in the Wing Tsun system are sets of movements that serve as catalogues or references of the correct Wing Tsun movements and
positions. They also help develop in the student key attributes such as balance, relaxation, coordination, proper breathing,
flexibility, and strength. Performance of the forms warms up and energizes the body, making the forms useful as warm-up exercises
preceding more strenuous training. The forms do not represent simulated fights or set combinations, and should be performed
in a smooth and relaxed manner.
Siu-Nim-Tao (Little Idea)
form, learned in the first few lessons, consists of a set of arm movements performed while the student maintains the WingTsun
"internal rotation adduction stance." Maintaining this stance strengthens the lower body for improved balance, kicking, and
footwork. Simultaneously, the student learns to relax the upper body and breathe properly while learning all of the basic
arm movements and concepts of the WingTsun system.
form, learned in the 4th Student Grade, introduces footwork and kicks in close coordination with various combinations
of arm movements. The student gains balance in movement and learns to use the entire body to generate power
Biu-Tze (Thrusting Fingers)
form, learned in the 2nd Technician Grade, introduces the more deadly attacking methods of the WingTsun system. The student
also learns various "last-ditch" movements that may be applied to deal with extreme emergencies.
Mook-Yan Chong Fa (Wooden Dummy Techniques)
form, learned in the 4th Technician Grade, is practiced with a training dummy composed of a trunk, three arm references,
and a leg. Training on the dummy refines the student's positions and angles and helps develop explosive power. The various
arm, leg, and body combination techniques contained in this form are also some of the most efficient and economical in the
entire Wing Tsun system.
Long Pole Techniques)
This form, learned in the 6th Practician Grade, is practiced with a heavy wooden pole 8-9 feet in length
and teaches the student how to wield a long and/or heavy weapon. Training with the long pole greatly improves the student's
dynamic strength and body coordination. Also contained within the form are footwork and upper body movements that may be applied
to unarmed situations as well.
This form, learned in the 8th Practician Grade, is practiced with a pair of blades approximately one foot
long and teaches the student how to wield short and/or sharp and/or doubled weapons. Training with the broadswords greatly
improves the power and precision of the student's unarmed movements, in addition to improving the balance, speed, and range
of the student's footwork.