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Buick Yip: Stories of Wing Chun #01, Biu Jee Footwork

The following took place many years ago, I think it is about time to share.

Me and my American Akita, Chat Chin, used to walk to the fountain in Tsimshatsui East in Kowloon at nights where it is spacious to run, that night, we chased each other, dogs run faster than human, when I am losing him, I whistled and turned back, he took over the chase. In no time he is just right behind me, all at a sudden my adrenaline buildup and I simulated desperation, I must turn back and get him. The chain of movements below is never rehearsed and just came in natural sequence as if having been trained for the situation.

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Wooden Dummies

Wooden Dummy Engravings

For ease of reference, here are the most common engravings offered on Everything Wing Chun’s Warrior and MasterPath dummies made in the USA. Older versions and newer versions of the engravings are shown. Anything thing you see is available, as are custom engravings.

This engravings are normally available on all USA Custom Made Wing Chun Dummies.

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Wooden Dummies

Wooden Dummy Cracking Solutions – Make It Beautiful with Colored Epoxy

One of the most challenging things about owning solid-body wooden dummies (vs laminated wood dummies) is trying to maintain the humidity so that they do not start checking (cracking). (Personally, I think you should get it out of your head that you will keep a solid-body dummy in perfect condition. Don’t even expect to.) If you are tired of maintaining the environment for your dummy, or simply don’t even want to try, here is an idea for you.

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Wooden Dummies

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.

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Announcements Long Pole

Bruce Bao Long Poles Used at Ip Man 3 Opening

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!

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Announcements Butterfly Swords

Buick Yip Swords Given to Mike Tyson at Ip Man 3 Opening

We found this to be interesting. At the opening to the Film, “Ip Man 3”, a pair of swords designed for the Everything Wing Chun site by Buick Yip were given to Mike Tyson and used in demos by Donnie Yen. You can see Buick’s calligraphy on the swords if you look carefully. It says “Wing Chun” on one blade and “Bot Jarm Do” (8-Cut Swords, the name for the butterfly swords) on the other.

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Wooden Dummies

Traditional vs Parallel Arms on a Wooden Dummy

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.