Red Sun Academy

Red Sun Academy

School  of  Martial Arts

Two Red Sun Academy students performing Pak-Sao

Honor through the Martial Arts

Similar to a boxer's parry, PAK-SAO (or "slapping hand") is a Chinese term describing a blocking and trapping technique.  Your open hand comes directly out of the center of your body to "slap away" an attacker's strike to your head.  You utilize the same force as your opponent is using.

Power comes from the ground and legs, not the shoulders. A common mistake is relying solely on one's arm strength which requires much more energy and makes the pak sau weaker.