Sticking Hand Workshop, East Midlands, 23 Feb 2019

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Sticking Hand Workshop, East Midlands, 23 Feb 2019

Postby Yeung on Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:27 am

Workshop for Wing Chun Sticking hands for Taijiquan Practitioners in East Midland, Saturday 23rd February 2019

This will be the first stage of the adhering program in Non-concentric Martial Arts. Traditionally there are only four systems that claim to have systematic studies on the subject based on one to one practice with proficient practitioner. These are Taiji pushing hands, Bagua pushing hand routine, Xingyi two person sets, and Yongchun (Wing Chun) sticking hands. Taiji and Wing Chun are well published, Bagua pushing hand routine is lesser known because it was developed in the South of China, and Xingyi two person sets did not receive much publicity mainly because of its powerful punches most people have difficulties in enter into contact. Most Taijiquan practitioners knew how to activate their elastic components which made it easy to follow the sticking hand movements. The Yip Man system of sticking hand is simple to follow and is a almost perfect defense system just needed a few improvements. Maybe this is why it is easy to begin with sticking hand as the first stage of the adhering program.

The aim of adhering is to control the opponent to demonstrate superiority rather than fighting according to certain rules or protective devices.

In the first session from 10 am to 11:15 am, Taijiquan practitioners will develop from their passive stances to active springy ones, and develop their arm rotation movements into defensive and offensive techniques. They will learn the basic defensive techniques of Tan, and Bong, Fook; then the additional offensive techniques such as thrust, shell punch, upper palm, lower palm, and circle hands.

The second session from 11:30 am to 1 pm, participants will learn techniques of getting out of trapped hands, entry to sticking, various torso movements to improve power, stepping, and additional defensive and offensive techniques.

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2019, 10;00 am to 1:00 pm

Venue: Quiet room, Trinity Methodist Church, Royland Road, Loughborough, LE11 2EH

Contribution is accepted for supporting scientific research into Non-concentric Martial Arts

Ladies are welcome but they have to bring their own partners for close contact practice.

Contact details: [email protected]

The presenter is Yun Choi Yeung (YC), who was a private student of Gregory Choi in Sydney from 1969 to 1973. Gregory was a private student of Yip Man from 1954 to 1959 before he went to Australia, and currently he is working on the method of energy cultivation in Wing Chun Forms. YC have had exchanges with other systems of Wing Chun in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Foshan; He also assisted in the establishment of Foshan Chinwoo Athletic Association's Yongchunquan Research Activities Center in 29 June 1997, and participated in 2000, 2006, and 2008 sticking hand competitions. His current research project is on pure eccentric exercise for coping with cancer.
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