Recent content by DanT

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    No style

    Although I understand your point, my emphasis is on Mastery of a particular art. Similar to learning the piano: yes if I only practice the piano, I won't be good at the guitar. But I'll be damn good at the piano. I'm not necessarily sure what you mean by not protecting the centre outside in...
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    Classical footwork and practical footwork...

    My sifu studied under Wong Shun Leung, a student of Moy Yat, and Chu Shon Tin. I have also studied under a different lineage when I was much younger.
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    Saving Wing Chun by Eliminating Chi Sau

    I think it could exist without the Poon Sao (bong-tan) platform (it does in other Wing Chun systems), but Chi Sao training is still the core, but could be trained using other platforms.
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    Super slow Siu Nim Tau (siu lam tau)

    Any 10 min+ SLT serves to develop "Yi" or mental intent. It has its place, but not during the class, where other things can be trained. For the most part, I try to keep my classes 90% partner drills (techniques, chi sao, sparring), and 10% forms, calisthenics, stretching, air techniques.
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    No style

    People have many reasons for training Martial Arts: - self defence - tornement fighting - mastery of an art If your goal is to master an art, then it serves no purpose to mix, it would be like mixing Jazz and Tap Dancing, or Piano and Guitar. I'm not saying you can't become an amazing fighter...
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    Classical footwork and practical footwork...

    Unlike other traditional styles, Wing Chuns footwork (especially when limited to the forms) is principle based. This means that the forms serve to teach basic hand techniques and footwork patterns, but in application, the practical use is unlimited. They way I was taught, Ving Tsun principles...
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    Would superhuman fighters view others in bullet time? How do irl quick fighers view slower ones?

    Think of it like this. When you throw a baseball to a 2 year old, you use a very slow underhand throw. If you threw the ball overhand at 90 miles an hour, you would kill them. However, a 90 mile an hour fast ball for a baseball player is not that fast. You become comfortable with the speed and...
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    Anti-Grappling Techniques...

    By using these techniques, you may create a flinch response, but you need to be proficient with what to do AFTER they flinch, apart from trying to scoot away and stand up, you're in big trouble. I'm not a BJJ black belt, but I do know some submission wrestling and Shaolin Grappling. What will...
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    What are the Best, Quick Fight Stoppers?

    Lead hook to the jaw is the most common quick fight ender and was always my go-to when people are running their mouth and escalating a situation.
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    Grip strength training.

    - Finger pull-ups (pull-ups but instead of grabbing with your whole hand you just hook your fingers over the bar in a "tiger claw" shape) - Finger Push-ups - Jug lifting (take an empty protein powder container and fill it with sand or rocks, lift it from the top with your fingers gripping it...
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    Wing Chun Stance 50/50? 30/70? 20/80? Weight on Feet?

    They all work if you know what you're doing.
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    Are Standing Arm Break Unsportsmanlike in MMA?

    But when I did fight, I did try and kill the opponent within the rules of the sport. I tried to kill them when I kicked them in the head, I tried to break their leg when I kicked it, I tried to snap their neck when I slammed them... you can't read someone's intent, you have two people kicking...
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    Are Standing Arm Break Unsportsmanlike in MMA?

    If I break an arm it's unsportsmanlike, but if I break a nose or shatter a jaw or cause a spleen to rupture it's a good punch?
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    Reciprocal line for reverse cap, bil, and tan.

    Yes I forgot that's what TWC calls it.
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    Flailing in sparring

    This usually happens when one is not looking at the opponent. You may be "gazing" in their direction, but your vision is out of focus as if you're day dreaming. You also may be flinching. If this happens to you, it takes a couple of months to fix. Continue to spar and focus on focusing your...