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 Learn the key concepts and principles of the second (empty-hand) form and begin building a bridge between the forms, Chi Sau and sparring.


Develop your Wing Chun skills as you work towards a greater level of depth, flexibility and understanding of the Wing Chun system. Explore a variety of ‘shapes’ (techniques), including how to apply them against straight punches. Students must have completed the Siu Nim Tao foundation course or have gained relevant experience elsewhere, in order to enrol on this challenging but rewarding course. 

Level: Intermediates

Duration: 24 months ( 2 years)


The Chum Kiu practitioner course is an opportunity to progress in your training and build on the techniques and knowledge learned from Siu Nim Tao (foundation course). On this course, you will learn the basic ‘shapes’ (techniques) that define the art of Wing Chun, in addition to learning the second (empty-hand) form. Students will also begin the process of building a bridge between the forms and sparring by learning single sticky hands. 

What you will learn:

  • Basic ‘shapes’ (techniques) of Wing Chun system, such as Bong Sau, Tan Sau, Jum Sau, Pak Sau and Lap Sau

  • Second (empty-hand) form, its full sequence of movements, techniques and principles

  • How to approach single sticky hands, both stationary and footwork    


Will I be tested or graded at the end of the course?

Yes. Students will be tested on techniques that derive from Siu Nim Tao and Chum Kiu. The test is split into two separate grades allowing students to focus exclusively on individual skills and qualities. 

How is the Chum Kiu course structured?

The Chum Kiu follows the same structure as the Siu Nim Tao course in that, it is broken down into three parts, each part focusing on a specific aspect of Wing Chun.


The first part deals with the basic ‘shapes’ or techniques, while the second part focuses on learning the second (empty-hand) form, helping you understand its techniques, concepts and principles. The third part introduces single sticky hands, which build the bridge between the forms, single and double sticky hands.    

Will I be doing any sparring?

Yes, students will begin learning how to spar using techniques against the front and rear guard.


Will I be tested or graded at the end of the course?

Yes, students are graded with an aim to test their new-found skills in a controlled environment.


What does the Chum Kiu course progress onto?

The (CK) practitioner course progresses onto the advanced Wooden Dummy course. On this course students will explore the eight-basic kicking techniques of the 108 (116) wooden dummy form, in addition to learning the advanced hand techniques. This course is ideal for those who have successfully completed the Siu Nim Tao and Chum Kiu course. Students will also begin learning double sticky hands.