Master Tse’s Wing Chun Notes #86

Weight on the Legs, Upper Body flexible

Note 40When we practise Siu Lim Tao 小念頭, particularly in the first part, we must take our time. We will train our Taan Sau攤手, Fuk Sau伏手, Wu Sau護手and we will also train our wrist which occurs during Huen Sau圈手 and Jam Sau枕手. In the beginning, most people should be able to manage ten minutes and then slowly build up to half an hour or even longer. The longer we can do it, the more power we will have in our legs, and this is because the bones become strong. Not only this, the bones in our whole body will become stronger. The best way to have a healthy and powerful body is to have strong legs. The upper body, the head, neck shoulders, chest, arms, back and abdomen should be relaxed.

Many martial artists have shoulder, neck, back and knee problems, and suffer a lot of pain. This is because they train incorrectly placing too much strength and emphasis on their arms and their fists. They also kick and punch heavy objects too often. To have a good kick and punch we do not need to punch and kick a lot, we need to develop our internal strength and Bones. These will make us strong, powerful and also flexible, and maintain our good health.

Our body can be strong or it can be fragile. Training correctly will make it stronger, and training it incorrectly will make it fragile. Put the weight on the legs and keep the upper body relaxed and flexible.

Michael Tse

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