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    Is there an objective way to determine quality of wing chun or My wc is better than yours because I say so!

    i don't doubt practitioners of other arts work hard at all. And there are certainly reasons why wing chun doesnt attract these hard working people. one of these might be that you can be competent in these other arts a lot quicker than in wing chun it seems. it is far from obvious in the...
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    Is there an objective way to determine quality of wing chun or My wc is better than yours because I say so!

    on the subject of producing fighters, living in the world we live in currently doesn't help. Since, by law, we cant go around fighting and 'kobra kai-ing' potentially fraudulent schools, and wing chuns apparently lucrative name (despite its bad reputation) it has left us with a very big mess to...
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    Is there an objective way to determine quality of wing chun or My wc is better than yours because I say so!

    That would be another way to determine quality. But maybe only part of the picture. you can certainly be a good fighter and not know any martial arts at all or know martial arts and be a bad fighter. this paradigm makes a simple question more complicated. what defines a good fighter? who are...
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    Is there an objective way to determine quality of wing chun or My wc is better than yours because I say so!

    i don't know that there is any sure-fire way to determine quality overall as all the various lineages are far removed from the 'source'. Some so different they may as well be different styles of kung fu. What you need is a constant that we all share that we can be measured against. One thing...
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    Advanced Wing Chun Structure

    it's already mentioned but here you are fighting force with force. regardless how strong your 'structure' someone a lot larger and stronger will break through that. if you train to oppose force like that in sticky hands its going to come out in close range fighting and sparring and wont always...
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    Is Wing Chun being used the wrong way in fighting?

    well mr wang i suppose my arms would just stay gaurding my chest and i would cop a kick to the gut and vomit blood everywhere and look oh so silly. arnt we past this? your arms can move as can your feet. you use the training from your given style to evade, block, counter etc. any static...
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    Is Wing Chun being used the wrong way in fighting?

    true but then they also now have further to go with their rear hand to reach you. all these positions have advantages and disadvantages its about how hard you have trained. someone standing square doesnt need to worry about the larger exposed surface area if they have done the training to...
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    Is Wing Chun being used the wrong way in fighting?

    i think what the others might be getting at (and how ive always been taught) is that wing chun does not use preplanned combos or 'strategies'. like 'if he does this i will do that' or 'im going to hit him twice to the head and then hit his belly' or some of the strategies you have proposed...
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    Branches of Wing Chun question

    re wing chun and weng chun, it is my underatanding they are two different styles. however they were passed down by the same and/or related ancestors in the same region so 'cross polonation' of sorts did occur. Thats the best way i can put it.
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    Branches of Wing Chun question

    Mate, its made BY snakes. To fund the International Snake Invasion Society or ISIS.
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    Branches of Wing Chun question

    They certainly still exist to varying degrees of quality inside and outside mainland china. i think the yip man style is just more mainstream in the west with the popularity of bruce lee and by extension his teacher. This made it more saught after in hong kong over the years with westerners...
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    Yuen Kay San Passing Footwork

    cool photo though your teacher looks like a badass
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    Yuen Kay San Passing Footwork

    congrats but you didnt challenge your teacher. he invited you to try and punch him. would you have hit him if he said "shut up and get back in line?"
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