Wing Chun Curriculum
Here is the curriculum of forms taught by Austin Goh.
These include Wing Chun’s three main forms as well as the wing chun pole & wooden dummy forms.
The colour of the sash indicates the level at which the form is learned by a student.
Sil Lim Tao (Little Idea)
This form is for your Wing Chun foundation. It teaches you to balance and control your movements and introduces the center line concept as well as the hand movements of Wing Chun. This requires 6 months of intense practice to be eligible for grading.
Chiam Kiu (Seeking the Bridge)
This intermediate form emphasises defensive techniques. During this stage a student can train their footwork and correct the way to turn the body in response to his attacker. The traditional Wing Chun kicking system, the front push kick and side are introduced.
Kicking Form (Wing Chun 8 Kicks)
There are 8 different attacking and defending kicking movements in Wing Chun. All these kicks can vary
and change in direction. This depends on the practitioner who uses the kicks. The kicks are executed in a very short distance. They are direct and precise. Therefore it is indispensible for most practitioners.
Bil Chee (Thrusting Fingers)
This is the last and most advanced in the hand techniques of Wing Chun. It is taught only after a student has mastered or perfected the application of the first two forms. The outstretched fingers, instead of closed fist are the weapon. The force in Bil Chee techniques are similar to the force of the Snake and Crane movement in which the attacker the poised to attack the prey and then strike with a quick and sudden movement. This is the stage when the practitioner reaches his highest proficiency and free form all the restrictions and rules in the art.
Six and a half stroke Pole Form
The Wing Chun pole form is simple and uncomplicated, but it’s fighting techniques are complex. There are thousands of ways of attacking and defending techniques with the pole and there is also the sticky pole training system, after the student has mastered the form.
Muk Yang Jong (Wooden Dummy)
The Wooden Dummy contains the roots of all Shaolin martial arts. Yim Wing Chun formulated the 116 wooden man techniques from her own style. These have been treasured by Wing Chun masters ever since and has seldom been taught outside the training hall. The basic of three forms of Wing Chun are preserved externally if the practitioner has the 108 hand movements as well as the 8 basic Wing Chun kicks which make up 116 movements. By daily practice, even without a training partner; the practitioner can preserve his skill level and can even improve further during his old age.