The Muk Yan Jong:
literally “wooden man post” is a wooden dummy used in Chinese martial arts training. It is associated with the martial art of Wing Chun and other Kung Fu styles of Southern China.
The Muk Yan Jong has three arms and one leg, which represents an opponent’s body in various positions. The wooden slats on which the wooden dummy is traditionally mounted have a springiness that emulates a human instinctive reaction and allows the user to practice a response through yielding, redirecting or changing direction while keeping a strong stance.
Practicing with the Wooden dummy should involve the use of the whole body. All of the principles in the three Wing Chun forms should be evident in the wooden dummy practice. The use of Kwan Sao (Low Bong Sao + Tan Sao) is introduced in its forms at the end of the intermediate level. Footwork, correct angles, strikes, balance and conditioning are improved and refined through training using the dummy.
Wooden dummy forms:
108 movements that allows the practitioner to consolidate and refine his or hers acquired knowledge.
Wooden dummy form: (section 1 to 3 / 6)
Taught privately to disciples of the art. The first 3 sections of the dummy are introduced to the practitioner at the end of the intermediate stage before moving into the advanced level.
Wooden dummy form: (section 4 to 6 / 6)
Taught privately to those that have completed the previous level and therefore completing the 108 movements form.