L has this interesting question on bong sao :-
Though TIMQ gave many answers, bongsao remained a mystery because of the impact angle a tall guy has on a shorter person. I figured early on, its just not possible to use it effectively as a deflecting tool against a significantly taller person. You cant raise the elbow so much without compromising structure, strength or even dislocating shoulder, not to mention constant shoulder pain A Clive Potter video that was posted recently gave me a new perspective on bongsao, which could be used in an angled position (raised palm, whereas elbow remains low in place). While this can work, I figure its mechanic is more related to what is a biu sao, shooting forward and deflecting outwards. Anyways, I try to avoid bongsao to be applied to a tall person the same way as to a short person.
Here is an interesting thought to start off with – why must we use bong sao against a taller person in the first place?
I will continue in the next post so please think about it before reading the next post.