Main components

1. The basis forms

SIU NIM TAU, the first form, is a collection of all arm movements and forms the basis for
the whole system. This form can be considered the 'ABC' of Ving Tsun where an important emphasis is laid on the stance, the basis of all movements.

CHUM KIU, the second form, deals with the movement combinations, turning the stance, kicks, footwork and emphasizes balance as it’s main theme. 

BIU GEE, the third form, has as it’s main theme: escape from extremely disadvantaged situations. This situation can be caused by multiple attackers, or from an overpowering opponent, but also when the Ving Tsun practitioner himself has been injured.

2. Punching bag training

The aim of Ving Tsun is be able to defeat an opponent by the simplest means. Therefore, training punching and kicking on the punching bag is very important for developing a powerful strike. Even the best techniques will have little impact if they do not result in a fast, powerful hit. 

3. Chi Sau-training

At an early stage, partner training is started in Chi Sau ­often referred to as ‘the soul of
Ving Tsun’, Correct Chi Sau training develops the reflexes, speed and focus which are necessary for fighting and trains the attack and defense, which follow the subtle flow of
the kinetic force of the opponent. Important in the implementation of all techniques is a correct distance. 

4. Dummy training

MOK YAN CHONG, called ‘dummy training’, is about perfecting techniques by training on
a specially built wooden training apparatus which acts as a fixed element. Furthermore,
one trains fast and efficient correction of disadvantageous fighting positions and attacks against an object which provides great resistance.

Gert-Jan Ketelaar training Baat Jam Dao

5. Weapon training

LOK DIM BOON KWAN, the long pole which is used in the pole form, is considered as a representation of all large objects which can serve as a weapon, and develops
greater punching power and stability. 

BAAT JAM DAO, Ving Tsun knives are trained in a structure which strongly deviates of the basis of Ving Tsun and this is therefore only taught once a practitioner’s arm techniques can be effectively used and when the basis is sufficiently under control.