There are different levels of learning Wing Chun; each hand form or weapon form symbolizes a level.
Sil Lim Tao is the foundation of Wing Chun. Sil Lim Tao teaches students centerline theories, building good structure for each technique, and develops the sinking energy that is needed to root oneself to the ground.
If the student fully understands and is able to perform each technique at this level, they will be promoted to a second level. Chum Kui form gives students more understanding of the importance of footwork, turning, stepping, and theories of using body energy, i.e. use of less energy to achieve a powerful defense and offense.
The next form after Chum Kui level is Mook Yang Jong (wooden dummy). There are seven sections within the Mook Yang Jong. Each section has its own theories and principles. For example, the seventh section of the wooden dummy form concentrates more on kicks and sweeps. Mook Jong practice enables students to actually hit a real target, improve forearm strength, angle of attack and so much more.
Biu Tzi is the last hand form taught in the Wing Chun system. These techniques are more powerful and explosive; they could cause serious injuries to one's opponents. This is the reason why Biu Tzi has only been taught to a select group of students.
Advanced students will also experience blindfold chi sau training - feeling the movements of their opponent without even seeing them. Also, they will learn two weapon forms, which include the Look Dim Bon Kwan (six and a half techniques pole) form, which improves the strength of one's wrists, thrusting power, as well as the strength of one's stance, and the Bat Cham Do (8 slashing swords) form, which improves even faster footwork and striking power.
Advance training methods also include heavy bag, focus mitt, and inch power training. For those students who would like to take it to the ultimate level, full contact man-to-man sparring or weapon-to-weapon sparring is available upon request!