Master Tse’s Wing Chun Note 306
Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng 長橋發勁 and Dyún Kìuh Faat Gihng 短橋發勁 – Part 8
The following is being shared as a reference to the training methods, however you should not attempt any of the following methods without proper tuition from a qualified Tse Qigong Centre Wing Chun instructor.
After the initial training, the legs are stronger, and every punch is connected through the whole body. The knuckles have come harder and the skin has become tougher. Now we can begin to test our punch a little bit. Remember our aim is to train our Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng 長橋發勁. If we can do Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng then we can also do Dyún Kìuh Faat Gihng 短橋發勁.
Begin by finding a thin board or block that is fairly is easy to break. Position your fist close to the thin board. It must be very close, almost touching. Then we can use Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng and punch the board. If you can break it then that is good. Now you can increase the thickness of the board and test your punch again. Keep increasing the thickness of the board until you find reach a board you cannot break. Now you need to go back to training Síu Lihm Tào 小念頭 and conditioning your knuckles. After you have been training for a while, you can try breaking the thicker board again. If you can now break it, you can again increase the thickness or strength of the board until again you reach a point where you cannot break it. You can decide how strong a board or block you want to break, so train your punch until you are happy with it.
Remember, the bottom line is do not injure yourself! Do not try this training without a qualified teacher to help and guide you. If you have trained your Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng enough, then you can hurt other people very easily, but we should remember Wing Chun Kung Fu is for self-defence, not for hurting other people.
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