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DAN CHI SAU

Before you begin always get into your STANCE

Key Points:

  • Wind up the Palm Strike and always palm to the chest
  • Allow the person to extend their attack away from their body before blocking

Attacks Used

  • Palm Strike
  • Basic Punch

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Blocks Used

  • Tan Sau
  • Fook Sau
  • Bong Sau
  • Jut Sau

slow attacks - tan punch

  • Maintain proper posture throughout the drill as demonstrated on the Siu Lim Tau video.
  • Keep you fingers and thumbs firmly together.   
  • Practice techniques slowly and safely. It's important to control your motion to prevent injury. 
  • When closing the distance between you and your partner make sure to come in as a unit do not reach with your hands.                                                                    

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slow attacks - PAK punch

  • Maintain proper posture throughout the drill as demonstrated on the Siu Lim Tau video.
  • Keep you fingers and thumbs firmly together.   
  • Practice techniques slowly and safely. It's important to control your motion to prevent injury. 
  • When closing the distance between you and your partner make sure to come in as a unit do not reach with your hands.

 

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slow attacks - LOP punch

  • Maintain proper posture throughout drill as demonstrated on the Siu Lim Tau video.
  • Keep your fingers and thumbs firmly together.
  • Practice techniques slowly and safely. It's important to control your motion to prevent injury.
  • When closing the distance between you and your partner make sure to come in as a unit do not reach with your hands. 

 

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slow attacks - BONG SAU

  • Maintain proper posture throughout drill as demonstrated on the Siu Lim Tau video.
  • Keep your fingers and thumbs firmly together with the exception of bong sau.
  • Practice techniques slowly and safely. It is important to control your motion to prevent injury.
  • When closing the distance between you and your partner make sure to come in as a unit do not reach with your hands.                                                               

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LOP SAU BASIC MOTION

 

Key points:

1. Chor Ma stance is both partners standing at a 45 degree angle

2. Bong Sau position:

  1. Elbow higher than shoulder
  2. Shoulder higher than hand

3. Lop Sau Position:

  1. Elbows need to be down creating a triangle position
  2. One hand controlling with a sunk wrist
  3. One hand in a fist with elbow in

4.  When your partner grabs and hits (lop sau motion) pop your elbow up to Bong Sau simultaneously circling your Wu Sau back. Bong Sau and Wu Sau should end simultaneously.

5. Remember to test your partner by stopping in Bong Sau position from time to time working on the sensitivity side of the drill.


LOP SAU SWITCHING

Key Points:

  • Wait for your partner to grab your hand. Do not reach!
  • Use your Chor Ma Footwork & turn on your heels
  • Keep your elbows down and do not  flare your elbows
  • Maintain good technique whether switching or attacking

CHI SAU BASIC MOTION

 

 always get into your stance (yee gee kim yeung ma)

 

Tan Sau Position

  • Fingers Together, Thumb tucked in
  • Middle finger pointed to your partners chest/center line

Bong Sau Position

  • Elbow higher than shoulder and shoulder higher than hand
  • Fingers loose with natural tension
 

Fook Sau Position

  • Fook Sau will be contacting bone to bone, your Ulnar side to their radial side
  • Wrist straight and is not bent
  • Hand open

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SWITCHING SIDES during chi sau

One of the basic ways of switching during Chi Sau is done in the Tan Sau position. Switching is done with proper timing. Tan Sau position will initiate the switch, and your partner will follow cooperatively into Bong Sau and Tan Sau. The partner in Bong and Tan Sau will then switch to the other side.

Never give up your Chi Sau motion/position/structure to switch sides

 

BUE SAU

1 of 4 Basic Lop Sau Attacks

Please review your single man Bue Sau block to refresh the fundamentals of this block.

Bue Sau is a good indicator to begin teaching you the center line. 

1. Pull your Bong Sau back slightly before your Bue Sau shoots out. 

2. Shoot out your Bue Sau taking the line.

  • The indicator that you have the line will be your middle finger pointed toward your parterns nose
    • For the person defending, let your partner take the line when they use the Bue Sau
 

GUM SAU

1 of 4 Basic Lop Sau Attacks

Please review your Single Man techniques Gum Sau and Fak Sau to refresh the fundamentals of these blocks.

