Reaction Training

Recognition of the attack is challenging; if the opponent is an experienced fighter, they may not give visual ques of the impending attack.

The best form of defence is to attack; however, this is a grey area in the eyes of the law. One must make a judgement on this matter, as part of your training, you become good at this.

Firstly, is the attacker about to attack? If so, what is the attack? Is it a punch or kick? Is it going to your head area, or is it going low? Is it coming from the right or left, is it straight or haymaker type attack? Is there a weapon in their hand? Is it a combination of attacks, at the end of the day, If this person is going to strike, there is an increased chance they will hit more than once, that’s if you let them of course?

You see it is a massive area of possibilities, Remember Wing Chun is a form of self-defence and not really designed for sparring another Wing Chun practitioner.

When training with another Wing Chun student, one must apply non-Wing Chun attacks, for the Wing Chun student to train effectively, over time, a student will develop excellent recognition and reactional skills.

Reaction training must include realistic attacks to improve recognition, and the ability to apply the appropriate tools and techniques, to instil the learnt concepts, improve timing, and develop the appropriate reaction and resolution. You now see why to Recognise, React, Resolve is instilled into each student.

Reaction Training

  • Pad training
  • Reaction drills
  • Lat-Sao “contact based drills”
  • Situational training
  • Combination reactions