Ving Tsun (wing chun) Elbow on the Gate
It’s amazing how practicing Ving Tsun (wing chun) Kung Fu Chi Sao exercises with a partner at distance still causes the muscle burning – the Kung Fu energy and conditioning that comes from paying attention and training hard while relaxing into the form.
In standard Chi Sao, the partners stick at the wrists, sharing and challenging the centerline to practice pushing horse, trapping hands and technique applications.
With physical contact, the kinaesthetic feeling sense can be involved more readily for most, especially beginners. Practicing at a distance still trains timing and sensitivity, but involves seeing with the eyes, too, which standard Chi Sao and self-defense does not rely on.
Ving Tsun trains you to occupy your centerline with your hands and feet, and face attackers. This way you can better protect yourself in the dark or if blinded.