🎤🌷Singing Spring Issue #5
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:
- Hung Gar seminar 🐅
- New in-app features 🌟
- Standing Meditation 🥋
- Build on strong foundations: Bong Sau 👊
🇬🇧 Calling all Londoners
Did you know that Sifu Leo is also a long-time Hung Gar practitioner and trained under the world-renowned Sifu Lau Kar Leung? 🐉
Sifu Leo is delighted to announce that he will be hosting a Hung Gar seminar on:
🗓️ September 17th in Russell Square London
This is a golden opportunity for all martial arts enthusiasts, both beginners and experienced practitioners, to delve into the essence of Hung Gar.
Exciting news! We have redesigned the home screen that provides you with quick access to your next lesson, blog articles and new releases. With one tap you can start training and learning.
🎉 Introducing our pride and joy: Wuji Flows, the latest gem in our feature crown. Dive into these guided lessons, lasting just 5 to 10 minutes, and level up your daily practice alongside our seasoned senior students.
⏰ Tight on time? No problem. Squeeze in a session even on your busiest days. Got a little extra time? Transform it into a perfect warm-up before your main lesson. Each day, a new flow awaits, unlocking a path to health and skill enhancement.
🚀 Our mission? Weave 5 to 10 minutes of daily practice into your routine, crafting a healthier you and honing your skills with every step.
Our mission? Weave 5 to 10 minutes of daily practice into your routine, crafting a healthier you and honing your skills with every step.
Standing meditation will be practised in class as a ‘warm up’ exercise but can and should be practised at home for longer. Traditional methods of timing the stance were for the time it took an incense stick to burn itself out.
The stance is putting you in touch with the one - wú-wėi. Once you know how to achieve the wu-wei stance, you will be able to create - yīn (negative energy) and yáng (positive energy) which, in turn, create the multiple possibilities of expressing energy when embodied through wing chun/hung gar/ tai chi forms.
Experiment and see what works for you!
Build on strong foundations: Bong Sau
Every journey has a beginning and every martial arts practice has core foundational techniques to practice. Wing Chun has 18 hand techniques for defense and numerous techniques for attack. For most beginners, it is enough just to become proficient in five-hand techniques.
Bong Sao is a fundamental Wing Chun hand technique designed for both defense and offense. It involves a sweeping motion of the arm to create a barrier, resembling a "wing arm block."
Bong Sao is effective for deflecting high-line attacks, such as punches, while simultaneously opening up opportunities for counterattacks. By redirecting the opponent's force and exploiting their openings, Wing Chun practitioners can swiftly transition from defense to offense. Bong Sao exemplifies the art's principle of using economy of motion to control and neutralize attacks, making it a versatile tool in close-range combat scenarios.
If you have questions, why not use the in-app comment section? Leo and the Wuji team read every comment and will reply with advice if needed.