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詠春拳套路有三套：1. 小念頭；2. 尋橋；3. 標指。
[MARATHON AND WING TSUN] LEARNING WING TSUN AT THE TSING YI SPORTS GROUND! 3 ROUTINE FORMS FOR CONCENTRATION AND ENDURANCE.
Authors: FUNG Wah Tim & Jasper Lo
In early July 2019, I have been teaching investment courses as an independent person in the evening. I cannot but ask my girlfriend Mary to help me lead the run at the Sports Ground. Suddenly, an idea struck my mind that Mary may teach the runners Wing Tsun on Tuesday evenings since Mary has been learning Wing Tsun for a while and has been teaching Wing Tsun with her master Leung Kum Tong and other volunteers in a primary school in Wong Tai Sin. No one knows that the response is extremely enthusiastic. This is the reason why so many runners on at the Tsing Yi Sports Ground are learning Wing Tsun seriously.
Wing Tsun and Marathon are both physical fitness exercises. According to the dialogue with Mary and Master, there are many advantages of practicing Wing Tsun.
Wing Tsun is an aerobic exercise which has the effect of detoxification by excessive sweating. Wing Tsun is a great skill for self-defense, under the coordination of attack and defense, for men, women, old and young people. Wing Tsun is multiple combat techniques that can overcome the hardness with softness, stop by static force, respond to the changes invariably, exert force with the centerline, gain speed as force, and use lever principle to control the weak and the strong.
There are three sets of Wing Tsun routine form: 1. Siu Nim Tau; 2. Chum Kiu; 3. Biu Tze.
1. Siu Nim Tau
1. Siu Nim Tau is Qigong and standing post skill. When practicing, it will cause a lot of perspiration. The character “two” adduction stance causes the Qi to gather at the Field of Elixir (Dantian) to practice endurance, tenacity, and persistence. The whole body is relaxed, and the legs are low. Qi (gas) gathers at the Field of Elixir (Dantian) when breathing. It is very suitable for the elderly to practice, while the young can exercise their concentration, which is suitable for active children to practice.
Note: Qi translates as “air” and figuratively as “material energy”, “life force”, or “energy flow”. Qi is the central underlying principle in Chinese traditional medicine and in Chinese martial arts. The practice of cultivating and balancing qi is called Qigong.
2. Chum Kiu
2. Chum Kiu is a coordinated exercise of the hands and feet, brain and limbs. Hands and feet interact with each other, making strength with waist, rolling and rotating left and right. Therefore, it is very suitable for the elderly to learn. Because they need to sit on the hind legs and strengthen the quadriceps muscles when practicing routine form, it has the function of preventing falls. The limbs interaction with the brain, they are flexible and coordinated to help the limbs stable and consistent.
3. Biu Tze
3. Biu Tze is the force that channels through the end of the four fingertips, such as arrows, and it focuses on the opponent’s weakness and crucial points. Therefore, the previous master said: ” Biu Tze cannot go out of the door.” It means that it is not easy to spread, and it is fatal because of danger. The standard finger routine is the interaction of all joints of the human body, highlighting the flexibility of limbs.
4. Chi Sau is the interaction between hands, which reacts with each other through mutual induction. The variety of hand techniques is limited in a few seconds.
Master Leung Kum Tong has been teaching Wing Tsun for 50 years. I will interview Master Leung in the future and share it with you in the next episode.