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Wing Chun Kuen Kuit


Wing Chun Kuen Kuit

Sent to us personally from Grandmaster Samuel Kwok:

Kuen Kut
拳诀 (Kuen Kurt) Translate as Boxing tactics

1) 有手黐手,無手問手。
Yau Sao Joi Sao, Mou Sao Man Sao / Have Hand Stick Hand, No Hand Ask Hand: If there is physical contact during a bout, apply your sensitivity training from Chi Sau to attack/defend. When there is no contact, rush in to gain one. Remember that Wing Chun flourishes in close-quarter combat.


2)來留去送,甩手直衝。
Loi Lau Hoi Song, Lat Sao Jik Chung / Come Keep Leave Escort, Drop Hand Straight Charge: Greet your opponent’s attack with your own counter-attack, and if he retreats follow through until he is subdued. The moment your opponent drops his guard, charge forward.

3)怕打終歸打,貪打終被打。
Pah Da Zhong Gui Da, Tam Da Zhong Bei Da / Afraid Hit End Return Hit, Greed Hit End Get Hit: In a state of fear (of getting hit) you will be more vulnerable because there is no confidence. Accordingly, if you are too ‘greedy’ in your attack, you will become susceptible to an opponent’s successful counter-attack. Therefore a rigorous attack should be accompanied by a sound strategy. Without courage and patience, one’s defense can be compromised easily.

4)黏連迫攻,絕不放鬆。
Dian Lian Bo Gong, Jue Bu Fang Song / Stick Continue Press Attack, Definitely Don’t Drop Relax: Maintain ‘sticking’ to your opponent and keep attacking. Do not drop down your guard or always stay on the alert. To be able to achieve this, it is essential to improve your stamina, practice proper breathing and relaxation under duress.

5)來力瀉力,借力出擊。
Loi Lik Seh LIk, Jie Lik Chut Gong / Come Force Redirect Force, Borrow Force Deliver Offense: Redirect an incoming force and use it to deliver your own offense. This way you will preserve your strength and be able to take advantage of your enemy’s position/angle.

6)步步追形,奌奌朝午。
Bou Bou Zhui Ying, Dim Dim Zi Ng / Step Step Follow Structure, Point Point Face Centerline: Move with agility while still keeping your structure intact. The correct posture and stance while moving will help your balance, mobility and Fā Jin (“Discharging Power”). Always remember the centerline principle when attacking an enemy or defending yourself.

7)以形補手,敗形不敗馬。
Yi Yeng Bu Sao, Bai Yeng Pat Bai Ma / Use Structure Support Hand, Lose Structure Don’t Lose Horse: The correct posture and stance support force delivery through your limbs. The correct upper body alignment helps support your hands. The correct stance supports your upper body structure. If your upper-body structure is compromised, a strong/correct stance (one that is rooted) can still help you minimize the impact of an attack or even to fully recover from it.

8)腰馬一致,心意合一。
Yiu Ma Yat Zee, Sam Yee Hap Yat / Waist Horse One Together, Heart Intention Harmonize One: Optimum result can be achieved if there is harmony externally and internally. Externally, your posture, muscles and body mechanic must be aligned correctly. And internally, your heart (desire), mind (intention) and Qi must be harmonized as one unit.

9)拳由心發,勁發無形。
Kuen Yau Sam Faat, Keng Faat Mou Yeng / Punch From Centerline Discharge, Power Discharge No Form: The correct principle in Wing Chun is to punch from your centerline axis. By applying this principle with the correct body alignment you can generate a powerful force. The discharge of this energy/force is subtle and invisible to the eyes, much like the 1-inch punch which is only noticeable from its impact on the receiving end.

10 兩點之間,直綫最快   Between two point the straight line is the fastest

11  有形打形,無形打影 Yao ying da ying; Mo ying da yieng – (When you see form, strike form; When there is no form, strike shadow) 

12  手留中線 Sau lao jung sien – (Hand remains on the center line) 

13   打手即消手   Da sau jik siu sau – (Striking hand also defends at the same time)