Master of Arts
- Jul 18, 2015
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Geezer this post is in your honor, happy belated birthday by the way!
The question has been asked "What does Wing Chun need in the 21st century?" My answer, eliminate Chi Sau or at least minimize its "importance" as a litmus into the efficacy of martial prowess. My questions to Chunners everywhere is:
1. Do you truly believe that Chi Sau is the "Key" to making Wing Chun work?
2. If Chi Sau is really such an effective training process why don't arts like Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling or Jujutsu (all arts that have proven themselves effective in sport and street fighting) adopt the method?
3. For all those that say "Chi Sau isn't fighting", then why act like it is and put such emphasis on it as to make it integral to the functionality of the art?
Let the sh!t show begin! Geezer you're welcome, lol.
Goju Ryu which is an authentic Okinawan Karate has sticky hands. exhibit A. As a mainstream flavor or brand of Karate, it may not be as widespread as Shotokan... but it shows that something besides WC utilizes Sticky Hands.
Which responds your question about "why don't arts like Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling or Jujutsu (all arts that have proven themselves effective in sport and street fighting) adopt the method?"
Now, not all brands karate is created or practiced equally but Goju has been used in the streets for self defense, and some number of gojuka have competed in the All Okinawa Full Contact and done quite well.
A good breakdown of the sticky hands in Karate...
Ryukyu Martial Arts: Crossing Hands in Okinawan Martial Arts
And here is a screenshot showing Kyokushin guys in Brazil practicing Kakie or pushing/sticking hands... which is a brand of karate that is no joke.