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In Module 3 we explore the following training topics :-
a) Yum Chui with stepping
You should be familiar with the basics of performing Yum Chui as outlined in Module 2 before doing the training in this section.
In Pok Khek Kuen beginners learn to step using the Leung Yi Ma by moving along a zigzag pattern. Refer to Module 1 under IV) Basic stepping pattern for more information.
To perform the training here you perform the Yum Chui as you step along the zigzag pattern as shown below :-
As usual, take your time to familiarize with the basic motions. Once you are used to it then you can try going faster.
Thereafter, you slow back the pace but this time work on the power mechanics. Articulate the key motions properly. Once you are more familiar you can try going for speed without making sloppy movements.
b) Yum Chui basic partner practice
You will need a partner to practice the basic Yum Chui partner practice. The partner’s role is to offer you a target to aim at. The basic Yum Chui partner practice is shown below :-
A key objective for the basic Yum Chui partner practice is to train your ability to keep your eye on the target as you are delivering your punches while moving forward.
Go for a slower pace in the beginning. You can work up to a faster pace when you are more familiar.
c) Yum Chui attack and defense partner practice
The next Yum Chui partner practice will require you to learn two roles. The first role is to be the attacker delivering Yum Chui strikes and the second role is to be the defender against Yum Chui. The video below shows how the attacker role transitions into the defender role :-
Once you are familiar with moving forward to attack with Yum Chui and stepping back to defend against Yum Chui you can begin to work on the Yum Chui attack and defend partner practice as shown below.
When you go through the Yum Chui attack and defend partner practice go at a leisurely pace so that you can pay attention to the following factors :-
a) Distance – make sure your stepping brings you into the correct range. If you are too close then you will not be able to extend your arm properly. If you are too far your strikes will fall short
b) Accuracy – keep your eye on the target to ensure that your Yum Chui is landing on the target that you are supposed to be hitting
c) Control – keep your eyes on your training partner at all times. If you are the attacker you want to keep your effective striking range and if you are the defender you would want to turn your body at the right time and turn enough to neutralize the punch
The video below is an example of what can happen if your training partner is not able to handle a faster pace. At the end of the video you can see how my student lost control of his striking in the first part and his defence crumbled in the second part as I increased the speed of striking. I was not even hitting hard.
Have fun with the second part of Yum Chui training.