Beauty, Balance & Power Dance

Wing Chun includes three forms or preset patterns of movements utilizing the techniques of the system. These forms are performed in slow motion and in an environment conducive to relaxation.

The first form of the Wing Chun System is known as Siu Nim Tao, which translated means little idea form. Siu Nim Tao includes the basic elements of Wing Chun, such as developing a good, strong stance, basic hand movements, introduction of the center line theory, concepts of Yin and Yang, and breathing techniques. The second form is called Chum Kiu, or as translated, searching for the bridge. The emphasis in Chum Kiu is footwork, as students learn to shift and charge in a well grounded stance and make contact with the opponent. Bil Jee, the third and final form of the Wing Chun System means thrusting fingers. This form teaches the Wing Chun practitioner how to regain his or her center once its lost in the course of combat. It also teaches foot sweeps, finger attacks, and elbow strikes.

The wooden dummy is also practiced, in a very slow, deliberate manner, as well as the long pole, butterfly knives and many other tools that are unique to The Calasanz System and Calasanz’s approach to making martial arts available to all who desire to learn.