In Wing Chun KungFu

By Erie Montaigue Master Degree, China Having read many books on Wing Chun over my 35 years in the martial arts business, it is with great pleasure that I now write the foreword for Scott Baker's book. This book is an attempt to bring Wing Chun out of the purely physical domain and in to the internal area including such things as Chi Kung Qigong and Dim-Mak. There have been other books that include Dim-Mak, however, these have been sketchy to say the least. Scott attempts to delve deeper into...

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Tao Exercise

It is not a coincidence that the first form in Wing Chun is a stationary standing form. From an energy development point of view this makes perfect sense. The stationary posture of Sil Num Tao is a key exercise in developing the rooting skills. If the stance is uncomfortable to the novice then he can gain comparable results by standing naturally, with his feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent, back and neck straight, and his arms hanging relaxed at his side. The first key is to relax...

Four keys Relax Root Breathe and Focus

Relax Breath Smooth

To practice the Chi-kung within Sil Num Tao you will start the form as usual. It is essential to remain relaxed and calm the mind throughout the exercise. Wing Chun is a soft Chi-kung system not a hard Chi-kung system. Relaxation is essential to allow the energy to flow naturally through the body. As you set up the stance, relax and allow your attention to sink into the earth. At the same time lift very slightly from the top of the head. The feeling should be one of having your head suspended...

Summary of Focus Points

The following focus points are accumulative, each point is added to the preseding points. Set up the stance, focus on the sinking yin root. Tan sau, focus on a ball of energy in the palm, pooling chi in the elbow, yang raising waves, chi flow from elbow to palm, chi flow from root to the elbow. Wu sau, strong focus on raising yang chi, chi flow from hand through the bones into the elbow, from the elbow up to the spine. Fook sau, Focus on the yang raising waves up through the bones into the Dan...

How To Root In Tai

Rooting Stance Qigong

The first essential Chi-kung skill to be developed is that of the energy root. There are several things that effect the quality or depth of the root The stance or posture, the level of relaxation in the body and mind, and the practitioners ability to intend his energy down into the earth. The energy root is basically an energy version of a tree's root structure. You develop it through learning to sink your energy into the earth much the same way as a tree sinks its roots into the earth. When...

25 Fighting Principles Scott Baker

Scott Baker Wing Chun

This book is about kung fu, specifically the Wing Chun system of kung fu. Even more specifically, it is about the often mystical or secretive internal Chi-kung skills of Wing Chun kung fu. It is written specifically to those who currently practice Wing Chun, or have an invested interest in Wing Chun kung fu specifically. Kung fu is a term that has become synonymous with Martial Arts in both the West and the East. Even in mainland China today the martial arts are referred to frequently as gung...