Wing Chun Concepts - A Glossary of Wing Chun Training Terms

Glossary

 

Anatomical Planes of the Body
Anatomical Planes of the Body The human body can be divided into various sectors, with the dividing lines represented by planes such as the Sagittal, Coronal and Transverse... (More)

Art Kiu
Pressing Bridge / Pressing Forearm

Bai Jong
Fighting stance or ready posture.

Cha Jee Sau
Cha Jee Sau Introduced during the opening sequence of Siu Lim Tau, this cross-armed block is used to mark the centerline from low to high... (More)

Cheh Kuen
The concept of one fist punching forward as the other simultaneously retracts. In most cases, the retracting fist will have the same power or energy as the punching fist... (More)

Dan Tien
Dan Tien The center of balance and gravity in a standing human body, also thought to be the center of Qi or life force energy. It is located on the sagittal plane or centerline, approximately three finger's width below the naval.

Jing
Energy, force or power in Wing Chun. The word Jing is often used for an act or action performed with focused intent or Qi. Traditionally, there are eight kinds of energy in Wing Chun... (More)

Jong Dai Lik
"Elbow Power" developed through the initial practice of the Cheh Kuen/Lien Wan Kuen fundamental punching drill, then polished through San Sau and Chi Sau practice.

Kinesthetic Awareness
The awareness of the position and movement of the parts of the body using sensory organs, which are known as proprioceptors, in joints and muscles... (More)

Kuen Kuits
Wing Chun Kuen Kuit are "Words of Wisdom" which capture in poetic terms the finer attributes of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Kuen Kuit is Cantonese for “martial sayings,” “fist poems” or “fighting songs” ... (More)

Lien Wan Kuen
The concept of a continuous flow of attacks, never allowing your attacker to regain balance.

Lin Siu Dai Da
Simultaneous defense and attack.

Pareto Principle
The Pareto principle (aka the 80–20 rule) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes... (More)

Proprioception
The sense of the relative position of the body or limbs in space... (More)

Suprasternal Notch
Suprasternal Notch The hollow at the base of the throat. Also called the jugular notch, it is found as a small notch at the top of the sternum... (More)

Surya Namaskara
Surya Namaskara Yoga's "Sun Salutation" is one of the primary conditioning exercises of India's Kshatriya warriors and a great way to build flexibility, strength and body unity... (More)

Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang The concept of Yin and Yang is fundamental to a true understanding of Wing Chun, or most any form of Kung Fu. The concepts behind Yin and Yang developed from... (More)