The Five Ranges of Combat gives the Wing Chun practitioner the concept of distance to the opponent. Splitting the Central Line into five sections denotes this distance between two or more Axis Lines. The sections or ranges are the following Adjacent, Close, Short, Long, and Extended. The Adjacent Ranged is when two combatants are extremely close together, similar to wrestling or grappling range. Close Range is the knee and elbow strike range. Short Range is generally boxing or punching distance. Long range is commonly known for kickboxing or kicking range. Extended Range is for long weapons attacks or strategic positioning. Overall, these ranges allow the Wing Chun practitioner a three-dimensional viewpoint of any combat situation.

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