Wing Chun Kuen Kuit
ABOUT THE WING CHUN KUEN KUIT & CHOPS
Wing Chun has many oral traditions. Known as kuen kuit they are often short, sing-song, sayings and rhymes. These sayings and rhymes provide the Wing Chun (Ving Tsun) practitioner much wisdom and help to transmit the principles and concepts found in Ving Tsun.
It was not until Sigung Moy Yat was commissioned by Soji Yip Man, had the Kuen kuit been put to stone chops. The stone chops are a one of a kind work of art. The seals (chops) provide the history & principles of the Wing Chun style in stone. They are respected as both a work of art and for their content in recording the maxims of Ving Stun.
The chops consist of 51 different kinds of stone carved in 51 different styles. It took 3 years to collect the stones and an additional 3 years to plan and carve them. They are on display in 4 custom made boxes at the Ving Tsun Museum.
Some of the Wing Chun (Ving Tsun) Kuen Kuit are:
- Timing is achieved through practice.
- The theory of Ving Tsun has no limit in its applications
- People walk the bow, I walk the string.
- Occupy the inner gate to strike deep into the defense.
- Staff does not hit twice.
- Fist is not polite.
- The fist come from the heart.
- Understand the principles for your training.
- Charge an opponent. Execute three moves together.
- Make the first move to take control. Attack according to timing.
- Soft and relaxed strength will put your opponent in jeopardy.
- Be humble to request your teacher for guidance.