Recent content by Jean Marais

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    One against many, i.e. survive long enough to practise run-fu

    This is very interesting. I'm an engineer. I like going with the statistics of things. I pretty much withdraw the entire thread :). But I'm happy to hear everyones experience. I emailed my trainer to urge him to up the multiple attacker defence training backed by my previous arguments. He...
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    One against many, i.e. survive long enough to practise run-fu

    So I've been at some JJ and some Aikido...and I got to think some more...very dangerous, thinking, you know. So I reckon most self defence situation will be when I'm out numbered, right...so why does no one actively train multiple aggressors defence on a regular basis... in any of the martial...
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    My wing chun experience so far and MMA

    How about an update? Any new experiences?
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    Sport And TMA....Again

    To me the sport is a form of simulation. Not bad all things considered. The simulation has to fit the art though. Also, you don't need to test every aspect in the same simulation. For the effectiveness of eye gouging, I would try a dummy, not a person...maybe not as realistic, but we have...
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    Sport And TMA....Again

    I wonder why they call it Art? Is it a form of self expression? Can I sportly express my competitiveness? I always think of art as the novel self made creation of something beautiful (at least to myself) which requires innovation and skill.
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    Your Ideal and Real Cross-Train Styles

    I'd like to know what your ideal and real cross-train styles/arts are, how you would/do prioritize them in hours and why. First me: Ideally I would do 1.5 hrs x2 weekly Wing Chun, and 2 hrs x1 weekly Ju Jutsu. I find learning JJ far easier and natural, so I need less time. My striking...
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    Twisting your punch

    I mentioned earlier how important the rest of the body is in a pinch and that if twisting effects the rest of the body posture and movement, then this must be scrutinized. I got the chance to glance into my Christmas present before my wife packed it away (a new book called "Parting the Clouds")...
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    Twisting your punch

    Strike hieght and distance seem to play an important role. A twisted punch seem almost impossible at very close quarters. But what happens to the rest of the body? Let's take a look at over twisting... An additional consideration is that of an over twisted (or over horizontal twisted) punch...
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    Martial Arts Writings....

    Has anyone read Parting the Clouds http://www.amazon.de/Parting-Clouds-Fighters-Taekwondo-Grenville/dp/B00CB1ZAXS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1384896631&sr=8-3&keywords=parting+the+clouds I would love to hear his take on fist rotation with a punch.
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    Martial Arts Writings....

    This was quite good...for those who like to think outside the box. Sorry it's in German. http://www.wingchunkungfu.de/downloads/file-51.html
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    Punch:time to impact vs impact force

    Another interesting discussion on the forum is about the "test" of the "one inch punch" to be found here: http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/showthread.php/109555-1-inch-punch-put-to-the-test?highlight=one+inch+punch+test This is a good example of my subject line heading.
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    1 inch punch put to the test

    A sprinter also relaxes in the "get set" position in the starting blocks. Every athlete that needs to use explosive power (should) has learnt this. I learnt this in basket ball to jump higher. Has anyone tried a one inch push. I bet it generates the same force and "hurts" the same. How about...
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    Punch:time to impact vs impact force

    Here another interesting...
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    Martial Arts Writings....

    After a bit more study on the internet I have come to the same conclusion. My second conclusion is that I will need to make my own sence out of what each move means.
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    Punch:time to impact vs impact force

    ...the question is biomechanical (I'm an engineer, but not a doctor). Another suitable analogy is a base ball pitch...not just the fast onces are the most successful. However, it was interesting to note that history's fastest pitches are around the 100 mph (160 km/h) mark, and that history's...
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