Master Tse’s Wing Chun Note #195
Think About the Problem
The second important thing studying Wing Chun is to Chī Sáu 黐手 with as many people as possible. I have had very good opportunities in the West to do this and have come across people of all sizes: tall, short, fast, slow, strong and tricky. Every time I Chī Sáu I have to think about it afterwards especially when I find a person who was difficult to handle and when they have a particular skill or certain kind of technique that they use, for example they may have long arms, are very strong, move very quickly, like to keep one hand outstretched, do not like to engage or maybe somebody who likes to hit you even though you have hit them I have even come across someone who likes to kick you during Chī Sáu or likes to grab your hands very tightly in order to overpower you. When this happens I always go back to the Wing Chun principles. Even in normal fighting how do we use the Wing Chun skill to handle our opponent? What do we do if we are on the floor? What do we do if we are faced with 2, 3, or 4 people, or somebody armed with a weapon, like a stick or a knife? How should we handle this during fighting and Chī Sáu ? When we understand enough about Wing Chun there is an answer for each thing. So when we study Wing Chun we need to think and also experience the hands of many people and so we must Chī Sáu with many people.
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