Understanding the genius of Ving Tsun should not take longer than an afternoon. By then, everything should be clear….Following that, it becomes about deciding how you can achieve these goals most efficiently. This is also a part of the system…Unfortunately, Ving Tsun is too perfect, such that in one’s life-span, no more than approx. 70% of it can be mastered even with great efforts! The Human Factor, as always.”– Philipp Bayer
NOTES: Check out the section showing Sifu Bayer doing a Lap Sau demo with Wong Shun Leung. Many people mistakenly do a sort of hammer fist against the Bong, but it is correct to make this a punch with an angle toward the head. The partner forms a bong against your forward pressure and you get your elbow down and then punch forward (from the elbow).
Also, in the Shawn Obasi footage below, Sifu Bayer does a combination — a series starting with a Bong, then a Cover (Jut), a Fung Hau (Knife Hand) with the Bong hand (Bong goes to Fung Hau very easily), and a Lap (which snaps Obasi forward, breaking his structure). This is very effective the way he does it because its all so fluid, in almost one motion. This is the magic of thousands of hours of training. A series of actions become fluid and can be applied in what appears to an observer (like the guy on the receiving end) to be a blur. In someone else, I would consider this to be a little flowery (i.e., risky), but he does it so fast, with such control of the opponent and his centerline, that it is a very functional set of actions.
See how easily Sifu Bayer pops Obasi’s significant weight, bouncing him back with little effort — THAT’S STRUCTURE.
Philipp Bayer and Shawn Obasi