My Experience With The Muk Jong
I couldn’t wait to learn how to train on the wooden dummy. When I first started training in Wing Chun I went out and bought one right away. Being able to train on one right away was a great way for me to train my structure and positioning when I first started my training journey.
I didn’t learn the Muk Jong Sets until after I started learning Chum Kiu. To be honest it took me what felt like forever to memorize the sets. When Sifu taught them to me it was before I had access to going back and watching them on video.
So he would show me a couple of sets and by my next lesson there where parts of it I forgot and had to relearn them in my next lesson. Once I finally memorized my sets, was when the real magic started to happen.
Sifu Larry What IS All This Magic Talk???
I think one of the hardest parts of training, is training your ability to flow. In other words moving freely from one technique to another. You have to train your body to feel through movements and not think through movements. The reason is because if you can feel your way through it, you won’t be slowed down by thought.
This is where wooden dummy training can really benefit you. By practicing the Jong sets over and over and over and so on. You are ingraining the movements deep into your subconscious mind. Through this repetitive training you will naturally begin to feel the moves. As this happens your ability to naturally flow from technique to technique will begin to feel effortless.
…And This my friends is why having a Wooden Dummy is advantageous to add into your training routine.