Siu Nim Tao - Part 1
This is the beginning course of Siu Nim Tao which is the pre-requisite course to all the other upcoming courses. It covers all the necessary ideas that set the foundations for this very unique method of ‘INTERNAL’ Wing Chun as taught by Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin.
For this reason, this course is recommended for ALL who are interested in this method. Regardless of Wing Chun or other training background (from complete beginners all the way up to experienced practitioners and teachers of other Wing Chun lineage).
If you would like to learn all the Wing Chun forms, we recommend to join our Main Course. This is only SNT (SNT is included in the Main Course).
As a part of this course, you will also have access to our Online Facebook group (or Telegram group) which is unique for all online students in which you will have direct access to Sifu Nima King and many the other Sifus in this lineage as well as all the other online students. You can ask questions, start discussions, post training videos for feedback, or even connect with a training partner who lives near you.
The Siu Nim Tao - Beginner Course Content Explained
The Entire Siu Nim Tao Form Sequence
and detailed videos on correct positioning and structures of every single movement.
Standing Meditation Practices
which are a unique and simple way of delving into the mind-body-connection aspect of this internal practice which leads to a deep level of mindfulness, focus and results in the calming of the nervous system.
The Important Foundational Tools
for method that makes it rather unique from other methods of Wing Chun:
- Taigung (activation of deep core muscles and mental visualizations and analogies to help better understand it application)
- Seng (the alignment and ‘rising up’ idea and releasing tension in and around the spine which is the ‘on switch’ of the internal aspect)
- Correct Postural alignment (and its application in Wing Chun which leads to deep relaxation and ultimately muscular pain relief and balancing of the musculoskeletal system)
- Mindful Relaxation and the idea of ‘Placing’ (which details the difference from the common misconceptions of what relaxation means in internal Kung Fu arts and how it is tangibly applied in this method, leading to opening of the joints)
- The internal idea behind Wing Chun’s core principle of Centerline and triangulation and unmasking the misinterpretation of these important principles.
- Elbow and Knee Force and correct methods of settling of the shoulder girdle for inter-connection of the body and the limbs.
detailed videos on how to apply the learned ideas and tools like Elbow Force in every single part of the form, how a training partner can apply resistance to every movement of the SNT form, how to read the feedback from the experience and what feeling to look for etc. These videos are very useful even for people who do not have training partners as they allow you to understand how to guide a non-Wing Chun person such as a friend, spouse, or family member to apply resistance to your movements for feedback.
Helpful training discussion like –
The right state of mind for practice (both in video and PDF formatted)
Hours of Teaching Moment Footage of Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin
teaching at his school in Hong Kong and which are all related to what you will learn in this course. These videos are subtitled and dubbed over by Sifu Nima in a podcast break-down style and so are very special and unique to our online students.
