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My teacher often said that a Chisao master = Wing chun master
So what is a chisao master?
First of all, it's someone who can deal with anyone and still control their own temper.
If you cannot control yourself, you cannot control anyone else. In chisao you learn to control your own actions in a way that gives you a way to deflect your opponent's defenses rather than forcing your way through.
This way enables a somewhat smaller person to defeat a bigger opponent.
Be humble, stop fighting and start just reacting and you'll improve so much faster.
So what is chisao then?
Chisao is a drill that teaches you to defend and attack at the same time. It teaches you to avoid using power against power by using contact reflexes and it teaches you to chain your attacks to tear down your opponents defenses.
By learning how to use both hands together your handspeed will become incredibly fast.
Using drilled contact reflexes mean that you will further increase your speed because you don't have to "choose" a technique. Your body has already been programmed to react in the most efficient way.
Chained techniques increase your fighting power beyond your size by constantly keeping your opponent on the defense and defeating him without leaving him any chance to get back into the fight before it's over.
For us at J's gym realistic or "real" fighting is the next step after self-defense.
Real fighting is how you should fight if your life depended on it, in real life outside the gym, where size and number of opponents, weapons or no weapons, place and time, etc. are all unknown!
This is very different from a lot of the fights you can find on YouTube where young men do the monkey dance, meaning they're exchanging a few punches to settle some minor dispute or provocation. It usually stops after a few exchanges of blows and pushes. They are not fighting for their life! Sports fighting is also very different, more about that later.
What is realistic fighting and how do you train for it?
What realistic fighting often is thought to be: