Tieu Hinhy - (Little Idea form)
The "little idea” form, is the term given to the synthesis of the forms of the five animals, the first form taught to the new students, inculcating fundamental principles and rudimentary techniques, in the Vietnamese branch of Yuen Chai Wans Wing Chun Kuen. The 36 elementary strikes selected are aimed in all directions and imply simultaneous attacks and defenses, according to the Yin Yang philosophy, from the position of the hour-glass (feet converging, slightly inclined toward the back). This posture, exclusive to Wing Chun is for concentrating breathing, awakening and stimulating vital energy and so doing, to consolidate blows.
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