Wing Chun Glossary of Terminology

Wing Chun Forms

Siu Nim Tau – Little Idea
Chum Kiu – Seeking the Bridge
Biu Jee – Thrusting Fingers
Muk Yan Jong – Wooden Dummy
Luk Dim Bun Gwan – Six and a half point pole
Baat Jaam Dao – Eight Slashing Knives
Hong Jong – Air Dummy
Jong Sau – Dummy Hands

 

Wing Chun Titles

Sifu – Teacher
Sigung – Teacher’s Teacher
Sihing – Elder student
Sidai – Junior student

 

Wing Chun Basic Terms

Sau – Arm / Hand / Palm
Kuen – Fist / Boxing
Gerk – Leg / Foot
Jee – Finger
Jeung – Elbow
Lik – Power / Force
Dan Tien – Center of Gravity (below navel)
Joan Sien – Centerline
Bat Doan Jeung – Immovable Elbow
Chung Choy (Lin Wah Kuen) – Chain Punch
Chung Kuen (Yat Jee Kuen) – Vertical Punch “Sun Character Punch”

 

Wing Chun Stances

Hoi Ma – Opening the Stance
Lok Ma – Lowering the Stance
Yee Jee Kim Yeung Ma – Square stance
Do Ma – Knife Stance
Kwan Ma – Pole Stance
Doi Gok Ma – Side Stance
Juen Ma – Turning Stance
Bil Ma – Advancing Stance
Huen Ma – Circling Step Horse Stance

Wing Chun Hands

Bong Sau – Wing / Arc or Elbow Out Arm
Fook Sau – Force Control Hand
Man Sau – Asking / Jamming Hand
Wu Sau – Guarding Hand
Tan Sau – Dispersing / Palm Up Hand
Kau Sau – Detaining Hand / Circle Block
Jum Sau – Sinking Hand
Gum Sau – Pinning / Pressing Hand
Jut Sau – Yanking Hand
Huen Sau – Circling Hand
Lop Sau – Pulling / Grabbing Hand
Pak Sau – Slapping / Checking Hand
Tok Sau – Lifting Hand
Laan Sau – Barring Arm
Tui Sau – Pushing Hand
Jeet Sau – Recieving Hand
Gaang Sau – Ploughing / Splitting Hand
Biu Sau – Thrusting Hand
Dai Bong Sau – Low Wing / Arc or Elbow Out Arm
Fak Sau – Whisking Arm / Sideways Chop
Bil Sau – Forward Thrust Hand
Chang Sau – Spade Hand / Palm Strike
Mang Geng Sau – Neck Pulling Hand
Shat Geng Sau – Throat Cutting Palm
Kwan Sau – Rotating Arms / Low Bong + Inside Tan
Phon Sau – Trapping Hands
Kwai Jeong – Butting Elbow
Pai Jeong – Hacking Elbow

 

Wing Chun Drills

Daan Chi Sau – Single Sticking Hands Drill
Luk Sau – Rolling Arms Drill
Seung Chi Sau – Double Sticking Hands Drill
Chi Gerk – Sticking Leg Drill
Chin Na – Locking, controlling, seizing
Gor Sau – Step Sparring / Relaxed Sparring
San Sau – Two Person Application Drills
Gong Sau – Talking Hands / Sparring