In the Traditional Program of the Moy Jo Lei Ou Clan, the practice of "Chi Geuk" appears in the Domain "Cham Kiu". "Chi Geuk 黐 腳", means by extension "to adhere with the lower limbs". Some people say that it means "Adhered feet" but I prefer to believe that the ideogram that refers to the lower members of human body "Geuk" (腳) is only a reference of where the adhesion will occur. For if we translate as "Adhered Feet", we run the risk of closing the practice to a single idea, when in fact, it is from this adherence (Chi 黐) that many other potentials can be explored. As for example, let us understand that the part of the foot with which we touch in the foot of the other before beginning, denotes that we are working in "Sam Gwook Ma" or "Huen Ma", both on "Hau Ma" ["All these translations are for the best understanding of non-practitioners]. And that his "Jaau Wai" is different from the "Jaau Wai" of the opponent.
Segundo Si Fu, equilíbrio é a palavra-chave em Chi Geuk, onde posicionados frente à frente, os praticantes elevam os joelhos e equilibrados, descem com aderência. Ao final, deve-se checar o posicionamento e o equilíbrio.
The whole practice of Ving Tsun in our Moy Jo Lei Ou Clan, has a "Strategic Intentionality" behind. Recently, Si Fu presented an alternative to understanding the difference between a "plan" and a "strategy". He would have said that the strategic gaze begins with a perception of the scenery before anything else. Next, the strategy is thought from this scenario, that being this complex and dynamic. Strategy needs to be adaptable and flexible to these changes. Finally, let's take action.
According to Si Fu, balance is the key word in "Chi Geuk", where positioned face to face, the practitioners raise their knees and balanced, descend with adherence. At the end, you should check positioning and balance.
A percepção refinada, segundo Si Fu, permite com que venhamos a entender que é recomendável "trocar" a energia apenas próximo ao momento de repouso do pé no solo, isto é, quanto mais próximo ao solo, melhor para definir a colocação de energia.
One of Chi Geuk's many mistakes is when someone lower his head and look at his feet during practice. For we should not allow the posture to be affected, in addition, it would be the equivalent to when practicing "Chi Sau", to be looking only at the hands.
Refined perception, according to Si Fu, allows us to understand that it is advisable to "change" the energy only near the moment of rest of the foot in the ground, that is, the closer to the ground, the better to define the energy placement.
The leg that is most important when practicing with the lower members (Geuk 腳), is the leg that lies on the ground. Because in order to maintain "balance", which is our strategic intentionality, every fraction of a second will be making a different adjustment. In addition, according to Si Fu, it will be this leg that will emit energy that will pass through the hip and will reach the front leg.
Although the work of "Chi Geuk" itself starts in the descent, it is fundamental that the practitioner is able to lightly lift his leg, quickly and immediately. However, you should be aware of the distance between you and your opponent. Because if the distance is inadequate, it will be in a state known as "Cho Geuk". And even before you hit the ground, you will have lost.
It is important to emphasize that the practice of "Chi Geuk", like any other traditional content of the Ving Tsun System, is not intended to determine winners and losers. Thus, rather than finding a certain "Way" to do that offers security and predictability, the practitioner of "Chi Geuk" should expose himself, risk and seek to the maximum new situations and different stimuli. For only then will he have the opportunity to personally develop new responses, enriching and accelerating his learning.
The Disciple of Master Julio Camacho
Thiago Pereira "Moy Fat Lei"