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    Ohso thats why

    Yeah... that hurts. I once was hitting a wall bag, and it dislodged a little... I hit the wall. I was uneven. Swollen knuckle. Amazing pain. No punching with that hand for a while. No lack of focus on those techniques since then. Experience and learning are expensive. :D
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    Chi-sau Vs. Lat Sau- What is your opinion?

    Greetings. I really like the discussion on the different ways you can evolve and play Chi Sao. Personally, because of my research I've been moving away from Chi Sao as a long game. I've been more into the applications as a way to accelerate the learning for self defense against commons street...
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    Obama does Wing Chun

    LOL That is the effect that Wing Chun has on women when they see a guy playing with their wooden dummy... ;)
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    This may be the end for me...

    Hey geezer... Of course the WC helps! :D Keep at it as much as you can and keep getting better! Hope to hear from you soon!
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    This may be the end for me...

    Greetings. Very sorry to hear that you are injured. Sucks, yet it is part of the game. Heal, recover, and come back harder and stronger. Sincerely, Juan Mercado
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    Reality / Pressure testing

    Greetings. Well, the answer depends on what pressure testing means and for what. Pressure testing for sporting purposes is different than testing for self defense skills. Drilling certain techniques and then using scenarios based on common attacks to simulate self defense situations and...
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    Have you ever tried building up a group?

    Greetings. I want it to be for those that are really interested, post and take action, not lurkers. That is why I'm not going over the things on the open forum. I could answer direct questions to help though. And I want to talk to you personally over the phone or something so I can really help...
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    Have you ever tried building up a group?

    Greetings. Here is how I see it. If you do not train future SiFus, your lineage will die with you. Your experiences and trainings will not be remembered, and your impact in the world will be limited. Even more clearly, from the meaning of SiFu = Teacher-Father, if your kids do not become...
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    Becoming a better beginner... again!?!

    Greetings. A good idea would be to take this time of training beginners to sharpen your knowledge and execution of basics and fundamental patterns. In any case, the fundamentals patterns and movements are supposed to be the basis of you go to moves, which should work on most occasions. And...
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    Titles

    To answer the question: These titles are NOT historically accurate, and an invention of the 20th century. Occidental schools of thought and "mystery" schools (schools of thought with initiation rituals) have as titles Master and Grand Master, because of organizational needs. Many titles in...
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    No retreat in Wing Chun ?

    Greetings. As I mentioned before, for keeping a stable structure while retreating or stepping back that can withstand load, certain movements (Alignment Mechanisms) have to be executed. This way, you can strike or withstand pressure effectively even while yielding space, which can happen, and...
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    No retreat in Wing Chun ?

    Greetings. You can retreat to absorb pressure, give way or create space, specially beginners. Forceful attacks hurt quite a lot, and getting out of the way is sometimes an alternative. The thing is that you need special footwork and alignment mechanisms to step back and keep forward structure...
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    Is there a grading system in Wing Chun?

    Talking your way out of a fight - A Saying something to cause the fight on your terms and beating up the street puke - A+
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    Wing Chun Technique

    HA! You think Super Biu Jee is great... wait till you see Ultra Mook Jong and Hard Core Chum Kiu with the Kung Fu grip. They are based off Combat SLT... the basis of all Mega Wing Chun Ownage!! About bobbing and weaving... well it depends, yet I do it if playing around and just sport type...
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    Wing Chun Technique

    Greetings! Dude, please take it easy... or the mods wrath may fall upon us!! ;) Thanks for the song... I did kick someone in the face for bobbing and weaving once. I saw the motion was started a bit too early and I just round kicked the guy in the face... funny! Dragging the feet does more...
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    Wing Chun Technique

    Greetings. First, as said before, nice house! Also, what is the song on the video? My stepping and stance methods have changed "drastically" compared to many Wing Chun methods, yet they are hard to see if not pointed out. Also, we test them against pressure in the direction opposite of where...
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    Wooden Dummy Construction Photos?

    Awesome!! Makes you want to own a light saber to make this easier and faster... guess we'll have them in 3 to 5 years. :D Again, awesome work! Looks like fun!
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    Is there a grading system in Wing Chun?

    Originally, only 3 different peoples; Students Disciples Masters Gradings are useful as long as they provide a learning structure that can accelerate learning. Some curriculums just organize the material. The VTAA has made a very sensible grading structure of certificates that uses the forms...
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    Lone wing chun practitioners need help!!!

    Greetings. I ask, before anything, what is your purpose or driving motivation to learn Wing Chun? If you want a good base to learn how to fight and defend yourself, it is better to train with live humans, so going to the MMA schools you mentioned that are near would be good. You'd be training...
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    Lone wing chun practitioners need help!!!

    Greetings. It might be fun to help the guy out collectively. Interesting experiment if you ask me. It is hard to judge before seeing the guy in action. If he has good kinesthetic-visual connection he could learn a lot from us + videos + etc. Immediate feedback from a qualified teacher is...
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    Is there only one angle for maximum "stickyness" ?

    Greetings. The body by design is in strong, stable configurations in 45 degree increments. Depending on your activity, objective and overall posture, your optimal angles of action change.
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    good bye to wing chun....

    Greetings. A few things. First, I agree with stevebjj... it takes a lot of work to be even proficient at BJJ. Second, I have found that heavy work on basics has to be done either in the beginning or at the advanced levels... yet it has to be done. That is a ceiling height that only...
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    Qi gong and Wing Chun

    Greetings. Most, if not all of the feats of Fa Jing, Nim Lik or Qi Gong are a product of stable structure, timing, kinetic chain linking, breath control, stance, directional harmony, etc., which is brought about by training and mental focus. Takes time, experience and lots of repetitions with...
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    Why People Don't Post Here...

    Greetings. By sharing, thinking ensues, and development of skills and knowledge follow. This experience enriches your thinking and get's you ready for continual learning. Thus I invite all lurkers to chime in with questions, comments, or just why you agree with any of the posts. The results I...
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    Why People Don't Post Here...

    Greetings. Just like using Chinese titles (Sihing, Sidai, Sifu, Sigung, etc.) or Japanese titles (Sensei, Renshi, Shihan, Kyoshi, Hanshi, etc.) is silly and unnecessary and results in less respect from others than the "disciples" of the title holder? Using Occidental educational institutional...
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    Why People Don't Post Here...

    Greetings. In response, I will post a message I sent to kenpotalk, and it will explain the reason I DO post in forums. In short, people that don't want to re examine their training methods, skills, knowledge, execution, etc., don't like going to places where they will be questioned...
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    WC - The Ultimate Compilation

    You must be very good at turtle, snake and lizard style!!! Though you have to work on your spider style... :D Awesome pics! Nasty bite. Hope it heals ASAP. I'll check the compilation soon.
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    Sifu Klaus Brand

    First of all, your hair won't move in a cool way if you don't hit hard and fast. Second, looking mean is awesome, and is a higher level of Kung fu... you should know that. :D And it was funny that Xue Sheng's friend hit him when he called him Grandmaster... hope it didn't hurt that much! ;)...
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    Sifu Klaus Brand

    Greetings. First, his videos shows that it is a hard style Wing Chun that hopefully won't collapse under street pressure. That is a good thing. What I mean is that I agree that an evolution of Chi Sao that trains against heavy street combat attack pressure should be emphasized in self defense...
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    Erle passes away

    I didn't know. I have some of his materials and he seemed cool and knowledgeable, no matter where it came from. It is sad since he was relatively young. Sad moment. I better get moving to meet all the teachers and peoples I want to meet before they vanish...
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