Mook Yang Jong, Wing Chun's dummy form
The purpose of practising with the wooden man is for training in techniques... The point of training with the wooden man
is that its distance from you is fixed, which helps when you learn the correct fighting distance between you and your enemy.
The form makes up an important part of the Wing Chun learning curve. The dummy form is often said to contain
the fighting techniques of the Wing Chun system. This does not mean to say that the techniques learned in the
3 empty forms are not for fighting or combat, the difference is application. The empty hand forms have to be
applied to a situation and cannot always be performed exactly as they appear in the form whereas the techniques
in the Dummy form are performed against the 'Jong' or dummy, and therefore are being practiced in a way that
applies them directly. This is because the techniques are performed against the physical arms, legs and body
of the wooden dummy.
The advantages of training on a wooden dummy are, that it can be hit as hard as the practitioner wishes,
it can be trained on for long hours whereas a live partner might get bored. Also as the Dummy does not move
much, the practitioner learns mobility while circling around the dummy in conjunction with blocking and
striking hand techniques.
Perform the Mok Jong in the Air
Wing Chun Kuen Kuit - Mo Yat