Grandmaster Tse’s Wing Chun Note 466

Remember, we do not close the fingers all at the same time, they must be do it one at a time.

Sáu Kyùhn 收拳 Withdraw the Fist

Part 3

Generally, the inside hands are good for attacking and the outside hands are good for defending, however, if you level is hight, then you can attack with either the inside or outside hands and defend with the inside or outside hands. No matter whether we are attacking or defending, we need to have good wrists, so exercising the wrist is a healthy thing. The next movement comes when we cannot rotate the wrist anymore. As long as we have not moved the wrist from the same spot and kept the arm straight, the fingers of the hand should face outwards. Normally the palm will be horizontal (parallel to the floor), then we do Sáu Zī 收指 – Withdraw the Fingers. We keep the hand in the same position and then open more the palm and relax the wrist, afterwards we start withdrawing each finger, from the little finger, then the ring finger, middle finger, index finger and then the thumb. Remember, we do not close the fingers all at the same time, they must be do it one at a time. At the end the fist is revered with the thumb at the bottom. Then, as we withdraw the thumb, we rotate the fist back to the vertical position using some Faat Gihng 發勁 – Release Power.

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