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Most martial arts consist of forms or sets (Japanese Kata), a group of movements performed in a sequence that illustrate  techniques and principles.  Forms act as a sort of technique encyclopedia. There are many reasons to practice forms, they build strength and muscle memory. They familiarize the body with the techniques and also have certain health and meditative values. Forms help one to master techniques without the need for a partner and without any risk of injury.
Wing Chun consists of Three empty hand forms, one dummy form and two weapon forms.

Siu Nim Tau
  Siu Nim Tau is the fundamental building block of Wing Chun containing a mixture of hard and soft style techniques. Siu Nim Tau means "Little Idea", It follows the Wing Chun concept of "Less is More". It is a consolidation of the simplest,  most direct and effective movements and does not waste any energy on flowery acrobatic movements that are pleasing to the eye, but entirely ineffective.  So  the form may seem little to the untrained eye.
  Siu Nim Tau is taught at the beginning student levels.

Chum Kiu
  Chum Kiu builds on the framework of Siu Nim Tau, incorporating footwork, shifting,  and kicks This form reinforces hard techniques while still incorporating soft movements. Chum Kiu Means "Seeking the Bridge". It follows the concepts of closing the gap and teaches different methods of control when "sticking" to an opponent.
 Chum Kiu is taught at the intermediate student levels.

Biu Tse
 Biu Tse is Wing Chun's most advanced form. It teaches devastating and incredibly powerful soft style techniques that can be used to severely injure an opponent as a last resort. Biu Tse means "Darting Fingers" taken from the forms emphasis on finger strikes meant to be used to strike vital points on an opponents body. This form incorporates advanced footwork and strikes.
 Biu Tse is taught at the beginning technician level.
 
Muk Yan Johng Fa
 The Muk Yan Johng Fa, or Wooden Dummy Techniques, is a compilation of techniques take from the three empty hand forms practiced on a Muk Yan Johng (Wooden Man). Muk Yan Johng training reinforces proper technique and develops strength in the arms.
  Muk Yan Johng Fa are taught at the beginning Technician Levels
Luk Dim Bun Kwun
 Luk Dim Bun Kwun meaning 7 and half pole techniques is the first of two weapon forms in Wing Chun. It teaches the principles of long and single weapons using a "Dragon Pole".
 Luk Dim Bun Kwun is taught in the Practitioner Grades after the mastery of empty hand techniques.


Bat Cham Do
 Bat Cham Do meaning 8 cutting swords, is the second of two weapon forms in Wing Chun. It teaches the principles of short and double weapons using two "Butterfly Swords".
Bat Cham Do is taught in the Practitioner Grades after the mastery of empty hand techniques.