Somerset Wing Chun Kung Fu 

Empty Hand Forms

Siu Lim Tao

Siu Lim Tao places the body weapons in relation to the practitioner’s Centreline.

It promotes the exercise of relaxation, focus and concentration whilst building a strong structure from the ground up through the joints to the contact point.



Chum Kiu

Chum Kiu introduces turning and aligning our weapons with respect to the opponent. It also introduces the preliminary kicks of the system.

Sometimes call Seeking the Bridge this is a misnomer. If you have your weapons placed in the right orientation to the opponent and they try to hit you the Bridge will be created automatically.

From this point the job is to Sink the Bridge by sinking your structure whilst applying pressure on to the opponents structure via your structure, through the elbow and the contact point. 

You must NOT press/push down the contact point as an independent movement as you can easily be Lapped or Redirected.


Biu Tze

Biu Tze or Gau Gup Sao (first Aid Hand/Arm) gives methods of recovery of the centerline when it is lost due to poor execution of SLT and CK or the skill of the opponent in taking your line.

It generally works 'off the line' as opposed to on it.


Muk Jang Jong

The Dummy form consists of 8 Sections, only the first 2 are balanced Left and Right.

The other 6 would need to be drilled from a Left and Right start, in order to fully cover the form (14 sections).

The dummy is the never tiring training partner who stands there all day whilst you practice your techniques.

However, take note that the dummy doesn't move so you have to, you have to accommodate this in your understanding and training on the dummy.

In application execution with a live opponent you may not need to move as much and the techniques delivered high or low on the dummy can be inter-changed on an opponent.

Assessment Certificates


Support Material

Syllabus Sheets covering all of the Empty Hand Forms are in the CLUB-SHARE

PDF sheets of Support Drills are in the DRILLS FOLDER