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    Repeated movements in the first form

    The goal is to hit. Both hands go out to hit, if there's an obstacle, clear the way while hitting simultaneously. Are you familiar with the famous Wing Chun maxim, Loi Lau Hoi Sung, Lat Sau Jik Chung? Wong Shun Leung taught Lin Siu Daai Da (simultaneous attack and defense) as the Loi Lau...
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    Repeated movements in the first form

    Yeah, I would say so. IMO that's why we train for specific responses, building habit and developing skill, ultimately in an attempt to remove the need for anticipation. Both hands always go out proactively to do business by controlling, hitting with chained attacks, and chasing center. Shapes...
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    Repeated movements in the first form

    IMO properly trained Wing Chun people don't really address "defense skill", they address the ability to implement the skills, concepts and structure of the system into a single reaction; or what is also known as a Wing Chun action. We have had numerous discussions on this topic over the years...
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    Customised Form

    Im actually on this forum because of the different Wing Chun backgrounds. Nothing wrong with different interpretations IMO, thats why I offered another perspective. Sure, some people care about their lineage. Does your lineage matter to you?
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    Tan/Bong Gerk Not In Some Lineages

    No worries. Tan Gerk, Bong Gerk and sticky legs are not in all lineages. So a lot of practitioners will never train those, regardless of skill development. IMO, Wang Gerk and Dang Gerk are examples of much more universal kicking concepts.
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    Customised Form

    Not always. In WSLVT circles it is common to start students on the Luk Dim Boon Gwan around the time of learning Chum Kiu. Interesting. I think I remember seeing this years ago. The MC is calling out the actions as they are doing them. The music is cranked to 11, but it sounds like he's...
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    Tan/Bong Gerk Not In Some Lineages

    Just going to chime in here... This post is about Tan Gerk and Bong Gerk, not Tan Sau and Bong Sau hand actions. The Chinese character for Gerk is . In Wing Chun's native language of Cantonese, "Gerk" means to kick. So for example, Tan Gerk is a kick that creates a similar shape and purpose...
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    What is with slow Wing Chun than fast Wing Chun?

    For some people, the effective and reactive offensive actions you are referring to are the byproduct of properly training the system as a whole to develop skill. From my discoveries, the many interpretations of WC/VT/WT can make it a bit difficult when discussing concepts and ideas that arent...
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    Tan/Bong Gerk Not In Some Lineages

    IMO, there are several ways to interpret what might be going on here. From my training, this is not an example of a Taan Sau. This looks like someone in the ready position with the Man Sau/Wu Sau guard, and Barry Pang (the sifu in the image) is doing a Pak Da entry from a bridge. Barry Pang...
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    Training Wing Chun?

    Glad to hear it. Wish I could be more help with the turning drills; but if you plan on continuing with your sifu, IMO it's best to wait for his guidance so you remain on track with your curriculum. That goes with online courses as well...
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    Training Wing Chun?

    How's the supplemental training coming along?
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    Training Wing Chun?

    Footwork and punching drills would be a great next step. There also might be additional concepts or mechanics that could be added-on to the 4 turning drills that will further develop what they are currently teaching as well. Maybe your sifu could make a few quick videos for you to follow while...
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    Repeated movements in the first form

    I know a few guys who teach in Serbia, care to share your sifu's name? Or your lineage perhaps?
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    How to deal with forward pressure in Chi Sao

    All of these points present well-rounded perspectives on the importance of how we train, IMO. I also agree with @geezer and his assessment on Lat Sau Jik Chung (arguably the most important part of the maxim, Loi Lau, Hoi Sung; Lat Sau Jik Chung 靘駁,拇渲). Wong Shun Leung used to say that the...
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    Different Dummy = Different wing chun?

    Great post! Nice to see some new discussions on the WC sub-forum. Ive been on a stake dummy, it was very rigid compared to Koo Sangs more prevalent Hong Kong design. Working a rigid dummy forced me to change the way I gave and received the energy that I put into it; but the fact that it was a...
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    The biggest problem in Wing Chun (and most other TCMA).

    I think this is an important takeaway. It's all gong fu.
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    The biggest problem in Wing Chun (and most other TCMA).

    I think it depends on how you look at it. Many will tell you that the vertical punch is the cornerstone to Wing Chun mechanics. Remove the fist and replace it with any shape, (palm, taan, fuk, jam, lap, etc...) and you still have all the same concepts, mechanics and structure of the system at...
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    Repeated movements in the first form

    The frequency of a shape in Siu Nim Tao (or Cham Kiu and Biu Jee for that matter) does not reflect the priority of its effectiveness. Each of the hands (shapes) in the Wing Chun system are parts of the same whole. Likewise the forms also teach development. So each form has shapes (mechanics)...
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    Repeated movements in the first form

    Welcome to MartialTalk, SifuBoza! Interesting, there is quite a bit more than one taan sau in Siu Nim Tao/Siu Lim Tao in all of the Yip Man lineages. Can you tell us more about who you learned from, or share a video example of your form? And out of curiosity, what's your opinion to your own...
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    The black belt promotion system YES or NO?

    A 41 year Wing Chun instructor! Have you considered participating in the Wing Chun sub-forum here?
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    1860s Iconic American Knife of the American Civil War- the Bowie Cham Dao?!

    Those are pretty cool Bowie Jam Do. Looks like they have some heft.
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    1860s Iconic American Knife of the American Civil War- the Bowie Cham Dao?!

    IMO, the way in which the role of the baat jam do (and the luk dim boon gwan for that matter) is viewed depends on how much value is place on its contribution towards the training and development of all concepts and principles of the Wing Chun system as a whole. In reality, the BJD teaches much...
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    Siu Nim Tau - Sil Lim Tao

    Hawkins' various accounts of his time with Yip Man can be found in several of his written interviews and articles over the years. He seemed fairly transparent when it came to sharing his experiences, but he wasn't the only one. Wong Shun Leung also talked about Yip Man's teaching methods in a...
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    Siu Nim Tau - Sil Lim Tao

    This sounds like an interesting topic for a separate thread. Are you possibly referring to kap? In Canto, kap = covering, which is certainly similar to fook = subduing/hand on top.
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    Siu Nim Tau - Sil Lim Tao

    Show, but not tell. The old school way. Part of the traditional Chinese gung fu recipe, still used by sifu today in China and Hong Kong (and by certain folks in the US). Hawkins Cheung used to visit Gary Lams school in LA all the time and would share his experiences. Hawkins said that Yip Man...
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    Best wing Chun Instructor?

    Then what is your answer to your own question, and what criteria did you base your decision on?
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    Best wing Chun Instructor?

    You might have missed my question above, what's your experience in Wing Chun? Are you a practitioner?
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    Best wing Chun Instructor?

    Yeah, I can't speak to what is typical. I dont think I really have a typical way of responding to any of the threads on the Wing Chun forum. Im just here to participate in discussions. My apologies for not giving you the answer youre looking for, but in my opinion, who is the best'' is not...
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    Best wing Chun Instructor?

    Respectfully, this is an incredibly subjective question with almost no criteria.
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    75 videos ip on you tube

    I remember seeing some of your videos a few years ago. TWC seems like it could be a good platform for those looking to mix other stuff into it. Out of curiosity, did you train directly with both Moy Yat and William Cheung, or with other sifu from those lineages? We don't have too many Moy Yat...
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