Yellow Belt – Syllabus

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Basics, Salute and protocol

What does wu shi dao mean?
Sun and moon with no bow (and when to use it).
Class protocol.
What to call your instructor. 

Hand Guard positions

The muay thai guard
This guard see the hand with the palm down in a passive
position, but from are very effective guard when you need to
respond, you should never have your hands down.

Stances

Neutral position

The neutral stance is both feet should width apart feet side by side
so a response can be dealt with from either the left of the right.

50/50 Ready guard
This guard position see one leg back and one leg forward but the
body weight centralised  over both legs, this allow you to go
forward of back instantly.

Stepping

Darting step
This is a forward step launched form the 50/50 guard position, it
goes forward only to allow chasing down a target, it also spring 
and slide along to ground allowing you to move over rough terrain.

Punching

Front vertical knuckles
This is the standard punch in Wu Shi Dao, it is fired from the elbow
not the bicep, its requires many hours of training with the form at
this level, it can be adjusted or inclined when the occasion arise
but it does remain vertical, its effective delivery is in its speed and
to a vital point like the chin or the nose.

Continuous Punching
Using the punching method above and after dropping the hand
that fired, the other hand hits then that hand drops and so on.

Flying fingers
Unlike the punch this strike is done with the fingers together it can
be to the eyes or to the throat or if you have some knowledge of
kyusho or dim mak it can be used here too, it can also be used to
block a hook punch.
 

Kicking  - (all kicks come from the heel unless stated)

Forward Kick (mae geri)
This kick come from the heel and is primarily aimed at the urethra
area or stomach.

Forward toe flip kick (kin geri)
This kick is a kick designed for the groin using the toes

Side Thrust Kick (yoko geri)
T
his kick involves turning the body, bring up the knee and driving
forward the heel into a target such as the knee, shin or stomach.

Blocks

Middle gate block (pak sau)
This block using the palm of the hand in the open position and
can be using for pressing to the side or backward or downwards.


Outside straight arm block
It can be used to block a hook punch. And looks similar to the old
German salute.

Lower gate block (gaan sau)
Here you will learn how to block an upper cut to the stomach or
rib cage.

The Slant bridge block (bong sau)

This arms position is very important, in that it is not a block per seat but a point of contact from which you can transition to stronger technique for the situation you are currently in.              

Falling

Forward roll
At some point you are going to trip, be pushed and may need to
recover , do this by tucking the head in diving over one of your
shoulders by pulling the shoulder forward.

Backward break fall
If you are falling backwards with very little control, curve your
spine and make a ball or out of your body by brining up you legs,
you may also roll out of it.
 

Hands on
Single hand sticking drill, both sides
This in wing chun is know as dan chi sau and is performed the
same way, I have included this as I think it important for hand                                                         fighting on the street.

Form 
Little Idea form, see the first third and comprises of (san bai fut) and 4
way gum sau including lan sau to jum sau (see video)