Literally one of the first things you learn when you start your Wing Chun Training is the Wu Sao. The word Wu Sau literally means “Guarding Hand.”
Funny Story, Err… Okay maybe it’s not really funny.
Many moons ago I use to train in my basement with a group of friends. All martial artist all different disciplines. We use to just throw gear on and beat the living crap out of each other.
I learned a lot back in those days and I also learned why sparring if not done under a controlled environment and with a specific purpose is meaningless. (That’s for another day though!)
One day one of my buddies came over and he decided he was going to try and kick me in the face. I know great friend right? Anyhow, my Wu Sao saved me from a black eye almost a dozen times that day. Sifu Phu is a stickler for training your technique correctly. And he has no problem not advancing you if you don’t have a technique down.
Every time he threw a kick at me or an attack really my Wu was their to save my butt. It was that day that I really appreciated the Wu Sao. During my lessons with Sifu he was always telling me keep my Wu up, cycle my hands etc.. Like literally every lesson for months. The lesson sunk in and for the past 2 decades my Wu has been saving my butt.
Check Out This Short Video On The Wing Chun Wu Sao
So this video is 10 mins long. We filmed it on a random YT/FB live we did. The full video is 20 or so minutes long. The full version of this video is over at our youtube premium side, or if you are family member of Enter Shaolin you will be able to find the full video in your training vault.
There is enough in this video to get you going in the right direction.
As always we would love to hear your feedback. What did you think of the video? What style video do you like better. The video lessons that are directly aim towards teaching you online. Or these types of videos where we record Sifu Phu giving an actual lesson to a person?
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