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Chi Sao Lesson 3. Entry method response to a running hand

This video is from a Public seminar taught in 2019. Featuring some concepts of “Sticking Hands” known to Wing Chun as “Chi Sao”. Here we’re discussing a few options from a Pak Da entry, where the opponent attempts to leak out and throw a hook, or hay maker against your entry. Sound is much better on this one. Take this drill home and with a partner, explore the way you could react to this training situation. Enjoy!

Wing Chun Chi Sao Lesson – Outside Pressure Handling

 ( Disclaimer - Turn your sound up a bit... sorry our Audio was recorded a little bit too low ! ) In this video we're looking at an outside touch point reference, on the topic of Wing Chun Chi Sao.  When we translate "Chi Sao" form Cantonese into English, it roughly means "Energy Hands". However, when we try to discuss the idea of "Energy" we have to define it further. Essentially, you can push, pull, lift, drop, spiral up, spiral down, and then connect, disconnect, all these have their way expressed when we learn Wing Chun Chi Sao. In martial arts, we explain the idea as a form of adhering and then reading of power intention. Then it all gets cross references to a...

How To Be a Good Student

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What does it take to be a good student? How do you know if you are one? How do you know if you are not one? I've always considered myself a good student, and in all my experience I've always hoped that whom ever I was seeking information from would see me in the same light. But, I'm sure I probably cracked too many jokes, spoke out of turn, and made the same dumb mistake over and over again. I have to thank my teachers for their patience, and dedication to help me find my talent and hone in on my skills to find the best version of me. Every student / teacher environment is each a little different, so I know that some of...

Study finds that heel-down posture in great apes and humans confers a fighting advantage

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Walking on our heels, a feature that separates great apes, including humans, from other primates, confers advantages in fighting, according to a new University of Utah study published today in Biology Open. Although moving from the balls of the feet is important for quickness, standing with heels planted allows more swinging force, according to study lead author and biologist David Carrier, suggesting that aggression may have played a part in shaping our stance. “This story is one more piece in a broader picture, a suite of distinguishing characters that are consistent with idea that we’re specialized at some level for aggressive behavior,” Carrier says. Nature of man debate Carrier studies biomechanics of how animals move and what the mechanics of movement suggests about the course…

Wing Chun strategy when confronting stronger opponents.

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One of the hallmarks of Wing Chun Kung Fu is a primary theory and sets of techniques that allow a smaller and weaker opponent to over come a stronger or bigger one. It’s advised that when going into a full on altercation, one ought to consider a more strategic method, than one of just smashing and bullying your way toward victory. In the traditional system, this concept is hammered in hard when the practitioner begins to study the wooden dummy. Because they are usually made of solid wood, it’s impossible to become tougher than the dummy. It is essentially, the hardest, strongest and most powerful opponent one could face. When practicing with the dummy, it’s important to put emphasis on position, body alignment, and then…

Wing Chun Foundation Lesson.

It’s a lot of discussion to explain the basics of why Wing Chun style stands a certain way. Fortunately, I covered this primary foundation topic at one of my last seminars. We started the day’s lesson with a discussion on why we stand a certain way, and how to work a few stance drills in order to improve and functionalize this stance practice. There is another 3+ hours of footage filmed from this event. So stay tuned as we get through it all and eventual release more of it. As always the best way to learn is to be in the classroom, seeing it first hand and asking questions with direct answers as we go. Check out our class schedule to see if there is…