Grandmaster Tse’s Wing Chun Note 437

In 2000, I decided to organise the Wing Chun footwork into a formal structure so students can learn it more easily.

Advanced Level of Sahp Sīng Bouh 十星步 - Ten Star Footwork

Part 1

I ordered them and put the most common ones like Jyún Máh 轉馬 – Turning Stance, Wàahng Máh 横馬 – Sideways Step and Jeun Máh 進馬 – Forward Step together. These footwork techniques we can see in the forms Tsum Kìuh 尋橋 – Looking for the Bridge and Bīu Zī 標指 – Thrusting Fingers. However, I knew that there were more than these, as you cannot fight with only these three footwork techniques. From Yìh Jih Kìhm Yèuhng Máh 二字鉗羊馬 – Basic Wing Chun Stance, we turn left and right which is Jyún Máh. This means that our Wing Chun ancestors gave us one, tow or even three skills, and from there we can discover more. This is how clever they were, they knew that from one we can discover others. Of course, everything always has two different paths, like two sides of a coin, or Yin and Yang – everything in the universe follows this rule. If we have Wàahng Máh it can cover left and right ad this is why in Tsum Kìuh  we practise on both side as and this makes it easier.

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