Biu Gee

Chinese Symbol - Biu Gee




Biu Gee is the third and last empty hands boxing form of the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. Biu Gee can mean "thrusting fingers", it is also known as "first aid hand", and is the last empty hand form taught in the Wing Chun system. There are various interpretations of this form but we should forget about some Wing Chun exaggerated myths...and fairytale stories.

In the Siu Lim Tao boxing form, you learn to keep your hands out in order to maintain/protect the central line and use a counter-attack at a safe distance. In Chum Kiu, you learn how to cross the bridge or make a Bridge and move into the opponent's area. However, in the Biu Gee form you learn how to provoke an attack and to tease your opponent. Although we practice Biu Gee, we hope we never have to use the Biu Gee techniques in a physical assault. We use the Biu Gee concepts only when it is necessary, and only when there is no other option for survival. Biu Gee is not the priority in combat. For example, there is no point in using the parachute when you can save the plane.

It has a very clever way of counter-attacking in long-range combat. It teaches you how to get out of any difficult situation! Loukas Kastrounis calls it the form of "preparing the accident for your opponent".

Biu Gee will provide for emergency or survival moves in case of loss of line or structure.

The Biu Gee form builds upon the first and second forms, improving techniques, timing and angles and creates enormous destructive force. The effectiveness of this form depends on the degree of perfection in Siu Lim Tao structure (1st Form) and Chum Kiu (2nd form) body mass movements. In Biu Gee, the centre of gravity changes from what it has been in the other two forms and your upper body starts moving from high to low and vice versa.

Speedy Rotation Power - creating the internal sucking and external rebounding power that is the whirlpool effect; Multi-angled Rotation - through intentions from Centre of Gravity rather than just physical movements.

Biu Gee also develops devastating striking power by combining focused strikes with the rotational energy developed by correct stance turning (Yo Ma), as learned in the previous training of the Chum Kiu form. The mass of the body can be directed to any position freely for the best usage of defence and attack through intention. The position includes attack at the weakest parts of the body, with fingers and elbow strikes.

Biu Gee training is one of the keys to learning to focus energy into a strike. Another concept of Biu Gee training is to train the hands to regain the centre if the centre-line is lost or unguarded. The Biu Gee form has an additional step called Biu Bo, and one extra punching technique, along with more elbows and finger techniques the use of two direction energy and how to control the opponent and effectively use continuous striking movements with whipping energy.

The Biu Gee is a nice enjoyable empty hands boxing form and it is the "top of the cake" of the Wing Chun system where, finally you regain the freedom of the body movements and you can receive or attack in any direction and yet always to your advantage. Bruce Lee used the expression: "my way can not be your way".