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    The Enigma DVD by Paul Vunak

    Tenzen, a supercilious attitude to wc over other arts is needless. As you know it is the man that makes the system not the system that makes the man. The best (only) street fighter I know is a grappler by martial arts choice: BJJ and submission wrestling. Yet in the street he has never gone...
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    The Enigma DVD by Paul Vunak

    The real secret of course is that there is no secret formula. Only what works. To discover that is to have been in those situations many many times. Thankfully I have not but do have the benefit of others. Primarily my own teacher (Martin Workman) with whom I train every week and other...
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    Pre-emptive force vs a relaxed state

    Now I agree
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    Pre-emptive force vs a relaxed state

    I suggest cultivating a strong body and strong lungs as this will help you survive better in combat than chi. 3 years in BJJ taught me that physical conditioning is key as stamina can disappear very, very quickly when fighting. Spend your precious time being fitter and stronger than the...
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    Is there a grading system in Wing Chun?

    Which is why I believe it to be a very personal matter. For many years I trained in systems that had no grading (Tai Chi Chuan, Systema, Harimau Silat), some that had rather hazy grading boundaries (BJJ) some with very clear grading parameters (Lau Gar kung fu, Hocks CQC). My own feeling over...
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    Lone wing chun practitioners need help!!!

    I really enjoyed the depth to your answers and long may healthy disagreement continue on this forum. I am assuming his motives for learning wing chun are to protect himself as they are mine. Him doing the first form and us lot analysing it will not protect him when it all kicks off. That...
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    Lone wing chun practitioners need help!!!

    And if he did that he would deserve the beating he would receive. As would any of us going out on to the streets to test our skills. Surely the best form of self defence is not being in a situation in the first place. Stay away from ********s and rough places, get a cab home early to avoid...
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    Lone wing chun practitioners need help!!!

    I think it is a good idea. We are not messing with his life. That statement is an exaggeration. Was it not Yang Lu Chan who leant taichi by initially spying on a master? Z, worry not about reputations, they are not important. Who cares what others think of wing chun? No one owns wing...
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    Is there a grading system in Wing Chun?

    Perhaps it depends on your needs as an individual. Learning forms is martial arts not match fighting or self defense. It is vital we are clear in our own minds what it is we are training for and therefore our training should reflect this. Forms do interest and I appreciate them from study...
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    Is there a grading system in Wing Chun?

    Like others here, the academy I train at has a grading system but it is no way commercial. Gradings happen once a year, you only take it if you are ready and costs £10. We do not even get certificates! Thank God. The evidence of my skill is in me not on a piece of paper or according to a...
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    Lone wing chun practitioners need help!!!

    Boys give this guy a break. He is passionate and wants to learn. Stop with all this elitist talk about the complexity of wing chun, analogies brain surgery seem rather tenuous at best. I do not think he wants to learn online. He wants guidance not preaching. Help not criticism. Instead of...
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    Anti-grappling

    And if you watch elite MMA, how many can really stop a takedown and they know it is coming? BJ, Lil Nog, GSP. These 3 do it well consistently and how long have they trained anti-grappling? What we need to appreciate is how knackering it is to stop someone trying to drag you to the floor...
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    Why People Don't Post Here...

    Thankfully allz of my teachers in the martial arts have insisted on first names. Only now we call our instructor sifu on our Facebook group. Not by design but out of respect. I know that we if called him this in class he would probably dismiss us as fools. I too agree with academic...
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    Wing Chun essentials

    Pedro, I am off the opinion that no matter how big the attacker is, he has a chin and therefore can be knocked out. If your punch is hard enough and quick enough so that it lands without warning then you maximise your chance of knocking your attacker out without them even throwing a punch. But...
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    Wing Chun essentials

    Forward balanced aggression and simplicity
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