Let’s Talk About Chum Kiu
Let’s do the second open hand form in Wing Chun together.
Feel free to follow along if you know the form, if not, no worries. If you know Sil Lim Tao, you can follow my Sil Lim Tao here.
Let’s Chum Kiu!
- The double Jum Sao opening should come out like Tan Sau: Forward and center then outwards to Jum Sao
- Bong Sau should be parallel to the ground
- The low 90 degree Bong Sau should drive with the hands first into 135 degree before Shifting. Same applies for any similar movements in the Biu Tze form
- The section where the arms are in 90 degree and transitions to Bong Sau, the wrist stays the same level
- The section where I’m side stepping and going to Bong Sau, the back leg should always have the weight
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What Chum Kiu Means to Me
Let’s go deeper into Chum Kiu, the second open hand Wing Chun form!
Chris (from Facebook) brought up some great points about Chum Kiu last week and his idea is that Chum Kiu is about integrating everything from Sil Lim Tao and grouping the single techniques to form a new set of techniques that utilizes multiple movements at once. I absolutely agree with him on this but I only think this makes up half of Chum Kiu.
The other half introduces new techniques such as: Front Kick, Raising Crotch Kick, Double Tan Sau, Double Bong Sau, Double Biu Tze and Double Palm Strike. I also think the form introduces the idea of connecting with your opponent by making physical contact against their strike and then counter-striking them.