The 12 Methods of Wing Chun
BIU – darting, thrusting – the weapon flies like a rock in a sock,
relaxed, fast, with the right power and accurate targeting.
CHI – sticking – feeling lateral, vertical or rotational attempts of attack.
JEET – intercepting – cutting short an opponent
before he can launch his attack or the latest after two moves.
CHIT – slicing – cut into the opponent to capture his center,
destabilize and uproot him.
CHUM – sinking – in order to stabilize your horse (stance),
to break the opponent’s structure, to disperse force or to generate power.
DART – joining – psychological or physical.
DONG – swinging – yourself or the opponent for reversing his action.
KAO SAAT – detain&kill – holding him and hitting.
LAO/TAO – leaking/stealing in – in a contact or non-contact position,
the hands flow with the opponent’s movement and find a gap.
MO – touching and feeling.
TUN – swallowing – accepting and diverting incoming power
to disipate it’s impact.
TONG – pressing – this is a subtle force, like in the beginning of Chum Kiu –
down then slightly up, or side to side – like pushing to get a reaction
then magnifying the reaction to pull.