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In the above video demonstration, preparation exercises for the Lok Dim Boon Gwun (6.5 Point Pole form) are demonstrated. Correct stance and structure are crucial before one can effectively apply the Pole form.
If the Wing Chun exponent leans and extends the Pole out without a strong spine, he or she will be likely to tip over and injure his or her back. By maintaining a straight back while extending the Pole, the weight of the Pole becomes much easier for the body to support. The lower horse stance also provides much more stability when the Pole is extended.
The empty-handed exercise demonstrated teaches the Wing Chun exponent how to advance and retreat along a straight line.
The Pole raising exercise demonstrated teaches the Wing Chun exponent to gain full control over the Pole and become accustomed to its weight. When performing this exercise, it is important for the Pole to remain level with the ground at all times.
Finally, the Pole thrusting exercise demonstrated trains a firm and strong stance, the ability to advance and retreat, and facilitates the development of power in the thrusting movements of the Pole.
The Pole form enables the Wing Chun exponent to put all of the Wing Chun principles to most difficult test. It is the last form in the Wing Chun system.