The 116 Wooden Dummy (Muk Yan Zhong) Techniques combines the Siu Nim Tau, Chum Kiu and Biu Jee forms together and teaches the Wing Tsun student correct hand positioning and strengthens the arms and legs.
Effectively the "Wooden Dummy" is a protractor that allows a Wing Tsun practitioner to test and see how good their positioning is in the absence of a live training partner. If positioning is off and full energy is applied, the practitioner will be thrown off balance. The wooden man consists of three arms and a leg.
The wooden arms and legs can represent different things at different times. For example the ends of the arms can represent either a wrist or an elbow depending on the movement being performed. The arms themselves can have a different representation of left and right arms too depending on the movement performed.
All 116 Wooden Dummy techniques on the dummy should be performed with precision and at a steady pace.
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