The Form is Not Just the Form

On the surface, a form is a routine of movements, which is included as a part of the curriculum for many Asian martial arts. Did you know that learning the sequence is just an introduction to the form?

A form in WingChun is not just a collection of techniques, an artsy performance piece, or an exercise routine. The first step is to learn the routine as a syllabus of movements. Before we even say that we have completed a form at a basic level, we must also learn the concepts, strategies, applications, and partner exercises for the techniques within the form. That way we can understand and use the form, which is the most important part after all.

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