It's been a long time I have posted here. Something I throw out, That is mental training in Wing Chun or whatever style you train in. Most of my training I have done over has over the years has been in 3 or 4 basic stages of development . 1st stage, the physical side learning techniques, drills, conditioning etc,and all the physical parts that pertain to that. 2nd stage, still physical but not so much technique based. emphasis on "structure" body aliment you get what am talking about. Emphasis was on energy development and use of structure using Chi Sao as the learning platform and some specific drills at times. Even though, this level is still very physical I call this the energy stage as it moves away from a technique emphasis to feeling your opponent and using structure which is not a technique based, but a way of using the body that relies on proper use of energy. 3rd stage, using your mind, or Yi at this stage the emphasis is not on, Techniques , or structure anymore. It about making a decision and just doing it. If you want to strike you just strike. If you want to move you should move. There is no proper Tan Sao or what it is supposed to look like. You simply just do it. Like reacting to a gun shot. No thought just do. I call this the mind level. The training is about using your mind to produce the desired effect. This is mostly done in meditation. Seeing it in your mind, perfecting it in your mind then producing it in the physical.. This is nothing new, just my new perspective which maybe not all follow. Anyway, It's something not talked about much and it's an interesting topic to talk about. Any comments???? Mike.