USING THE WING CHUN BUTTERFLY SWORDS
The weapon is an extension of the hands. This is a very common understanding in the world of martial arts and one particular weapon where this applies perhaps more than others, is the Wing Chun Butterfly Swords. They essentially resemble large butcher knives with hand guards. Basically every technique you can do with your hands can be done with the swords. In fact, I don't think it's possible to truly understand the proper energies of Wing Chun without the swords.
When you look at empty handed techniques, they're done with what we call a small frame. Everything is tighter and more compact, whereas techniques done with weapons are big frame, larger and more extended. In order to understand this properly and to practice correctly, you must first understand the small frame. That's what this video is about and I'll also cover some basic techniques and principles.