Martial arts has been described by some as the natural, unfiltered, honest dialogue of the body to communicate. Sifu Salvador Sanchez brings his art of war method of Wing Tsun from the hardwood floors to the small screen in covering the unique and essential training of Chi Sau practice. Based in Murcia, Spain, with his primary language being Spanish, this video submission is supported with overdubbed English translation for most to access the message behind of the man covering a cool 63 minutes of high-definition, well-edited, instructional time.
Breaking down the prevailing perceptions of exclusivity of the system’s third empty-hand form into Chi Sao drilling and application, Sifus Taner and Graziano present another hi-def video submission to their instructional series, with two chapters running at about 38 minutes for Section 1, and 49 minutes for Section 2.
The hallmark cornerstone of Wing Chun is, without question, Chi Sau. The system’s unique training method offers one the platform to unlock the potential of structure, technique, and application of developing reflex reactions so that the practitioner may “Understand what strategy to choose and how to apply that to your enemy,” submits the video’s presenter Sifu Wayne Belonoha.
Sifu Belonoha prefaces the presentation’s subject of Chi Sau with specific attention to the balance of activity when one practises the relative techniques with regards to speed, positions and energy dynamics. Further pursuing the, “right amount of… defence and offence, shortrange and long-range, fluid and rigid”, that embodies the pursuits of how Wing Chun is to be applied in adherence to the fundamental tenets and concepts that the system is built upon.
This issue’s reviews are looking at Chi Sau from fundamental concepts, structures and actions to developing dynamic practices that become practical fighting techniques from the ground up.
In this offering, Sifu Fernandez of Wing Tchun Do, the viewing audience is invited to explore the presenter’s insights into the body mechanics and connective work employed when played in practice to heighten awareness of the body’s functions and the potentials that can be developed and unleashed. The digital download platform of this volume is in 1080p, providing a clear picture that provides a virtual attendance over the two-hour runtime that is segmented into three parts.
Sifu Sergio invites you to be a virtual class participant in this installment of his Ip Man Wing Chun Series. There is a lot of information provided in this nearly forty minute DVD—the short run time turns into a piece of reference material that will find you pausing and reviewing repeatedly to make his system work for you.
After a short introduction and prelude to the DVD’s training content, Sifu Sergio gets right to the Chi Sao lessons through basic attack actions with the complimenting footwork and the simple lines that the practitioner would need to recognize to employ the actions according to the drill.
Basic actions such as Taan Sao, Bong Sao, Pak Sao, and Fook Sao to develop the effective, “transfer of force” takes the spotlight through footwork and coordination. This sets the tone for each drill to follow with Sifu Sergio’s emphasis on how to practice, execute, and see the properties of the hand actions come to life to their potential.
After watching one of Sifu Tyler Rea’s videos about Lee Bing Choi Linage Chi Sau, I found
myself asking a lot of questions. If you are unfamiliar with the style, this type of Chi Sau is nothing like “traditional Ip Man” Chi Sau. If anything, it looks more like Tai Chi Push hands with Wing Chun shapes.
We contacted him, asked a bunch of questions, and decided to share his answers with you!
With thousands if not millions of Wing Chun practitioners around the world, it is impossible that every single person fights the same way or uses the same methods to study Chi Sau. Which lead us to wonder, how do other styles of Wing Chun train Chi Sau?
The goal of this article is to briefly investigate how a handful of lineages of Chi Sau. Clearly there are MUCH more out there, we happened to pick four.