The Art of Sticky Hands: Exploring Wing Chun Chi Sau
Izzo Wing Chun
Published on Feb 3, 2023
Chi sau (also spelled "chi sao") is a training exercise used in the Wing Chun martial art to develop sensitivity, awareness, and control in close-range combat situations. It involves two practitioners standing in a close range and using their hands and arms to feel and respond to each other's movements and intentions.
In chi sau training, practitioners typically start by holding their arms in a specific position, such as the "bong sau" (wing arm) or "fook sau" (sealing arm) position, and then use their hands and arms to feel and respond to each other's movements. They may also use footwork and body positioning to control distance and angles, and may incorporate other Wing Chun techniques, such as strikes, kicks, and trapping, as they progress.
Chi sau training is an important part of Wing Chun training, as it helps practitioners develop sensitivity, awareness, and control in close-range combat situations. It is also a useful tool for developing reaction time, coordination, and adaptability, and is often used in conjunction with other Wing Chun drills and techniques.
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