Is balintawak a 'soft' style

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  1. Finlay

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    Would you classify your balintawak as a soft or hard style.I say 'your' as I imagine people have different takes on the art

    When people start talking about hard/soft styles there is often some extra discussion about the terms.

    To help this along I would to briefly outline them as

    Soft: primarily using angles and working round the opponents force. Taiji, bagua, aikido, bjj for example

    Hard: primarily using force to stop and over come the opponent. Boxing, taekwondo, kyokushin karate for example.

    In my opinion BTW is largely a soft art, maybe starting off as 'hard' as many styles do and progressively getting softer

    Any opinions ?
     
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    kempodisciple Senior Master

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    Is there a particular difference between balintawak kali, and more traditional kali?
     
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    I heard someone recently saying "Balintawak is Wing Chun with stick"......:D
     
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    I have heard that a few times before or at least similar things.

    I find it interesting the amount if cross over I found between some Chinese styles and balintawak
     

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