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    Why do you train in Wing Chun?

    Good stuff, thanks for the perspective. A Groupon for a local MMA gym came up the other day and my wife bought one, she's been wanting to get back into Muay Thai for a while. I think I'll join her. I've been looking to learn about how different boxing systems relate, exploring WC and MT seems...
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    Why do you train in Wing Chun?

    Interesting. Now for the reverse question... has training MT improved your WC?
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    Chain Punch

    Well put. Our sifu emphasizes fan sau- always following up one attack with another. Or maybe better put as creating the opening for a follow up, like setting yourself up for the next shot on the pool table. The second punch (and third, etc) in the chain would then just be the fan sau to the...
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    Why do you train in Wing Chun?

    You know, the only place I see the politics and bickering is online. That stuff doesn't come up in the mokwoon, so if I didn't bother with online forums I'd have no idea that stuff was going on. I'm pretty sure several of my sidai are ignorant to the political side of WC. Some of the "hard"...
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    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    Ha, you beat me to it.
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    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    Actually, it was about a Hawkins Cheung demo video, or at least it was supposed to be. This thread has turned into a complete train wreck. Why can't I look away!
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    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    Oh, English. I'm still not certain that Americans and Brits speak the same language.
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    Why do you train in Wing Chun?

    My wife started training Muay Thai several years ago, and watching her practice that got me interested in taking up martial arts again after a long hiatus. I didn't have much interest in joining her for Muay Thai- not sure why exactly, maybe I just didn't want to get kicked in the shins. I...
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    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    Thanks, Tez. Well if that's the trend, then I guess we'll be at it a while, considering most martial arts don't make much of an appearance in MMA. Let's do Tai Chi next! Or Bagua! Capoeria? Systema? Krav Maga? How about Kajukenbo... Hey Reeksta, I understand you're fairly new to Wing Chun, and...
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    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    Wow, did this thread go off the rails. Marnetmar shared a video of Hawkins Cheung that he found interesting, and it quickly devolved into that ol' "Wing Chun (or lack thereof) in MMA" debate. I think we can end this whole silly thing by simply agreeing that: Hanzou and one or two others are...
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    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    That's not what I said, and I agree with you. None of the strikes in that video resemble WC striking. However, I did see some WC principles being put to use. So between the two vids you posted, the first one contains more WC than the second. Anyway, fine, maybe Wing Chun is no good in MMA...
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    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    I didn't see any Wing Chun in the second video. Holding your hands in jong sau and then charging in head first isn't good WC. I do see WC principles at work in the first, though, even if the WC is "unrecognizable" when it's wrapped around your more typical MMA arts (boxing etc). I think you...
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    Lineages . . .

    I asked a similar question here when I first started training Wing Chun a few years ago. Here are the answers I got. Varieties of Wing Chun MartialTalk.Com - Friendly Martial Arts Forum Community Ip Man had many students who went on to teach, and for the most part the Ip Man lineages to me...
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    We are sometimes a tough crowd here....

    The Alien is playing out of turn... how uncouth.
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    Wasting time

    Is that really wasting time, though? Waiting in line at the DMV, being stuck in traffic, being stuck on hold with Comcast, these things waste my time. But I wouldn't consider laying on the couch with my wife binge watching House of Cards wasted time.
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