• The Bong-sau is used to nullity powerful straightline attacks from the opponent. Having taken its defensive effect, the Bong-sau can then be coverted into other movements foi launching counter-attacks. From this it is clear that the Bong-sau is an important movement in the techniques of the wooden dummy, as explained below.
• The Tan^au, which is formed by flattening the palm to face upwards and keeping the elbow low while using the forearm to make contact with the opponent* is a movement that follows the Bong-sau. It becomes an attacking movement if it co-ordinates with the Lower Lying-palm movement.
A (left) posing the W.T. Prefighting Posture while facing B (right). As B launches a powerful straightline punch at A, A changes his Inquisitive-arm into the Bong-sau, thus nullifying B's attack. When B's punch reaches its furthest point, A makes an counter-attack before B withdraws his punching arm, by changing his Bong-sau into the Tan-sau and Lower Lying Palm to strike at B's flank.
KWUN-SAU -TAN-SAU & LOWER LYING-PALM
• The Kwun-sau in co-ordination successively with the Tan-sau and the Lower Lying-palm will form a series of attacking movements which will very often take the opponent by surprise. In application, the Wing Tsun practitioner, having dissolved the opponent's , it lack, suddenly retreats from the opponent's reach, and, before the opponent knows what changes have taken place, the practitioner advances again to launch a surprise attack at his opponent's unguarded part!
A single straightline punch can be dissolved with the Bong-sau. However, to dissolve ivy double straightline punches aiming respectively at the upper-level and [he lower-vel, one has to apply the Kwun-sau.
(left) posing the W.T. Prefighting Posture while facing B (right). B initiates the double les at A. A turns while applying the Kwun-sau movement to evade the opponent's :k. Immediately after that, A intrudes into the unguarded area of B's left side and inches the Tan-sau & Lower Lying-palm attack at his opponent.
* The High & Low Gaun-sau is the best tactical movement to deal with the opponent's round house kick.
* When the practitioner is being attacked by the opponent's two punches, one from the front and the other from the back, he can turn to his side and dissolve the opponent's attacks by applying the Kau-sau and the Tok-sau movements at the same time. Immediately after that, he can apply the Kau-sau to intrude from the opponent's outdoor area into his indoor area, and to launch an attack at him while changing it to the Erect-palm Besides, he can also change his Tok-sau to the Jut-sau, so as to control the movement of the opponent's arm and stop him from defending himself.
HIGH & LOW GAUN-SAU - KAU-SAU & TOK-SAU - JUT-SAU & ERECT-PALM
A (left) posing the W.T. Prefighting Posture while facing B (right). B suddenly launches the right roundhouse kick at A. A takes the Sideling Stance and applies the High & Low Gaun-sau to deal with B's attack. Having failed in his first attack, B withdraws his right leg and launches a second attack with a left straightline punch at A. A turns and applies the right Kau-sau to dissolve B's left straightline punch,
U while his left arm applies the Tok sau movement to control B's right arm to stop him from launching further attacks. After that, A's right Kau-sau intrudes from B's outdoor area into his indoor area( and change to the Erect-palm to launch an attack at B, and at the same time A's left arm applies the Jut-sau to press down B's right arm, causing B to tumble forward and lose his power of defense.
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