Feed, Read, Deed (Part 3 of 4)

Look and see.

Continued from Part 2.

Let us continue this series analyzing the process of Feed, Read, Deed.

In Part 1, I briefly introduced each of these three phases. In Part 2, I offered several pointers to properly execute a Feed. Reading Part 3 improve your ability to Read!

This skill is twofold:

  • Looking
  • Observing visual cues with your eyes
  • Seeing
  • Recognizing meaningful patterns with your brain

It’s hard to see if you don’t know what to look for: Continue reading

Feed, Read, Deed (Part 2 of 4)

Continued from Part 1.

In Part 1, I introduced a simple model of how to appropriately train WingChun Applications. There were three elements, which I call Feed, Read and Deed. Now let’s further examine the first of these.

What is a Feed

By Feed I mean the action of the partner who plays the initiating attacker. In the IAW methodology we perform two kinds of Feeds: WingChun and non-WingChun.

The former we primarily train in the context of Chi Sao (黐手 Adhering Arms), Guo Sao (過手 Passing Arms) and Puen Sao (盤手 Coiling Arms), where both partners apply WingChun attacks. Secondly, when we do Applications, the Feeds are non-WingChun. Finally, Lat Sao (甩手 Casting Arms) is a hybrid of both Feed types. I will focus on Application Feeds below: Continue reading