Sometimes you might see the word Muk spelled Mook. This amazing tool is often times misunderstood. I’ve heard people say things like wood doesn’t hit back, etc.
While the Wing Chun Muk Jong doesn’t hit back, the lessons you can learn from him are life changing.
As long as you are willing to learn and listen, the mysteries of the universe will unfold before your eyes. Okay maybe not… However, you really can learn a lot by training with a wooden dummy.
I was just checking recently and realized we uploaded a few good muk jong beginner training videos. If you haven’t had a chance to check them all out you can do that now. 🙂
Check out Sifu Phu Ngo using one of our wooden dummy training sequences:
When you are using the Muk Jong you are only limited by your imagination. Once you learn the basic sequences you can mix and match them however you like.
See this Muk Jong training where Sifu Phu demonstrates a pak tan dar training sequence:
Doing these types of drills helps build muscle memory in your technique. Repetition is the ultimate teacher. By constantly training simple drills like this, you will stand a better chance of using your technique properly in a real life situation.
Learn energy projection with this wooden dummy training:
One of the harder things to practice as a solo practitioner with no partners is proper energy projection. Using a wooden dummy helps you to learn this important skill without a partner.
Check out how you can use your Muk Jong to build muscle memory:
If you don’t own a Muk Jong and are thinking about getting one, brand new they cost around $800 to $1200. I’ve seen them go for as little as $400 on Ebay, Craigslist, etc.
You can even just buy the arms and attach them to your own base. If you look around you can even find creative solutions for under $200. We’ve even had a few members make their own jong!
Muk Jongs are also great for working on your kicks:
Having a powerful kick is just as important as having a powerful punch. While you can train kicks in the air, on heavy bags, etc. Having a muk jong to train your kicks on, adds a whole other element to your training. Sure you could practice on a tree, but you won’t quite get the same experience.
Sifu Phu showing you how to work on basic skills on the Muk Jong:
This video illustrates another example of using a jong to work basic skills.
Takeways On The Wing Chun Muk Jong
The muk jong is a great tool whether you have a partner or not. It is especially helpful for the solo practitioner. Once you know some drills, you can mix and match and create your own training routines.
If you enjoyed our free muk jong training videos, then you will find the training videos inside Enter Shaolin’s membership even more informative and helpful. We have all 12 sets, including breakdowns for each set and technique videos to show you the real world application of each set.
After you join us, you can get instant access to all 12 Muk Jong training sets plus over 400 videos and counting to help take your skill to the next level.