- May 18, 2017
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Ok, I will preface this by saying I fully realize you are not interested in anything resembling adult discussion, and the fact that you are entirely focussed on me rather than what I'm saying tells the whole story here. But for the rest that may be reading..."Most traditional styles...LARP"? Again, can you name a couple?
Once again buddy, your problem seems to be that you're mired in "0 live resistance" fantasy land of Wing Chun. Great news! I've been sent here through time by the dragon gods to tell you there's live resistance Wing Chun out there, waiting for you. You have to want it though.
I'm not responsible for your unwillingness. Aikido is all about acceptance, after all. Oh yeah.
Yes, there are some wing chun schools that train with live resistance..such as what Alan Orr is doing. Yet if you watch his fighters fight, they don't do anything resembling standard wing chun. Once the system is adapted into something that works...it is always a very different animal. And there is the rub, fighting is fighting. Certain movements, techniques, and strategies are simply objectively better under live resistance than others, and once they have been modified to that point you are left with what is basically kickboxing, wrestling, and jui jitsu, or some combination thereof. The evidence for this (for those of you that believe in evidence) is overwhelming and undeniable.
Take any style that lacks this sort of live training and you are left with something that is untested, people that have no idea what to do if they are being attacked and the 'opponent' doesn't cooperate. This is the bulk of traditional schools.