Pao Chui in application can seem like a madman running through the street.
Pao Chui is a useful technique for developing rapid swinging strikes powered by small body movements.
Master Leong said Pao Chui is like the arm movements of a roller skater.
A Chao Chui does not always have to follow a Gwa Chui.
Sometimes we can use Yum Chui as a follow up instead. If we tighten our body turning the strikes can come out like arrows.
We use body shape and understanding of arm swinging to develop a fast but strong Gwa Chui.
Developing a body shape is part of the learning of the basic body turning and footwork in SKD.
A body shape can be used not just to evade but to position better to optimize the use of techniques.
Arm swinging is useful for developing through the back power. It is a quick way to acquire heavy arms.
In SKD we learn to relax the arms by using simple swinging exercises
We study how the body moves in SKD.
Gwa Chui is typically used to start off Chao Chui. Because of this we must understand the possibilities of using Gwa Chui.
As Gwa Chui is also a swinging motion we must all the more study body motion so that the two consecutive swinging movements do not throw us off balance.
In this video I give a brief explanation on this :-
When using a swinging strike such as Chao Chui we must study control. The reason why is because the circular movement can cause us to be thrown off balance if we are not careful.
This is why we must carefully study the circular movement and how the forces in motion acts on our body. With the understanding we can learn to minimize the effect of these forces on our balance.
Footwork is the one topic that Master Leong emphasized. This means that we don’t just stand there and start swinging.
Instead, we want to be moving and swinging as explained below :-