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  1. J

    Wing Chun at a job interview

    Wow Steve that's an amazing way to look at it. I'll bear that in mind in the future.
  2. J

    Wing Chun at a job interview

    I didn't get the job :( They said they thought the wing chun presentation was very interesting and they could tell I was passionate about it but I was 'telling' them rather than convincing them. Also the role involves some sales and they thought I wasn't strong enough in that regards. Oh...
  3. J

    Wing Chun at a job interview

    Nah I'm from London. Well one comment the interviewer said as he was smiling was "remind me not to mess with you"
  4. J

    Wing Chun at a job interview

    I haven't found out yet. They're still interviewing people
  5. J

    Wing Chun at a job interview

    Well thanks for everyone's help. The goal was to make them interested in something. My plan was to give information about wing chun and then how it's benefitted me. Here was the structure of my presentation in bullet points 1. A few years ago my metabolism started slowing down and I was...
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    Wing Chun at a job interview

    Thanks for everybodys insights. I'm actually a bit nervous about this interview and talking for 5 mins. That's why I thought of doing those moves and talking in-between. mook jong man: it's an animal charity organization. I get what you mean about it becoming an in-joke though. steve: what I...
  7. J

    Wing Chun at a job interview

    Honestly, I was hoping to avoid SLT. I know how important it is but think it's boring to outsiders.
  8. J

    Wing Chun at a job interview

    Customer service it's not really a sales role but sometimes I'd have to sway customers to becoming a member
  9. J

    Wing Chun at a job interview

    I have a job interview coming up where for 5 minutes I have to talk/demonstrate something I am passionate about. My wing chun is not brilliant but I wanted to talk about it. Could someone give me tips? I was going to talk about: - Some types of punches/kicks and why they're effective for close...
  10. J

    SIU LIM TAO - question about Wu-sau and Fook-Sau

    He's not that much more senior than me but he's been training a while longer. It might be that he was nervous because he did it in front of the class. I'll have to ask my sifu. It might be the case though because he's said a few times that it should develop our forearms.
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    SIU LIM TAO - question about Wu-sau and Fook-Sau

    Your english is fine! When you say explode, should I be contracting my hand when I change from fuk sao to wu sao? A very quick contraction like you see in the second section of the form?
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    SIU LIM TAO - question about Wu-sau and Fook-Sau

    Okay got it! The reason I asked is because I've seen a classmate (someone who generally knows his stuff) doing the form and when drawing back the wu sao, his arm was shaking slightly and I think I saw his lat muscles contracting. I guess I should have done the social thing and asked my Sifu.
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    SIU LIM TAO - question about Wu-sau and Fook-Sau

    Hey guys, I just wondered about the wu sao again. Should I feel anything in my lat muscles when I draw it back?
  14. J

    Desk jockeys

    Lol. Luckily my manager is quite relaxed. Sometimes I even foam roll my back in his presence.
  15. J

    Desk jockeys

    Lol good point. Luckily for me my office was empty most of the time. But there were cameras.
  16. J

    Desk jockeys

    This is for people who sit down a lot in their jobs or studies. I know it's bad so roughly every 45mins to an hour I practise some kicks and circle steps to open up the hips. Does anyone do anything similar?
  17. J

    WingChun IS BS!

    A few months ago I was watching this guys videos because he had a good stretching routine. He was quite well spoken, polite etc. Seeing this video is quite shocking.
  18. J

    Some pointers on Gor Sau?

    Isn't Gor Sau about controlling your space as well? Was practising it today but the emphasis was on footwork. I am getting better I guess, I tried to be more relaxed. I also made a more conscious effort to defend myself with the Wu Sau. The position of my Wu Sau is okay I think but when...
  19. J

    Some pointers on Gor Sau?

    Yeah I'm at a stage where I'm trying to flow moves together but over thinking it!
  20. J

    Some pointers on Gor Sau?

    Nice concept, I'll try that tomorrow! When you say this do you mean, not resist the laap but "move into it"? I do this sometimes. To be honest, in my recollection I rarely use a Bong Sau in Gor Sau. I can use it in some other more basic drills but it doesn't come as naturally to me in Gor Sau...
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    Some pointers on Gor Sau?

    I guess it's because Tan Sao and Jam Sao are the movements which feel most natural to me, I tend to incorporate them more. Normally we do single chi sau and a lot of Lok Sau, pivots and footwork with hand shapes. I started doing a lot more footwork at home. Sometimes when I sit down and have...
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    Some pointers on Gor Sau?

    Yeah I definitely need to learn to relax. The fear of being hit in the face stiffens me. I used to be really tense in the Lok Sau drill. Always lifting my shoulders and tiring them out. There was this girl I used to train with, her arm felt light as a feather but she was really fast and had...
  23. J

    Some pointers on Gor Sau?

    Hi, I was wondering if I could get some pointers on Gor Sao and how to improve it? If you could just give me some things to think about that would be great. Basically I get dominated far too easily when doing this drill. The only time I do a decent job is when it's done move by move Problems I...
  24. J

    Don't know where to start with wooden dummy!

    Okay thanks all. I'll ask my sifu next week about some basic drills. I'll let you all know how it goes and my progress with it! I get what Jeff is saying about muscle memory and it's important to get the basics right. Some of my structures had to be corrected recently. Oh and I know it seems...
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    Don't know where to start with wooden dummy!

    Wow so many replies! I do plan on asking Sifu as well, I just wanted to get some more insight on it before I do. Everything looks so random but I recognize the structures. My Sifu said something about the wooden dummy about a year ago (when I was a beginner) that we shouldn't feel like we are...
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    Don't know where to start with wooden dummy!

    Hi, Before anyone asks, I did use the search facility but didn't find I what I was looking for. I normally get to my wing chun class before all the other students. I thought I could used this time well to practise with the wooden dummy. The thing is, I don't know where to start with using...
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    SIU LIM TAO - question about Wu-sau and Fook-Sau

    I read somewhere that Ip Man used to do it for about an hour a day. My sifu said that it's good to do about 100 fook-sau and wu-saus but he never mentioned anything about time. We haven't got to the chi-sau bit yet, I'm still a beginner :)
  28. J

    SIU LIM TAO - question about Wu-sau and Fook-Sau

    I just wanted to make sure I understand this properly 1. Wu-sau - the tension should be in the elbow as you bring it back. The wrist and palm should stay in the centre line and just follow the elbow. 2. Fook-sau - the tension should be in the wrist. Keeping the wrist in the centre, the elbow is...
  29. J

    Wing Chun makes me feel stupid?

    Oh well I don't mind how long it takes to become a master, as long as I am able to defend myself and loved ones (this is the original reason I took up Wing Chun), Thank you hello as well.
  30. J

    Wing Chun makes me feel stupid?

    Can the 10,000 hour rule apply in Wing Chun? Some people believe that it takes about 10,000 hours of hard work before you can actually master a skill. I've been doing Wing Chun for about 8 months now and I go for classes 2-3 times a week. At this rate, I will be a master in about 64 years!
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