Grandmaster Tse’s Wing Chun Note 405
When we Chī Sáu 黐手, if our opponent is good then the position of their Tāan Sáu 攤手 – Opening Hand, Bóng Sáu 膀手 – Wing Hand and Fuhk Sáu 伏手 – Resting On Hand will be perfect. Their rolling and also their changing from inside to outside and outside to inside will also be perfect. Every time we move, they also move to the perfect position. What do we do? This is actually good! Every beginner should learn this way, to have good position, good distance, good hands and good responses to whatever the opponent does. With someone like this it is hard to attack them and anyone who has that skill has developed a good foundation and in the future they will only get better. Beginners who have this will usually concentrate on their defence and will not attack us. So, one thing we can do is use some Gūng Lihk 功力 – Internal Strength, like in Tāan Sáu to push through to their centre and push their Fuhk Sáu so that it will be too open, then we can hit them. You can do this when you are more senior and your Gūng Lihk is better than them. You can also use Gūng Lihk with our Fuhk Sáu, pushing to their centre, then we can punch, or lift up our Bóng Sáu higher making their Fuhk Sáu weaker and then punch with the bottom hand.
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