THE WING CHUN SYSTEM IS EXTREMELY COMPACT COMPARED WITH OTHER MARTIAL ARTS METHODS. MADE UP OF JUST THREE “EMPTY-HAND” FORMS, A WOODEN DUMMY FORM AND SEVERAL UNIQUE TRAINING DRILLS, WING CHUN IS WELL KNOWN FOR ITS EFFICIENCY AND PRACTICALITY AS A BARE-HAND COMBAT SYSTEM.
Perhaps less well known, but equally as practical and efficient, are its two weapons forms, the Luk Dim Boon Gwan (“six-and-a-half point pole”) and the Baat Jaam Do (“eight-slash/cut knives”).
Traditionally, the most coveted form is that of the Baat Jaam Do, considered by some as the highest level of the system. However, it is the Luk Dim Boon Gwan that more closely resembles the “empty-hand” component of the system and which, in many ways, is a far more beneficial aspect of the system, in terms of what it offers to the student. In fact, it could be best described as “one-armed” Wing Chun!”