The Saam Pai Fut – “Praying Thrice to Buddha”

  • The Saam Pai Fut – “Praying Thrice to Buddha”

    Posted by Jonnas Baines on 16th December 2020 at 3:04 pm

    The first section of the first Wing Chun form is called “Praying Thrice to Buddha” This is the explanation my teacher taught me: The reason it is called “Praying Thrice, or Praying three times to Buddha” is because the body sinks and rises three times during the Tan Sau Fook Sau movements, resembling a person bowing three times to Buddha. Wing Chun embodies Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucious teachings as the system was created by Ng Mui, a Buddhist nun and kungfu master from the Southern Shalon Temple.

    Has anyone else heard this explanation before?

    James Dawes replied 3 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • James Dawes

    16th December 2020 at 7:49 pm

    I’ve never heard that explanation before, however what your teacher taught you does make sense and i can see his reasoning. In my system (Yip Chun lineage) we don’t move the body much in the form so i have never thought about it until now. Thanks for sparking up a new thought. Cheers.

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