Wing Chun Kuen consists of 3 unarmed forms, the forms are a sequence of tools and techniques that help develop good understanding of the movements used in combat, students develop stance, stepping, correct positioning, structure, energy and much more.
Siu-nim-tao “Little Idea”
Probably the most important form as it is the beginning of the concepts learnt in Wing Chun Kuen, translates as the little idea or small concepts or the beginning, Siu-nim-tao is taught from the beginning of your training, consisting of stance development, basic positioning of your wrists and elbows for the majority of the tools and techniques used, it also helps to understand the correct elbow pressure while maintaining relaxed muscularity.
Chum Kiu “Bridge Seeking”
Taught to intermediate students, known as the bridge seeking form or searching bridge, it involves shifting, stepping, kicking, elbow strikes, entry or bridging techniques and the turning power of the hips.
Biu Tze “Darting Fingers”
Taught to advanced students and is often thought of as the emergency form, the idea to provide space to recover your structure. The Biu Tze form contains many dangerous tools and techniques.
Muk Yan Jong or Mook Yang Chong “Wooden Dummy”
Taught to advanced students who have a good understanding of the 3 empty hand forms, The Wooden dummy is essentially a training tool, it helps to correct positioning of the techniques previously learnt from the other forms, but also strengthens and toughens your limbs for contact.
The dummy can also be used at all student levels as a training aid to perfect their individual techniques and tools.