1. WingChun has two types of attack: the attack to the body of the opponent (primary objective) or, first of all, to his arm position.
2. Defense is an attack against the attacking arms or legs of the opponent.
3. In combat there is always an Attacker and a Defender. The Defender must first repel the attack. A trained WingChun practitioner determines whether he can attack directly or must defend first and then attack. Directly responding to an attack (to the body) with a counterattack (to the body) can be described as combative disaster.
4. Engage in Self-Defense without hesitation as soon as the Main Distance is reached. If the opponent initiates the attack you must first attack his attack (to defend) and then his body (to attack).
5. Attack from the outside or at an angle if possible and avoid attacking straight from your body midline because this is too easy to defend. Attacks from the outside cannot be ignored or displaced and can only be stopped with trained skill. You can attack straight only when the opponent displays no credible threat.
6. Never maintain contact with the arms of your opponent. Maintaining contact in combat is equivalent to stopping and is due to a technical misunderstanding.
7. Always use all of your available power to defend and to attack.
8. Never defend and attack at the same time. The defense and attack each require your full attention. If you are attacked you must put your energy into the defense and only when this succeeds can you start the attack.