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    Taking some time off the forum

    Hey guys, thank you all for motivating me to get back in my flow and Kung fu. That said, I’ve realized that a good deal of why I engage on the forum comes from a need for validation and I’ve learned I can only get that from myself. For now, to help me grow, I’m going to take some time off...
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    Kung Fu family visit

    Wanted to share my journey in a thread. Doing an east coast tour that started in Norwalk, CT staying at my Sifu’s home. He’s always so generous with what he shares and it’s an incredible feeling to experience his chi sao. The more I practice, the better I get, the more blown away I am by him. He...
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    Wing Chun Punch (foundational vs boundary)

    Sharing a few thoughts on educational benefits of Wing Chun punching outside of the direct benefits it offers. In addition to being effective in terms of mobility, incorporating deflection, and generating decent power, the punch is also an excellent teaching instrument for beginners looking to...
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    Sacha Baron Cohen Self-defense Lessons

    You’ve probably seen his coverage and may even have watched his videos. Sacha Baron Cohen has been disguising himself as Israeli ex-military and offering fake self defense to political figures. So far he’s gotten his students to scream the n-word, chase him with their bare butts, bite onto his...
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    One good reason for an angled stance.

    Taking an angled stance at 45º off the line running perpendicular to central line (straight line connecting your heart to your opponent's) reduces the width of the 6 gates (or 4 depending on lineage) by 31.25%.
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    Deflection and the cubic diagonal of a narrow rectangular prism

    So that title is super long winded and I apologize. Also apologize if I'm posting too much and you all think I should take a breather, haha. Lots on my mind lately and just want to throw stuff out as it comes up. One thought has been the use of cubic diagonals (of narrow rectangular prisms) as...
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    "Wing Chun" as an Adjective vs Noun

    Hey everybody, hope this doesn't come across as heresy, but wanted to share a perspective I've more and more been leaning into. That is of treating the phrase "Wing Chun" as an adjective as in addition to as a noun. The way I've understood Wing Chun, and I believe many of you have too, is as a...
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    Double-ends/speed ball routines for WC

    Hey all, anyone else using a speed ball in their training? Will share some of the drills I work but would love to hear from you all.
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    Reciprocal line for reverse cap, bil, and tan.

    Hey all, sharing a concept out of Wing Chun as I've practiced it. We call it the reciprocal line, curious if there are other names for it in other lineages. Hope you all enjoy!
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    Optimal feedback for recipient advancement

    What is the best way to provide feedback to someone sharing their practice such that it helps them grow their skill fastest?
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    WC in Austin

    Hey all, if you’re ever in town and wanna hang hit me up.
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    License to teach (TX)

    Does anyone know what the licensing, insurance, and waiver requirements are to teach in the state of Texas?
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    Thanks for the motivation

    Hey all, I've been away for a bit in part because I've been training for a level test with my Sifu. I flew out to New York a week ago to test for instructor and passed! MT helped me reconnect with my Kung Fu by offering community and I wanted to just say thank you. I'll be ramping up my...
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    Confidentiality & Other Thoughts on Telegraphing

    Hello, I'm curious to learn more about how telegraphing is studied by different Wing Chun lineages. Is confidentiality of movement a priority across the board? If so, in what ways do you incorporate confidentiality into your practice? ~ Alan
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    Healthy Tension & Limits of Relaxation

    In sampling a few arts, I've heard a variety of thoughts on relaxation and would love to get thoughts on this from an MMA perspective. How relaxed is too relaxed? How much tension is too much tension? What complementary muscle groups do you activate/deactivate in different scenarios?
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    Placement of Pak Sao

    Hey all, curious to learn pak sao placement from different lineages. Some questions below: Where on your hand do you make contact? Where on your opponents arm (in fighting range) does your hand stop? What pak sao exercises do you practice? ~ Alan
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    Updating the Wing Chun Library

    Do you practice Wing Chun? If so, what methods from other arts (e.g. BJJ, Systema, FMA, etc.) have you taken from/incorporated into your Wing Chun? How have you adapted those methods to conform to Wing Chun principles? ~ Alan
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    Short-hand notation for Wing Chun

    Hello again, I just created a new thread another subject but I spent the day thinking about these particular topics and wanted to get them all posted as soon as possible (hungry forum fists). In practicing Wing Chun, I've found it useful to take notes on particular transitions between...
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    Do you have a personal Sil Lum Tao?

    Hello all, I learned in my training to treat the Sil Lum Tao as a dictionary of sorts. To use it essentially ensure I "never forget" while also providing a "wet stone" to sharpen hand positions and moving energy through my centerline. That said, in addition to the Sil Lum Tao that I learned...