An old proverb states that Biu Jee But Chut Mun or Biu Jee doesnt go out the door. This can be interpreted several ways but the most common:
“Biu Jee Form isn’t taught to non disciples.”
Biu Jee, (Darting Fingers or Dart in Like a Compass needle) is the third Hand form of the Wing Chun System. Probably the most misunderstood form, Biu Jee has numerous interpretations to its function within the system. Most Wing Chun systems do relate that the Biu Jee form, takes you outside the Standard Wing Chun context that’s exemplified within the Siu Lim Tao and Chum Kiu Forms. Many agree that the Biu Jee form , teaches how to regain your centre and how to create a new centreline once the original one is lost, hence sometimes called “emergency techniques”. As such the Biu Jee form is useful to recover from mistakes and/or being trapped or when one’s structure is broken and compromised.
The Biu Jee form to some is the natural progression and expression of Wing Chun power, and without your Wing Chun, will only get to a certain level, as such they look at the Biu Jee form as a Turbo Booster, to the already existing Inch Power learned within Siu Nim Tao.
The Biu Jee form is seen by many as a micro adjustment form, that allows one to adjust in relation to one’s opponent. The form teaches Huen Mah, Say ha Mah Circling Horse (Yee Mah / Moving Horse) as well as the obvious elbow strikes (3 types). Short bridge coupled with Long bridge motions. Several other unique methods are introduced such as the Au Choi or Hook punch, Gang Sau or Crossing Hands, as well as Wan Wun Yiu Tiet Ban Kiu or Emergency bend at the Waist and Iron Bridges. It is also performed in a much wider stance than the other two previous forms.
Third level syllabus (Advanced)
- Emergency methods when one is surprised or when in recovery
- Regaining one’s centre
- Changing one’s centre
- Short Bridge and Long Bridge combined in use
- Greater use of elbows (3 types):
– Kap Djarn (Vertical elbow)
– Kwai Djarn (Diagonal elbow)
– Pai Djarn (Horizontal elbow)
- Generating more power through a lower stance, hip and core action
- Biu Jee
- Gan Sau
- Au Choi
5. Wooden Dummy form (Sections 4 to 6)
Taught privately to those that have completed the previous level and therefore completing the 108 movements form.