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    Wing Chun Vs TKD sparring

    - Did WC guy kick TKD guy in the nuts at 1:16? Yikes. - The chain punching did not seem to really connect, did not really open up and penetrate through.... which is the goal. - I liked the use of kicks, and the sort of 'charging knee' entry movement that WC guy did when closing distance. - I do...
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    Ogoshi vs. Koshi Garuma

    Well... yeah. I was envisioning someone a few inches taller vs someone a few inches shorter. If I was 6 ft and they were 4 ft, I'd probably Uchi Mata (or I'd probably get kicked out of the kid's grappling class for throwing 4 ft tall grapplers around). If I was 4 ft and they were 6 ft, I'd...
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    Ogoshi vs. Koshi Garuma

    A true O Goshi was always hard for me as it contorted my spine a bit to get that reach around grip on the opponent's back while simultaneously squaring up my hips against their lower body. Outside of a Judo school, it probably seems like splitting hairs since they look so similar, but Uki Goshi...
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    Getting slammed....yikes

    With jumping guard, its risky but its a calculated risk. You have locked yourself to your opponent's body and have to be prepared to react quickly if they give any indication they are going to slam. Some people jump guard. I don't, but I am a big guy and you don't see that as much with larger...
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    After 5 years, still looking for the "spark"

    Assuming you are passionate about Wing Chun but sometimes it can be drudgery.... then you are certainly not alone. I hardly ever made it to class more than twice per week, and others around me got better faster which was a bummer. Some days would be fantastic and I felt like I was progressing...
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    Chewjitsu

    I have a short attention span for technique videos in general, but I've been following Nick via his podcast, on social media, and I pop in to his YouTube videos periodically for over a year. The guy seems super humble and I'm convinced he is an overall just good guy, plus his competition record...
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    What are the most universal effective takedowns?

    I've worked a similar takedown but stepping to the outside as you elevate their leg, versus the inside of their leg. It allows for turning them away from you as they fall, so you can follow them to the ground and take their back to setup a submission. I quite liked it. Similar mechanics...
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    Do you modify your Wing Chun when sparring?

    Yes but.... Peas are great but modern times have shown us that beans are in fact necessary as well. If you aren't eating beans in addition to your peas, then your diet is just incomplete.;):)
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    Do you modify your Wing Chun when sparring?

    A front push kick is definitely a valid technique to maintain space and jam an opponent who wants to step in and punch you, but then what? You prevented them from entering striking range but you haven't really attacked them. Repeat that move a couple times and he will get wise to it, step around...
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    Head lock used in Judo

    Yes. Love those Mongolian Judo guys and I've always liked Koshi Guruma for being less contortionist on your spine than some of the hip throws like O Goshi / Uki Goshi are. I find that when someone gets a lapel grip on me, I like to circle my arm on that side around and get a high lapel grip...
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    Do you modify your Wing Chun when sparring?

    I've learned things in multiple arts that were exaggerated in practice and became much more streamlined in practice. Its not that the exaggerated way is wrong or ineffective, but speed or resistance changes the dynamic of the movement. We drilled a BJJ guard pass on the ground the other day that...
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    WC Bong Shou used in wrestling

    Not quite, since the main thing it allowed me to do was step in and bring my bong elbow over the top of their elbow after pushing the arm across. I bet if I look long enough, I would probably find a video of a Judoka teaching something similar as part of grip breaking. A two on one type of grip...
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    WC Bong Shou used in wrestling

    I used a WC Bong Sau / Fak Sau movement in BJJ (basically jacketed wrestling) once and mentally filed it away as a viable technique for the future, and have used it a couple times since. When standing, you often initiate by getting a grip with your power hand (right hand for most people) on...
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    If BJJ is so effective, why isn't everybody doing it?

    If you don't figure out how to "get back up" from various positions in BJJ to a combat ready stance then you are going to get smashed during rolling.... so I would think you learn it, regardless of whether the instructor says "ok guys, this is how you get back up" or not. Much like break...
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    Aikido in an Mma gym

    Whether we are talking an MMA fighter, or even an average Joe with a bit of striking experience, most people are going to retract that punch quickly, not leave it hanging out there to grab. So this might be viable technique to deflect / get out of the way of said punch, but depending on that...
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    Does your Sifu approve of you posting here?

