed. Use the mind to command each technique rather than using muscle tension.

I am sure you will gradually find great joy and satisfaction in your Siu Nim Tau training! Original Article Posted by: Copy prohibited without expressed or written consent.