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    street fight

    That is such a vague question it is honestly hard to answer. I saw one response to avoid advice there is. Can you run, hide, are weapons involved or just hand to hand. If it is the later, than it comes down to who trains best for that situation or who has an advantage. Two equally...
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    Hello from wing chun

    Welcome kicka. I hope you find this forum helpful, as I have.
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    Pain in training

    Well there is discomfort and there is pain. I study Wing Chun and the stance can be down right unconformable, especially at the beginning and when doing it for several hours. This is not a bad thing but pain can be anything from discomfort to something within the body is broken, so pain is not...
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    Is Carrying a Knife for Self-Defense, Illegal or Legal?

    Depends where you live. Look one of the best ways to find out it to call your local Sherriff's office and simply ask. They cannot arrest you for the question or at least ask them where this information can be found.
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    I agree and often find the variety in this form to be as much more different than any other version of Wing Chun forms.
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    I don't think we today are as purest as those in the past, or at least my view of them.
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    Learning from DVD's

    I think videos, magazine articles and books are good enhancement tools but they cannot replace a good teacher. We all much have feedback. How many times have you thought, I got this down, only to have your teacher correct something that should have been obvious but it is not?
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    I Am new!!

    Welcome, hope you enjoy the forum.
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    I agree, we teach our students when they are ready for it. SLT from day 1, CK when they are proficiant in SLT, BJ after they learn the dummy, pole after BJ and knives after they have shown resiliency in practice full proficiency of the other 5 forms. I learned in year 4-5 but also am one of only...
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    Congratulations to you. Wow 22 years, forgive me for saying this but is this the normal time frame to get to learn this form in the LT linage?
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    Small Circle

    In some rare cases there are falling outs, in other cases the student may not like the new way, in other cases people are simply resistant to change. I know my teacher's teacher has shown new ways and we simply don't adopt them, while other we do. Just the way evolution of a martial art works.
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    Small Circle

    Thank you for posting. Looks to me like the difference between an early Ip Man student and a later Ip Man student. Obviously Leung Sheung learned well before Ip Ching so it would be normal for two students who learned about 25 years apart to do things differently because Ip Man was know for...
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    Small Circle

    No it goes like this....So no sh!t I was in a bar when..........
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    Revival of the martialtalk boxing tournament: Mike Tyson Vs. Buster Douglas

    No contest, MT was one of the most, if not the most devastating boxers in history. Unfortunately for him he took Douglas for granted....kind of the quin essential Rocky story. The same thing happens to almost every great boxer, Foreman Vs Ali, Lewis Vs McCall, and many others.
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    Wooden Dummy Question

    That is also how we do it. In fact we begin the dummy even earlier but not the dummy form, just some movements on the dummy to get the student used to the feel and to get them to settle in their stance. It is fun to see back into the past as I was new watching people lean forward to push the...