Martial arts training seems to be inextricably linked to ideas of wisdom. Many books have been written by martial artists both ancient and modern on the topic of what they have learned through their practice. So how does a student of philosophy go about achieving a clear understanding of what is referred to in those books? Experience alone can provide a relevant context. The study of martial arts is primarily a physical experience.
In addition to learning the Ving Tsun forms, a student will learn numerous exercises (known as two-person drills) which are designed to develop balance, coordination, energy, relaxation, sensitivity, and timing. These drills also serve to enhance a student’s understanding of Ving Tsun principles. Below are some of the two-person drills and hand/foot techniques typically taught to Ving Tsun students. Two-Person Drills Lop Sao DrillGrabbing arm and quan sao position
Moy Yat Playing Siu Nim Tao Siu Nim Tao is a form that is easy to learn but not quite so easy to play well. One must keep several things in mind in order to achieve a high caliber of Siu Nim Tao. Of course, the most important requirement is to know all the movements in the proper sequence. The movements are in themselves simple ones, but it is essential that they are performed frequently, in a relaxed manner.