Grandmaster Tse’s Wing Chun Note 453

I still had two more days left before I would see my Sifu. The next day I went to my Sīfú’s 師父 class, of course Sifu is not there. There were some students practising and some of them were from the mainland.

Taai Sīgōng Ip Chun’s 葉準太師公 100th Birthday

Part 12

They liked the idea of a martial art created by a woman and they had been highly influenced by the Ip Man movies, which are very good movies, I believe all Wing Chun practitioners love them! In the class there some senior students like Sifu’s sons Ip Kwong Chiu 葉廣超 and Ip Kwong Kit 葉廣傑, and other seniors like Leung Chong Wai 梁忠威, Raymond Lo 盧德安 and Kwok Tak Yin 郭德賢 – who had told me he would be there and it was good to see them all again. I did Chī Sáu 黐手 with one lady from the mainland and during our Chī Sáu I would sometimes only use one hand. This confused her and she did not know what to do. I told her, Chī Sáu was training and is close to fighting. In fighting we mostly contact with one hand, especially at the beginning. Then we will get closer, and we will use both hands more. I told her that Chī Sáu was training sensitivity, footwork and correct skill, and that we must learn how to use less energy when defending ourselves and then we can use more energy when we hit. During the time we are training, we must learn how to use one hand and two hands and footwork to use less energy to against their stronger energy.

 

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