Wing Chun Peripheral Vision
Sifu Nick Martin continues his discussion on the centre line and gates.
Using Focus Mitts Nick coaches a student (Lee Swailes) to trust and use his Wing Chun peripheral vision.
Peripheral vision is a human adaptation. We mostly rely on to using frontal vision.
Although we cannot see detail using peripheral vision it is highly sensitive to movement.
All fighters use this natural enhancement to their advantage. It is only the inexperienced student who is unaware of the potential for its use, and tries to ‘see’ everything.
A lot of time fighters will move from a strike and could not honestly say they saw it coming at all.
A quite clear example is that people will walk directly into something, and yet will move their head away from a twig, protruding from a bush they didn’t actually see.
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