Master Tse’s Wing Chun Notes #44

Daan Chi Sau單黐手 – Solo Practice

When we first start practising Daan Chi Sau, the best thing to do is first practise on our own without a partner. Why is that? Practising solo, is the same as practising a form like Siu Lim Tao 小念頭, Tsum Kiu尋橋 or Biu Jee標指. By doing this first we make sure that our hand positions are correct. If we cannot do it correctly without a partner, how can we do it with a partner? Our partner may be taller or smaller than us, or he might have heavy hands or light hands. Even in Dan Chi Sau, beginners do not know how to use the right amount of energy. So by practising without a partner our hands will become more correct and once you know those correct hand positions then you can start to train with a partner.

Note 44One set is Taan Sau攤手, Jihk Jeung直掌, Bong Sau 膀手 and the other set is Fuk Sau伏手, Jam Sau枕手 and Chung Kuen 沖拳. Remember in the beginning we must also concentrate on where the centre relates to each hand. For Taan Sau and Jihk Jeung the middle finger is on the centre, for the Bong Sau the centre is 2 finger widths above the wrist joint. In the second set, the Fuk Sau is the knuckles on the Centre, for the Jam Sau it is the four fingers and the Chung Kuen it is the front of the fist.

Michael Tse

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