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Class Clips: Chi Sau Video

Seem fun from a recent class. One Sil Lim Tau student vs. a Chum Kiu Student.
Amazon.com Widgets Chi Sau practice from a recent class at Red Light Wing Chun in Phoenix. http://redlightmartialarts.com/blog/class-clips-chi-sau-video/

7 Ways to Get Hit Less During Chi Sau

Everyone gets hit playing Chi sau. If you are not getting hit you need better partners. What you want to develop is a lower exchange rate. That is you earn hits more often than you deserve hits. If you find yourself getting caught by the same...
Everyone gets hit playing Chi sau.  If you are not getting hit you need better partners.  What you want to develop is a lower exchange rate.  That is you earn hits more ofte… http://redlightmartialarts.com/blog/how-get-hit-less-during-chi-sau/

Graphing Chi Sau: This is Chi Sau, this is not....

Chi sau or "Sticky hands" is not a single, narrowly defined drill. Like Wing Chun's techniques, it is ultimately a concept and not a rigidly defined movement. Shape and position are a result of function. While not infinite in use or expression, it does ex…
Chi sau or "Sticky hands" is not a single, narrowly defined drill. Like Wing chun's techniques, it is ultimately a concept and not a rigidly defined movement. Shape and posi… http://redlightmartialarts.com/blog/graphing-chi-sau-chi-sau-not/

Chi Sau is for PEST(s)

One of the crown jewels of Wing Chun training is Chi Sau. It becomes even more valuable when you know what it is for! Luckily, it is a short list. The things you should be learning from Chi Sau are *P.E.S.T. which stands for: proper Positioning, proper…
  One of the crown jewels of Wing Chun training is Chi Sau.  It becomes even more valuable when you know what it is for!  Luckily, it is a short list. The things you should … http://redlightmartialarts.com/blog/chi-sau-pests/

There is No "Energy" in Wing Chun

What is all this woo-woo crap!? Are we talking about Chi, chakras, magic, what?.....NOPE! In the context of Chi Sau or any bridged drill, I generally mean one of two or a combination of two very tangible things -real things you will actually find in a p…
     When talking, teaching, and training Wing Chun we often use the word "energy."   Hang around with Wing Chun people and you will hear things like this:  "You are not usi… http://redlightmartialarts.com/blog/there-no-energy-wing-chun/

5 Reasons Not to Use Your Thumb

Do you wonder why your Wing Chun Instructor tells you to not grab with your thumb? Sifu Nick at Red Light Martial Arts in Phoenix explains why.
Amazon.com Widgets                                                    Firstly we should avoid grabbing without good purpose. Avoiding over-commitment is paramount in good Wi… http://redlightmartialarts.com/blog/5-reasons-not-use-your-thumb/