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    what to fill wall bag with?

    I've heard of a few different things but not sure what would be the best? I'm still a beginner with just 1 year experience and this will be on my garage wall via some plywood. It is a 3-section bag. I've heard: tossed sand grain (aquarium tank type), mung beans, rice or plastic beads. Any...
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    wing chun long pole

    hmm.. perhaps I've been going about this the wrong way? With my current sifu, he doesn't let us train with the wooden dummy or long pole until we've already had 4+ years of training with him under our belt. I've only been with him for 1 year. The only reason I'd have of finding and buying a...
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    wing chun and height

    I've been in Wing Chun for 1 year and I'm now 6'7" tall... although I was already this tall to begin with. Isn't height just in the genes?
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    wing chun long pole

    Thanks for the reply, Joy. Yes, I agree the key is doing the movements correctly with the proper balance but I thought for the conditioning aspect, you needed a pole heavy enough to work the muscles. Not sure if there's much of a difference in the weight of hard wood vs soft wood though. I...
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    wing chun long pole

    Yes, I do the wrist curl things with my bowflex but never tried a figure 8 motion. I'll give it a shot. Do you know if there's an actual weight difference in hard wood vs soft wood for a long pole like this or is the difference mainly in the strength of the pole?
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    wing chun long pole

    Wow! Those are great suggestions on forearm conditioning. I don't have free weights or a pullup bar though. Just a bowflex. lol For the long pole conditioning, I believe what I was thinking was: 5)And the last is to take a dowell rod and hang a 10# weight from it to where it just barely...
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    wing chun long pole

    I'd like to get a long pole (8 foot long, 1 or 2 inches diameter). I'm not going to be doing any forms or drills with it anytime soon so I'll mainly be using it for developing my forearm with a few exercises. I know the traditional long pole/dragon poles are made of hard wood but would any type...
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    What keeps you going?

    Interesting thread. I'm also kinda in a rut here. I've stopped training in mid-Oct and haven't been back yet. I stopped because we were in the busy and exhausting time of finding & purchasing our first home. We moved in at the end of Oct but I never went back because we're also about to have...
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    Wall bag - synthetic leather vs traditional canvas

    Thanks for the replies! I'm liking the synthetic leather one since it's quite easy to clean and I can go full out right away. I also like the canvas one because this one will toughen up your fists... I don't think the synthetic leather one will do anything to toughen up your fists. Or am I...
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    Wall bag - synthetic leather vs traditional canvas

    Which material would you go for in a wall bag? This will be for my personal home gym in my garage. For example, here's a synthetic leather one: http://www.everythingwingchun.com/Everything-Wing-Chun-Ultimate-3-Section-Wall-Bag-p/ewc-bag03-bpu.htm Here's a canvas one...
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    making a home gym

    Thanks for the quick reply. Yeah, I'm pretty stoked to finally have the chance of a home gym. I'm looking for some type of flooring but just think carpet or puzzle mats may not be the best for the tons of shifting/pivoting we do in wing chun. I could be way off there though as I've never...
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    making a home gym

    Anyone have a home gym? I'm moving into a new house and will be using a single car garage as a home gym. It's your typical cold cement flooring right now. Can someone give me pointers on what type of flooring I should install? Initially I was looking at just those puzzle mats but I don't...
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    You know Wing Chun? Show me!

    lol I'll make sure I have a phonebook handy. ;-) Bong Lap sounds would be good too, as would the Tan Da (if given a hook punch or something like that) thanks for the great suggestions!
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    You know Wing Chun? Show me!

    So this is just a fun thread I thought I'd toss here. I had family in town the other day and they heard I'm learning Wing Chun and asked me to show them some. I just blanked out I guess since I couldn't remember anything that they'd want to see. What kind of moves do you show friends...
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    best shoes for pivoting?

    Thanks. I'll take a look at those shoes. As for just using the shoes I wear everyday, I'm not allowed to be wearing outside shoes in the dojo/kwoon. The shoes I wear during class are my indoor basketball shoes which unfortunately have way too much grip and really jack my ankels and knees when...
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