Pak Da: Palm Block and Punch Partner Drill

By practicing both the Attacker and Defender roles in the Pak Sau Drill, you have learned how to punch and how to block. Now you are going to develop the skill to do both at the same time. Called Lin Siu Dai Da, the strategy of “Simultaneous Attack and Defense” is a cornerstone of Wing Chun strategy. The remainder of this chapter is restricted to registered students at Level One status and above. If you are a currently enrolled student, please click the Student Login button below to continue. Otherwise, please click here to return to the Table of Contents…

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Further Reading

In The 4-Hour Chef, Timothy Ferriss goes into great detail of the DSSS formula and gives detailed examples of how it works for learning any type of skill, from languages to dance to Judo to cooking. Although technically a book on cooking, the first sections of the book are devoted to “meta-learning,” or how to learn any skill rapidly and effectively. This alone is worth the price of the book, but for those of us who eat multiple times per day, knowing how to prepare healthy and delicious meals is also a worthwhile skill set to have. In August, 1996,…

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Pareto Principle

The Pareto principle (also known as the 80–20 rule, the law of the vital few, and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Read more at Wikipedia.