Military Single Combat

Due to its nature, our Military Single Combat Program is only for active duty military personnel and those who train them. Why? Simply because the military's job is to kill enemies, and any single combat program designed for active duty military should therefore never be taught to civilians. It's both an ethics as well as a legal liability issue.


  1. One leg forward "ready stance", both arms up with wrist-arteries turned inward, forming a triangle.
  2. Wedge concept and "wedge-punching" (also "wedge-kicking") for simultaneous attack/defense.
  3. Center line (CL) concept in attack and defense.
  4. The four principles: ("Attack!" - 'Stick!" - "Yield!" - "Follow!") applied to wedge attacks.
  5. Defend against "diagonal" wedge attack to upper body with "Wu Sau" forward (along CL) - reason for "Paak-Da".
    - Defend ag. "parallel" wedge attack with Tan Sau or Bong Sau.
  6. Defend against non-wedge attack to head (indoor & outdoor) with wedge and "Wu Sau" as helper and simultaneous indoor high punch.
  7. Defend against non-wedge attack to lower body with wedge-attack lower than the attacker's.
  8. Defend against kick to legs with wedge kick & step forward, f/u with kill.
  9. Concept of "bridging" (if wedge attack gets "stuck", use arm as bridge for next attack, etc.).
  10. Concept of "attacking the bridge" if the enemy bridges (Biu Tze).
  11. Concept of "cutting the lines" (Biu Tze).
  12. Head control tactics & kills.
  13. Fastest kills: (neck-breaks, etc.)
  14. Preventing take downs.
  15. Prevailing after being taken down.

This syllabus covers basic elements that need to be in any military single-combat program. The difference in this Wing Tsun-based program lies in the universal applicability of the primary attack and defense concept in Wing Tsun: the wedge-principle and its capacity to reduce conscious decision-making to its absolute bare minimum:

Decisions: A Single Combatant's Worst Enemy!

In ordinary life, it's good to make decisions. In military single combat, having to make too many decisions before acting can cost your life.

In single combat, decisions slow you down. The fewer you have to make, the better. The more possibilities and eventualities of an enemy attack are already taken care of by the very structure of your physical positioning and range of responses, the better your chances for victory will be. And victory is everything in military single combat. It's a must!

Your conditioned response-patterns must first of all be simple. They must be reflexive (not dependent on conscious decision making), and they must have immediate, maximum effect. Finally, they must be easy to learn in a short amount of time. Our Military Single Combat Program is designed to instill all of this in every trainee, from the first hour of combat training onward.