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    Anyone attend the WC get together in Lakeland FL this past weekend?

    Wow...was in St Petersburg and only about 60 miles away. This is the first I hear of it.
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    Fighting strategy

    Can't speak for 'all' WC guys but this one does use if the situation warrants. Yes to both again, if the situation warrants. Not certain what you mean by "uniform" stance. (matched leads?) Doesn't matter the lead as much as range and angles do.
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    Comment by 'Danny T' in 'The Knee Sagas'

    I've had both total replacements, been 4 years now. Life is good and my knees are pain free. Still training.
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    Fighting strategy

    Strategy is the overall goal or what you want to accomplish. So if your overall goal is to open the opponent's guard that is the strategy. The action you do to accomplish that is the tactics. Create an opening in the opponent's guard and attack into the opening is the strategy. Using one hand to...
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    Keeping students in the age of Covid

    My Zoom classes are designed for practitioners to work footwork, form, and drilling movements without a partner. I usually have a student with me who is able to perform the drills as the 'spotlight' person. I will instruct and show the footwork/drills to be practiced and then I spotlight the...
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    Keeping students in the age of Covid

    There are a lot of components to consider. As where you are located and the culture toward training at this time and the challenges of covid. I closed for the original 2 weeks last year in the guise of "lowering the curve". Started training again and have been doing regular classes since. I am...
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    Are You a Complete martial artist?

    'Complete'? Hmmm. Is there anyway one can be complete? I thing not. There is always something that needs to be refined, bettered, or due to injuries, age, and other factors one's abilities change. Complete truly is not a possibility. I'm with Tony on this...'well rounded' is what I continually...
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    Is Wing Chun being used the wrong way in fighting?

    My format: Warm ups and exercises related to the movements to be utilized. Moments drills - footwork or ground depending on the material being covered. 2 person drills working as a feeder for the other or vice versa. These are interactive drills with both sides learning. Higher speed drilling...
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    which plastic tube is the best to build a non wooden dummy?

    While I prefer wood dummies made of PVC Schedule 80 can do well. The thing is dummies aren't for hitting hard on but for fine tuning positioning in relation to the dummy and proper vectoring. So if you aren't going to be pounding on the arms or the dummy PVC can be a good economical option 'IF'...
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    Let's talk dummy

    Personally knowing the dummy form has little as to fighting. There is no sense of timing an attack, force, or speed within an attack. However, using the form on the dummy is of high valuable as a fine tuner for one's positioning of the arms, elbow, footwork, body positioning in relation to the...
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    Wing Chun's Central Concept

    ^^^^^^^^^ THIS! Most of what is taught in Pole and knives in WC is not just for pole and knives but empty hands as well. It just isn't taught until then and is utilize within everything you should have learned in other parts of the system.
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    Why did my ITF instructor give me EKF gloves?

    So why the question if you know this to be the reason.
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    Why did my ITF instructor give me EKF gloves?

    Here's a novel suggestion...ask your instructor.
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    Thoughts on "pop locks"

    I've always used and teach locks to be performed with an explosive 'snap' action. It's usually done with far more control in training to prevent injuries.
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    Has anyone had this happen before?

    Yep. Get several a month. It's a scam. They are working on getting info on you and then will say they want to send the money via to your C/C directly. All the peripheral is to get info on you and to make you feel they are serious and can afford your services.