by David Peterson
The much repeated Wing Chun maxim, Loi Lau, Hoi Sung; Lat Sau Jik Chung is, in essence, the very basis of how this combat system operates at the optimum level. If you like, it is the perfect summary of how Wing Chun (and in particular, the WSLVT method) actually works in reality. Loi Lau refers to the importance of engaging the enemy, literally, "When it comes, stay with it". In other words, we must seek to form a bridge with the incoming attack (Cham Kiu theory) by intercepting the path that it takes immediately.