Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver Blog
WingTsun-CoreConceptsFunctional training doesn't have to look good, it has to produce great results!
During the open-air class on May 18th 2013 we used the Wing Tsun version of the old Lat-Sau program 3. The third Lat-Sau sequence from the late 80's introduced typically the student to various backfist striking options, famously shown during the initial fight scene between Bruce Lee and Bob Wall in the 1973 movie classic "Enter the Dragon".This particular Lat-Sau program helped to develop defensive actions and counters as Wing Tsun practitioner against backfist attacks and setups, which initiated in Jeet Kune Do and later naturally became part of the curriculum of Wing Chun styles and many other martial arts.
Even if entries are first generated in a similar manner, the idea behind it as well as the execution of Fak-Sau options are very different than backfist strikes.
We used a particular set-up of Fak-Sau responses to help developing a feel for positioning, shifting, leading towards whole-body movement. Once again upper-body mobility was paramount, while at the same time working on solutions for timing, distance, hand- and footwork coordination. ... Yes, and striking power!! Click here for more photos from the WingTsun-CoreConcepts class. How does it start?You attack the attacker into the onset of his first action against you.
What happens?You partner gives you different "answers", blocking your action to the left, right, up and down.
What do you do?Using the fighting and strength principles, you learn to employ elastic force from fingertips to toes, utilizing the whole body, to produce powerful Fak-Sau actions, 'folding' forward rather than collapsing backwards, fluid motion as opposed to stopping in preset positions.
What do you discover?Any techniques turn eventually into horizontal, vertical, diagonal, spiral movements.
The techniques were mere tools to integrate the ideas of elasticity and fluidity into our whole-body movements.
It is important to recognize how technical drills evolve into functional strength and mobility training. It leads from learning technical drills to understanding the concepts behind them, to applying the concepts.
Even shorter: "Doing" techniques turns into moving efficient!
Eventually everything will be a movement that happens in the moment!
The weekend prior to our Victoria Day weekend class was the date of our almost 7-hour WingTsun-CoreConcepts seminar.
Watch a few exerts from the seminar in this 2-minute trailer, filmed and produced by Anselm Meyer of Lonewolf Arts.
1. Move slow. 2. Move correct. 3. Move fast. 4. Move powerful.
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