Chi Sao Complete
Compulsory Prerequisite Courses
SNT Part 1 , SNT part 2
Recommended Prerequisite Courses
SNT Part 3 , Chum Kiu Part 1, Chum Kiu Part 2
This course covers Chi Sao from the very beginning to the most advanced stages of the practice.
Chi Sao is unique to the art of Wing Chun but there are many different interpretations of it’s use and method of practice depending on the lineage and teacher.
Using the ‘internal’ method of practice, we are able to produce great power with every move while using very little brute muscular force. This also means that we not only avoid injuries to our shoulders, but we learn how to utilize the shoulder girdle in a way that allows us to injury-proof it when it’s under the pressure of incoming force, which means the benefits of this practice will go beyond the practice of Wing Chun and into our daily lives.
As a part of this course, you will also have access to our Online Facebook group (or Telegram group) which is unique for all online students in which you will have direct access to Sifu Nima King and many the other Sifus in this lineage as well as all the other online students. You can ask questions, start discussions, post training videos for feedback, or even connect with a training partner who lives near you.
The Chi Sao Curriculum Explained
This course is 28 hrs in duration and covers many things such as:
- Single Sticking hand sequence
- Common mistakes of Sticking hands practice (detailed 3-part video series)
- Rolling Hands (Look Sao)
- Tens of exercises, drill and ideas to work within Rolling hands, shared sequentially to ensure the correct foundations are set before Chi Sao Sparring
- Many ‘Lap Sao’ and ‘Cross Punching’ Drills which cultivate the automatic attack and defense response through the Centerline.
- The ideas and concepts taken from the empty hand forms and how to incorporate them into Chi Sao to ensure maximum efficiency of movement and utilizing our Center of Mass as the power source of all movements.
- Chi Sao sparring, done the ‘CORRECT’ way! This enables us to truly ‘connect’ with our partner’s center of gravity so that we can transfer our mass through the arms into their body and consequently gain seemingly effortless control. This, indeed, is the highest level and rare attainment in Chi Sao which looks beyond the individual techniques and drills of Chi Sao that many get fixated on!
- Hours of Footage of Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin and his teachings on Chi Sao.
This course is one not to miss for any Kung Fu practitioner who is interested in understanding how to connect to the partner’s center of balance to gain full control making both attacks and defense very natural and rather effortless as a byproduct!
- The Posture of the Wing Chun Stance - Summary (7:53)
- Taigung, Seng, and Balance (14:45)
- Mindful Relaxation and the Idea of Placing (33:17)
- CST Wing Chun's Chi Sau Steps (31:42)
- Introduction to Chisau - Summary (10:20)
- The Sequence and Shapes of Single Sticking Hands (14:06)
- Training tips - Finding a Training Partner (21:02)
- The Optimal Angle (10:55)
- The 5 Principles of Mindful Wing Chun - Part 1 (20:15)
- The 5 Principles of Mindful Wing Chun - Part 2 (18:03)
- The 5 Principles of the MWC system
- Centerline and Forward Intention - Summary (7:17)
- Forward Force Test in Single Chi Sau (12:51)
- Using the Laws of Mechanics in Wing Chun (42:01)
- Utilizing the Laws of Mechanics in CST Wing Chun
- The Structural Mechanics of Single Sticking Hands - Part 1 (20:22)
- Structural Mechanics of Single Sticking Hands - Part 2 (22:23)
- Elbow Force - Summary (6:27)
- Elbow (and Knee) Force
- Single Chisau's Jow Sau (Fleeeting Hand) Exercise (20:03)
- Cross-Punching Exercise (4:01)
- Holistic Awareness - Summary (7:02)
- Signposts for Single Sticking Hands (21:00)
- Common Mistakes in Single Sticking Hands - Part 1 (15:37)
- Common Mistakes in Single Sticking Hands - Part 2 (15:39)
- Precision of Movements Concept (7:52)
- Common Mistakes in Single Sticking Hands - Part 3 (16:11)
- Cross-Punching exercise - with Counter-Pierces (5:37)
- The Concept of Joint Rotation - Summary (15:20)
- Luk Sau - Shapes and Positions (6:32)
- Applying Elbow Force in Look Sau (10:46)
- Applying Circular Structures in Look Sau (10:42)
- Cross-Punching Exercise - with Bong & Tan Sau (13:18)
- Cross-Punching Exercise with Fook Sau and Reverse-Tan Saus (11:33)
- Cross-Punching exercise - with Biu Sau (7:27)
- Applying Precision, 'Heurng' and Triangulation in Look Sau (8:36)
- Applying the Concept of 'Joint Rotation' in Look Sau (12:41)
- Testing Forward "Springy-ness" in Look Sau (8:50)
