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    Does karate need to evolve?

    Meh, MMA definitely influenced a lot of arts in early 2000s, Karate being no exception.
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    Would you hit a woman who was unarmed?

    Woman, man, small child, cripple in a wheelchair, 3 legged squirrel with mange....It don't matter, come at me bro and Imma slap the Hell outta ya with a soggy half eaten burrito. Ya kiddin' it's 2022, people are crazy now days. :)
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    Minghe Quan / Ershiba Bu (Nipaipo)

    FYI, Yang Jwing Ming's style is Zong He (Ancestral/Trembling Crane) and Lorne Bernard is Fei He (Flying Crane).
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    Does karate need to evolve?

    I personally don't think that the overarching culture of Karate has become stagnant, to the contrary, I think many aspects of the culture have slowly evolved over the last 100 years. Many new traditions, concepts, philosophies and styles have been created that are for better or worse...
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    Internal in external fighting systems

    FWIW, I've never really believed in the whole "External" vs "Internal" labelling of fighting arts. To me, "Internal" is the mind and "External" the body. Training isn't fundamentally internal or external, it requires both mind and body to work together no matter the technique, concept or...
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    Repeated movements in the first form

    I can and if you really want to know it's going to cost you a $75 monthly subscription to my live video show "Vigorously Applied Wing Chun" on PornHub.
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    Customised Form

    So are you telling me my "9 Evasions to Finger Poke in Eye", "Continuously Hopping on 1 Leg to Distract the Enemy", "Spitting into the Wind While Pointing to the Sky Misleading Fist" and "Cupping a Fart and Throwing It" are overly complicated, outdated and useless tactics? Is that what you are...
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    1860s Iconic American Knife of the American Civil War- the Bowie Cham Dao?!

    There were a few variants of the Chinese knives. The wider bladed Niu Er Jin Dao (Ox Ear Sharp Knife) & Hudie Shuang Dao (Butterfly Double Knives) being the most common. They weren't always used in pairs. Members of the Small Knife Society often concealed one up their sleeve to be employed as a...
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    The 3 main empty hand forms

    Its a good question. In my lineage Biao Zhi concepts are taught early on as a way to "right the ship". The reasoning is that beginners will eventually fail and will need a pathway to get back on track. In my branch we view the 3 forms as Short Range (Xiao Lian Tou), Middle Range (Chen Qiao) and...
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    Saving Wing Chun by Eliminating Chi Sau

    What if I were to suggest that Chi Sau wasn't originally part of the Wing Chun system? Can your method of Wing Chun be effective without it, or has it been completely reformatted around Chi Sau to the point that it is integral and cannot be separated?
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    Saving Wing Chun by Eliminating Chi Sau

    I tried to liven things up a little bit for ya Steve, but unfortunately my troll post didn't illicit too much vitriol, lol. I don't want to stir too much sh!t cause then I'd have to lick the spoon! But hopefully this post will generate some thought and different perspective into what TMA's can...
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    WC origin info

    Li Wen Mao (Lee Man Mau) is rumored to have been a Yongchun Bai Quan (Wing Chun Baak Hok Kyun) practitioner. Yan Yong Chun (Yim Wing Chun) and Liang Bou Liu (Leung Bok Lau) are most likely pseudonyms for Fang Qiniang (founder of Yongchun Bai He Quan) and her student (possibly husband) Zeng Si...
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    Saving Wing Chun by Eliminating Chi Sau

    Geezer this post is in your honor, happy belated birthday by the way! The question has been asked "What does Wing Chun need in the 21st century?" My answer, eliminate Chi Sau or at least minimize its "importance" as a litmus into the efficacy of martial prowess. My questions to Chunners...
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    Are you really training for self defense?

    Dude, dont belive anything I say when Ive been drinking, I like to make sh!t up. :)
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    Gentlemen, With regret I am going to have to bow out of this conversation for a while as I have some pressing business matters which I need to attend to. I want to thank you for a very fruitful discussion and to apologize for my earlier ranting. Please continue on without me as I won't be...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    Don't look at just what comes out of Foshan. I'm looking at Yongchun and all its incarnations as a whole. There are basivally two camps, one that passes on a 3 form theory and another that passes on a 1 form theory. Most lines descending from, say, Huang Hua Bao have the 3 sets but not all. Most...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    Something that I do find curious is that the one thing most Yongchun branches have in common is Xiao Lian Tou, beyond that one form it can vary greatly as to what other forms if any are also included. Chen Qiao and Biao Zhi aren't a given to be included. For me that brings up some questions...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    Agreed! From my understanding the original White Crane system was indeed a system of Sanshi. This is relayed in several branches of Shizi Hou Men Jingang Quan and it's branches of Bei Xizang Lama Bai He Pai, Xiajia Quan & Mizong Lama Pai as well as in multiple branches of Fujian Bai He. Now no...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    With those references I want you to keep in mind the context. I mentioned those forms as a point of reference in regards to establishing a common theme and not as proof of Yongchun material being used to create them. Some of those forms have commonalities with one another such as Bai He to Hong...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    Personally I was only interested in the material that concerned Ng Chung So and the details surrounding that matter. I mentioned the other stuff as reference to show that this material did in fact exist and that other arts, with connections to some Wing Chun branches, also had similar material...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    Jesper, You're last statement in this question pretty much sums it all up. I by no means was trying to insinuate that there is a mysterious mitochondrial "4th Form" that is the root of all Wing Chun. I was just simply trying to illustrate that there was left over material that was used as San...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    Jesper, I don't know about you, but I feel that the issue surrounding Ng Chung So passing on some extra empty hand material outside the 3 forms has been put to bed. Its fairly evident that he did and that, depending on the descendant, it was compiled into codified Sik or Lou. I also feel that...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    Yes that is correct. I only stressed it in the context of the content found in the "4th Form". You said, "Hence Wong Nim Yi Sifu called his twelwe done as a form "Sup Yee Lou" not "Sup Yee Sik" as the SN guys do. " Wouldn't that be a form then, or am I missing something? San Sik done as a form...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    I remember reading some articles a while back (can't remember who wrote them) that after Chan Yiu Min passed that this material was added to the system. It was also said that Chan's wife did some research and suggested that Weng (Eternal) was the original character used to describe the art not...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    I agree to an extent, don't get me wrong, I'm just stating what others have said. I personally don't have enough information to make an educated decision on the matter, all I can do is speculate. I will say though that I don't think that in the past there was such a hard line as to what was and...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    I'm not at the computer right now so quoting individual sections to reply to isn't possible. I'm afraid you have horribly misunderstood me here, most of what you're confused about is way out of context, so bear with me as I try to clear up for you. 1. I'm very aware of the history of Chan Yiu...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    I too, as referring to anyone outside Fok & Yiu brothers in Faatsan. Thats why i brought up my tradition having a similar story to say that others (outside) Faatsan and independent of Fok/Yiu also mention this material. Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I should have been when I was ranting, my...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    Interesting, thank you for the update. I find it interesting that they state it's a set of San Sik as this aligns with my belief as well. I also find it interesting that they give it a name, but don't acknowledge it as a "form". Aren't all forms just linked San Sik? Anyways, I feel vindicated...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    Do I feel threatened, no, insulted yes. Good, now that we are on the same page perhaps you can actually listen to what Ive been telling you without injecting a biased view. Id hardly call what you gave as facts, stories yes, facts no. I have conceded on a few points youve mentioned...
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    Who Did Yip Man Learn Stuff From?

    Well stated and thank you for elaborating on some of the same points I have been trying to stress. At the end of the day it's all about your Kung Fu and not trying to decorate your family tree like it's Christmas.
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