The Wing Chun School Barnet uses a syllabus through which students are guided. The syllabus allows the students to develop their skill and application of techniques in a progressive manner.
Siu Lam Tao (Little Idea)– The training form, teaches among other things the basic stance, and key strikes, blocks and first principles are taught. This is a very important form, being the backbone of later techniques. Emphasis is placed on careful practice and attention to detail.
Chum Kiu (Seeking Bridge) – This form further develops the fundamentals learned form Siu Lam Tao, and know enables the student to develop their energy in movement utilising their hip and stance.
Biu Jee (Darting Fingers) – this is an advanced from taught to students who have practised and learnt and have a good understanding of the first two forms
In addition, the syllabus includes Mok Yahn Jong (Wooden Man form , Bat Cham Do (8 chopping knives) and Lok dim bun kwun (6 and one half point pole form).
At each stages students are taught the form, techniques and their applications for self defence.
Chi Sau is the training mechanism used by the Wing Chun system to increase sensitivity in the arms, and monitor your partners energy whilst practising in a controlled flow of techniques. However, this can only be achieved once a certain level has been attained in the basics.
The Wing Chun School does not over-estimate the importance of Chi Sau, but we do not under-estimate it. Therefore, The Wing Chun School has four levels in Chi Sau:
The children’s classes cover the major elements above, however the syllabus is devised to enable progressive gradings and for the children to have regular appraisal and recognition of their progress through the use of a graded exam and coloured belt system.
Adults classes have a specific exam syllabus and these are fewer than the children’s and require longer training/waiting periods between each.