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    1860s Iconic American Knife of the American Civil War- the Bowie Cham Dao?!

    Those are pretty cool Bowie Jam Do. Looks like they have some heft.
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    1860s Iconic American Knife of the American Civil War- the Bowie Cham Dao?!

    IMO, the way in which the role of the baat jam do (and the luk dim boon gwan for that matter) is viewed depends on how much value is place on its contribution towards the training and development of all concepts and principles of the Wing Chun system as a whole. In reality, the BJD teaches much...
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    Siu Nim Tau - Sil Lim Tao

    Hawkins' various accounts of his time with Yip Man can be found in several of his written interviews and articles over the years. He seemed fairly transparent when it came to sharing his experiences, but he wasn't the only one. Wong Shun Leung also talked about Yip Man's teaching methods in a...
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    Siu Nim Tau - Sil Lim Tao

    This sounds like an interesting topic for a separate thread. Are you possibly referring to kap? In Canto, kap = covering, which is certainly similar to fook = subduing/hand on top.
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    Siu Nim Tau - Sil Lim Tao

    Show, but not tell. The old school way. Part of the traditional Chinese gung fu recipe, still used by sifu today in China and Hong Kong (and by certain folks in the US). Hawkins Cheung used to visit Gary Lams school in LA all the time and would share his experiences. Hawkins said that Yip Man...
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    Best wing Chun Instructor?

    Then what is your answer to your own question, and what criteria did you base your decision on?
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    Best wing Chun Instructor?

    You might have missed my question above, what's your experience in Wing Chun? Are you a practitioner?
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    Best wing Chun Instructor?

    Yeah, I can't speak to what is typical. I dont think I really have a typical way of responding to any of the threads on the Wing Chun forum. Im just here to participate in discussions. My apologies for not giving you the answer youre looking for, but in my opinion, who is the best'' is not...
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    Best wing Chun Instructor?

    Respectfully, this is an incredibly subjective question with almost no criteria.
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    75 videos ip on you tube

    I remember seeing some of your videos a few years ago. TWC seems like it could be a good platform for those looking to mix other stuff into it. Out of curiosity, did you train directly with both Moy Yat and William Cheung, or with other sifu from those lineages? We don't have too many Moy Yat...
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    WSL book

    Partner? You made me laugh with that one.:D I have to be honest, I don't have too much interest in the assumptions made on forums about what is or isn't considered a "kung fu truism". Likewise, the narrative of whether some people may or may not be upset about what is written in a book is...
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    WSL book

    Yes! We have a few sets of those too. They're truly horrible, but fun for going ham during sparring!
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    WSL book

    From what I remember, Judkins didnt really write anything all that profound about Wong Shun Leung in his book. Everything that Judkins included on WSL in The Creation of Wing Chun was already well-known public knowledge for decades prior to the books 2015 release.
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    WSL book

    Yes, most likely. The picture is from a photoshoot so it's hard to say, but WSL did not advocate live-edge training in general. I have a pair of aluminum trainers that are great, IMO. The handles and D-guards are made of steel for weight and durability and the blade and tang are aluminum. They...
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    age and the martial arts

    Your statement is a bit difficult to follow, can you be more specific explaining your approach? Wushu (甇西) literally means martial art. What exact parts (techniques, actions, forms, etc) of wushu are you incorporating to help your students better understand Wing Chun? Also, which Wing Chun...
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