Siu Nim Tao – Nima King: Chu Shong Tin Wing Chun
“The characteristic of Wing Chun in relation to its structure and formation is that every one of the three forms has its own thought and theory.” – Nima King
I put this online even though its not a very focused and relaxed version of my Siu Nim Tao form.
I hadn’t had any sleep the night before this and so there was a lack noticeable lack of stillness within the form. those who are knowledgeable in the internal art would be able to see that.
The reason I put it online is so that I can easily use it as reference for our students, to show that we all have mentally or physically ‘unsettled’ days but the aim of the practice should be just that: to practice; regardless of what state we are in! It’s a good attitude to adopt to see the journey as the reward and that we shouldn’t always be so result orientated…
Now, In regard to the Siu Nim Tao Form, There is so much more that could be said about the beauty of the Wing Chun Forms, but words cannot fully describe the potential blissful feelings that you can obtain by practising them. Nevertheless, here’s an explanation of the Wing Chun Forms by “The King of Siu Nim Tao”, Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin:
“The structure of Wing Chun Kung Fu is so reliable and precise that it fits into the logic of science. Viewing from any angle, I consider that Wing Chun is really a masterpiece in Martial Art. In fact, Wing Chun, which is so well organized, together with its nicely designed structure, has reached the pinnacle of perfection. Starting from the basic training to the highest level, one will learn and discover more and more gradually if he can analyse and practice persistently. As time goes by, one will find that practicing Wing Chun is very interesting. I have practiced Wing Chun for over forty years and I still have a lot of fun in it. It is really one of the greatest enjoyments in my life. [By the time he passed away in 2014, Grandmaster Chu had practised Wing Chun full-time for 64 years.]
The characteristic of Wing Chun in relation to its structure and formation is that every one of the three forms has its own thought and theory. The different functions of the three forms will merge forming a perfect way in attack and defence. Together with the practice of the Wooden Dummy, it is considered that Wing Chun, being so perfect, has no need for improvement. If one wishes to achieve to the highest level, there is no short cut and all he can do is to carry on thinking and practicing.”
MINDFUL WING CHUN
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