IWCIA - System demands six to eight months of consistent training to qualify each level, gain eligibility and fulfill requirement to move to the next level. Curriculum for each level is well defined and systematic with an effective training by well qualified / certified instructors across India. At the end of each level candidates are certified for completion after an evaluation at the Head Quarters or in presence of the Head Instructor of the association at the respective branches. We do not offer any distance education method considering the effectiveness of the subject matter.
Level 1: Siu Lium Tao ( Little Idea Form ) - 小 念 頭
“SIL LIUM TAO” ( 小念頭 ) directly translated as the “LITTLE IDEA FORM” is the first
and one among three barehand forms in WING CHUN. This is considered to be the
foundation level for whole of WING CHUN KUNG-FU. Students build up more of
external strength in their upper and lower limbs and have a basic understanding of
internal energy or strength "JING" - "勁 " , how this energy co-ordinates and works
with physical action.
CURRICULUM: Centreline Concept:
It is very much vital for a beginner to understand the CL before starting the basic techniques. Triangle Theory:
Helps in understanding “Economy of Motion” meaning “Maximize energy output with minimal footwork”. Nim Lik / Nim Tao:
Body and Mind Co-ordination principles to attain maximum benefits out of practise. Sil Nim Tao:All Sections
Chi Sau: Dan Chi Sau ( 单黐手 ) - Single sticky hand techniques.
Duration :8 months to 1 year
Level 2: Chum Kiu ( Seeking Bridge ) - 尋橋
“CHUM KIU” (尋橋 ) directly translated as the “SEEKING BRIDGE FORM” is the
second and one among three barehand forms in WING CHUN. This is considered
to be the intermediate level and a bridge between Siu Lium Tao and Biu Jee.
Students learn to maintain structure while in motion shifting centreline. It involves
footwork with “Jyun Ma” meaning turn the body position by pivoting the waist
which is also known as turning stance. Chum Kiu is to understand when to seek
bridge between one and the opponent, break opponent’s bridge thereby defensive
structure. Advancing knowledge from " JING " to " FA JING -發勁 " meaning
execution or use of internal energy to strike which creates greater impact than just a physical strike.
Chum Kiu:All Sections
CHI SAU:Seung Chi Sau ( 雙黐手 ) - Double sticky hand techniques.
DURATION: 6 months
Level 3: Biu Jee ( Thrusting Fingers ) - 鏢指
“BIU JEE” ( 鏢指 ) directly translated as the “THRUSTING / DARTING OR SHOOTING
FINGERS FORM” is the THIRD and one among three barehand forms in WING CHUN.
This is the form where students start learning effective usage of elbow and finger
to strikes. A form which includes " HUEN MA" circular stepping a footwork which
helps in quick and effective weight and angle shift. This form helps practitioner to
develop short range power and master the quick escape techniques. Practitioners
learn much advanced footwork to improve their speed in leading, deflecting and
returning against opponents strikes.
BIU JEE : ALL SECTIONS
CHI JERK: Sticky leg techniques. DURATION: 6 months
Level 4: Mok Yang Jong ( Wooden Man structure ) - 木人樁
"MOK YANG JONG" ( 木人樁 ) directly transulated as WOODEN MAN STRUCTURE is
the training level after the first three barehand forms in wing chun. At the beginning
students are trained with a “DAI JONG – GROUNDED DUMMY” to understand the
structure, dummy gates, angles, footwork and applications of the single hand, double
hand blocks, single hand block and counter strikes using fist and palms, bridging
techniques, single palm and double palm push, kicks and locks whichever they learned
in prior barehand forms. Once students are familiar and are able to demonstrate all of the
required basics, they will advance training towards learning the “Wooden Man Form” with
a “GAU JONG – LIVE DUMMY”. GAU JONG helps students to cultivate internal strength not just to strike but also to resist the reflex as a response to each strike thereby maintaining the sticky hand philosophy and continuity of action using opponent’s energy to defeat in real.
WOODEN MAN FORM:108: All Sections
APPLICATIONS: Practical combat applications for each of the moves
CHI SAU / CHI JERK:Advance sticky hand & Sticky leg techniques
FOOTWORK:Combination footwork to improve speed and agility
CONDITIONING:Advance hand and leg conditioning methods to deal with dummy hardness.
DURATION: 1 year
Level 5: Baat Jam Dao ( Eight Slashing Swords ) - 八斬刀
"BAAT JAM DAO" - 八斬刀 directly translated as the EIGHT SLASHING SWORDS Set
or EIGHT CHOPPING SWORDS is the first weapon training level in Wing Chun which
is similar to that of cutting hands. Students replace the hand techniques with the (Dao)
swords. The swords are an extension of the empty handed combat following the same
principles like single and double defensive and offensive hand techniques. Short
swords are regarded as one of most versatile and balanced of offensive and defensive
capabilities of many Chinese weapons. The name refers to number of angles the
swords can be used for defense and cutting.
BASICS: Block, Chop, Stab, Stop, Deflect and Lead
FOOTWORK: Lead, Retreat, Triangle, Jam and Turn
DAO: 8 angles techniques
FORM: 8 Sections
DURATION: 6 months
Level 6: Look Dim Boon ( Six & Half Point Pole ) - 六點半棍
LOOK DIM BOON ( 六點半棍 ) is directly translated as the Six & Half Point Pole.
Myth is that the pole technique of Wing Chun was developed in moving boats
especially a lot of connection dating back to Red Boat Opera which was a shelters for
Anti Qing rebels. The pole is said to be used to move boats on the shallow waters which
then became a part of Wing Chun. The pole measures 8 feet & 2 inches (differs as per
lineage) and the whole form consists of 6½ techniques. There is no concrete
text to prove why the form was stopped or wasn’t developed beyond 6 ½ technique.
Regular training with Luk Dim Boon develops enormous forearm and wrist strength thereby enhancing ability to strike harder.
BASICS POLE: Thrust, Hammer, Lift, Scoop, Pull, Whip, and Stop