Wing Chun thoughts – false skills and tricks
Sometimes during the free playing of Chi sao/Guo sao
it happens that people with a developed sense of competition
forget what is the real purpose of this free practise
and turn it into an ego game of ” hit a lot and don’t get hit at all ”.
And since they don’t have sufficient skills for this,
they start to use different tricks and false skills.
The first of them is the unnecessary use of strength,
instead of learning to sensitively control the opponent.
The next one is the over use of footwork. The person
simply steps back or runs away every time an attack is sensed.
But the fact that they become very difficult to hit
doesn’t make them skilled!
A trick that is sometimes employed by intermediate
or light-advanced students is the Biu Jee form,
more exactly the ” emergency techniques” from it
( if you don’t know yet what I mean, just keep training! 🙂 )
But the purpose of their training should actually be
to learn to avoid being trapped or brought in situation
that request such measures.
But the trick mostly used is the ” cheap shot” –
a fast hit in which is no trapping, no control
and no skill involved – only speed.
And it’s the clear sign of poor skills and huge ego :-d
Once again, Chi Sao/Guo Sao is not about using strength,
preventing hits, running away, cheap shots
or emergency techniques; it’s not about competition.
It’s simply an exercise that could help you develop
the real skill of controlling your oponent through sensitivity.
It’s a honest game, a sincere and respectful exchange.
But hey, here’s a gentleman who can say these things
much better than me. Enjoy!