IWing Chun trains the awareness of one's own body movement derived from muscular, tendon, and articular sources. A correct Wing Chun stance is like a piece of bamboo, firm but flexible, rooted but yielding. This structure is used to either deflect external forces or redirect them. Wing Chun favours a high, narrow stance with the elbows kept close to the body. Within the stance, arms are positioned across the vitals of the centerline. Shifting or turning within a stance is carried out variantly on the heels, balls, or middle of the foot depending on lineage. All attacks and counter-attacks are initiated from this firm, stable base.
Wing Chun features: steady stances, generation of forces, three tricks with six forces, fists playing close to one's own body, usage of explosive power, stressing on real combat, focusing on completion of movements, combination of offence and defence by forcing up or crushing down the fists or feet from the opposing side. This style of Chuan emphasizes speed of play, keeping fists and feet close to one's body for better protection, as well as to prepare for attacks and fighting the opponent at close range. When fighting, Yongchun boxers contain their chest, arch the back, close their elbows and knees, draw in their ribs, keep their thighs closed to protect the groin. When they use their feet for attack, they must also use their hands in cooperation. When they kick they do not expose their groin and when they deliver fist blows, their hands do not leave the front of their body.
What's commonly seen are six Wing Chun forms:three empty hand forms, one "wooden dummy" form, and two weapons forms.Siu Nim Tao 小念头; means "little idea" or "little imagination".Chum Kiu 寻桥; means "seeking the bridge". Alternately "sinking bridge".Biu Tze 镖指; "darting fingers".Muk Yan Jong 木人桩; "wooden dummy"Baat Jaam Do 八斩刀; means “Eight Chopping/Slashing Knives“.Luk Dim Boon Gwun, 六点半棍; means"Six and A Half Point Pole".