Siu Nim Tao - Beginner Course Content
- Introduction Siu Nim Tao - Part 1 (5:18)
- CST Wing Chun Method - PDF
- Correct Posture (31:29)
- Correct Posture - Summary (6:14)
- The Posture of the Wing Chun Stance (26:04)
- The Posture of the Wing Chun Stance - Summary (7:53)
- Postural benefits of CST WC - PDF
- Standing Meditation Practices - Part 1 (18:09)
- Standing Meditation practices - Summary (4:35)
- Introduction to Siu Nim Tao form (12:54)
- Standing Meditation - Arms By Your Side and In Stance (1) (5:01)
- Learning the Siu Nim Tao Sequence - 1st Section (28:21)
- Learning the Siu Nim Tao Sequence - 2nd Section (12:27)
- Learning the Siu Nim Tao Sequence - 3rd Section (14:07)
- Learning the Complete Siu Nim Tao Sequence (9:47)
- The Siu Nim Tao Form - PDF
- Homework Tips (7:59)
- Taigung, Seng, and Balance (14:45)
- Taigung & Seng - PDF
- Siu Nim Tao's 1st Section - Movements, Shapes, and Positions (15:25)
- Siu Nim Tao's 2nd Section - Movements, Shapes, and Positions (4:12)
- Siu Nim Tao's 3rd Section - Movements, Shapes, and Positions (11:37)
- Standing Meditation - Arms By Your Side and In Stance (2) (7:59)
- Training tips - Calm and Balanced State of Mind (19:01)
- Standing Meditation Practices - Part 2 (22:25)
- Taigung and Seng - Additional Information - Part 1 (15:20)
- Taigung and Seng - Additional Information - Part 2 (16:24)
- Double Fook Sau (1) - Standing Meditation (6:17)
- Mindful Relaxation and the Idea of Placing (33:17)
- Mindful Relaxation and the Idea of Placing - Summary (7:19)
- Standing Meditation - Double Fook Sau (2) (3:08)
- Mindful Relaxation - PDF
- Give 25%, Get 25% (Refer a Friend)
- Standing Meditation - Double Wu Sau (5:20)
- More on Taigung, Seng and Balance (12:13)
- Testing Taigung and Seng - Method 1 (7:10)
- The Concept of Centerline and Forward Intent (27:04)
- Centerline and Forward Intention - Summary (7:17)
- Standing Meditation - Double Tan Sau (6:28)
- Standing Meditation - Start Position (1) (5:20)
- Training Tips - Developing a Habit (11:06)
- Elbow Force (33:40)
- Elbow Force - Summary (6:27)
- Applying Elbow Force in Siu Nim Tao - Part 1 (28:36)
- Applying Elbow Force in Siu Nim Tao - Part 2 (26:05)
- Standing Meditation - Start Position (2) (9:13)
- Elbow (and Knee) Force
- The Correct State of Mind for Practice
- Applying Elbow Force in Siu Nim Tao - Part 3 (27:37)
- Applying Elbow Force in Siu Nim Tao - Part 4 (30:27)
- Standing Meditation - Fook Sau (1) (4:14)
- Training Tips - Don't think. Feel! (13:02)
- The Holistic Awareness Element (25:14)
- Holistic Awareness - Summary (7:02)
- Standing Meditation - Tan Sau (1) (6:16)
- Standing Meditation - Wu Sau (1) (5:54)
- Taigung Test (2) - Incoming Force on the Knees (8:20)
- Training Tips - Work on One Concept at a Time (14:08)
- Introduction to Teaching Moment videos (2:34)
- Teaching Moments - Seng & Placing (and Activating the Upper Back) - PART 1 (22:08)
- Teaching Moments - Seng & Placing (and Activating the Upper Back) - PART 2 (25:43)
- CST Footage Introduction (6:55)
- CST’s 1st Seminar at MWC - Part A (30:31)
- CST’s 1st Seminar at MWC - Part B (32:18)
- CST’s 1st Seminar at MWC - Part C (29:38)
- CST’s 1st Seminar at MWC - Part D (28:38)
- CST's 1st Seminar at MWC - Part E (40:43)
- CST Footage - Taigung (1) (36:49)
- CST Footage - Taigung (2) (33:46)
- CST Footage - Stance & Taigung problems (42:00)
- CST Footage - Tailbone Movement in Taigung (44:18)
- SNT End Video Nima King (3:16)
- What's next?
Frequently Asked Questions
What results can I expect?
The results from our method of practice are very real and tangible. In the last decade of operation at our school in Hong Kong we have witnessed dozens of life transformations in our students. From postural correction, to pain relief, to finding focus and direction in life through the positive change that this mindfulness practice brings, and to gaining confidence knowing you can develop great force and defend yourself if needed. These are just a few examples of the very tangible benefits our students have gained.
Duration of this course?
This course is 21 hours long.
What's next? How to continue with my training?
After this course, you will be able to move into the Intermediate SNT, Beginner Chum Kiu, and Chi Sao Complete courses in which you can continue to deepen your practice in this beautiful art of Wing Chun Kung Fu.
How long do I have access to this course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.