Bong day is one of my favourite Wing Chun movements.
It is designed to defend against any attacks to the upper body, from arms that is not bullets 😉
It’s nature is circular as you can see in the demonstration which allows incoming blows to be met with a powerful structure and gives the ability to redirect the incoming force quite easily.
So apart from defending an deflecting all incoming upper body attacks it is also simultaneously a strike at all moments in space.
That is you can hit with it at any given moment. Ideally once you have made contact to defend yourself you simultaneously hit though with the bong sau as a strike.
Some lineages in Wing a Chun use it purely for defending, this is still good and better then being hit! However you are leaving a lot of opportunity on the table if you are not using it as a potential strike as well.
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