When Is A Pak Not A Pak?



When is a Pak not a Pak?


When it’s a Jut/Jum/Garn



Now you may be wondering, ‘What do I mean by that?


Well, let’s say an arm is coming toward you, I say arm because it may be a strike, or a grab, or a push, but either way your opponents arm is on route.


For your defence you go for a Pak Sau (Slapping Block/Hand), but miss gaining contact with your hand and make contact with your wrist instead, therefore making the technique a Jut Sau (Jerking Hand).

Or you make contact further down your forearm making the resulting move a Jum Sau (Sinking/Sunken Elbow).

OR, you make contact even further down the arm still, AND turn, turning the technique into a High Garn (Garn Sau / Splitting Block).

Now, does this mean that your Pak Sau was no good?


Not necessarily.



When learning French as a second language we discover that over 60% is already found in the English language, as these words come from French.


Alexandre Dumas was a French writer, famous for classics such as;

‘The Three Musketeers’ and ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’ and when he decided to learn English he was shocked, proclaiming that,

“English, is just French! Pronounced badly.”


I mention this because, when you use a Jut/Jum/Garn, who cares what it is called as long as it works, although, if you do need an answer?


Jut/Jum/Garn is just a Pak Sau, pronounced badly.


Merci et au revoir

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