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05-09-2001, 07:17 AM
hey all,

what's the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you or you received when you began to practice chi sao?

The best advice i got was to focus on learning one offensive technique at a time. Though I wanted to try everything out at once (new toys to play with!) it really helped me clean up my movements.

just curious, thanks,


05-09-2001, 07:51 AM
best advice: Attack the body, not the arms.

05-09-2001, 08:14 AM
I'll second that greedy.

What my sifu taught me:

Technique is cool, but chi sau is really all about proper positioning. Don't try and move "fast" or "sneaky" to get your strikes in like a game of tag. Doing that too much will quickly develop into a form of point sparring wherein you flash your punch in, poke your partner in the chest, and think you "got him".

Keep your movment slow enough that you can work your positioning WITH the proper power. Practicing chi sau to develop fighting attributes is about learning to utilize your entire body behind each movement to gain superior positioning.

Go slower to learn faster.


Sunt hic etiam sua praemia laveli
"Here too virtue has its due reward."

05-09-2001, 02:16 PM

check out 10 tips to help you out in chi sao

05-09-2001, 06:34 PM

05-09-2001, 07:06 PM
I liked that.

05-10-2001, 12:17 AM
dont watch the hands...they can quite easily decieve you...from my sifu

-specialization is for ants-

05-10-2001, 12:44 AM
my friend in my experience of 10 agge im see somting for chi sao : texnic of hands you must know but for efectif motion you must bild center in your brain for chi sao and than you have chi sao texnic and you know kung fu . - just my opinion friendly tiger_1 ;)


05-10-2001, 01:13 AM

Its all fun and games til someone loses an
eye. Then its just fun.

05-14-2001, 08:37 AM
here some advice

05-17-2001, 03:26 AM
As usual man...youre advice is right on, and helpful. It would be a most enlightening experience to actually train with you Im sure. I loved the article. It helped me to keep in mind what Im trying to achieve. Thanks.

"From one thing know ten thousand" - Miyomato Musashi, Book of five rings

05-17-2001, 05:48 AM
thanks for all the advice everyone.

appreciate it, always good to hear others perspectives,