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  1. J W

    Why do you train in Wing Chun?

    Good stuff, thanks for the perspective. A Groupon for a local MMA gym came up the other day and my wife bought one, she's been wanting to get back into Muay Thai for a while. I think I'll join her. I've been looking to learn about how different boxing systems relate, exploring WC and MT seems...
  2. J W

    Why do you train in Wing Chun?

    Interesting. Now for the reverse question... has training MT improved your WC?
  3. J W

    Chain Punch

    Well put. Our sifu emphasizes fan sau- always following up one attack with another. Or maybe better put as creating the opening for a follow up, like setting yourself up for the next shot on the pool table. The second punch (and third, etc) in the chain would then just be the fan sau to the...
  4. J W

    Why do you train in Wing Chun?

    You know, the only place I see the politics and bickering is online. That stuff doesn't come up in the mokwoon, so if I didn't bother with online forums I'd have no idea that stuff was going on. I'm pretty sure several of my sidai are ignorant to the political side of WC. Some of the "hard"...
  5. J W

    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    Ha, you beat me to it.
  6. J W

    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    Actually, it was about a Hawkins Cheung demo video, or at least it was supposed to be. This thread has turned into a complete train wreck. Why can't I look away!
  7. J W

    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    Oh, English. I'm still not certain that Americans and Brits speak the same language.
  8. J W

    Why do you train in Wing Chun?

    My wife started training Muay Thai several years ago, and watching her practice that got me interested in taking up martial arts again after a long hiatus. I didn't have much interest in joining her for Muay Thai- not sure why exactly, maybe I just didn't want to get kicked in the shins. I...
  9. J W

    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    Thanks, Tez. Well if that's the trend, then I guess we'll be at it a while, considering most martial arts don't make much of an appearance in MMA. Let's do Tai Chi next! Or Bagua! Capoeria? Systema? Krav Maga? How about Kajukenbo... Hey Reeksta, I understand you're fairly new to Wing Chun, and...
  10. J W

    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    Wow, did this thread go off the rails. Marnetmar shared a video of Hawkins Cheung that he found interesting, and it quickly devolved into that ol' "Wing Chun (or lack thereof) in MMA" debate. I think we can end this whole silly thing by simply agreeing that: Hanzou and one or two others are...
  11. J W

    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    That's not what I said, and I agree with you. None of the strikes in that video resemble WC striking. However, I did see some WC principles being put to use. So between the two vids you posted, the first one contains more WC than the second. Anyway, fine, maybe Wing Chun is no good in MMA...
  12. J W

    How Wing Chun is supposed to look...in my book

    I didn't see any Wing Chun in the second video. Holding your hands in jong sau and then charging in head first isn't good WC. I do see WC principles at work in the first, though, even if the WC is "unrecognizable" when it's wrapped around your more typical MMA arts (boxing etc). I think you...
  13. J W

    Lineages . . .

    I asked a similar question here when I first started training Wing Chun a few years ago. Here are the answers I got. Varieties of Wing Chun MartialTalk.Com - Friendly Martial Arts Forum Community Ip Man had many students who went on to teach, and for the most part the Ip Man lineages to me...
  14. J W

    We are sometimes a tough crowd here....

    The Alien is playing out of turn... how uncouth.
  15. J W

    Wasting time

    Is that really wasting time, though? Waiting in line at the DMV, being stuck in traffic, being stuck on hold with Comcast, these things waste my time. But I wouldn't consider laying on the couch with my wife binge watching House of Cards wasted time.
  16. J W

    PAK SAU .... The elbow or the wrist ?

    We're on the same page. If the preferred target (be it wrist or elbow) is off the centerline, then it would just be chasing hands to try and hit it. Better to pak in the center and then deal with the situation as it is once you've made contact. Agreed. I'd go a bit further and say that...
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    PAK SAU .... The elbow or the wrist ?

    If I understand your point correctly, Argus, then I agree with you. Wrist, elbow... not as important as center. The first drill we practice is a punch/pak sao drill, and the pak makes contact with the wrist first- but only because that is what is in the center the way the drill is constructed...
  18. J W

    American Kenpo or Wing Chun? Help me Decide Which Style to Study!

    Welcome to MT. I've trained both Wing Chun and American Kenpo. I only trained in Kenpo for about one year before switching to Wing Chun a few years ago. It's probably obvious which one I prefer, but I'm not going to try to sway you that way. Just because it's a better fit for me doesn't...
  19. J W

    Favorite Kuen Kuit or other saying?

    One of my favorites is down there in my signature. Need to remind myself of that one whenever I start slacking off. Another version of that that I hear around the mokwoon occasionally, used usually if someone were to ask for a shortcut, the response might simply be "kung fu is kung fu".
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    Is our martial arts infographic correct?

    I certainly don't speak Danish, but their website looks to me like it's designed to help Danish folks understand various sports and then find local clubs for all those various sports. So my guess would be that the chart is supposed to help people "understand" the various rank systems of the...
  21. J W

    Is our martial arts infographic correct?

    I've trained TKD and Wing Chun; the TKD school I attended used an orange belt, but no yellow, and brown between blue and red. The Wing Chun school I attend has no rank system at all. So, 0 for 2 based on my own personal experience. As was said before, the chart will only be accurate for the...
  22. J W

    Can a blind person learn martial arts?

    I read an article a while ago about a nearby Wing Chun school teaching a blind kid... Found it: Absecon teen overcomes lack of sight to advance in wing chun - Absecon | Port Republic - Press of Atlantic City
  23. J W

    Warrior Nutrition

    After several weeks of relatively poor eating habits, this is something that I'm trying to focus on again. I stopped eating beef and pork years ago, but recently started eating poultry again after about a year of pescatarianism. Lately I've begun focusing on removing processed food and added...
  24. J W

    Wing Chun with a side order of Judo

    Wish I could tell ya, I only attended a couple classes. Life got in the way. If you do take up judo and stick with it longer than I did, let me know how it goes.
  25. J W

    Wing Chun with a side order of Judo

    True, the punching mechanics are very different, one of many differences between the two. I'm just interested to understand where the two meet and diverge since they are both primarily punching arts that emphasize simplicity and efficiency.
  26. J W

    Wing Chun with a side order of Judo

    Since this thread popped back up, I'll admit that my Judo training fizzled out after only a couple lessons. My wife and I were preparing for our wedding at the time, and we stopped going when we got busy with all that. I'm still interested in Judo and grappling, so I may try again when I have...
  27. J W

    How Do You Incorporate Lessons from Wing Chun into Your Life?

    My wife and I were painting our living room the other day. She started complaining that her hands were hurting. I said "Don't grip the roller so tight. Use the least amount of force necessary to get the job done, and your hands shouldn't bother you so much." I don't think that applying martial...
  28. J W

    How Do You Incorporate Lessons from Wing Chun into Your Life?

    So I guess I'll take the flip side of the coin here. At our school we incorporate Wing Chun into every facet of life. Maybe this is a lineage thing, my understanding is that Sigung Moy Yat taught Wing Chun as "kung fu life" - living kung fu rather than just learning it in class. So sure we spend...
  29. J W

    Wing Chun and Shaolin Weng Chun

    Wing Chun Illustrated had a Wing Chun / Weng Chun article a while back, basically a chicken or the egg type of thing if I remember correctly. They have common roots according to the article.
  30. J W

    Opinions please...

    Based on the bio, it says that he studied Tai Chi under Augustine Fong. It doesn't specifically say he didn't study Wing Chun as well, but I don't see any mention of it, so I would guess that he doesn't teach WC. I don't know much about Tai Chi, but based on my limited knowledge I bet it would...
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