The Muk Yan Jong (木人樁; pinyin: mùrénzhuāng; Yale Cantonese: muk6 yan4 jong1; literally “wooden man post”) is a wooden dummy used in Chinese martial arts training. It is associated with the martial art of Wing Chun and other Kung Fu styles of Southern China.
The muk yan jong has three arms and one leg, which represents an opponent’s body in various positions. The wooden slats on which the muk yan jong is traditionally mounted have a springiness that is similar to a human opponent’s involuntary reaction and allows the user to practice absorbing energy into his stance. Read Full Post
We were pleased to discover that not only were our exclusive Buick Yip swords used at the opening of Ip Man 3 and given to Mike Tyson, but Bruce Bao’s longpoles were also used in that demo! Read Full Post
The second most common question we get in regards to wooden dummies (after “What height should my wooden dummy arms be off the floor“) is, “Should I get traditional or parallel arms and what is the difference?”. So we decided to tackle that question here. Read Full Post
If you are interested in purchasing a free-standing wooden dummy, you will be happy to know that all the stands by Warrior Martial Arts and MasterPath sell recently got an update prompted by a YouTube video by Sifu Freedie Lee. Read Full Post
One of the most common questions we are asked is, “How high do I mount my dummy”, or “How high off the ground do my dummy arms need to be?”. So we thought we would answer that question here for you. Read Full Post
Today we are excited to interview Sifu Constantine Spange – creator of the most advanced Wing Chun footwork and structure training mats ever made. These tough mats are specially designed for your height and scientifically place your feet where you will have the best structure. Let’s dig in and see what Sifu Spange has to say about them. Read Full Post
After about my first year in Wing Chun I became very interested in the history of the art. I read everything I could find on all of the lineages of Wing Chun – both online and off. Yet, there was little to be found other than myth and legend when it came to the history of Wing Chun… and each lineage had different versions of the history – even very recent history. Skip forward 16 years and not much has changed… but it might soon. Ben Judkins, owner of the blog, Kung fu Tea, and Jon Neilson, chief instructor at Wing Chun Hall, have put together the first true academic work on the history on Wing Chun. Read Full Post