In this first Chi Sau Video we introduce one of the most well known training applications used in Wing Chun Kuen. However, it is also the most misunderstood. Wing Chun practitioners train to develop particular skills using Chi Sau but it is far from sparring and ‘fighting’. Chi Sau or sticky hands is simply a unique training approach that has evolved over many generations to become an integral part of the stylists development.
Sau Chi Sau, Mo Dei Jau: When I stick With Your Hands, There Is Nowhere To Run.Wing Chun Maxim
The above quote could come across as arrogant, however, this is not the case. The statement is simply a reminder of the goal to which Wing Chun Kuen students aspire. It is the aim of all students to improve their skill level to a point where it is not necessary to kill their opponent!
In this Chi Sau Video (Chi Sau Video Chapter 1 of 18) James Sinclair introduces the simple concepts and approach taken to Chi Sau with regard to Distance.