WING CHOON SHUI TA OR MISCELLANEOUS FIGHTING
Shui Ta or Miscellaneous Fighting is a kungfu set in Choe Family Wing Choon to train combat efficiency.
The term “Shui Ta” was mentioned orally by the Wing Choon patriarch, Sifu Choe Hoong Choy, to Grandmaster Wong when he learned Choe Family Wing Choon from the patriarch. The spoken word “shui” can mean “miscellaneous” or “essence”, but the written characters are different. Hence, Shui Ta may mean Miscellaneous Fighting or Essence of Fighting.
As Grandmaster Wong learned this set about 30 years ago, he cannot remember the exact routine of the set. Hence, he composed this set for a regional Wing Choon course in Barcelona on 6th and 7th May 2014, and chose the meaning of “Miscellaneous Fighting”, as he felt there was more essence of Choe Family Wing Choon than what this set could represent. A part of the set is from Choy-Li-Fatt Kungfu, which has a strong influence on Choe Family Wing Choon, as its early master, Yik Kam, was previously a Choy-Li-Fatt master.
Nevertheless this set of Miscellaneous Fighting is sufficient to meet the combat needs of today, especially when the course is taught over only 2 days.
Participants to the Wing Choon course in Barcelona on 6th and 7th May 2014 can refer to this video for reference of the set learnt at the course.
3rd May 2014
Treasure House of Kungfu Sets
Treasure House of Combat Application