Why We Hit the Dummy Like We Do

ABOUT THIS VIDEO: Although other styles use the wooden dummy, it is most closely associated with Wing Chun. Recently I was practicing the form on it when a thought occurred to me: in the form, the head-height strikes are either palm strikes or chops. The only punches we deliver are directed at the body.

Well, I had to ask myself: "Why is that?" The wooden dummy was created who knows how long ago, but is it possible that the practitioners knew something even back then about the dangers of striking to the head? It's a thought worth exploring, which is exactly what I do in this video!


~~~Steve Grogan

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