Video: WingChun Wu Sao (Protecting Arm) Applications

Recently, I taught an Advanced Class at the United States Headquarters of the International Academy of WingChun (IAW) in Berkeley, California. My theme was combination applications of the IAW WingChun Wu Sao (Protecting Arm). I had students practice 3 concepts demonstrated here in less than 5 seconds with Sihing Brandon Solano.

Below is a brief technical analysis of the three Wu Sao (Protecting Arm) combination options against a right straight punch:

1. Left inside parallel Wu Sao with left Juen Ma (Revolving Stance) to Zak San Ma (Side Body Stance) followed by right middle Tsong Kuen (Thrusting Punch).

2. Right outside diagonal Wu Sao followed by left Zat Sao (Suppressing Arm) and right inside Tsong Kuen with left Juen Ma to Zak San Ma.

3. Left outside parallel Wu Sao followed by right Fok Sao (Subduing Arm) and left outside Tsong Kuen with right Juen Ma to Zak San Ma.

Filmed in one take on my iPhone 5 by Yuka Yoshioka. Thanks for watching!

Train Well,
Sifu Paul Wang
IAW-US Chief Instructor


Sifu Paul Wang is US Chief Instructor of the International Academy of WingChun (IAW). Drawing upon his academic education in Human Biomechanics and Integrative Biology from the University of California at Berkeley as well as graduate studies in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Physiology at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sifu Wang has taught the IAW system of WingChun to thousands of students since 1997.

Besides various cities in the United States, he has travelled to teach in England, France, Germany, the Philippines and Taiwan. Because of this extensive career spanning nearly two decades, he was formally conferred two of the highest distinctions in the IAW — the Sifu of WingChun and the 5th Technician Grade — in 2013. His well-rounded instruction enables students from all backgrounds to access a detailed and effective path of WingChun theory and practice. By presenting knowledge and skills through verbal explanations, active demonstrations and direct contact, you will feel the art come alive.

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