That is impreessive but its late training. I think Chi-Sao was taken out of Karate because (and I don't want to be a spoil sport) like in JKD, Wing Chuns sticking hand concentrated more on trapping instead of hitting. Something the JKDers decided to change.
Similar drills but not like are found in Nahate, Kali/Silat, Tai-chi Kuntaou and other training. Each done a little different some use soft flowing strike deflections others hard flowing movements with no release.
Advance practictioners of WC, JKD, Goju say that they can't perform these traps in actual sparring r fighting unless on a untrained person. So its fading in training, not with WC guys.
Whereas Silat, Tai-chi and Kuntoau used these drills as the core of their in fighting. Its hard for me to see Bubot drills being anymore effective as Chi-Sao. I can use both if I KISS.
Maybe this is the same conclusion the fore fathers of TE, came to instead of blocking/trapping they rather HIT!
This is the conclusion of the modern eceltic and JKD (which are one an the same to me) but JKDers don't like being classified.
But if you thinking of clinching as trapping we are back to square 1. Can you use Chi-Sao in a clinch? I'd rather concentrate on hitting.
Edited by Neko456 (11/07/06 11:31 AM)