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5 Wing Chun Dummy Blueprints

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

Guide to Teak Wooden Dummies

teak wooden dummy

The “best” wood for wooden dummies varies from practitioner to practitioner and lineage to lineage. Since Ip Man’s time, Teak has been one of the most popular types of wood for Mook Jong’s. There is no single reason why many practitioners prefer it, but it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and resilient types of wood you can get your “sticky hands” on.  Given teak’s natural oils, it is able with withstand various weather conditions with out splitting like most other wood when humidity changes rapidly. Read Full Post

How to Use The Wing Chun Ring

This article is an excerpt from Tyler Rea’s Jook Wan Huen Bamboo Ring Article: The Devil is in the Details Part 5, which you can download by clicking the link. The Jook Wan Huen is trained in 2 primary ring positions, one with the arms inserted parallel to each other in the ring. The other with the arms polarized in alternating positions. For easier reading the Jook Wan Heun or Bamboo Ring/Hoop will be abbreviated to simply the JWR throughout the rest of the article. Read Full Post