Chi-Sau - From Kwoon To Street
Chi-sau, or ‘sticking hands’ training, is arguably the cornerstone of Wing Chun kung fu and the skill by which practitioners are most often measured and judged in the kwoon. And yet, this skill — given much street-cred’ by the late Bruce Lee and the legendary feats of his teacher, Ip Man — is often misunderstood and criticised for being impractical or irrelevant to the type of fighting that takes place in the streets of the 21st century. Here, the Australian chief instructor of Practical Wing Chun, Sifu Danny Hajdukovic, sheds some light on the key components of effective chi-sau and how these skills should be applied when fists start flying for real.
By Sifu Danilo Hadjukovic
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