Wing Chun Glossary


For pronunciation refer back to the Glossary.

Sà pao kyòoHn [sand / ? / fist] - sand bag punching.

Sàam gok boH [three / corner / step] - triangular, advancing step.

Sàam gok máH [three / corner / stance] - triangle stance, three angle stance; see also: yaHt jeeH chone sàm kyòoHn.

Saam kok bo see: sàam gok boH

Sàam paai faHt [three / bow / Buddha] - "praying three times to the Buddha", three repetitions of maHn sáo to wooH sáo in first third of syóo lim tao form.

Saam pai fut see: sàam paai faHt

Saat géng sáo [kill / neck / hand, arm] see: saat sáo

Saat sáo [kill / hand, arm] - cutting or killing hand, sideways chop (chop with palm down), "yin" knife hand.

SaHp jèeH sáo [ten / character, letter of alphabet / hand, arm] - marking low centerline at beginning of forms.

Sam gong ma see: sàam gack máH

Sam kwok mar see: sàam gack máH

Sáo [hand, fist, arm, skill, strike with the hand].

Sáo faat [hand, arm / technique] - hand technique(s).

Sao fot see: sáo faat

Sáo kyòoHn [hand, arm / fist] - elbows back, fists at side [as in forms].

Sao sic see: sáo sik

Sáo sik [hand, arm / ?] - end of the forms, stand up, hands down, feet together.

Sar pao kuen see: sà pao kyòoHn

Sau see: sáo

Sau kuen see: sáo kyòoHn

Sau sick see: sáo sik

Sêe baak [? / uncle] - elder "gôong fòo" brother of "see foo", instructor's senior.

Sêe baak gòong [? / uncle / ?] - elder "gôong fòo" brother of "si gòong".

See daiH [younger / younger brother] - younger "gôong fòo" brother, junior, one who learned after you.

See foo [instructor, expert, workman, professional, instructor, teacher].

See gòong [? / grandfather] - "gôong fòo" grandfather, teacher of "see foo".

See hìng [? / elder brother] - elder "gôong fòo" brother, senior, one who learned before you.

See jaHt [? / nephew] - "gôong fòo" nephew, student of "sêe daiH".

See jé [? /elder sister] [or jê?] - elder "gôong fòo" sister.

See jó [? /grandfather, ancestor, original] - teacher of "see gòong", founder of the style.

See mó [? / mother] - wife of "see foo", "gôong fòo" mother, female teacher.

See móoi [younger / younger sister] - younger "gôong fòo" sister.

See sôok [younger / uncle] - younger "gôong fòo" brother of "see foo", instructor's junior.

See sôok gòong [younger / uncle / ?] - younger "gôong fòo" brother of "see gòong".

Seen wai miuyoang see: sin wai miuyoang

SeeooHng loH [upper, up, above / ?] - upper level.

Seep ma see: sip máH

Seeyèung chee sáo [double / sticky, clinging / hand, arm] - double sticking hands; see also: chee sáo, chee seeyèung sáo.

Seeyèung kyòoHn [double / fist] - double punches.

Sei ping máH [four / ? / stance] - quadrilateral level stance.

Seung kuen see: seeyèung kyòoHn

Seung ma see: seung máH

Seung máH [? / stance] - front stance.

Shao Lin see: syooH làHm jí

Shaolin see: syooH làHm jí

Shat geng sau see: saat géng sáo

Sheung kuen see: seeyèung kyòoHn

Sheung lo see: seeooHng loH

Si bak see: sêe baak

Si dai see: sêe daiH

Si dei see: sêe daiH

Si fu see: see foo

Si gung see: see gòong

Si hing see: see hìng

Si je see: see jé

Si jo see: see jo

Si jou see: see jo

Si juk see: see jaHt

Si kung see: see gòong

Si mo see: see mó

Si mui see: see móoee

Si pak see: sêe baak

Si pak kung see: sêe baak gòong

Si sok see: sêe sôok

Si sok kung see: sêe sôok gòong

Si sook see: see sôok

Sifu see: see foo

Sil lim tao see: syooH lim tao

Sil lum tao see: syooH lim tao

Sin wai miuyoang [? / ? / ?] - "proper use of the centerline"

Siong chi sau see: seeyèung chee sáo

Sip máH [? /stance] - [step to side and circle step in on wooden dummy]. [seep]

Siu leem tau see: syóo lim tao

Siu Lim Tao see: syóo lim tao

Siu nim tao see: syóo lim tao

So jee [sweep / fingers] - outside sweep, sweeping fingers, chop to side as in syóo lim tao form.

Sol jee see: so jee

Sou ma [? / stance] - opposite of: hòi máH [finishing].

Sung lik [relax].

Sup ge sao see: saHp jèeH sáo

Sut sao see: saat sáo

Syeung kuen see: seeyèung kyòoHn

SyooH làHm jí [little / forest / monastery, Buddhist temple] - Buddhist monastery where Chinese martial arts thrived; in Mandarin: Shao Lin Ssu or Shaolin Ssu; in Japanese: Shorinji.

Syóo lim tao [little / idea / principle ("syóo" and "lim" together mean "thought, ponder, keep in mind")] - first wíHng chèun hand form.



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