In this video I got one of my students to do some blind folded Chi Sao. For those of you that don’t know what Chi Sao is, it is an exercise to training sensitivity in your hands, wrist & forearms. It also helps develop your structural integrity and footwork in the Wing Chun system of fighting.
In many circles in the martial arts world there are people who do not believe Tai Chi is an effective fighting art. I admit, at one point in my life I didn’t understand how such a slow moving exercise like Tai Chi Chuan could possibly help a persons ability to defend themselves in a real fight.
I think the biggest reason why someone would think Tai Chi isn’t an effective martial arts is because the truth is you don’t really know how to fight effective even after 5 years of taking a typical Tai Chi class.