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Monday, March 10, 2008

Superb Chi Sao

This clip has got to be one of the best, if not the best, demonstrations of chi sao, regardless of the lineage or style of wing chun. The music's not bad either (compared to the other clips on the web). For those that don't know, this is a clip of Emin Boztepe performing chi-sao. Originally from EWTO and the AWTO, you can now find him teaching his own brand of wing chun, EBMAS.

When you see this, I don't even comprehend how another can rationalize their chi-sao as any good. Take a look at this clip. This guy is one of the more well-known wing chun guys out there. Crap, compared to "superb chi-sao".

The "superb chi-sao" clip elegantly expresses Chinese philosophy in kung fu fashion - yin/yang, free flow and transition, while maintaining control, dominance and cool.

The other clip, you can see moments of tension, moments of forced outcomes, hesitation, and an implicit power struggle.

Also note how in the second clip, it's pretty obvious these guys don't hit the weights, but yet their arms are so tense at various times, compared to "superb chi-sao". Interesting observation, hey?

And before I get spammed, note that I'm only talking about chi-sao, NOT fighting skill.

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