Thanks to all who came and participated in our 10-Year Anniversary festivities. For those who came to the seminar, I would like to emphasize the main points that we covered.
Siu Nin Tao Bong Sao:
- Must be relaxed and springy
- Should be a passive response to pressure on the outside of your arm
- Used to redirect force so that an opponent cannot feel your center through your arms
- Used to changed the angle of someone pulling on your arm
- It is not as effective for stopping a single high hit to your head.
Chum Kiu Body Alignment
- 90° is the strongest structural position for receiving or delivering force
- 45° is the best angle of deflection
- 15° is a mobile angle
- Maintain a straight line from your weight-bearing knee to your shoulder
- Based on Chum Kiu Turning and Stepping Angles
- Move your body as unit, keeping your upper and lower body aligned.
- 45° forward stepping: closing the distance on the blind side
- bracing forward: projecting your power forward
bracing back: receiving forward force
- Lifting Thrust Kick (Wong Shun-Leung: “use your closest weapon to strike closest target”)
- Lifting Low Sweep Kick
- Kick Transitions for balance and power.
- Step-by-step process for delivering power
- Based on using the minimal amount of muscle so that more of your arm mass is moving forward
- Can be used even when NOT rooted or aligned.
Chum Kiu Bong Sao
- Turning Bong Sao to redirect strong forward pressure
- Jamming Bong Sao to collapse an opponent’s arm
- Low Bong Sao to redirect downwards
- Use of various Bong Sao in conjunction with a tan sao
- Against someone pulling both of your arms
- Against someone pushing both of your arms
- One hand pins while one hand covers
- Which side is “linked” and which side is “unlinked”?