Intro

The 3 Kicks and 1 Knee are:

  1. Twisting Kick (Cam Kiu 2nd Section)
  2. Straight Kick (Cam Kiu 3rd Section)
  3. Stamp (Cam Kiu 3rd Section)
  1. Knee (Cam Kiu 3rd Section)

Reasons to Kick or Knee in Wing Chun:

  • Opponent is outside of Siu Nim Tao range (too far you kick, too near you knee)
  • There is a 2nd opponent
  • Opponent has a knife

1 – Twisting kick

Wing Chun London Twisting Kick

Possible striking points (viewed from above):

Notes:

  • Kick with front or back foot – back foot has more power but front foot is more direct
  • Striking height is anywhere between the knee and the head
  • Use heel or ball of the foot
  • Foot is always rising from the ground
  • Good against a 2nd opponent as can be applied to the side
  • You twist so that:
    • Your foot gains more momentum by going a longer route
    • Can jar their knee by coming in from the side
    • Go round their arms if aiming for the head

2 – Straight kick

Wing Chun London Straight Kick

Possible striking points (viewed from above):

Notes:

  • Kick with front or back foot – back foot has more power but front foot is more direct
  • Striking height is anywhere between the shin and the chin
  • Use heel, ball of the foot or ‘laces’ (groin only)
  • Foot is always rising from the ground
  • Ideally you kick in the direction your pelvis is facing – otherwise it’s difficult to get power
  • Good against someone with a knife as it has the most distance out of all the kicks

3 – Stamp

Wing Chun London Stamp

Possible striking points (viewed from above):

Notes:

  • Front or back foot – back foot has more power but front foot is more direct
  • Striking height is anywhere between the shin and the belly
  • Use heel or midpoint of the foot
  • Point toe upwards as you strike to expose the heel more
  • Foot goes up (to load the stamp) then down (to strike)
  • You sacrifice efficiency (foot going up then down) for more power
  • Good against an opponent behind you as it is the only kick that can go backwards

1 – knee

Wing Chun London Knee

Possible striking points (viewed from above):

Notes:

  • Front or back knee – back knee has more power but front knee is more direct
  • Striking height is anywhere from the groin to the belly
  • Help the knee go forward by pointing the toe downwards as you strike
  • Combine with a clinch round their neck (e.g. double Tik Sau)
  • Good against someone trying to grapple you