Wu - Chinese Martial Arts
Wing Chun Introduction | History | Three Hand Forms | Chi Sau | Application
1 Stand upright, relaxed with the feet together.
2 Lift the arms up as fists to the rest position at the side of the chest and slightly drop the knees.
3 The left foot begins to circle out forward and anticlockwise to the left, landing flatfooted.
4 With the weight transferred onto the left leg, bring the right foot up to the left foot then continue to circle the foot clockwise, first forward then out to the right, ending flatfooted with the heels a shoulder width apart.
5 The stance in Biu Gee is slightly more upright and relaxed than in the first two forms; it is the purpose of Siu Lim Tau and Chum Kiu to train the legs, with Biu Gee it is assumed that you have trained and maintained practise of stances.
6 Drop the arms down into the CROSSED GAUN SAU position.
7 Rotating the forearms lift the palms up to the CROSSED TAN SAU position. Be careful not to draw the wrists back toward the chest, you should be simply lifting the wrists vertically.
8 Pull the arms back to the rest position at the side of the chest.
9 Bring the left fist onto the centreline.
10 Fire out a centreline punch. At this stage of your Wing Chun, you should be refining the energy of your punch or GING (create a link for a page on ging). As a beginner you start with the tension in the last six inches, then with practise the distance shortens to, with a perfect punch, full extension relating to contact.
11 Open the hand keeping it aligned vertically and express downward energy in the fingertips as a BIU GEE.
12 Maintaining the vertical alignment, relax the hand lifting the fingers to express energy in the palm heel as a BIU SAU.
13 Relax the hand and repeat the BIU GEE energy a second time focussing in the thumb and fingertips.
14 The sequence continues to repeat with a BIU SAU energy in the palm heel.
15 A third BIU GEE is expressed with the energy in the thumb and fingertips.
16 With the final BIU SAU the initial sequence of vertical BIU GEE and BIU SAU is complete.
17 Pull the fingers back toward the body keeping them straight, to initiate a HUEN SAU.
18 Rotate the hand clockwise to its extreme with tension.
19 Relax the hand and execute a horizontal BIU SAU with the energy expressed in the palm heel.
20 Maintaining the horizontal alignment of the hand perform a BIU GEE with the energy in the fingertips.
21 Relax the hand and execute a second BIU SAU.
22 Repeat a second BIU GEE, throughout the BIU SAU/BIU GEE sequence the elbow should be kept locked out.
23 With the third and final BIU SAU, it is important to keep the focus of energy in the last part of the palm heel strikes.
24 From the tension of the BIU SAU, it is vital to totally relax the muscles of the arm before performing the final BIU GEE.
25 Return the hand flattened with the palm up, fingers straight and 'alive'.(link to 'alive' explanation)
26 Keeping the arm straight and the elbow locked, bend at the wrist and the third knuckle, with the fingers still straight and pointing back toward the body, create tension in the forearm to initiate a HUEN SAU.
27 Slowly rotate the left hand as a HUEN SAU, don't loose the HUEN SAU energy by allowing this much practised exercise to become an irrelevant hand flourish.
28 Close the hand as a horizontal fist.
29 Pull the hand back to the rest position at the side of the chest.
30 Repeat the sequence now with the right hand coming onto the centreline as a fist in front of the solar plexus.
31 Fire out as a centreline punch.
32 With the back of the hand maintained in its vertical alignment, focus energy downward in the fingertips as a BIU GEE.
33 Lift the fingers up and express energy in the palm heel as a BIU SAU.
34 The second BIU GEE follows; it is important to relax in between each of the BIU GEE and BIU SAU energies otherwise the exercise will lack definition and purpose.
35 Again express energy in the palm heel as a BIU SAU; always maintain the alignment, whether vertical or horizontal, while practising so that the structures being used are isolated and understood, the precision of the positions defined so that you are showing control over your movements and developing correct focus.
36 The third and final vertical BIU GEE is now executed: don't just be aware of the fingertips while concentrating on the BIU GEE, the tip of the thumb is also an important focal point for the energy, as well as being a useful weapon.
37 Relax the tension in the arm and focus the energy into the last vertical BIU SAU.
38 Pull the fingers back toward the body, making sure that they are straight to create the correct tension in the forearm to execute a HUEN SAU.
39 When the HUEN SAU is complete relax the tension of the muscles and focus energy into the palm heel as a horizontal BIU SAU.
40 The sequence continues with the a BIU GEE from a relaxed state; remember that though in the form there are only three BIU GEE and BIU SAU in each orientation, when practising outside the form you can do as many as you wish, it is also an energy that you can train at any time when you have a spare few minutes, even while sitting.
41 Relax and perform the second horizontal BIU SAU.
42 Again make sure that the elbow is locked out while performing the next BIU GEE; to begin with in the early learning stages it can be helpful to allow a little bending of the elbow, mimicking more the actual way it would be applied, but with practise this wants to be eliminated so that the energy can be fine tuned rather than exaggerated.
43 The third and final horizontal BIU SAU is executed from the relaxed state.
44 Leading to the last BIU GEE of the opening sequence.
45 Turn the palm to face up with the fingers straight.
46 Pull the fingers back toward the body creating tension inn the forearm.
47 Rotate the hand as a HUEN SAU.
48 When the HUEN SAU is complete, close the hand as a horizontal fist.
49 Pull the hand back to the side of the chest to the rest position.