Grandmaster Tse’s Wing Chun Note 470

When we turn with power, we must make sure that we come back to the correct position, feet parallel and turned 45 degrees.

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

Part 7

Each time we do Jyún Máh 轉馬 – Turning Stance we should use Faat Gihng 發勁 – Release Power, then we will develop the power of the legs. Then whenever we attack, the power will come from the legs, so training makes us powerful and healthy. If our power only comes from our hands, then eventually it will cause injury. The Wàahng Làahn Sáu 横欄手 – Horizontal Bar Hand is used just to keep the upper body balanced and then when we are strong, we can fully Faat Gihng in our Jyún Máh. This will develop our ability to Faat Gihng even more. However, when we turn with power, we must make sure that we come back to the correct position, feet parallel and turned 45 degrees, feet shoulder width shoulder apart, shoulder turn 90 degree and square to the side we are turning to and the weight 70 percent on the back leg and 30 percent on the front leg. We can turn as many times as we want, but we must maintain the correct position. We can also train Jyún Máh with other hand techniques like, Gāan Sáu 挌手 – Blocking Hand, Tāan Dá 攤打 – Tāan Sáu and punch, Bóng Sáu Wuh Sáu 膀手護手 – Wing Hand and Guarding Hand, Kwán Sáu 綑手 – Tie Up Hand, etc. However, when you do this, the Jyún Máh will be different as you only turn the body and shoulders 45 degrees, not 90 degrees and this is because we are using the hand techniques and Jyún Máh together, not like with the Wàahng Làahn Sáu where we are only focused on the Jyún Máh.

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