In Wing Chun, the "no elbow" is mainly relative to the defense, and of course, is not to say that at the time of defense or block hostile attack, the side of the elbow is completely motionless, instead, the elbow is almost motionless or should be kept as little as possible, using only the action of the hand or forearm to complete the defense, so as to avoid exposing itself even more by the excessive defensive action of the arms.
Because we all know that the "pendulum" or "alert potential" is the most guarded posture, once you send out an attack or to do a large defensive action, you will be the arm of your corresponding key parts of the protection to open up, so that the opponent take advantage of the sudden blow, so that your defensive action should be just right, Elbow as far as possible do not do a large range of movements. Of course, "do not elbow" best and Yong Chun boxing other tips combined to use, such as the "four-door" principle with the use of can be called perfect combination;
According to the principle of "no elbow", the range of activities of the arm and the hands is limited by "up to the eyebrows, down to the thigh horizontal line, and the shoulder width" as the limit, the "four Square" inner elbow which is constituted in this standard can play the highest efficiency.
Bruce Lee explained above, we can specifically know that "no elbow" will have the following advantages:
One, the elbow for the axis and with the arm to defend. That is, the elbow as a rotating shaft with the arm to do the right defensive action, so as to avoid their own movements too large, but also the arm of the streamlined action to quickly complete the defensive action.
Second, the elbow does not move itself is the best screen protection of the body. Because no elbow or elbow flexion can be used to effectively protect and close the body of many key parts, such as ribs, chest, waist, etc., while the hands and arms can also quickly to block opponents attack action.
Third, the elbow of the "Typhoon eye" role. The principle of "not moving elbow" in Yong Chun Quan is the same as that of Typhoon. Its wind-eye is usually stationary, but its periphery is extremely powerful and destructive, the principle of not moving the elbow is the center of the elbow, while the hands and arms can do any direction and angle of action, and thus have a great impact on the power. Here, the elbows and the body are not moving at all, and the elbows are about 10 centimeters apart. Of course, although the elbow does not move as the axis of activity, but not rigid, it can be used as an auxiliary hand movement of the effective device. For example, when the hands and wrists are unable to control the opponent's movements, the elbow can be used as an auxiliary force to assist the hand or wrist to defuse the opponent's punch and pressure.
Four, the elbow does not move also can maintain Wing Chun's unique "elbow strength" of the advantages and make the hands of a strong and powerful attack. That is, the attack directly to the elbow as the driving force and from the "midline" on the decisive attack, with a short "instant explosive force" to hit the opponent or "pierce" the target. Of course, this kind of midline attack action also conforms to "keep in use" the request.