Out of your wing chun training the most dynamic of the wing chun forms Bill jee was designed to be the last form of attack and the most lethal. For the uninitiated bill jee is form and system designed for finger strikes. It is the last form you will learn in your wing chun training system. And that’s a good thing. You see the system starts off with the basics. It essentially strips away the redundant techniques found in other kung fu styles and just focuses on what works. You learn the basic hand movements of the system- the principles of engagement with your opponent – the centre line theory and the importance of using technique vs force.
Bill jee takes it a step further. To get the most out of bill Jee though you must understand is that on its own it’s very powerful, however when combined with other kung fu techniques and methods it becomes deadly. More specifically the teachings of chi kung and the theory of Dim Mak make Bill Jee even more lethal.
Beginning with the practice itself the value of a finger strikes is huge. Where wing chun emphasizes close quarter fighting where every inch counts the extension of the fingers allows for greater reach than a punch –thus increasing your advantage.
However you do need to condition your hands and fingers to deliver this strike. After all if your hands and fingers are soft and not up to task you will hurt yourself at best, at worst break a few fingers. The beauty of Kung fu training in general is that imposes conditioning of the body and mind as part of the training. This is more so emphasized in the hands which is the primary instrument of the wing chun training system.
Next is the targeting of the strikes. As you can imagine the finger strikes to be effective is is best if they hit a soft target. The softer the better ..that why a finger strike to the cheek bone although would hurt, it wont have the immediate desired effect. That is why Bill jee teaches to strike at the softer points such as the eyes, the throat.- and here is a unique tip you may not have thought of—the armpit. As you can see these strikes have a devastating effect and should be used only as either demonstrative purposes or a life and death situation. It is with great responsibility that you learn this technique and adopt maturity and judgment.
This is true with any martial art where you are learning any deadly techniques. Learn them and use them responsibly for your own betterment and education.