- Dynamic Balance - Summary (14:20)
- Look Sau Shapes Pressure Tests (8:38)
- Dynamic Balance Test While in Stance (6:18)
- Tan & Fook Sau Attack and Defence Exercise (10:44)
- SNT - 'Joon-Joo' - Using a 'Continuous Process' to Hold Positions and Postures (27:01)
- Jow Sau, changing sides, and double Bong/Fook exercises in Look Sau (9:40)
- Double Singles Exercise in Look Sau (7:51)
- Practicing the 3 Look Sau Exercises at Will (16:00)
- Chi Sau trapping - Parry trap from low Fook Sau (11:54)
- Chi Sau Trapping - High Fook Sau Latching Trap (7:36)
- Chisau - Bong Sau Trap (19:39)
- Cross-Punching Exercises - Smoothly Transitioning Between all Moves (10:15)
- Chisau - Counter to the Parry Trap (10:09)
- Chisau - Counter to the Fook Sau Latch trap (11:41)
- Chisau - Counter to the Bong Sau Trap (14:11)
- Taigung and Dynamic Balance Tests While in Fook Sau (11:00)
- Lap Sau Exercise (16:39)
- Adding Lap Sau into the Cross-Punching Exercise (7:46)
- Chisau - Practicing All 3 Trap and their Counters In Sequence (8:35)
- Continuous Punch-Latch Exercise (13:29)
- Basic Pivoting in Both Directions During Look Sau (22:19)
- Additions to pivoting in Look Sau exercises (8:03)
- Look Sau shapes practiced without a partner (solo Look Sau)! (12:40)
- Adding bursts of power (through speed) in the Cross-punching exercises (13:29)
- Reverse Tan Sau & Palm Strike Pivoting Drill (8:54)
- Powering Lap Sau with Pivots (and Heurng) (9:53)
- Stepping back and forth in Look Sau (cooperatively) (12:18)
- Using partner's pulling force against them (with step and strikes) (11:30)
- Chark Jong - Wedge exercises done dynamically (9:06)
- Chisau - Stepping forward with static (active) Look Sau shapes (11:47)
- Counters to Punch Latches with Bong and Tan Saus (20:39)
- Chark Jong - Step Double Pierce with Huen Sau and Double Palm : Chum Kiu Latch : Parry and Strike (15:35)
- Basic stepping to power your Chisau (18:50)
- Chisau - Using PIVOTS & STEPS (COM) to retain the pressure (Heurng) and ‘stick’ to the partner (14:36)
- Advanced Triangulation tests in the structures of Chisau (21:41)
- Light Chisau Sparring - applying everything learnt so far to gain control (18:30)
- Dealing with incoming Chark Jong by the opponent (25:10)
- Wing Chun light sparring - with WC's Centerline-punches and body movement (19:31)
- Chark Jong against random and dynamic Guards (24:03)
- Nima and Lawrence light chisau practice (22:31)
- CST playing Dynamic Chisau (1) (20:43)
- CST playing Dynamic Chisau (2) (38:24)
- CST playing Dynamic Chisau (3) (21:20)
- CST playing Dynamic Chisau (4) (18:39)
- CST playing Dynamic Chisau (5) (23:06)
- CST playing Dynamic Chisau (6) (22:38)
- CST’s teaching at his school- Chisau - Part 1 (23:58)
- CST’s teaching at his school- Chisau - Part 2 (24:08)
- CST’s teaching at his school- Chisau - Part 3 (24:55)
- CST’s teaching at his school- Chisau - Part 4 (30:08)
- CST’s teaching at his school- Chisau - Part 5 (31:30)
- CST’s Chisau seminar (detailed version)- part 1 (20:22)
- CST’s Chisau seminar (detailed version)- part 2 (19:14)
- CST’s Chisau seminar (detailed version)- part 3 (19:52)
- CST’s Chisau seminar (detailed version)- part 4 (19:54)
- CST’s Chisau seminar (detailed version)- part 5 (22:57)
- CST’s Chisau seminar (detailed version)- part 6 (21:43)
- CST’s Chisau seminar (detailed version)- part 7 (25:12)
- CST’s Chisau seminar (detailed version)- part 8 (27:38)
- CST’s teaching at his school- Chisau - Part 6 (21:40)
- CST’s teaching at his school- Chisau - Part 7 (22:42)
- CST’s teaching at his school- Chisau - Part 8 (25:54)
- CST’s teaching at his school- Chisau - Part 9 (34:14)
- CST’s teaching at his school- Chisau - Part 10 (34:31)
- What's Next?
Frequently Asked Questions
What results can I expect?
The results from our method of practice are very real and tangible. In the last decade of operation at our school in Hong Kong we have witnessed dozens of life transformations in our students. From postural correction, to pain relief, to finding focus and direction in life through the positive change that this mindfulness practice brings, and to gaining confidence knowing you can develop great force and defend yourself if needed. These are just a few examples of the very tangible benefits our students have gained.
Duration of this course?
This course is 28 hours long.
What's next? How to continue with my training?
After this course, you will be able to move into the Intermediate SNT, Beginner Chum Kiu in which you can continue to deepen your practice in this beautiful art of Wing Chun Kung Fu.
How long do I have access to this course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.