Ten years of professional fighting experience
Zero years of stance training?
Jim Fung (and students)
Zero years of professional fighting experience
45 years of Wing Chun Kung Fu training
Explaining the relationship between stance training and effective kicking, Jim Fung writes:
Wing Chun emphasises low kicks because we believe them to be faster, easier to apply and less risky than high kicks. It is most important to keep your balance when kicking, otherwise the opponent may be able to grab your leg, or move in and push you over.
The Wing Chun stance teaches you how to keep your balance. In training, always practice your stance, and do all kicking from the stance. [In application], bend the knees slightly to lower the center of gravity and allow ease of leg movement, apply your internal contraction to hold the upper and lower body together as one unit, and keep the back up straight.
The stance teaches you how to kick without telegraphing…most people find it hard to stop a fast, powerful low kick.
(continued at International Wing Chun Academy website)