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Chinese Terminology at BLVTMAA

School Terms

This table contains some of the Chinese terminology used in our schools.

Chinese Terminology Meanings
Baat Cham Dao Eight chopping knives - the most advanced part of Ving Tsun. Two heavy knives used together.
Biu Jee Darting fingers - the third unarmed form.
Bong Sau Wing arm - one of the three most important blocks.
Chi Sau Sticking hands - an exercise to train feelings of your hands against your opponent's force/pressure and direction, closest to sparring/fighting situation.
Chum Kiu Seeking the bridge - the second unarmed form.
Dan Chi Single sticking hands - the first exercises towards Chi Sau.
Double Dan Chi The second exercise towards Chi Sau.
Fook Sau Lying hand - one of the three most important blocks.
Garn Sau Splitting hand - a low block.
Jum Sau Sinking hand - similar to Fook Sau, more forceful.
Jut Sau Jerk hand.
Kuen Fist.
Kung Fu Either power and strength of a martial artist or skilled work/dedication.
Kwan Sau Bong Sau with Tan Sau.
Lap Sau A latching technique and a series of exercises relating to it.
Lat Sau Literally "free hand". We use it to mean continuous forward force, from "Lat Sau Jek Cheung", free hand thrusts forward.
Luk Dim Boon Kwun Eight and a half point pole - the second last form, using a long pole.
Man Sau Seeking arm.
Muk Yan Chong Wooden dummy.
Pak Sau Slap block.
Sifu Teacher, mentor.
Si Gung Your teacher's teacher.
Siu Lim Tao Little idea - the first Ving Tsun form.
Tan Sau Palm up block - one of the three most important blocks.
Ving Tsun Everlasting Springtime - female name.
Wu Sau Warding Hand.

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