Note: The below are general concepts of Muk Yun Jong and is not a means to teach or a complete guide.
Muk Yan Jong (木人樁)
- Involves combining all three forms; Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu & Biu Jee and applying it to the wooden dummy as a training tool for fighting.
Hoong Jong (空樁) is a substitute for Muk Yan Jong if the wooden dummy is not available to train, it is performed in the same way. Basically, place something in front on the ground as guidance for the wooden dummy or centre of reference.
The fundamentals you learn and need to understand is:
- The distance between you and the wooden dummy. This will give you an idea how close you are to the wooden dummy and whether you need to move closer or away from the wooden dummy.
- The range (or reach) whether it be your hands or feet to the wooden dummy
- The placement of hitting or kicking to the wooden dummy
- Attack is Defence, Defence is Attack
You require the essence of Wing Chun when you perform the Muk Yan Jong.
You start the form in Yee Gee Kim Yeung Ma (二字拑羊馬), two hands in Man Sau or Jong Sau, your centre line facing the wooden dummy.