Chum Kiu (Romanization: cam4 kiu4) is the 2nd level form of the IP Man Wing Chun Kung Fu System. At level one, the Siu Nim Tau Form, we learn the. Chum Kiu is the second form in the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. This form teaches the dynamic application of the techniques learned in Wing Chun’s first form. Want to learn Wing Chun but don’t know where to start?Don’t have a credible instructor to learn from?Want to super-charge your Wing Chun training?.

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Only your arms move in Siu Nim Tau. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. Hence the form is called Chum Kiu or kiiu the bridge’. This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat Views Read Edit View history.

This page was last edited on 27 Augustat Last updated fhum 13 Mar The Second Forms’ Structure The first section fodm Chum Kiu teaches how to use turning and techniques at the same time, for example the Bong Sau and Wu Sau are performed whist turning and shifting the body weight from one leg to the other. If it doesn’t get your sifu to help you do the movement until it feels natural and comfortable.

Your hands are up high enough that it takes some effort to keep them there.

Your weight is balanced in all directions, and you are ready to move in any direction. Wing Chun kung fu’s second form, Chum Kiu builds on the base of knowledge learned in the first form and teaches the practitioner how to use these skills under different conditions ie. Continue bringing your fists back, up, and forward, dropping your elbows as you do so.


The student will learn to coordinate 2 way energy along side movement. It demonstrates moving to an opponent, turning to face an opponent, and kicking. The only way to develop this skill is through practice. Most kicks are delivered to targets below the waist, like the groin or knees. Although many of the movements are similar, Chum Kiu varies significantly between schools. Face opponents in different directions.

This article related to a term from martial arts is a stub. With your knees together you can protect your groin against kicks and knees. Chum Kiu practice develops advanced stances and footwork, [2] develops techniques designed to control an opponent [3] and includes some simultaneous attack and defence techniques.

Policies and guidelines Contact us. The first section also introduces two way energy as seen when the Lan Sau arm Laps back and a straight punch is delivered.

Chum Kiu – Wikipedia

Chum Kiu is a vitally important way to practice synchronizing the body’s movements to work as one unit. Essential for chim able to chase down a target or close the distance to the opponent. Practicing the fofm will improve the students balance and structure. The key to doing this is to learn how to use all the muscles in your body in a short sequence ie.

They are repeated in Chum Kiu to emphasize their importance. Your torso is upright and your are looking straight ahead. Chum Kiu also teaches advancing footwork, complex hand shapes and body turns. It builds upon many of fom basic principles and techniques learned in the first Wing Chun open-hand form, Siu Nim Tao.

At the same time straighten your legs, bring your left foot to the right, and push your hands down past your hips. It dates back chym the Shaolin temple and the development of Wing Chun over two hundred years ago. Yiu Ma and body movement in general, is not present in the first form.


Chum Kiu the second form

Views Read Edit View history. This is teaching the practitioner to use the hips to develop power or Yiu Ma as it’s called in Cantonese. You will end up in a loose position of attention, the same as the starting position and a few inches to the right. The opening, centerline, and punch sections are the same as in Siu Nim Tau.

In other languages Add links. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I practiced the Lan Sau turning movement in Chum Kiu every day, all day for three months, but my father wouldn’t teach me the next movement until I got it right. Although this is done in Sil Lim Tao, when both hands are used in the first form they perform the same action whereas in Chum Kiu they do different things, requiring a higher level of ability and concentration from the practitioner.

If you miss time this, you end up just striking with your arm and not using the power of your whole body. Many more variations also exist.