Driving Chi Sau


Some time ago I wrote a blog as follows;


Many state that Wing Chun is Chi Sau and Chi Sau is Wing Chun, and at the same time there are many people who see their Wing Chun as a way of life, therefore, if Wing Chun is life & life is Wing Chun, and if Wing Chun is Chi Sau, then by the same token, Chi Sau must be life.


I often find this in the most obvious of connections, the straight-line approach.


For instance, when asking a student, “How did you get here today, which road did you take?” I am always to be given the same answer, the most direct route.


We would not usually deliberately decide to take a fifteen-mile diversion so why would we do that with our punches?


And this got me thinking more about the driving analogy.


The shortest route is the most obvious and this then got me thinking about the least resistance, just like trying to race while towing a heavy trailer.


But for me the most practical link is that of approaching a roundabout.


When we play Chi Sau we must always aim for the skill of, “Lut Sau Jic Kuen” (Lost hand straight punch).


The phrase I heard used by a driving instructor was this, (When approaching a roundabout you must),

“Be ready to stop but prepared to go”.


The perfect mentality I thought when playing Chi Sau.


Happy driving everyone!

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