    Its weird how WC is so tribal. I suppose it can easily happen when a martial art is so fractured into different organizations that different groups either end up doing things differently. Or maybe they split because they did things differently, but that's a "what came first, the chicken or the...
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    Judo gi for BJJ

    If you were to wear a Judo gi for BJJ, I would recommend a lightweight one to try and stay cooler. Lightweight Judo gis tend be more expensive anyway, which defeats what you are after, which is a more affordable gi. You might want to consider a Sanabul BJJ gi. They are really cheap on Amazon...
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    Beginner needs help to see if this place is legit(bjj)

    You should feel seriously challenged, and even humbled by a legit BJJ school / instruction. Can the students, even other white belts, control and even submit you on the ground? That is the "proof" so to speak. Beyond that, some of the points above in this thread are definitely valid. Some people...
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    The Wing Chun fighting stance explained

    You hit the nail on the head with that last sentence. The WC guard is moveable and adaptable, contrary to some preconceptions. In WC training, strikes are often kept to the neck / chest / below, and the guard might be kept a bit lower in keeping with that. In legitimate sparring, which should...
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    Head of Jow Ga Association Sharing Jow Ga Kung Fu

    Like any large circular movement (haymaker, hook kick, etc) it should have power to it for sure. It is just so telegraphed though, and leaves you open while winding up for it. That would be the inherent risk and limit this to when the specific opportunity was there. It does remind me of some...
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    A sad state of affairs...

    W I don't think it is my imagination that the wrestler guy seems to have a bit of a weight advantage over the BJJ guy?? Also, I am surprised the slams were allowed, which makes me curious about the context, who was organizing this match, etc. Wrestler guy definitely played his own wrestling...
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    Where do you train?

    For context I live in a medium town / city that's part of a larger city metro area with suburbs. - I've trained Wing Chun in a space shared with a yoga / dance type studio, then in a permanent strip mall space. Decent amount of students but I still question how the teacher really paid himself...
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    What are the most universal effective takedowns?

    Some takedowns are more "high percentage" than others, depending on the relative body type of you and your opponent. But.... people will favor takedowns which land them in the particular position they want to fight from. Example: My coach, in competition, prefers to pass someone's guard or...
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    Rash guard for big guys

    Well technically it would be allowed in all of their no gi events since you have to wear a rash guard in one of those! That said, some organizations would put their name on hoodie, tee-shirt, etc etc - anything to get their name out there.
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    I really enjoyed this Wing Chun teacher

    My si-bak (who had trained under one of LT's students and occasionally under LT) used to tell me "We work so hard to move so little". I interpreted that as acknowledgement that it takes a lot of effort over time to develop quick efficient movement, wasting no energy, but that is the end goal.
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    What do BJJ, Judo, and Wrestling specialize in?

    If the Judo rule set was not so narrow, it would end up looking a lot more like Sambo. "Submission wrestling" is kind a generic cover term but in some places I have seen those eclectic systems borrow heavily from Sambo. Russian Ties, arm drags, standing back takes - a lot of stand up work not...
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    What do BJJ, Judo, and Wrestling specialize in?

    Compared to Judo or Wrestling, I would say BJJ specializes in isolating limbs or the neck to effectively submit someone, and on the defensive end - it focuses on recovering position and some type of guard; i.e. "surviving in bad situations". While Judo has newaza, and always has, the ruleset...
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    Combat Shuai Chiao

    I liked the drill shown in the video. After the strike that is blocked, it almost appeared like a follow up strike was more viable, but the leg was there for hooking just the same, and it all flowed together naturally. I think its realistic enough and not contrived, which drills sometimes end up...
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    Ninjutsu vs Bjj (NAGA rules)

    I will point out that the average time to black belt is based on a small sample size of people who had the fortitude and determination to actually make it that far though. Your non-athletic hobbyist, who might train twice a week, and who might never reach black belt (probably a much larger...
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    Ninjutsu vs Bjj (NAGA rules)

    I liked the throw attempts. Given the size difference - kudos to that 135 lb guy for stringing attempts together and then pulling off that uchi mata at 1:08 when other attempts were not successful. It gave him a head start on being in a dominant position on the ground, which could have difficult...
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