Weng Chun Curriculum

  • Weng Chun Kuen from Tang Bun 鄧本 at Fei Loi Temple 飛來寺

  • Tang Family Dummy from Tang Bun 鄧本 at Fei Loi Temple 飛來寺

  • Red Boat Dummy from Fung Siu Ching 馮少青

  • Jong Kuen from Fung Siu Ching 馮少青

Weng Chun Kuen - 11 Hands (Sap Yat Kuen)

 

1. 較剪手 Scissor Hands

2. 雙批手 Double Chipping Hands

3. 複擒掌 Downward Pressing Palm

4. 頂掌 Upward Lifting Palm

5. 穿掌 Piercing Palm

6. 切橋 Slicing Bridges

7. 截橋 Intercepting Bridges

8. 膀橋 Bong Bridges

9. 標指 Darting Fingers

10. 箭掌 Arrow Fist

11. 連環圈手 Continuous Circular Hands

Weng Chun Kuen is the first form that is taught in the curriculum and contains all the basic movement.  It consists of 11 sections, which includes the Style of the system.  The Style is composed of Rules and Concepts.  In any Kung Fu system, the rules may differ and what's most important is that the system's Rules are kept consistent amongst practitioners.

In the SiuLam Weng Chun, these rules are the fundamentals for understanding.  These rules are different from the other branches of Wing Chun such as Yip Man and can also be different from other Weng Chun lineages as well.  In addition, there may be differences in the forms external movements among practitioners due to variances in understand and technique, however, the rules and concepts should hold to the same core principles.

 

As we have seen, some practitioners have the tendency to mix the well known Wing Chun that they may have already known with SiuLam Weng Chun thereby creating a new set of Rules.  This is because they believe that from a birds eye view the movements look similar in appearance, but this is not the case.  Depending on the source, SiuLam Weng Chun has only limited correlation with Yip Man's style.

 

It is now becoming known from various research that Yip Man's Dummy was probably created by Yip Man and was not from an original source. The Red Boat Dummy 108 form from Fung Siu Ching and the Tang Dummy which are very closely related in technique can be traced to verifiable sources.