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
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
For this interview we sat down with James Biggica, owner of Warrior Martial Art Supply. He is very well known Wooden Dummy craftsman and creates some really innovative marital arts gear!
Since it is Warrior’s 11th year anniversary, we decided to dig deeper into James’ marital arts background and see what new products is coming out with!
Lets see what he had to say! Read Full Post
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
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