The 12 Animals of the Chinese Zodiac
We use the 12 animals from the Chinese zodiac to help teach various ideas from the Wing Chun system. The children will be awarded badges or stamps to indicate achievement in each area.
The Horoscope stresses the physical and personality traits of the individual. By understanding your own character, you can choose to work to overcome weaknesses and build on strengths. We also use this idea to develop problem solving, social skills and to promote abstract thought.
Rat - The eyes and the mind travel together, paying attention to defence & attack.
Ox - Have confidence and your calmness will dominate the situation.
Tiger - Being alert and adapting to the situation allows maximum results for minimum effort.
Rabbit - Soft and relaxed strength will put your opponent in jeopardy.
Dragon - A strong attitude and posture gives an advantage over your opponent.
Snake - Do not be lax when your opponent is not advancing.
Horse - Coordinate the hands and feet. Movement is together.
Sheep - Do not take risks and you will always connect to the target.
Monkey - Once your opponent moves, his centre of gravity changes.
Rooster - Complement the hands with posture to make good use of the centreline.
Dog - Retain what comes in, send off what retreats.
Pig - Timing is achieved through practice.
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