Training a Relaxed Wrist

Having a relaxed wrist is essential if you are going to use contact as part of your strategy.

In SKD we learn a simple 4-movement exercise to train the wrist to be relaxed.

It takes but 1-2 weeks of daily training to get it. Once you acquire the knack of relaxing you will find that your hand can stick to your training partner’s bridge like a post-it-note.

The Tai Chi in SKD

Here I am explaining a countering movement found in Sao Chui.

This counter is derived from the hook hand movement from Single Whip.

If you learn the form normally you might not see this connection due to the timing of how this movement is taught.

It is when we change the timing that this appliction becomes obvious.

SKD Short Talk on Wing Chun Dummy

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.

SKD S7 Understanding 6-Blocks

Just because we limit our learning to 6 basic blocks does not mean we are restricted.

Restriction is sometimes a matter of perspective. If you have less then you are forced to innovate to do more with less.

In this way you actually learn more indepth about how you can use each block.

Once we can remember the sequence of the 6-blocks we learn to do them smoothly. Then we keep on practicing until we can do them in whichever order we want to do them.

The next part of the learning is to add in a strike following each strike.

When you can respond faster then you strike as you block.

SKD S7 6-Blocks

This is an explanation on how to use the 6 basic blocks in SKD.

When learning how to use the 6 basic blocks we would need to examine what striking attacks are typically used so that we know whether the 6 blocks are sufficient or we can adapt what we have to fit the attack.

And sometimes the purpose of learning 6-Blocks is not to just teach you how to block…….