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    Super aggressive new guys

    I've been training less than a year and still feel like the new guy most of the time, but we've had some new people start lately, one brand new guy in particular I'm going to talk about. It was a normal class - we drilled some passes and passing defense, then when we rolled, I end up partnered...
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    First Judo Tournament

    In a couple weeks I'll be attending and competing in my first Judo tournament. I'm a white belt with literally only a couple months experience and a handful of techniques. Its mainly for experience and certainly not going to beat myself up if I lose, but I hate fear of the unknown as I'm not...
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    Getting flack for not training enough....

    Anyone ever get bummed, not just that they can't get to their school often as you'd like to train, but that you get criticized or feel called out for not attending enough? I get it, some teachers are trying to run a for-profit school and "need" not just the $$ coming in but plenty of regular...
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    Ippon Seio Nage

    Posing a question for my own curiosity, and maybe it could lead to a technical discussion.... When throwing via Seio Nage, do you throw opponent or uke more "up and over" your shoulder where it is a straighter trajectory to the floor but you are momentarily fully under uke? (I've been told this...
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    What to expect as a beginner?

    Hi all, I'm starting up with Judo and just wondering what to expect as a beginner in terms of curriculum? My expectations is that first items of business are: 1) formalities like etiquette, proper address, gi, etc. 2) ukemi, or basics of falling 3) basics of how to grab or grip partner's gi...
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    Any Olympic Judo watchers here?

    I was a bit surprised not to find some chatter here about the Summer Olympics. Do people who train Judo non-competitively like to watch competitive Judo? Anyone have any thoughts on the games this past week? I've been interested in Judo and looking to start training it in near future, but my...
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    Chi-Sau from lineage to lineage....

    Geezer's recent posts on another thread regarding WT (and the EWTO)'s method of teaching organized chi-sau "sections" got me thinking. My nominal WC experience is limited to practicing WT that is downstream of Kerspecht and the EWTO, and its all I really know. I am curious what other lineages...
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    Curious about Judo

    Background: I have no grappling experience, I have just a couple years of Wing Chun Kung Fu under my belt, which is predominantly efficient striking and touch reflex / sensitivity only, with a lot of clinch range work but minimal sweep, throws, and locks. Judo intrigues me and I think it could...
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    What can be trained solo in WC/WT?

    I've had a lot going on this summer and especially last few weeks; getting to class and training with my Sifu has been infrequent. I haven't really had much in the way spare time even at home, but it has had me wondering what can realistically be trained solo for someone learning WC/WT? What do...
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    Security Guards switching unarmed to armed..

    Not a thread debating to advantages / disadvantages of either or employment as such. More of an open ended question... I work for a large company. My particular site / office of 400+ workers is in a suburban area, not high crime area, and with little violent crime in the area period. We have...
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    What does your WC/WT/VT sparring look like?

    It seems like this forum has slowed recently. I think with some of the heated debate that comes from differing opinions, or even trolls coming from outside the Wing Chun community here to instigate or criticize has been a factor in that perhaps, though there are some still willing to post videos...
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    Weight Lifting or conditioning with Wing Chun

    I am curious what kind of workouts other WC/WT guys are doing for overall conditioning? Lifting weights at all? More bodyweight / calisthetic type stuff? Cross fit type workouts? I'm a big guy. 6 feet, 235-240 pounds, fairly solid build. Flexibility has been an uphill battle for me. I have...
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    What is your favorite / recommended WC book?

    It seems like finding a good WC book or reference can be very hit or miss. What are some of the books others here have and reccomend? Not for actually learning the art from a book, but just as an aid or even 'coffee table book' to read in spare time. For me personally: - I have Ip Chun's Wing...
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    WC counter to a hook or outside punch

    My question is not so much a "what is the correct WC / WT way to handle ____ attack" but more an inquiry to gain insight on how different lineages / schools teach something specific. I was taught the chest height Tan Sau (the first one in the SLT form) as a common deflection from the inside...
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    Sparring for beginners, maintaining Centerline, etc....

    I’ve been lurking here for a while as a newbie. I joined up because I have some questions that I will be posing to my Sifu but would like other opinions from students at various levels. Pardon me if this is long… Some background: The light came on for me this year at 30 years of age that if I...
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