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    What's the future of Wing Chun?

    That is too bad. I wish Wing Chun could figure out a way to divert from this closed door politics and create a more open doored association of Kwoons. Problem is, as is in just about ANY and EVERY form of art, trade, union, or association is that the people in charge of these small groups like...
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    What's the future of Wing Chun?

    Geezer, I was mainly responding to this part of your original post of this thread. I love the style of WIng Chun. I tried to continue training after I moved away from my original Sifu (You personally know who he is and I don't much like to name drop on the net). I haven't trained with him in...
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    What's the future of Wing Chun?

    Hello all, long time no post here. I am going to get flamed to hell for saying this. These are my views on Wing Chun and why it and most TMA's are drying up. As for why the online WC community is drying up? There are only so many times you can stomach dialog with WIng Chun zealots before it...
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    Youth Wrestling Headgear

    Hey guys, I was looking for suggestions on what headgear to get for my 8 yr old son. The one he has now, he complains that he can't hear his coaches of myself when on the mat...and we are all pretty loud LOL. Anyways, which ones are good for the little guys and offer good hearing ability? Thanks!
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    Gi shopping

    Sorry jthomas, I meant to quote you with my last reply.
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    Gi shopping

    I ended up getting the X-Guard Hurricane. This thing was as advertised and fits like it was custom tailored. Gi jacket gives me just enough room in the shoulders and stays comfortably snug around my handlebars. LOL Pants were not too long as I feared either. I got the A3 size. Compared to...
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    Gi shopping

    Thanks for the update JT. 215 lbs is where I would like to be. I am at 222-228 lbs (weight climbs when I do sprint workouts on the track for some reason it goes down when I stop! LOL) depending on the day. I go to the gym 2-3 times per week and now BJJ twice a week too. I eat pretty clean and...
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    Gi shopping

    Thanks again Steve. I am just happy to be training again more than anything. I have never done any Gi stuff. Done lots of No-Gi sparring with an MMA club a few years back, but never Gi or actual BJJ. I am pretty pumped...especially because my son and I are training together! Dream come...
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    Gi shopping

    Thanks again Steve and Sukerkin. Steve, I went there and they only have the tight Vale Tudo shorts. NOBODY wants to SEE me in them, let alone ROLL with me! :xtrmshock:lol: From Googling around, I am liking a few different ones, but not sure for size. I'm 5'11" tall and weigh 225 lbs. Broad...
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    Gi shopping

    Thank you Steve.
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    Gi shopping

    I am wondering the same thing. Just a bump for this thread, see if any additional suggestions are offered on BJJ gi's and best places to buy them.
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    Karate that does full contact fighting in point fighting?

    We wore the helmet only and minimal gloves for Bogu sparring.
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    Karate that does full contact fighting in point fighting?

    Have you took a look at Koei-Kan-Karate-Do? I am new to the Lansing area and have no idea if their are any schools out here teaching Koei-Kan. I live in Mason now and am pondering my next style/training.
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    Fight Quest: Wing Chun

    Just an FYI, any style can be made to look a fool on the internet, and ESPECIALLY YouTube! I have always held that as a general rule, the practitioner must fit the style to make the style most effective. For example, a stocky un atheletic person usually would find Tae Kwon Do an easy system to...
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    Wing Chun and BJJ

    I remember when the mere mention of WC/VT + BJJ being similar would incite a forum riot! Maybe they are just scared of you Kamon??? :uhyeah:
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    Fedor considering retirement

    I think people are still hearing Fedor in the context that it is still 2005. He has done nothing in comparison to top 5 contemporaries of his era since then, aside beating Arlovski, who himself was notably declined skills at the time. With all due respect to Fedor, he missed the boat to really...
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    What's up with all the "testimonials"?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Flag_%28band%29 Dang! I thought we were talking about Black Flag the band....:BSmeter:
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    Movement towards Wing Chun in competition???

    I hear what you are saying Kamon, and agree, but I was speaking more towards the percieved/actual increase in __unner's participating in MMA as well as more _ing __un type full contact events, be it full contact Chisau or kickboxing in a ring type of thing.
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    Movement towards Wing Chun in competition???

    Every now and again I search YouTube for Wing Chun full contact videos. It seems there are more and more being put up as well as MMA guys claiming Wing Chun. Is it me, or does it seem like there is an increase of Chunner's that are seeking ways to enter sport fighting or to test skills in a...
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    100% _ing _un!

    That is how we intend to apply forward energy as well and work chain punching drills on focus mitts where the mitt holder deceptively moves back. It's so easy for guys like myself to get heavy on the lead leg or lean towards the target.
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    100% _ing _un!

    Yes actually it is what the intent of the thread is....finding the rock solid universal conceptual foundation related to ALL _ing __un lineages. It would be easier and neater when spotting the differences but I am afraid i am not qualified to say one way or another on common threads that bind...
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    100% _ing _un!

    What I gathered from Master Gracie and Master Kwok's comments of their time together is that they were looking more at adapting eachother's "adaptable similarities" moreso than creating a hybrid style. I have heard many higher level Wing Chunner's state that a good understanding of Wing Chun...
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    100% _ing _un!

    I have never seen his stuff but a fellow student in my JKD class loves his stuff. There is stuff that can get a release of hold that is just nasty and not of any particular style that I know of. Things I have used in the past prior to martial arts such as fingers in eyes, grab and pull on...
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    100% _ing _un!

    Matsu, if standing up/hold escapes are what you want, also look into wrestling. Greco Roman or Freestyle. The standup portion and takedowns will not mesh (IMVHO) with Wing Chun, but the escaping from the ground will. Wrestling as a whole tends to use more power and relies on strength, with...
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    100% _ing _un!

    MJM, not all of the guards in BJJ are the closed guard, which is what you see mostly in the UFC. It is easier to use and defend at the beginning/MMA levels of BJJ. If you look at the open guard, butterfly guard, or maybe even others I don't know of, the bottom have of the body is actually...
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    Why are escrima and wing chun often paired together?

    Are you reffering to split entries Jin? That is what I am picturing, from my limited Inosanto Kali basics.
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    Why are escrima and wing chun often paired together?

    It just boils down to if you are a _ing __unner or a Martial Artist....simple as that.
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    100% _ing _un!

    By focusing on what is common, the differences in each lineage would be much more pronounced. I've studied/dabbled in a few arts Jin, and I can say that type of mentality is far from being _ing __un exculsive. Karate has it, TKD/TSD has it, BJJ has it to some degree, and JKD breeds it...
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    The Bast@&D Son of WING CHUN has returned...

    I hear you Matsu. Some posts had a tone of "who do you think you are..." the way I read them.
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    A lot of stuff to remember...

    Geezer, it's important to note that 55 yrs old is not the 55 yrs old you remember of people when you were 25 yrs old. I think about 3/4 of the people I know in their 50's and 60's are far more healthy, agile, and nutritionally more aware than those of the same age in years past. I hear a...
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