Neither did I. But their wing chun didn't seem to be combat focused, so maybe they didn't want to admit it to a fellow wing chun brother?
Either way, I'm glad and grateful my wing chun upbringing was highly focused on pressure testing.
Just my opinion but I would think this sort of stuff would go against WC's core idea of not fighting force with force. Why not let the limb flow around the incoming power?
I look forward to reading other's thoughts on this video.
@Kung Fu Wang I should clarify that I'm talking about your "arm wrap" scenario.
I agree with you about the wrist grab. But it is not a prolonged event. I'm not grabbing to maintain; only to violently pull...
I don't think @Flying Crane is saying that at all...I think what he is saying is pick one style/method. This is a wing chun forum and IMO what you have demo'd isn't WC. If throwing arts is where your skill is...then great, use that vs trying to merge the two.
I agree with you that its best to...
Don't know who this is, nor if this is representative of Yip Ching's form (as the title indicates), but this has got to be one of the longer versions I've seen. Also, there seemed to be lots of 'flipping' going on.
Yup! And, a lot of wing chun people fail to apply this to their WC IMO.
This was a day 1 speech I still remember to this day! My instructor preached this simple fact. Any time your opponent sticks anything near you...cause it pain!
I think its just the way you type dude...it is confusing to comprehend some times.
You stated: "Use your punch to create an opening,", so:
If you just punched your opponent in the head, you are not using your punch to create an opening...you are exploiting an opening.
If you just punched...
Ok, now you've lost me. You just changed what you said!
Anyway, as for the drill you are referencing...here is a hint you should know already: it's just a drill. It is not a literal expression of fighting.
Well, I would say that it is not the main strategy/tactic. I would say the main strategy/tactic is to punch/strike...THEN...if the punch/strike doesn't land on the intended target, or is otherwise interrupted along its way to the target, then the hands flow and cycle per the methods...
But...I'd wager I can cause more damage to a leg where there are joints than a chest where there is large pec muscles, lots of bone, etc.
Also...wing chun legs typically don't go higher than the groin/waist. I'd stomp kick the dude in the chest if he were already lying at my feet! :D