Buick Yip – Wooden Dummy 356 – Tiger Marble Wood
Buick Yip – (UK/Worldwide) – Wooden Dummy 356 – Tiger Marble Wood (FREE Wall Stand)
Buick Yip – Wing Chun Wooden Dummy (aka Muk Yan Jong, or Mook Yan Jong)
EWC Notes on this dummy: This dummy trunk weighs 47 kg + 9 kg for the arms and leg = 56 kg (or 123 lbs total).This dummy comes with a FREE wall stand!
*Weight is taken at time of packing. The weight may be more or less when you receive it due to the humidity of the warehouse and your area, difference in scales, etc.
*Signed* The rear of this dummy has been signed and dated by Buick (see picture for example) to indicate it came from his workshop.
If you care about having absolutely the best Wing Chun dummy available on the market today, bar none, then you must have a Buick Yip Wing Chun wooden dummy. There is no question about it: for those that care about their Wing Chun and proper training, this is the ONLY dummy to buy. No other even comes close.
These are the dummies of Sifus, collectors, and the discerning Wing Chun practitioner.
Recently Buick was going to retire from the dummy business. I asked him to give it one more go and make dummies for you guys a little longer before he retired. These dummies could disappear from the market at any time, and when they do they will be even more valued than the original Koo Sang dummies made last generation.
This dummy trunk is made from Tiger Marble Wood. This wood is more dense and heavy than the regular marble. It gets its name from the striping effect sometimes apparent in the grain. The wood has a twisting nature which evolved to help it survive in severe climate conditions and abrupt changes in temperature, and it is this which gives the wood the marbling effect. This wood is very dense “like marble”. It requires the most care to prevent cracking, but can also be the most beautiful.
The measurements of all the dummies are based on Wong Shun Leung’s dummy made by Koo Sang. Yip Man gave Koo Sang these measurements and we guarantee you won’t be able to tell the difference between your dummy and Wong Shun Leung’s! These dummies are made with the most accurate measurements of any dummy on the market today.
The dummy has many measurements, but the basic ones are these:
- Diameter – 21 cm. (this can vary, if the trunk is slightly larger Buick usually keeps the extra girth and weight)
- Length – 1.4 meters.
- Arm length – 29.5 cm.
- Distance between two top arms (from middle of arms tip) – 21 cm when open, 19 cm when closed.
- From top of dummy to top of 1st opening – 25 cm. (This may vary on longer trunks)
- From bottom of bottom hole of top arms to top of middle arm 23 cm
- Dimension of arm holes – 4 cm.
- Arms tip – 3.5 cm.
- Arms base – 5.5 cm.
- Top of the dummy leg from end to center of knee is 30 cm.
- From center of knee to bottom is 42 cm.
- Cross section of the leg is 7 cm by 8 cm (approx.), and slightly bigger at the knee.
60-88 lbs (~27-40 kg) for kapok wood dummies
99-115 lbs (~45-52 kg) for dry elm wood dummies
115-125 lbs (~52-57 kg) for teak, mahogany and peach wood dummies
120-135 lbs (~55-62 kg) for marble wood dummies
120-145 lbs (~55-65 kg) for tiger marble wood dummies
120-155 lbs (~55-70 kg) for lychee wood dummies
*arms legs and slats account for about 12 kg.
The weight varies based on density of the wood used: every tree is different. These weights are only a guide and not a guarantee.
Arms, Legs, Slats:
The dummy arms are 30 cm length and are made from marble wood on all dummies except teak. Marble wood arms were chosen for their density. They do not break.
All dummy legs are made of a solid marble wood or lai chi nut tree branch. The wood has a natural twist so the legs are in one piece and can stand kicking in practice without breaking.
All dummies include two 1.4 meter horizontal slats for mounting.
About the Woods Used:
These dummies became famous, in part, because of the woods originally used for the trunks. These woods are not acquired through regular trade sources. Buick has to make a lot of special trips to minor dealers just to find and acquire a couple of pieces of appropriate material. There is no promise for the continuation of any of the woods used. For example, marble wood was discontinued from 2006 to 2009 due to the fact that all the supply dried up. Luckily, trees grow and we can sometimes bring these dummies to the market once again.
Unless you get a free stand as part of a special deal, you will need to get a Buick Yip wall stand, request a Buick floor stand via email, or make your own stand.
If Shipping from the USA Warehouse:
All shipping is via FedEx/UPS(whichever is cheapest) and takes approx 1 week to deliver. If we are shipping from the US warehouse to an international destination then, you are responsible for customs fees and taxes/VAT.