# Review – Austin Goh’s Wing Chun Pole Form DVD

## Review – Austin Goh’s Wing Chun Pole Form DVD

Sifu Austin Goh, provides basic instruction in the Wing Chun weapons pole form in this DVD. This weapon is generally referred to as the “Dragon Pole,” and is an integral part of the Wind Chun system of Kung Fu.

If you’re looking for a basic pole form, that is relatively short and easy to learn, and with practical applications, then this DVD is for you. Sifu Goh’s DVD demonstrates the pole form and talks about its purpose in striking the six vital points of the body.

Applications are shown in partner practice where you can learn how to use the pole in an effective manner. The form shows how the pole can be moved swiftly with power and accuracy. Wind Chun Kicks are also demonstration during applications which show that you can rely on your feet as well as the pole for defensive purposes in applicable situations.

Although, one my find that carrying a long and conspicuous defensive weapon around like a six foot dragon pole as impractical; the practice of the dragon pole can certainly contribute to your skill in the projection of power. The pole form can also give you a better sense of balance and the importance of rooting when holding and using a weapon. Learning pole form training can also contribute to one’s overall flexibility and the development of strength and endurance. I feel this DVD provides the very basics and excellent foundation for move advanced training in the Wing Chun system.

Technical Specifications:

Title: Austin Goh, Wing Chun Pole Form
Format: PAL DVD-R
Language: English
Region: All regions
Number of discs: 1
Length: 34 min
DVD Release Date: 26 Dec 2006

Content Overview: Austin Goh, Wing Chun Pole Form

Introduction

• Pole Form Training

Basic Pole Form practice

• Opening Pole Stance
• Grabbing the Pole Technique
• Wrist Power Training
• Double Arm Power Training
• Single Arm Power Training

Wing Chun – 3 and half strike basic techniques

• Side striking pole technique
• Front Strike Technique
• Pole Turning Technique
• Lifting Pole Techniques

Wing Chun Form – 3 and half strike form

• Demonstration – one: Full speed
• Demonstration – two: slow motion

Demonstration of form in three sections

• Section one – Pole Opening
• Section two – Side and Front Strike
• Section three – Finishing Pole Form

Basic Pole Form Techniques

• 6 and half strokes- Demonstration – one: Full speed

Demonstration of Pole Form – 6 and half strokes

• Section one – Opening Pole Form
• Section two – Front Strike Techniques
• Section three – Double Pole Strike
• Section four – Single Pole Strike
• Finishing of the Pole form

Demonstration of Pole Form – 6 and half strokes

• Demonstration – two: done in slow motion

Demonstration of Pole form – 6 and half strokes

• Pole Form Closing- Demonstration – Three

Sticky Pole Techniques – Demonstration One

• Section one – Defense and attack
• Section two – Side Strike
• Section three – Double Strike

Sticky Pole – Demonstration two

• Close up – Slow motion

Pole Applications

• Front Pole Strike
• Front Block – Low strike
• Side Block to Head Strike
• Double Block to Body Strike
• Upper Block to Groin Strike
• Lower Block to Head Strike
• Double Block to Touching Pole
• Block to Face Strike

Advance Pole Fighting Techniques

• Demonstrated by Sifu Goh and Senior Student
• Demonstration shown in slow motion

Interview with Sifu Goh

• Q/A Session

Reviewer: George Hernandez
Date: February 10, 2011
DVD Bought on: Everything Wing Chun
It is also available for download on Everything Wing Chun Instant Access