Blocks, footwork and movement are the absolute essentials to your defensive game revisit these foundations regularly.
Movement is simply the cornerstone of our system. The ability to close, evade, create angles and absorb impact is critical. The elements of posture, stance, centre of gravity and overall balance have to be mastered and the drills used to do this must accurately reflect your needs in combat.
Movement also refers to slipping, ducking, weaving, changing levels and simply anything that allows you to evade or minimise injury while giving you the option to counter.
We must remember Wing Chun is a boxing style with a relatively limited kicking arsenal on the street and therefore needs to be addressed on some levels like a boxing system. But unlike a boxing system we have options to grab, pin, push or trap, which require a different set of developmental drills.
Even though the battlefield is in a constant state of flux and our guard will change according to our needs it is important to address our opponent in the correct stance: feet slightly wider than our shoulders and body angled at 45°, evenly balanced, but with weight not sitting too heavily on the heels and knees bent, basically an athletic stance – ready for movement in any direction.