A Better Way To Train Pak Sau (Part 1 of 3)
Change your thinking when training Pak Sau
As Wing Chun practitioners, we all know how to Pak, and we all know how to use a Pak when training Pak Sau drills, or do we?
It is the easiest thing when running drills, to simply go through the motions without reminding ourselves of their purpose, and Pak Sau is no different.
During the three clips shown in these blogs, I will try to focus on the aim behind the drill, therefore getting more from this exercise every time you train it.
A class environment is a safe place to train, and this is a good thing, but it can also be the students undoing, allowing them to develop a false sense of security in what they are supposedly training and losing sight of the dangers hidden in its application.
Do not get me wrong, there are many people out there who train Wing Chun for other aspects rather than the fighting side, and I have no issue with this.
If a student wishes to use their training as a way of keeping relaxed, maintaining flexibility, developing internal energy, general daily well-being, and/or even just as a way of making friends, then good on you, but it is still important that we understand why we do what we do and allow ourselves to keep those core benefits of the system should we ever need to use them.
‘It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war’
Throughout these videos I would like to address the reason behind the first Pak, yes, being open to the idea of, and able to move with, any kind of interception should it occur is important, but we should not to lose sight of the original intention of the attack of the Pak, something which is often lost through time.
I would also like to address a better understanding of how we bridge the gap between street application, to that of drills and Chi Sau.
Please forgive the state of the room but at the moment we are undergoing redecorations.
Thank you for watching.