Siu Nim Tau (小念頭)

Siu Nim Tau or the young idea, is the first empty hand form of Ving Tsun system and is it's foundation. It can be thought of as the ABC's in our particular language of combat.

 

Siu Nim Tau introduces to the student the concepts of the centre-line (Jung Sam Sin), the theory of  facing square on to your opponent (Chiu Ying) and most importantly, the constant springy forward force or Lut Sau Jik Chung.

All arm positions are trained from the basic stance, Yi Ji Kim Yeung Ma, where no body movement occurs, in this fashion it lets the student solely concentrate on the basic hand positions and their associated concepts.