“What we don’t want to do is just start throwing wild punches, because then we stop learning what the drill is trying to teach us. Also if we step back … out of the drill, you’ve also ended the drill. So the drill is to be ahead of our partner’s timing but not to just start launching wild punches because we’re still trying to develop what the drill is intending to teach us, which is to learn how to change and to continue to chase center of mass. Both of us can just start throwing wild punches but then we stop learning and the drill no longer can teach us. We want to see if we can respond to his actions … we want to be able to respond to what he does and respond in a way that includes precision, that includes speed, that has balance, and then also the structure of the system…and done in a way that keeps my partner safe.”
There is a saying from the Wing Chun Kuen Kuit: “Jun, Fai, Wan, Geng.” Jun is precision, Fai is speed, Wan is balance, and Geng is power, which can also be thought of as structure.