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  1. Nyrotic

    In such a short time...

    So I've recently discovered an Escrima school near where I live: http://www.bahalanamulti-style.com/affiliates/monterey.htm And I've really been wanting to learn the martial arts of my cultural heritage. However, I've got a few things that are concerning me. First is, I'm only going to be...
  2. Nyrotic

    2 Questions...

    Ok, so I'm stationed out in Monterey, CA right now, and at the Post gymnasium there's this individual who teaches boxing there 3 days a week. According to a number of individuals, he's a real legitimate teacher, I don't recall but he's either a retired Marine or trained Marines in MCMAP or...
  3. Nyrotic

    What do you think of this Sifu?

    His name's Jerry Alan Johnson, and I might have the opportunity of training under him in the near future, though as usual I want to make sure it's worth it....
  4. Nyrotic

    What other martial art...?

    What about Chinese fencing? For all the rave about Asian martial arts being so awesome we see almost NOTHING about the Chinese Jian? This weapon is near legendary in their culture, yet very little of it's applicative art remains to this day! There's only so many videos like that....
  5. Nyrotic

    Baguazhang Questions?

    Couple questions. 1. How would BaguaZhang complement Wing Chun? There's a good chance that in the very near future I won't be able to train Wing Chun with my Sifu for several years, but will have ample opportunity to train BaguaZhang under Sifu Jerry Alan Johnson. 2. Does anyone know...
  6. Nyrotic

    When Practicing SNT....

    ...where should my MIND be? I've always been told to "concentrate completely on the movements", but what exactly does that mean? Am I to focus solely on the technical applications of each movement, or should I focus on creating energy, rooting and relaxing during each action? I've done some...
  7. Nyrotic

    Recent Studies On Stretching?!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/sports/playmagazine/112pewarm.html?no_interstitial Please say it ain't so? I start off almost everyday with "static" stretching.
  8. Nyrotic

    Fighting stance?

    I know there are probably many variations of YJKYM in fighting. From what I've heard, you can line up both feet on the centerline with most weight on the rear foot for more forward structural power, or you can offset the feet more to the sides for more balance and mobility. Is this true? And is...
  9. Nyrotic

    Burnt out?

    Ok, so I practice Wing Chun, and over the past few months I've been practicing quite diligently (At least 15 minutes of stretching followed by 30-45 minutes of Wing Chun practice). I figure that for the average individual, a full hour of training every day is a decent amount to pursue. However...
  10. Nyrotic

    How simple do we keep it?

    2 Things: First When I asked my Sifu about combat strategies in Wing Chun, his most recurring phrases in his explanation were to "keep it simple" and "stick to the principles". I understand the flexibility and versatility of Wing Chun relies on avoiding set techniques and creating them...
  11. Nyrotic

    Girlfriend problems

    I have this girlfriend of nearly 3 years now, and she and I are quite literally from two opposite ends of the spectrum. I love order and stability in my life, I strive to reach a higher quality of living both physically and mentally. I object to drinking any alcohol or smoking anything in ANY...
  12. Nyrotic

    Do you believe?

    And why does the Englishman not like that much confidence in this child? I'm really just curious here...
  13. Nyrotic

    Finer points of SNT/SLT?

    Ok, so at this point in training I feel that I should fully understand almost all there is about the first form. I asked my Sifu about it and he told me that everything I will garner from the first form are as follows: Teaches correct structure build root and energy control Creates...
  14. Nyrotic

    How often should we train?

    To achieve proficiency in a realistic amount of time? As of right now my training is limited to solo training, that means formwork, wallbag work, etc. The thing is, I don't know how often I should train certain aspects on a daily basis? Any advice? Also, I can't train chi sau regularly...
  15. Nyrotic

    Having Trouble Rooting

    Haha, the first part made me laugh. Anyways. I've had that experience too, just last weekend actually when I brought up rooting to my Sifu. He stood on one leg and had me push him with as much force as I could muster and at any random interval I so chose. It was truly frustrating, yet...
  16. Nyrotic

    Having Trouble Rooting

    Ok, so I have this problem. I've been doing Wing Chun for just over a year now, and I STILL seem to have problems rooting when under the slightest pressure, including getting mentally distracted while doing so. For rooting, I practice the 8 Pieces of Brocade as well as 5 standing exercises that...
  17. Nyrotic

    Looking for schools in Monterey, CA, Presidio area.

