Grandmaster Tse’s Wing Chun Note 465

Sáu Kyùhn comes after we punch. Once we have punched, we do Hōi Jéung 開掌 - Open the Palm, where palm should face upwards. Then we do Jyún Wún 轉腕 - Rotate the Wrist, where the wrist should rotate inwards, ie if you are using your right hand the wrist turns anticlockwise and with left hand it rotates clockwise.

When we practise Wing Chun, we must also consider our health and not just fighting. In the forms, each movement has an application and a health benefit. When we punch, the punch should be connected and come from the whole body and then it is good for our health, it is the same for Sáu Kyùhn 收拳 – Withdraw the Fist. So how do we do it properly?

Sáu Kyùhn comes after we punch. Once we have punched, we do Hōi Jéung 開掌 – Open the Palm, where palm should face upwards. Then we do Jyún Wún 轉腕 – Rotate the Wrist, where the wrist should rotate inwards, ie if you are using your right hand the wrist turns anticlockwise and with left hand it rotates clockwise. We must remember that while we do this, we must not move the arm, so while we do Jyún Wún it must stay in the same place and the arm must remain fully straight. Then, we can exercise the wrist completely and this is the purpose of Jyún Wún, to exercise the wrist. When we practise Wing Chun, we need very flexible wrists as this makes our hands better and allows us to change our hands inside to outside and back from outside to inside.

Sáu Kyùhn 收拳 Withdraw the Fist

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