My branch of the WC family talks of a tri-pole form to go with the so-called tri-pole dummy. My pai's leader (Duncan Leung) supposedly teaches this form, but only rarely and it hasn't trickled down even to my sigung or sifu (Jerry Gardner and Bart Mann). I have seen images of the Gary Lam branch working on a tri-pole dummy, some brief video footage of a HK branch doing a form, and I've seen Phillip Holder tape of a tri-pole form that is unimpressive -- I'm wondering if anyone else has heard of this form/knows the basic principles/techniques it works on?
Not three mok jong -- it is also called a gerk jong by some of the Wing Chuners i've come across. its three poles in a triangle, with one of the poles being a taller one.
i have attached a few images i've found for your reference.
i get the feeling that it is a pretty arcane training tool, but there is a form for it, plus it is encouraged for play as well, much like the mok jong. URL[http://www.loyal-9.com/wingchun/gerk_jong.jpeg URL[http://www.loyal-9.com/wingchun/gerk_jong02.jpg]
1. Choy Li Fut has got some very complicated wooden dummies in their training. There also got sandbags arranged in different matrixes for training. 2. Mok Gar uses wooden dummies that look a little like your pix. 3. Bak Mei. 4. Chow Gar – not the praying mantis folks but the “Hung / Lau” group.
I am sure there are more but the above are those that I have seen personally.
From what I know of Gary Lam, his tripole is just a tool for people to practice lot of kicking without fear of hurting someone. A variety of kicking techniques are practiced on the tripole stressing on correct foot placement angle on impact, the flow of kicking combination, etc. People who work just 15 min every time they show up at class will have very good and heavy kicks by the end of the year. =)