If you care about having absolutely the best Wing Chun dummy available on the market today, bar none, then you must have a Buick Yip Wing Chun wooden dummy. There is no question about it: for those that care about their Wing Chun and proper training, this is the ONLY dummy to buy. No other even comes close.
These are the dummies of Sifus, collectors, and the discerning Wing Chun practitioner.
Recently Buick was going to retire from the dummy business. I asked him to give it one more go and make dummies for you guys a little longer before he retired. These dummies could disappear from the market at any time, and when they do they will be even more valued than the original Koo Sang dummies made last generation.
The measurements of all the dummies are based on Wong Shun Leung's dummy made by Koo Sang. Yip Man gave Koo Sang these measurements and we guarantee you won't be able to tell the difference between your dummy and Wong Shun Leung's! These dummies are made with the most accurate measurements of any dummy on the market today.
The dummy has many measurements, but the basic ones are these:
- Diameter - 21 cm. (this can vary, if the trunk is slightly larger Buick usually keeps the extra girth and weight)
- Length - 1.4 meters.
- Arm length - 29.5 cm.
- Distance between two top arms (from middle of arms tip) - 21 cm when open, 19 cm when closed.
- From top of dummy to top of 1st opening - 25 cm. (This may vary on longer trunks)
- From bottom of bottom hole of top arms to top of middle arm 23 cm
- Dimension of arm holes - 4 cm.
- Arms tip - 3.5 cm.
- Arms base - 5.5 cm.
- Top of the dummy leg from end to center of knee is 30 cm.
- From center of knee to bottom is 42 cm.
- Cross section of the leg is 7 cm by 8 cm (approx.), and slightly bigger at the knee.
60-88 lbs (~27-40 kg) for kapok wood dummies
99-115 lbs (~45-52 kg) for dry elm wood dummies
115-125 lbs (~52-57 kg) for teak, mahogany and peach wood dummies
120-135 lbs (~55-62 kg) for marble wood dummies
120-145 lbs (~55-65 kg) for tiger marble wood dummies
120-155 lbs (~55-70 kg) for lychee wood dummies
*arms legs and slats account for about 12 kg.
The weight varies based on density of the wood used: every tree is different. These weights are only a guide and not a guarantee.
Arms, Legs, Slats:
The dummy arms are 30 cm length and are made from marble wood on all dummies except teak. Marble wood arms were chosen for their density. They do not break.
All dummy legs are made of a solid marble wood or lai chi nut tree branch. The wood has a natural twist so the legs are in one piece and can stand kicking in practice without breaking.
All dummies include two 1.5 meter horizontal slats for mounting.
About the Woods Used:
These dummies became famous, in part, because of the woods originally used for the trunks. These woods are not acquired through regular trade sources. Buick has to make a lot of special trips to minor dealers just to find and acquire a couple of pieces of appropriate material. There is no promise for the continuation of any of the woods used. For example, marble wood was discontinued from 2006 to 2009 due to the fact that all the supply dried up. Luckily, trees grow and we can sometimes bring these dummies to the market once again.
Please see the "About Dummy Woods" Tab for more details on the woods Buick Uses.
Unless you get a free stand as part of a special deal, you will need to get a Buick Yip wall stand, request a Buick floor stand via email, or make your own stand.
Please note if this dummy is slated as USA/Canada (i.e. in our USA warehouse) or Worldwide (i.e. In Hong Kong).
If Shipping from the USA Warehouse:
All shipping is via FedEx/UPS (whichever is cheapest) and takes approx 1 week to deliver. If we are shipping from the US warehouse to an international destination then, you are responsible for customs fees and taxes/VAT.
If Shipping from Hong Kong:
For most countries there is a flat fee based on the weight of the dummy. Shipping will be via FedE, UPS, or DHL from Buick in Hong Kong. Delivery is usually in 5-7 days from the time Buick sends it. You are responsible for customs fees and taxes.
The following countries are approved for the flat rate: USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, Luxemburg, Italy, Germany, France, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Cyprus, Czech Rep, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, and Indonesia. Australia and New Zealand require fumigation (which costs more) as well as have a higher rate, so please choose the option for them.
The following countries will need a separate quote: Mexico, UAE, Brazil, small Island countries, and pretty much anywhere not in N. America or Europe. If in doubt, please email us for a quote!
Disclaimers and Warranty Info:
- Please read the Disclaimers / Warranty tab for complete details.
- This is the Actual Dummy you will receive. Sale of this dummy is final. It is not returnable or refundable.
- Be Aware! Prevention of cracks is your responsibility. See the Read Me and our blog post on humidity for more info on care.