🎤🌷Singing Spring Issue #2
The Wuji subscriber newsletter that brings you the best advice and entertainment for your martial arts journey!
Welcome to Singing Spring, our Wuji subscriber newsletter, where we explore the Wuji app fundamentals and anything else we find entertaining.
In this issue we will be exploring:
- 28th May London seminar 💂♂️
- Daily streak 🗓️
- Lineage 🥋
- Centreline punch! 👊
🇬🇧 London Calling
Sifu Leo is running a seminar on Chi Sau or ‘sticky hands’ in London on 28th May. Leo will be explaining the double hand Chi Sau technique, including the correct position and structure on Tan, Bong, and Fuk Sau, and the basic attack and defence in those positions.
The seminar is open to anyone who is interested, beginners through to experienced practitioners, so feel free to join us! Save the date and don't worry about missing out as we will be adding seminar recordings to the app soon.
If you can make it, we looking forward to seeing you there!
Feature spotlight: daily streaks
Why did we decide to add a daily streak tracker? Observing your daily streak in the Wuji app can help you on your martial arts journey by providing motivation and accountability. When you commit to growing your daily streak, it can motivate you to keep going even when you're feeling tired or unmotivated. We wish you the best in sticking to your new Wing Chun habit!
The lineages of Wing Chun: Ip Man
Wing Chun is a martial art that has been passed down through generations of practitioners, each adding their own knowledge and experience to the system. At the core of Wing Chun's lineage are the Sifus, or teachers, who have dedicated their lives to the study and practice of this art.
There are eight distinct lineages, read on to learn about the first in our series and most famous: Ip Man.
The power of precision
The centreline punch is a crucial technique in Wing Chun: emphasising simplicity, efficiency, and directness. It is executed with the lead hand, targeting the opponent's centreline - the imaginary line that runs down the centre of their body. The punch is quick and efficient, with minimal movement and telegraphing, making it a powerful weapon in a practitioner's arsenal.
To execute the centreline punch, the practitioner assumes the Wing Chun stance with their lead hand held in a fist at shoulder height, close to the body. From there, they extend their arm in a straight line towards the opponent's centreline, pivoting on the rear foot for power and momentum. The punch is delivered with a snap of the wrist for maximum impact.
The centreline punch is a versatile technique that can be used for both offence and defence, making it an essential part of Wing Chun practice. It emphasises economy of motion, using the minimum amount of energy necessary to achieve maximum impact.