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    Current chinese martial artists not as good as Jet Li, Vincent Zhao?

    That was kind of what I was looking for, maybe choreography has evolved to "cooler" angles to evoke an artistic flair lol. Actually both the quality of movie choreography and demonstrations for Olympics and such. I've already explained movies, go take a look at jet Li's long fist demonstration...
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    Current chinese martial artists not as good as Jet Li, Vincent Zhao?

    I grew up watching chinese martial arts movies, and Jet Li and Vincent Zhao's martial arts are just absolutely beautiful. Movies like Fong Sai Yuk where they both sparred, amazing. Others like Tai Chi Master (that fake taichi was beautiful lol). They both played Wong Fei Hung at different...
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    Trying to do a 540 spinning hook kick, help?

    Thanks. When you say practice doing 180s, 360, 720s, is that just a simple "jump off the ground and spin"? Hmm, looks like I am not doing 2) either. And I guess my question would be, how do I chamber out to unlock the hips? Thanks guys! I'll definitely work on those. On a side note, I...
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    Trying to do a 540 spinning hook kick, help?

    Oh I thought he was trying to say that you could add any number to a spin and make it a 720, but yes, I see his point, basically every single spin kick adds 180 degrees. I've edited and posted the link of me failing the 540, I usually land much better than that but I just finished 40 minutes of...
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    Trying to do a 540 spinning hook kick, help?

    There is a limit to how much you can twist your body with one leg in the air before having to lift off to prevent yourself from spinning like a ballerina, so seeing how there is a physical limit there, I don't see the issue of adding an extra 180 to kicks, because 180 is the maximum you can...
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    Trying to do a 540 spinning hook kick, help?

    Hi, I practiced Taekwondo in Singapore and hit brown belt when I was 11 then failed the Junior Black exam. I then immigrated to Canada so I did something else. I did 2 years of Wushu, and am now doing Wing Chun, but WC leaves a lot to be desired in terms of cardio/exercise (I hate running lol)...
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    Stop practicing kicks due to sickness (4 days), pant leg looser already?

    No what I was trying to say was I thought my kicking power had gone down due to losing muscle mass, I don't care about having sculpted legs, I just don't want to lose my kicking power due to no practice.
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    Stop practicing kicks due to sickness (4 days), pant leg looser already?

    I got sick, so I have stop practicing my kicks (about 1/2 hour every day) for 4 days already. My pant leg is already feeling loser, is that normal? Am I supposed to lose muscle mass that fast?
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    Repped. Exactly what I was trying to express, but couldn't articulate because of my inexperience in martial arts
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    Well, I find that I move at lot less during WC class compared to TKD or class, and i can throw a lot more punched in an hour with WC than I can with TKD because u really don't get that tired doing WC punches, so wouldn't more movement when initiating an attack mean more telltale signs and/or...
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    Sorry for the late reply, I'm 21 and it was just general martial arts, learned some forms (didn't know the names until now) , basic tan tui, changquan, compulsory staff/dao, monk's fist (can't find this one anywhere) Yea I know, I was training my kicking power so the kicks that mostly...
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    Agreed. It was what I was always thinking but afraid to admit. In between moving countries and then university, I never have had any long enough periods of time where i hhave steady free time, only now that I'm working do I have free time every day, hence the starting up of wingchun again
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    Hey sure man, thanks for the advice.
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    Its the part about the circle and the square that threw me off, now when I read those 2 as separate ideas it is much clearer.
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    Sweet thanked to all of you guys. I finally kknow what to do.
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    Oh ok now it makes sense. Last question, promise, I stretch and do TKD kicks mainly for fun and keep my flexibility. Will this distract from WC training?
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    I'm still not getting the answer Im looking for, but maybe that's just me being a noob, I'm not even sure what to do now. I guess ill just ask my WC
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    Yes I know what you mean, that I'm stiff because the bulk of training is in TKD. What I want to know is has my 2 years in CMA counteracted some of that stiffness so I can continue to practice on my own? I found another video of someone about the same level as me, start at 4:38...
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    In my opinion, technically WC is CMA because its chinese, but its fundamentals are so different. Also now I have to ask the question, I know I'm stiff compared to the people I did it with, but is my stiffness at a level so bad that if I continued it would be detrimental? Or hypothetically are...
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    Right now I love wingchun, so I can just practice that, however, it doesn't help me stay fit. I do 2 things, CMA forms and TKD kicks. If I stop the forms but continue with the kicks will it reinforce my stiffness? Or should I stop altogether? What my WC instructor always said is that if u know...
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    I'm currently in Thunder bay Canada doing a Co op there, we have about 100k people, predominantly white, and we only have about 12 schools here, almost all karate and TKD, one or 2 lending I think? I'm not learning wingchun from a school, but under james roller who studied under Ernie barrios...
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    I can't stop, as I need to continue practicing or I will lose it, and there are no CMA teachers around here, the closest one being 1600km away, only a wing chun teacher. Im not practicing to be relaxed, I'm practicing to exercise and not lose what I've learned and being relaxed and graceful...
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    I'm not doing CMA with a teacher now, just practicing on my own, so I'll have to try and relax on my own. What form is the best to use while learning to relax? I know: Changquan wushu form 1 (Not the compulsory one) Compulsory staff and dao Tan Tui the super basic one However, Wing Chun should...
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    I actually dropped it end of Grade 11, and that was about 5 years ago, been practicing on and off. I'm not sure why but I find it easier to be graceful when practicing a weapons form such as staff or broadsword. I just started Wing CHun 2 weeks ago and being relaxed is the hardest thing I can...
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    I learned TKD until brown belt when I was 11 and stopped. In grade 10 i started Chinese martial arts. After about 2 years many of my friends had graceful movements when doing forms, while I didn't and still looked like a block when doing them. (This place I went to emphasized more on beauty...
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