So, I finally decided to start shooting my own Kung Fu Lessons Online 🙂 .
This is my first training video…
I’ve decided I am going to focus my videos on beginner students. In this video I am going to help you break the bad habit of reacting to a punch.
You don’t have to focus on good technique in this lesson. While it’s always important to use proper technique and structure, the point of the lesson is to focus on creating responses rather than creating reactions.
What do I mean by creating responses rather than reactions? The reaction I am talking about is flinching… Like when someone goes to punch you or when you are chasing someones hands rather than doing a trained response.
Basically a reaction is something that you probably already do naturally. In martial arts it’s better to turn those reactions into trained responses. The intro footage to this video was taken from a random video I shot with Jamie. Be on the lookout, later this week she will share more of that video with you.
To do this exercise properly, the person who is practicing turning their reaction into a response needs to be able to cycle punch and block with a Tan Sao block. You can refer to the Wing Chun lessons inside Enter Shaolin’s training portal to learn more about the Tan Sao.
The person who is faking the punch should throw their punches in random intervals, so the person practicing does not get caught in a pattern.