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  1. Oily Dragon

    Is there a relationship between Kung Fu and Yoga?

    The connection between Yoga and Kung Fu is pretty obvious.
  2. Oily Dragon

    Wing Chun Boxing

    It was made in a Wing Chun school, like I said. Do you need the exact name? I guess I've got homework to do. I already read your post once, that was enough, you said it was from a movie promo. What is shown in the picture that is unreal? The concept of striking at the eyes? That's pretty...
  3. Oily Dragon

    Any thoughts on a short clip of me shadow boxing?

    Yes, it's true a speck of dust with enough energy can punch through steel, just ask NASA. With respect to punching, accelerating the most mass in the shortest amount of time is the breadwinner. Adding weights while training might be good for muscles and calorie burns but you're not going to be...
  4. Oily Dragon

    Stength & Conditioning for Wing Chun

    The Da Saam Sing technique is super important for eliminating the ouch factor involved in crossing hands. Sadly, this particularly type of training is rarely found in Wing Chun schools. It's pretty common in Hung Ga and Choy Li Fut and related Five family styles, at least in my experience...
  5. Oily Dragon

    Wing Chun Boxing

    Didn't you say it was made up though? My point was that it's not, it's the same Biu Ji in multiple styles. I can think of at least 5. Do you know it's also White Crane? This kind of snake technique often continues (like in the Tiger Crane styles) to a followup attack where you've struck the...
  6. Oily Dragon

    Wing Chun Boxing

    Also in CMA theory: blind the opponent, you won, unless of course the victim is already proficient in fighting without their eyes (a possibility). It's important to note that blinding your opponent is strictly forbidden in the United MMA Rules, as well as Queensbury's. I'll try to make my...
  7. Oily Dragon

    Wing Chun Boxing

    It's not an attack though, it's a dead demonstration so it's not a good candidate for deep analysis. It's a basic demo-style snapshot of the idea behind the biu ji, so to extrapolate too much from just the photo like this is throwing out the baby with the bathwater, especially when people start...
  8. Oily Dragon

    Wing Chun Boxing

    It does as long as you don't over analyze it the way you did. It's definitely not "movie fu", since it's taken right from the Southern snake forms. It's a basic illustration of biu ji, so I find it funny people would either to theorycraft about it or worse, claim it was made up by Bruce Lee...
  9. Oily Dragon

    Wing Chun Boxing

    You missed my point entirely about biu ji and the cheung kiu, probably because Wing Chun wasn't "Designed in movies" and that image isn't what you claim it is. It has nothing to do with Lee's films at all and a lot to do with the foundational ideals of Southern chinese snake styles. What is...
  10. Oily Dragon

    Any thoughts on a short clip of me shadow boxing?

    We were discussing accuracy, though, which is not why baseball players weight their bats. And I know of no fighter of any kind who weights their wrists on the heavy bag or sparring. If you can find one, feel free to post it and drop the baseball analogies, which have nothing to do with any...
  11. Oily Dragon

    Stength & Conditioning for Wing Chun

    Maybe you already know this, but Taizuquan is not a southern system, but yet another Shaolin Longfist school that branched out in all directions. This is Taizuquan Nanquan, as opposed to Taizuquan Chanquan, and ironically the Northern style is centered around Canton in south China, whereas...
  12. Oily Dragon

    Bruce Lee's Birthday - Blog

    Gone too soon, for sure, like so many other great artists.
  13. Oily Dragon

    Any thoughts on a short clip of me shadow boxing?

    Baseball isn't punching, and there's a very good reason they weight their bats with donuts during practice. It's so they don't feel the weight of the bat and swing faster. That's a speed thing, not a power thing. The ball weighs practically nothing.
  14. Oily Dragon

    Wing Chun Boxing

    The point was the point. Many southern styles share the Biu Ji concept ("dart the fingers"), but its underlying concept is the Straight/One Inch Bridge, which in hanzi means to chain one link to the next, like this, to the final inch. Snake style!
  15. Oily Dragon

    Chi Kung form form muscle development and strength

    Maybe it's a semantic issue, because dynamic means movement to me, so "dynamic isometric" means...idk. Consider Zhan zhuang, a pretty common qigong set. I'd classify it alone as internal, static, and isometric when done on its own. But in Tai Chi, the same is part of dynamic, isometric and...
  16. Oily Dragon

    Any thoughts on a short clip of me shadow boxing?

