Alexander is a representative of the Sum Jee Wing Chun from the Guangzhou Wing Chun Lineage.
The Guangzhou Wing Chun Lineage
Yim Wing-Chun taught her husband Leung Bok-To. At a later stage in the famous "Red Junk Opera Group", Leung taught Fok Bo-Chuen, Luk Kam, Wong Wah-Bo and Leung Yi-Tai. Fok passed his skills to Yuen Kay-Shan. Yuen Kay-Shan, combining his knowledge from his two teachers (the other being Fung Siu-Ching, a renowned constable who studied under Luk Kam), formed his own version of the style which was later honored as Yuen Kay-Shan Wing Chun. Yuen was referred by his friend Cheung Bo to pass his skills to Chueng's disciple Sum Neng. Like Yuen, Sum consolidated his knowledge to form his own version of the art, known as Sum Neng Wing Chun and later founded the Guangzhou Wing Chun Organization. Sum Jee, his own uncle, was one if his students. Sum Jee, combining his knowledge of both Wing Chun and Hung Kuen, formulated another subtle called Sum Jee Wing Chun. Sum Jee had many students including his three sons. Sum King is currently teaching in Hong Kong and is well known in the Guangzhou Wing Chun community. Sum King is Alexander's master.
Characteristics of Guangzhou Wing Chun ~
While also having the same 3 empty hand forms (Siu Nim Tau, Chum Kiu, Biu Jee), the six-and-a-half pole and the butterfly blades, Guangzhou Wing Chun has it's own interpretation and presentation. On top of this, this lineage also includes the four types of punches (centerline punch, the side dragon punch, the sideways punch and the arrow punch), which differentiates itself from the other lineages. This Wing Chun lineage strongly emphasizes the importance of not flexing, or tensing up the muscles i.e. being loose. Only when the body is loose can one open up all the joints (especially the six major joints) in the body to create the explosive force within the combat range, we call that short range power "Song Ging" (roughly translated as "loose engery"). In terms of combat techniques, there is a specially designed "12 San Sik" ("San Sik" meaning "loose form"), only available in this lineage, which includes 12 significant techniques.
The theory of Guangzhou Wing Chun emphasizes the practitioner to loosen up, not fight force with force. That way the hand-body-footwork coordination and agility will be increased, the angle and striking point of your technique will be more precise. Through close range "sticking bridge" training, one developes "Jee Gok" (sensing and acting on the opponent's energy flow from the arms/ "bridge"). After mastering the attack and defense skills in the stocking range will the practitioner be able to progress to the combat range.
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