SKD is designed around the principles I learned from different styles.
We learn the techniques of Master Leong’s Pok Khek Kuen first because they are easier to pick up, relatively anyway.
However, despite seemingly looking like external techniques we do pay attention to the “internal” principles.
Today I decided we should pay more attention to getting the technical part correct otherwise the neutralizing, or blocking to use an easier word to say, will not work as well as it should be.
I used the Wing Chun wooden dummy to explain about the principles involved in neutralizing.
The short talk began with an explanation on how to actually use the dummy instead of banging away at it as is commonly seen today.
More detailed covereage of these principles are in my eBooks “The Ip Man Questions : Kicks, power & strategies in the martial art of Wing Chun” and “2 Dots : Six Learning Steps for Mastering Wing Chun’s Kicking Model“.
Since I am not teaching Wing Chun anymore I may teach parts of the 2 Dots learning model in SKD as part of our plug and play module.