Forms: The Wing Chun Kuen forms are an important part of Wing Chun training methodology.

A series of movements to teach the student the tool positions, the correct technique and transition, stability in stance and stepping, strong structure and position of the body, the development of energy and core rotational power.

Wing Chun has 4 unarmed forms….  more about the individual forms.


Think of martial arts as a form of physical communication, to learn to communicate in a western language; one would first learn the alphabet, its sequence, the pronunciation of each letter, where it would fit into each word and then possible alternate words as one’s vocabulary increases.

One can think of the 4 unarmed Wing Chun Kuen forms similarly.

  • Siu-Nim-Tao ‘The Little Idea’. The alphabet or basic tools and techniques
  • Chum-Kiu ‘Seeking Bridge’. The dictionary or putting tools and techniques together
  • Biu-Tze ‘Darting Fingers’. The thesaurus or alternate solution when all else fails
  • Mook-Yan-Chong ‘Wooden Man’. Development or continuous improvements

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Wing Chun Kuen Forms Siu Nim Tao


the little idea

Wing Chun Kuen Forms Chum Kiu


bridge seeking

Wing Chun Kuen Forms Biu Tze


darting fingers

Wing Chun Kuen Forms Muk Yan Chong


wooden man

The 4 phases performance

A student will pass through 4 phases of training each form, depending on their experience level, for example, Each student would first practise for precise positioning of the tool, and the transitions between the tools.

A Wing Chun student that has the exact positions for each tool and understands the transitions can then begin to develop fluidity.

Only when the student can flow through the form correctly, without pausing for thought, can they start to develop explosive energy.

Finally, the student has a more profound understanding of how to use their body to generate power, and speed, this is where short-bridge power is introduced, concentrated explosive energy, from a short distance.