    Also, accuracy. Something that wearing weights is going to cause you to misfire with when you're not wearing them. All that "power" right into nothing.
  17. Oily Dragon

    Wing Chun Boxing

    Do you know what happens when Cheun Kiu and Biu Ji meet? Basically, the last inch of a snake strike.
  18. Oily Dragon

    Chi Kung form form muscle development and strength

    You're suggesting there is no Wei Gong, specifically the building body muscle, sinew, tendon, and ligament qigong? Your knowledge of Qigong appears pretty limited. What Qigong sets do you actually know? I can tell you which sets include lunges and squats, by contrast.
  19. Oily Dragon

    Chi Kung form form muscle development and strength

    I think you missed my point. Qigong, Yoga, Pilates, are all bodyweight exercises. Alone, there will be a plateau as far as strength training and that limit is based on your weight. The bigger you are, the better. If you're small and shrimp, you will become svelte and stalwart. Because of...
  20. Oily Dragon

    Weak points in the body you exploit?

    Phoenix eye fist to the floating rib.
  21. Oily Dragon

    Chi Kung form form muscle development and strength

    Of course, because the people who developed qigong were just trying to stay healthy and have average to improved muscle tone and mental state. Pilates and Yoga won't get you ripped either but they will do enough. The "Getting ripped" mentality is part of the problem, most people who go for all...
  22. Oily Dragon

    Chi Kung form form muscle development and strength

    There is no external Qigong? Then why do the Chinese have different terms of internal and external Qigong, huh?
  23. Oily Dragon

    False teaching and secret knowledge

    Here's a funny little secret captured in that little glyph easier to see when it is unpacked. 捆 was coded in 1976 by Chu Bong Fu's Cangjie system as "carrying logs in a field", because the hanzi represents carrying (and eventual implied binding) of wooden logs, specifically. 捆 becomes 手田木...
  24. Oily Dragon

    False teaching and secret knowledge

    Basic physics is a secret many will never understand. The real kung fu masters did, the fake ones didn't, and continue to not. How does a person decide? Combat.
  25. Oily Dragon

    Weapon fight is the CMA goal

    I'll drop one more free one, the 前弓後箭馬 is definitely evidence that the title of this thread is interesting, because it is a military archer's stance that probably predates China (it's also in Yoga), that was turned into a strength training exercise in empty handed Shaolin Si training and its...
  26. Oily Dragon

    Weapon fight is the CMA goal

    Why are you posting links, when I am giving you solid information about this stance you claim to train (for free)? I should charge you money.
  27. Oily Dragon

    Weapon fight is the CMA goal

    Yes it is, and we can go on and on as long as you like. And my archery experience is that I can teach you how to fire either a recurve or compound bow in this stance. It's a perfect stance for specific situations.
  28. Oily Dragon

    Weapon fight is the CMA goal

    All those things I mentioned are interrelated, because it's an archery stance. There is a reason why the Gong Gi Bo (how you learned the Shaolin "forward stance", in Jow Ga) is called the Bow and Arrow stance, the Sundial Stance, The 6 and 12 O'Clock stance, the Mountain Climbing Stance, and...
  29. Oily Dragon

    The Siu Baat Qua foot Work Form

    The word is "Ying" (symbol, pattern). Ng Ying, Sup Ying. There are a few variations of the southern family Five Animals sets, and then the Sup Ying (Ten Pattern) sets. In Hung Kuen for example the Wong Fei Hung school contains the Five Animal Fist (Ng Ying Kuen), but in other schools it's...
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