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Lok Dim Boon Kwun - (six & half point pole)
Lok Dim Boon Kwun translates as the six and one half point pole form. The length of the pole can vary, but it is usually around 8 feet in length, and tapered at one end. Some poles are about 10 feet in length but they are rare outside Hong Kong and China. This form requires tremendous strength of all round the body. Therefore this form will develop the back, shoulders, triceps, biceps, forearm, wrist and legs. The stance Yee Jee Kim Yeung Ma is no longer used, but the Say Ping Ma - 'quadralateral stance' and Ding Jee Ma - 'T stance' are used.
The Lok Dim Boon Kwun form is a series of seven moves, with one of the seven being the half-point. The power when wielding this weapon is concentrated at the point with flexible force, and for this reason few students of Wing Chun can master it, let alone even bother to take up learning it. Chi Kwun - 'sticking pole' drills are also taught to apply what has been taught against the assailant with the same weapon. This further builds up more strength and power in the student.
Sifu Garry McKenzie Demonstrates the Lok Dim Boon Kwun