On joint power and neutral stance
There are six main joints which may be utilized in punching:
wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle.
These joints work together to produce what is called Joint Power.
This type of power involves a minimum of muscular use.
The less muscle, the more flexible the joints can react.
Like the attack of a snake, the punch will be fast and devastating.
The more tension you feel in the punch, the more power
will stay in the body and not be released.
The less you feel, the more release you will have.
Like shooting an arrow–the arrow has no power; but the result is forceful.
In Wing Chun, the punch is based on speed, not muscle.
If you don’t feel power or muscle, that means you can punch faster.
The main purpose of Yee Jee Kim Yeung Ma (”neutral stance”)
is to practice your structure, to find your center of gravity
and to balance yourself. When you have the ability
to find and control the center, then when you fight,
you can succesfully use any position.
When an external force comes toward you, that is when you need your balance,
that’s when your stance comes into place.
If you can’t control your balance, it doesn’t matter how good
your hands are; an external force coming in will knock you down.
Yee Jee Kim Yeung Ma is the foundation of all stances.
When you practice, you use this stance to develop balance.
And from this you will develop mobile stances,
which is what you need in a fight.