What Is Chi Sau?

Chi Sau translates as 'sticking or clinging hands'. The word Chi is different than Chi as used in Tai Chi Chuan, which translates as 'Supreme Ultimate Fist' or Chi as used in Chi Kung which translates as 'Internal Energy Building'. Chi Sau is a way of training your muscles to respond unconsciously to impulses given by another person.  The unconscious part is what is important here. Essentially Chi Sau trains your body to move in completely new and amazing ways without your mind getting in the way. You are literally retraining your unconscious mind and physical body to respond automatically in a highly intelligent and strategic manner.

Below you can watch SiFu Ross Sargent, our Chief Instructor, and Col Maggs giving a Chi Sau demonstration at TEDx Granta in March 2012.