    Ok guys, I'm going to be in the US Air Force soon (I leave for basic November 18), and I'm going to have tech school for about a year in Monterey, California. I'm currently learning Wing Chun, however I'm still a ways away from learning the whole system (About a year into it now and this Sunday...
  18. Nyrotic

    Preparing to Fight?

    Ok, so as it stands, it seems that many Wing Chunners (Almost regardless of lineage) do not do much in terms of actually preparing their knowledge of Wing Chun to actually use it in a fight. Many individuals claim that there is no sparring in their system, and upon closer inspection I can...
  19. Nyrotic

    Wing Chun Honesty...

    First of all I never said it was retarded I said it looked retarded, specifically sped up and with Yakety Sax playing in the background. Second, I always welcome criticism, especially when my errors are pointed out in a way that lets me correct them in the future. Now tell me it looks the same...
  20. Nyrotic

    Wing Chun Honesty...

    ... Yup, that'd be me in the video.
  21. Nyrotic

    We know you practice Martial Arts, when your not doing that...

    Se簽or Nyrotic likes reading fantasy and about martial arts. He also enjoys playing video games, though he understands they are detrimental to his health. He also likes running and doing push ups and sit ups (It's a military thing :) He would like to take up writing for himself, though recent...
  22. Nyrotic

    How do you bridge...

    ...on people who really don't like to bridge? It seems the most proficient individuals on avoiding my bridge are boxers. Hell boxers seem to beat the hell out of everyone. I asked my sifu about this, and basically he just told me to grab his lead arm and work from there. I think that would work...
  23. Nyrotic

    Bringing it up to speed

    With the advent of mixed martial arts and a huge sudden burst of interest into the martial arts, and more specifically, the effectiveness of certain martial arts, it seems the martial art of Wing Chun is repeatedly defeated and even disrespectfully spat upon. Being a strong believer of the...
  24. Nyrotic

    Orignal Plot In Fantasy Literature?

    So lately I've had this itch to write, specifically a fantasy novel. After going through some story ideas in my head and having them chopped up at this writing forum I frequent, I thought I might broaden my sources. Admittedly, many of you may not be writers, or readers for that matter, however...
  25. Nyrotic

    Candle Punching?

    Now when you say hyperextend, you basically mean fully straightening the arm after a punch, correct? From what I was taught, assuming the fist is vertical and the elbow is pointing down (Like in Wing Chun), it is perfectly safe to fully extend the arm as long as the force is going completely...
  26. Nyrotic

    Candle Punching?

    Ok, so I'm sure by now we've all seen some people using the method of punching out candle flames as a training technique. Hell, I'm sure many of you do, or at least have tried, that method for yourself. After trying it for a few punches myself just about 15 seconds ago, I was able to start...
  27. Nyrotic

    Why Challenge?

    Simple question, why does it seem that Chinese martial artists of old tend to always go around challenging other schools? Am I wrong? Is there more to this? Anything will be appreciated.
  28. Nyrotic

    The piercing heart kick and vibrating palm.

    Hm, well for the vibrating palm it sounds like just a really well executed palm strike to the area of the heart. Nothing 'special' about it really, other than years and years of dedicated hard work, both internal AND external probably to make that happen. Never heard of that kick though, sounds...
  29. Nyrotic

    Deflecting an uppercut?!

    I've hit a dilemma. I can't seem to figure out how one would deflect or block an uppercut with any known sau. Maybe I'm on to something? Maybe I'm missing something? I've thought about using a low laan sau, but learned that still wouldn't work. Please help.
  30. Nyrotic

    Shaolin Do Karate

    I've heard that the reason they do that was because Shaolin-Do was around during the time that alot of Chinese cultural bodies, especially Kung Fu, were outlawed in China during some revolution. I forget when, but it's a huge part of their history, google it if you want. So they disguised their...
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