Continued to work on the Sanzhan form yesterday in the 2 hour class, we also did at least 500 times one of the White Crane hand movements. My arms are killing me as i type this!.
I am looking to maybe post some videos soon to show my current progress. We are also having a seminar for Dog Style(DiShu Quan if i remember correctly) this weekend so i am very looking forward to that. Maybe i can even grab some photos from it!.
I highly recommend this blog for a read. Sifu Bill Dowding is one of the Ving Tsun Kuen practioniers in the world. He studied under Barry lee, direct student of Wong Shun Leung.
So since my last post on the 12th May i have progressed/news:
- I got my White Crane uniform
- We hit Pads and did kicking practise drills
- Began my study of the Sanzhan form
- Continued learning the Shuang Yang
I may decide to a video of the forms i have learned so far at a later date.
Sorry for this late post.
We covered Footwork mostly in this session that is typically seen in the Suang Yang form that i am currently learning. I have also been practising more of this form on my own to progress further. It’s a long and difficult to master form. once i have mastered this form i’ll be able to move onto sanzhan (Sanchin).
We had also practised abit of Chi Gung in the begining part of the session. While i am skeptical of that aspect it seems good from a meditative/light warm up point of view.
As the instructor had a week off and then i was occupied with something else last week. So i haven’t had a class in 2 weeks, so today will be my return to training. In the mean time i have been practicing the form i have been getting taught. I am guessing i am about 1/4 through this form now. The only difficulty has been my balance as i change my position and am standing on one leg!.
I’ll let you all know how today’s class goes!
Just to give you a quick background about me. I have practised on and off Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) System since May 2011 but have not practised seriously since last year. But as i am living in Scotland now to be with my partner, i am unable to learn the Ving Tsun system as it is not available to me locally, i will continue to practise the elements i do remember which includes the Siu Nim Tao and the 1st section of the Cham Kiu form. At some point i will consider buying a Free Standing Wooden Dummy to help with retaining/retraining any knowledge of Ving Tsun that i recall or when it is available to me again some day.
So back to why i now have this blog, this site is intended to cover my Martial Arts “Journey” as practise it through potentially a number of different systems of Chinese, Korean and Japanese origin. I will not be trying any modern, ground fighting or MMA style systems at this time, i may consider this in the future when my “standing” proficiency is deemed sufficient enough.
So please expect to see my next post this week as i describe what i have observed or learnt from the sessions i attend.
I named the website “Gung Fu” because its original meaning refers to “discipline or skill achieved through hard work and practice”.
Have a Great Day all!