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  1. Darrencowan

    Darrencowan Green Belt

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    Very true. I study close combat like Wing Chung. Getting that close makes most people uncomfortable. That being said, though, I've also found it hard to get inside some of the distance strikers I've worked out with. One of my good friends in college was a brown belt (?) in Tae Kwon Do and studied Nin-jitsu. He was very quick and I had a hard time finding my range. I'll never forget the jump kick he hit me with on my solar plexus. I would like to learn more distance training, Tae Kwon Do high kicks, bouncing movements. My uncle is a NI Dan in Tae Kwon Do. We often shared wisdom. He was very fond of the slippery side kick.
     
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    Juany118 Senior Master

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    Well that's one of the things sparing with my bro-in-law is helping him with. He is constantly getting better at keeping me outside. I will have to start working harder at getting inside soon enough :)
     
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  3. Michael89

    Michael89 Orange Belt

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    well, I did my last day of 2 week trial last Thursday. I've made up my mind and I feel like I could learn a lot from WC so I'm going to join it soon. :D
     
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    wingchun100 Senior Master

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    It is an interesting world to explore.
     
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  5. WingChunChick

    WingChunChick Yellow Belt

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    I was in karate before wing chun. My advice is don't expect. Don't build up any expectations just open your mind and go with the flow. Trust me, none of your previous style is going to transfer it's a totally different way of using your body.
     
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  6. Dylan9d

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    Thats why I never got into WC. The stuff I learned from Silat contained the very same principles only with a much more natural way of moving.

    Im glad the OP found something he likes.
     
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  7. Juany118

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    I've heard that from other people as well. I did Aikido, Judo and then some Karate until I "took a break" from formal training. I current study both Kali and WC ATM and while there are definitely some differences in the body mechanics I like them both for different reasons.

    I like the Kali because, as you said, it is more natural, I refer to it as "the Flow." I like the WC, because at least the way it is taught to me, it is very Scientific. This appeals to the analytical side of me. I find that people who aren't saying "ooooooh Yip Man/Donnie Yen/Bruce Lee" etc tend to have a bent towards an analytical mindset. Not all of them mind you, there are no hard and fast rules in that regard but if you are like me, the kind of guy who will actually look at MA's and at times for fun, break it down using Newtonian physics, there is a good chance you will like YM WC. ;)
     
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  8. Michael89

    Michael89 Orange Belt

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    that is why I want to take wing chun so I can understand it better and use in different way.
     
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    Nobody Important 2nd Black Belt

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    Oh how so very true. If I knew then what I know now, I would have taken up bingo instead.
     
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    A wise man once told me...."you get a bunch of martial artists together and a fight breaks out! Go figure!" ;)
     
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    Since a lot of you guys know more than me, glad I have Kevlar and access to lots of "tools". ;)
     
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    One of my old classmates was an engineer. We were talking about all the WC bashing that goes on (OUTSIDE the style...not between lineages), and he said, "This style is a direct application of Newton's laws." In fact, a lot of people at that school were on the fast track to becoming physicists.
     
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    wingerjim Green Belt

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    Like others said, relax more, sink lower in your stance, keep you hips and shoulders square and mind your center-line. Also don't put weight on your front foot, don't twist at your waist, keep your elbows in and hands relaxed and a whole lot more.
     
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    On twisting the waist I would say "follow your Sifu". Some WC/VT Lineages don't really do it at all, others however will use hip/waist rotation (never enough to violate centerline theory though) to assist in power generation.
     
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    good news. Sorry I haven't been on here lately. I just became full time last month at where I work at now so better pay now and I just joined Wing Chun School 3 week ago, I go 3 days a week. I love it!
     
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    Congratulations on the full-time employment and the WC!123
     

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