Last night i went out for a few drinks with some of my friends. Most of them are into some form of martial art/boxing/MMA so it always comes up when we go out. The topic of Wing Chun came up when my friend Jimmy talked about how much he loved the IP Man movies. I mentioned that i have learned the basic strikes and blocks from my teacher and started the first form and how much im liking it with my 7 Star Mantis Training. Well that apparently was the hot button.....i was then piked on by 2 of the guys i work with because they have MMA training and talk about how useless WC is and that it cant hold a candle to MMA. Movies like IP Man give you an unrealistic impression of the art and blah blah blah.... I understand that seeing an art or style of kung fu in any movie is not like real life. I did admit that seeing IP Man sparked my interest in the style of WC but i dont think for one second in my head that if im walking down the street and im attacked that its going to be like that. The style is one of the most popular in the world and it is very affective and deadly if used and taught the right way just as any style is. The MMA guys began freaking out about how it has no anti grappling and that you stand straight up and dont move side to side and its all straight line and kept jsut saying the stupidest things i have ever heard..... I hate MMA becuase the thinking that most people have is "MMA is the best because i watch it on pay preview and thats how real life is". These guys began talking about how if you take a fully trained MMA fighter and go up against a master of WC that 9 times out of 10 they will beat the WC guy. They dont know anything about the style so i pointed out that there are so many different things you DONT see in martial arts because you see it on tv. A simple movement can end up in someone losing an eye or killing someone without even knowing how it happened. I may not understand WC as i ahve only trained a little in it but this happens all the time when MMA guys run their mouths. MMA is very affective and useful no questions there but to say that its so much better then WC just because its popular is just ignorant. Anybody else ever experience this arugment or can explain why MMA has this chip on their shoulder? I have watched martial arts full contact tournaments and its more brutal then any MMA garbage i have seen.