ATTACKING

  • Lop the wrist down and simultaneously performing your Wu Sau 
  • Gum Sau your partners arm and Punch Simultaneously
  • As your partner uses the Fak Sau block, most importantly go with the force by releasing your power and just ride up to the apex of the block.
    • Release your power once you feel your partner block the Gum Sau Punch.
  • At the apex of the block alternate your hands and Lop Punch
  • Lop Punch again, returning to regular Lop Sau

BLOCKING

  • When your partner pulls your hand down, go with the force.
  • Wait for your partner to Gum Sau Punch then apply Fak Sau
  • Go with the force as your partner alternates and Lop Punches
  • Do not extend your Wu Sau Hand when they grab punch.
  • Go back to Lop Sau

DAI JEONG

1 of 4 Basic Lop Sau Attacks

ATTACKING

  • Lop down to the side using opposite directional forces
  • Release the Lop Hand based on sensitivity when you feel your partner begin their Gaan Da attack back.
  •   Using your Chor Ma footwork and turn to Bong Sau with the right timing as your partner punches back at you

ATTACKING BACK

  • When your partner initiates the Dai Jeong attack you must go with the force based on your sensitivity. 
  • Block with Gaan Da using your Chor Ma Footwork simultaneously
  • Release your power and stop your punch as your partner blocks with Bong Sau

PAK PUNCH

1 of 4 Basic Lop Sau Attacks

PUNCH TO YOUR PARTNERS CENTER!

ATTACKING:

  • The Fook Sau Hand does the Pak Sau
  • The Bong Sau Hand does the Inside Whip Punch
  • Pak the hand out of the way, clearing your partners hands.
  • Take the line when the Inside Whip Punch
  • Grab Punch, Let your power go, then Grab Punch back to Lop Sau.

BLOCKING:

  • Wait for your partner to Pak Sau your hand, use your Chor Ma Footwork and Bue Sau Simultaneously
  • Let your partner for now take the line
  • When your partner Lop Punches, let your Bue Sau go (go with the force) and do not extend your Wu Sau
  • Go Back to Lop Sau
 

THE PUNCH FROM CHI SAU

KEY POINTS:

1. When your partner is in Tan Sau position that is the Punching Position

2. Bong Sau never moves during the punch

3. Always punch to your partners center

 

THE PALM STRIKE FROM CHI SAU

KEY POINTS:

  1. Wind up (or come up slightly) the Tan Sau Hand, and hit to the center of the chest
  2. The Fook Sau Hand should not move very much at all when attacking
  3. The person that is on the receiving end of the Palm Strike should be giving a little bit of structure for the person the attack through but not too much so that they cannot hit.

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Lop Punch from Chi Sau

Key Points:

  • Uses Chor Ma Footwork
  • Applied from Bong Sau Position
  • During transition from Tan Sau to Bong Sau, guide your partners Fook Sau to grab and control with your other hand
  • Hit to the chest/center

Pak Punch from Chi Sau

Key Points:

Initiate the attack when you are in the Fook Sau, and Bong Sau positions during Chi Sau

Make sure your elbow is sunk as you follow through with your Inside Whip Punch

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DEFEND THE PUNCH FROM CHI SAU

Key Points:

  • Wait for your partner to initiate their Tan Sau
  • Bong Sau should not move during the attack
  • Keep your elbow sunk during the punch
  • Hit to the chest/centerline

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DEFEND LOP PUNCH FROM CHI SAU

Key Points:

  • Do not resist when your partner pulls your hand down
  • Do not extend your Wu Sau hand out past a fist away from your body
  • Do not chase your partners attack with Wu Sau; allow them to become extended.

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DEFEND palm strike FROM CHI SAU

Key Points:

  • Let your partner become extended with their attack
  • Neutralize the Palm Strike with Jut Sau
  • Test your partner by stopping in Jut Sau position for sensitivity

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DEFEND PAK PUNCH FROM CHI SAU

Key Points:

  • Be sensitive with your Tan Sau hand
  • Go with the force as your partner uses Pak Sau to clear the line of attack
  • Redirect with inside Gaan Sau
  • Bring your opposite hand back to Wu Sau position

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