The instant I talk about Wing Chun, I guess you never fails to think about wooden dummy. We can see that in movies such as-Wing Chun, IP man and The Grandmaster. Nowadays, wooden dummy has been widely used by people of many cultures, even including Bruce Lee, IP man and Robert Downey Jr. So, how much do you know about wooden dummy.
What is wooden dummy?
Wooden dummy is a martial arts equipment, which is made by superior wood and using advanced technology related to insecticidal, in order to make sure no crack, no deformation and no damaged by insects. From the respect of its shape, the design principle is based on somatology, it also means that participants can treat it as an enemy to assault. in general, the height of wooden dummy is slightly low than participants. Because of its attractive appearance and sophisticated technology has enjoyed by martial arts fans.
The classify of wooden dummy
• column-style wooden dummy It’s more common, almost all wooden dummy seems to have been of this style. It’s suitable for indoor installation. Compared with others, column-style wooden dummy tends to be taking exercise for the power and endurance of one person.
• suspension-style wooden dummy It’s constructed with wooden-trussed need not to be fixed, you can move it in any direction. It can be installed in martial arts schools or some open practice facilities.
• spring-loaded wooden dummy If you want to improve your speed and reaction capacity, i strongly recommend you to try it. Owing to little space occupation and training convenient, has been widely accepted by martial art fans as a preference selection, which is good for people living in high-rise buildings.
The different between wooden dummy and others
• wooden dummy—sandbag hit sandbag is a relatively single method, but conversely, wooden dummy is a high-level combat technique related to Wing Chun that integrating Siu Nim Tao(小念头), Chum Kiu form(寻桥) and Biu Tze(标指), which is fully reflect the consciousness of actual combat and attack approach. Next, wooden dummy is to imitate the human body and it
• wooden dummy—dumbbell lift dumbbell has a good result to arm strength. In comparison with dumbbell, in addition to training arm strength, wooden dummy has a remarkable effect in foot movements and body conditioning. By striking wooden dummy can get an overall skill development, such as catch(擒), stick(插), throw(抛), squeeze(挤), hit(撞), penetrate bridge(穿桥), back carbuncle(搭手) and hook(勾脚), etc. Improving participants flexibility through training.
The benefit of practicing wooden dummy
Practicing wooden dummy playing a prominent role in hand speed, one of its main purpose to enhance the speed of expertly disintegrating opponent’s trick. through long-playing practice, the practitioner’s hands will be honed in a significant “hard” effect. Bruce Lee created JKO(截拳道) is according to Wing Chun. Once perfected, you can apply to actual combat, the enemy is difficult to close. It will be seen from this that practice wooden dummy playing a important part in hit near.