🎤🌷Singing Spring Issue #7
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:
- Madrid seminar 🇪🇸
- Feature spotlight: daily streaks 🌟
- Framing the fearful symmetry 🥋
- Build on strong foundations: Tan Sau 👊
🇪🇸 Calling all Madrileños
Final call! Sifu Leo is hosting an internal Wing Chun seminar:
🗓️ September 29th to Oct 2nd 2023
📍 Madrid, Spain
Join us for 4 hours of daily seminars focusing on Wing Chun Chi Sau and sparring.
The seminar is open to anyone who is interested, from beginners to experienced practitioners, so feel free to join us!
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!
Framing the Fearful Symmetry
As mentioned in the previous blogs there is a way to augment the energies generated in the standing meditation/internal (internal from here will mean northern - “true” - internal, unless otherwise described) energy chain. Although not as expressly demonstrated in Wing Chun, there is a balancing act between two forces.
To make this more explicit, I will refer to Hung Gar forms and then relate the principles back to Wing Chun, Hung Gar’s daughter.
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 defence and numerous techniques for attack. It is enough for most beginners to become proficient in five-hand techniques.
Tan Sau (擔手) is a fundamental technique in Wing Chun, a traditional Chinese martial art known for its efficiency and close-range combat techniques. Tan Sau translates to "spreading hand" or "dispersing hand" in English, and it's one of the building blocks of Wing Chun's defensive and trapping techniques.
In summary, Tan Sau is a technique that serves both defensive and sensitivity training purposes. It allows practitioners to control the centerline, redirect incoming force, and set up counterattacks, making it a crucial component of Wing Chun's close-range combat strategies.
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.