“There is only one move, only one shape, and only one body”.

As always at this morning’s training, I told the guy’s the usual, what I think is critical, stuff.

Everything we do needs to happen in mid-air {before contact} and will be in effect for around 1/10th of a second.

This puts everything in context, we must be correct before we make contact, albeit 1/100th of a second before contact.

Also my second sacred saying…..

“There is only one move, only one shape, and only one body”.

This one is a bit curly around the edges.

So check this out.

Take on movement, any movement let’s just pick the first movement, Jit Sau.

Spend as much free time as you can learning everything you think you can learn about Jit Sau.

If your head is in the right place you have just learned everything there is to learn about Wing Chun, but relax, it won’t be.

To help convince ourselves of this pick a movement you do not feel that you know very well, let’s pick the Biu Sau that comes from our chest in the Biu Gee Form.

Compare what you are doing, and what you are feeling in Biu Sau to what you do and feel in Jit Sau.

If there is only one move, and I assure you there is, these two moves are the same.

The first job, just observe and note where they differ.

The second job, resolve the differences.

This is a lot more difficult than it sounds, mainly getting the Head part correct, but if you can do Jit Sau how hard can it be?

As always, be kind to yourself if you are not making the progress you would like to make, and bear this in mind…..

…”when we hear or see anything we do not understand our brain translates what we are hearing or seeing into something we do understand, at this instant, we are no longer hearing or seeing correctly, we have lost it“.

This is part of the human condition and no amount of wishing or training can change this.

Fortunately, our body has its own intelligence, lets’s be Nerdy and call it “Deep Learning”, given enough time {think repetitive training}, our body will understand what our mind cannot, and hey presto we have the answer.

We all know this to be true, how often do you wake up in the middle of the night with the answer to something that has been evading you.

Long story short……..

If you wish to know everything, learn one thing completely.

“There is only one move, only one shape, and only one body”.


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