MARTIAL arts students following in the footsteps of actor Bruce Lee put their skills to the test at the University of Tasmania's gym yesterday.
The World Martial Arts Academy of Traditional Wing Chun Kung-Fu Tasmania hosted a two-hour seminar at the gym using a wooden dummy application.
Head instructor Leigh Duff said the dummy helped about 27 students learn how to apply wing chun principles to real-life combat situations.
``Some of the principles are using two hands at a time, not fighting force with force and pressure-point strike,'' Mr Duff said.
``The dummy is good because it allows you to hit it at full strength without causing damage and injury.''
Mr Duff said wing chun kung-fu, the only martial art created by a woman, was unique as it was based on the human body.
``It is designed for real self-defence, it is not a sport and it is designed for fending off people who are bigger and stronger than you,'' he said.