- Sep 26, 2012
- Reaction score
- Austin, Tx/Shell Beach, Ca
I do agree that everything can be a bait. In Chinese wrestling, it's very common that you expose your elbow joint to your opponent on purpose. When your opponent tries to reach to your elbow, you use arm guide to control his arm instead.If you throw out your bong sau out like a block, this may be true. Our philosophy is different. Bong sau is like a bent spring. You don't throw out a bong sau defensively. You throw out a strike. If the striking arm meets stronger opposing force, it is bent like a spring, absorbing and deflecting.
So, if your opponent forces your arm into bong with one hand, and grabs for your elbow with the other, he's taking the bait. That is what you want him to do ....chase your elbow and put his two hands on your one so you can hit him straight away with the other.
Is it possible for the grappler to win? Sure. If he's better. Life's funny that way!
- I raise and expose my right elbow joint to you.
- Your left hand tries to reach to my right elbow.
- My right arm uses circular motion to control/guide your left elbow.
This is why the MA is just a big cheating game.