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    what to fill wall bag with?

    I've heard of a few different things but not sure what would be the best? I'm still a beginner with just 1 year experience and this will be on my garage wall via some plywood. It is a 3-section bag. I've heard: tossed sand grain (aquarium tank type), mung beans, rice or plastic beads. Any...
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    wing chun long pole

    I'd like to get a long pole (8 foot long, 1 or 2 inches diameter). I'm not going to be doing any forms or drills with it anytime soon so I'll mainly be using it for developing my forearm with a few exercises. I know the traditional long pole/dragon poles are made of hard wood but would any type...
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    Wall bag - synthetic leather vs traditional canvas

    Which material would you go for in a wall bag? This will be for my personal home gym in my garage. For example, here's a synthetic leather one: http://www.everythingwingchun.com/Everything-Wing-Chun-Ultimate-3-Section-Wall-Bag-p/ewc-bag03-bpu.htm Here's a canvas one...
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    making a home gym

    Anyone have a home gym? I'm moving into a new house and will be using a single car garage as a home gym. It's your typical cold cement flooring right now. Can someone give me pointers on what type of flooring I should install? Initially I was looking at just those puzzle mats but I don't...
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    You know Wing Chun? Show me!

    So this is just a fun thread I thought I'd toss here. I had family in town the other day and they heard I'm learning Wing Chun and asked me to show them some. I just blanked out I guess since I couldn't remember anything that they'd want to see. What kind of moves do you show friends...
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    best shoes for pivoting?

    Does anyone know where I can find a good pair of shoes for pivoting/shifting that are larger than size 13 mens? I've looked in the stores in town here (Victoria, BC) as well as online sites but they only go up to size 12 or 13. I assume the best types of shoes for this would be those which...
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    extremely sore palm, wrist & forearm - dragon pole

    Last class was the first time I used a dragon pole (6 1/2 point pole) before. I'm still a beginner to Ving Tsun. After a pretty intense workout with it (top of the pole height of my head and keep it there while i lift the other end up above my head and drop back down and repeat). I felt fine...
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    Luk Dim Boom - 6 1/2 point pole

    I'm a beginner in Ving Tsun (2 months in) and my sifu had us doing station drills. (eg. One person on the punching bag doing punches, pak-sau's, throat chops; another on the wooden dummy doing stepping movements and another lifting the pole up and down to strengthen our forearms/wrists and...
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    Chinese names for each step in Siu Nim Tau?

    I signed up for my first month of Wing Chun classes. I do have a good feel about the instructor and the family of guys who train there. I have taken the one trial class and then 2 regular classes this week. It's a good 2 to 2.5hrs each class. Not sure if I wasn't doing the "horse" stance (Yee...
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    Just curious... what do you pay?

    I'm most likely going to start training at a Wing Chun school in town. I'm surprised at the price though. $80/mo (6hrs/week), plus another $25 for a mandatory handbook. Then it's $22 if i want the club t-shirt and $150+ each time I want to be graded for a new sash, plus ~$50 or more per hour...
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    Please help me choose a school

    I'm trying to decide on which of the two wing chun schools I should join in my city? My two instructor choices are: Bill Stewart - learned under Brian Lewadny (2nd generation from Yip Man - William Cheung) - Great start times at 5:30pm (right after my work) - Runs Beginner Classes -...
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    increase # of pushups

    I weight lift M - W - F and run/cardio on T - Th. I heard from a friend that the following would be a good way to increase the number of pushups I can do.He said I should be performing pushups as part of my chest workout day (Mondays). He also says: After you finish all of the weight lifting...
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    Cardio - examples please

    I'm a little nervous about joining Krav Maga. I tend to get dizzy when upside down, like flipping and sommersalts. Also, I fail miserably at doing proper pushups. I'm 6'7" 230lb. I used to be very skinny at 180lb for my height and over the past year or two, I've been weight lifting 3 - 5...
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    Dizzy from flips & sommersalts?

    I've never practiced self-defense/martial arts before but am considering either Wing Chun for Krav Maga. I imagine that flips and rolling upside down is required for some training? I have an inherited issue where I get very dizzy when upside down. My sister even passes out, I have yet to but it...
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    Out of the blue..

    I've never taken any self-defence or martial arts but planning to take Wing Chun this Sept.. anyways.. Yesterday after work, I crossed the street and was starting to walk to my car. This is a safe area of town with nothing but business people and church people around here. This guy walked up...
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    Select a trainer by Lineage?

    I'm very new to this and noticed there are 2 schools in my city for Wing Chun. One doesn't specify if he's of a certain lineage while the other one says that he is 3rd gen Walter Jakimczuk Lineage. One has a pretty informative website but takes forever to get back to me with any questions I...
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