- Oct 20, 2007
- Reaction score
- Phoenix, AZ
Yeah, other arts do have tactile training methods that conceptually overlap with chi sau. Tai Chi has tui shou, Goju has kakie, FMA has hubud, wrestling has pummeling, and so on... but these drills are trained using structures and energies specific to their own respective arts.- Your arm contact on your opponent's arm.
- your opponent punches you; you redirect his punch with your arm movement.
- You punch your opponent; he redirects your punch with his arm movement.
I don't think you can get this kind of training in boxing, or full contact sparring.
These other drills may be useful in helping you develop certain fighting skills, but they are not Wing Chun and will not teach you Wing Chun. In fact they are more likely to get in the way and impede your learning WC unless you already have a really solid WC foundation!
BTW Gotta love the Taiko drums!!!