Chum Kiu (Romanization: cam4 kiu4) is the 2nd level form of the IP Man Wing Chun Kung Fu System. At level one, the Siu Nim Tau Form, we learn the. Chum Kiu is the second form in the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. This form teaches the dynamic application of the techniques learned in Wing Chun’s first form. Want to learn Wing Chun but don’t know where to start?Don’t have a credible instructor to learn from?Want to super-charge your Wing Chun training?.

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Introduces kicking techniques to the student. Most importantly, don’t simply go through the form’s motions while you’re thinking kik work or your favorite TV show.

This page was last edited on 27 Augustat Continue bringing your fists back, ,iu, and forward, dropping your elbows as you do so. For example the Lap Sau and strike. I practiced the Lan Sau turning movement in Chum Kiu every day, all day for three months, but my father wouldn’t teach me the next movement until I got it right.

Chum Kiu the second form

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Your weight is balanced in all directions, and you are ready to move in any direction.

Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Chinese-language text All stub articles. Practice using the turning or Yiu Ma, with techniques to help generate power in strikes and blocks.

chun Although this is done in Sil Lim Tao, when both hands are used in the first form they perform the same action whereas in Chum Kiu they do different things, requiring a higher level of ability and concentration from the practitioner. It builds upon many of the basic principles and techniques learned in the first Wing Chun open-hand form, Siu Nim Tao.


Bring your hands back from punching position and cross your cuhm in front of your chest. Chum Kiu is a traditional open-hand form. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The first section of Chum Kiu teaches how to use turning and techniques at the same time, for kii the Bong Sau and Wu Sau are performed whist turning and shifting the body weight from one leg to the other. Chum Kiu makes the student dorm a number of useful skills.

Article by Dan Knight added on 22 Jul Hence the form is called Chum Kiu or ‘seeking the bridge’. Last updated on 13 Mar Chum Kiu practice develops advanced stances and footwork, [2] develops techniques designed to control an opponent [3] and includes some simultaneous attack and defence techniques.

Chum Kiu – Wikipedia

Chum Kiu is a vitally important way to practice synchronizing the body’s chmu to work as one unit. Archived from the original on The student will learn to coordinate 2 way energy along side from. The Second Forms’ Structure The first section of Chum Kiu teaches how to use turning and techniques at the same time, for example the Bong Sau and Wu Sau are performed whist turning and shifting the body weight from one leg to the other.

Even though they aren’t doing anything useful right now, you have to pay attention to keep your hands in position.


Chum Kiu Forms Ways to share this article: Bring your fists back to the rest position. The first section also introduces two way energy as seen when the Lan Sau arm Laps back and a straight punch is liu. Chum Kiu is also teaching the practitioner about body positioning when using techniques like the Bong Sau which becomes considerably more effective when combined with turning.

Wing Chun Forms/Chum Kiu

Move your hands to attack and defend in the new centerline. Unless indicated otherwise, you start the form facing North. Archived from the original PDF on From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. Views Read Edit View history. Chum Kiu’s major new feature is legwork.

Wing Chun Forms/Chum Kiu – Wikibooks, open books for an open world

Your feet are far enough apart that you can’t be pushed over easily. Also throughout the practice of Chum Kiu the practitioner must use both hands iku once. Although many of the movements are similar, Chum Kiu varies significantly between schools. If it doesn’t get your sifu to help you do the movement until it feels natural and comfortable. The opening, centerline, and punch sections are the same as in Siu Nim Tau.

Tip If you can’t do the turning Lan Sau in the first section quickly and powerfully without loosing balance, you need to practice more.