Student Grades 1-4 (Beginner)


Student Grades 1-4 (Beginner)

WC Beginner Syllabus - Overview - SG1

WC Beginner Syllabus - Overview - SG2
WC Beginner Syllabus - Overview - SG3
WC Beginner Syllabus - Revision Overview - SG1-3

Theory to help you in the Beginner syllabus:

Focus of SNT Part 1: Sections 1, 2 and 3 focus on understanding centre and the 1st centreline.
Focus of SNT Part 2: Section 4 focus on understanding the area all around you.
Focus of SNT Part 3: Sections 5, 6,7,8 and 9 focus on understanding transitioning from high to low, low to high, and side to side.

Kung Fu: Self development through hard work.
Wing Chun Chuan: Eternal Spring System.
Siu Nim Tao: Little Idea Form.
Feeding: Giving clear and correct impulse to a training partner to enable them to practice a specific response and develop a specific skill.
Tracking: Reading your opponent/training partner’s body language in order to follow or pre-empt their movements. Usually not helpful especially at the beginner level.

The Centre Lines
Understand that the Centre Lines are really two dimensional planes extending to infinity. We seek to be in constant control of both our own, and our opponent's Centre Lines (CL's). The CL's provide a framework for understanding how to control:
- Your own balance & therefore your opponent's balance through optimised body architecture (1,2 & 5).
- The connection between you & your opponent (3).
- The space between you & your opponent (4).

1st: Divides our body in half left and right. This is connected to where our attention is focused.
2nd: Divides the 'essential' parts of our body (everything except your limbs) in half, top and bottom. Optimal defensive elbow position.
3rd: Guide for optimal arm position for interception when crossing the body with elbow angle at 135 degrees.
4th: The equidistant plane between you and your opponent. It is helpful to imagine spheres around you. Like the rings around Saturn for example. At different distances there are different levels of threat. The control of the space between you and your opponent is what the 4th CL is concerned with.
5th: Divides our body in half front and back. Our own balance line, and used when attacking horizontal balance and structure.

Ultimately it is important to understand that the CL's are simply a framework, a guide and it only through your hard work in cognitively understanding and physically integrating these principles will they be of use to you.

The Wing Chun Fighting Principles
1. Go forward when the way is clear.
2. If the way is not clear, stick and sense/feel.
3. Be the first to change.
   - If your structure is greater change your opponent.
   - If your opponents structure is greater you must change.
4. When the way becomes clear go forward.

Fight Categorisation
- the two analytical categories of a self defence situation.

1. Ambush: You are attacked without prior awareness. 
2. Confrontation: You are aware that a fight may be about to happen.