Sifu Lit's background
Sifu Lit has been practicing Wing Chun kung fu since 1978 and has been training with grandmaster Chu Shong Tin since 1989. Sifu Lit is a qualified Senior Instructor of the Wing Chun Athletic Association and is one of few instructors worldwide who not only understand the crucial role of chi in Wing Chun is also able to demonstrate its application effectively.
Sifu Lit's teaching method
Sifu Lit does not run formal classes at his studios, nor does he enforce a belt system of grading or measuring performance like most other martial arts. Rather, like grandmaster Chu Shong Tin, he believes each student needs to learn at their own pace and has found the method of providing individual attention to each student in a group setting to be most effective way to teach Wing Chun kung fu.
What is Wing Chun Kung fu?
Wing Chun optimizes body structure, employs natural and economical movements and combines every move with extreme mental focus in order to harness the power of one's own inner energy (or chi) to strike the opponent.
The result is a tough, powerful and practical martial art that does not depend on the age and muscle strength of the practitioner for its effectiveness.
The Wing Chun System
The Wing Chun System consist of 3 empty-hand forms and two traditional weapon forms.
The first form is called Siu Nim Tau - "a humble idea". Its contains the basic movements of Wing Chun and acts a foundation for the next 2 forms. This form is also designated to allow the practitioner to develop the skill of harnessing and directing his inner energy, or chi, which is a crucial building block to base the following forms on.
The second form is called Chum Kiu - "search for the bridge". The word "bridge" in Chinese contains the meaning of "arm" and "path to target". The practitioner learns to find the opponents arm, deflect incoming attacks and find the path to penetrate into the opponent's defence circle.
The third form is called Biu Jee , combines the structure of Siu Nim Tau and Chum Kiu's rotational force. It requires a highly focused mind to reach the highest level. Practitioners who master this form become able to transmit forces or energy from all parts of the body into the attaching fingers at high speed.
The wooden dummy and Chi Sau (sticky hands) exercises are practical tools to help one advance to the next level. The wooden dummy allows students to practice unleashing all their available power into an object without injuring their classmates.