People who say that Chi Sao can’t be used in sparring are missing the point. It is a training tool that enables the Wing Chun way of fighting, involving sensing and responding to your opponent through feel.

Sifu Barry Pang explains that Chi Sao practice, with two arms in contact, will never happen in a real situation. But that is not the point of the exercise. The value is in the arm sensitivity training. Chi Sao enables instinctive, immediate fighting reactions with only the slightest degree of hand contact.

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See also:  

Forms versus application 
Chi Sao forward force
Centreline theory


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