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- Sep 3, 2009
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It just depends on how one trains. We did low leg kicks for conditioning where you just let someone kick your leg. Even though we weren't kicking our hardest, after 4 kicks we understand what a stronger kick could do. We held a heavy bag while others did front kicks. Even though we aren't getting hit directly we can still feel the force behind that kick.I never even thought much until I see it in UFC and see the effectiveness.
I told my mom that I wanted to learn kung fu and she signed me up for karate for 2 years I wondered why none of my karate looked like kung fu lol.Wu Tang Flying Magie kick...haha
I knew a guy who was a massive Film Fan. Had loads of Videos of this Hong Kong kung fu stuff and even Godzilla Films...when we drunk beer together we watched them. Honestly I laughed so hard.
no way i would do that... gets a hold of you it´s over. drag you in the water and roll. no chance... the most i see here is wild pigs and Deer. However in the last few years wolves are coming back over from Eastern Europe.
IMO, this speaks more to the Western mindset (in regards to understanding the essence of 功夫) than it does to Wing Chun students in general.This encounter sums up every discussion I've ever had with a Wing Chun student.
Cord : How long have you been blind?
Blind Man : How long have you been blind?
Cord : I'm not blind.
Blind Man : Am I?
Cord : Do you answer every question with a question?
Blind Man : Do you question every answer?
Cord : Aww, talking to you is like talking to a wall.
Blind Man : Buddha once sat before a wall, and when he arose he was enlightened.
Cord : Do you compare yourself with Buddha?
Blind Man : No. Only to the wall.
That's probably because Bruce Lee inspired it and wrote this in the preface to the original script:
"The story illustrates a great difference between Oriental and Western thinking. This average Westerner would be intrigued by someone's ability to catch flies with chopsticks, and would probably say that has nothing to do with how good he is in combat. But the Oriental would realize that a man who has attained such complete mastery of an art reveals his presence of mind in every action...True mastery transcends any particular art.
That's why it's so circular and in a lot of ways, unproductive unless someone is willing to try to see both sides.IMO, this speaks more to the Western mindset (in regards to understanding the essence of 功夫) than it does to Wing Chun students in general.
That's why it's so circular and in a lot of ways, unproductive unless someone is willing to try to see both sides.
It's like the old kung fu joke of 食夜粥 (late night congee). Does eating porridge in the wee hours make you have kung fu, or does having kung fu make you eat porridge late at night?
These mysteries keep me alive, because congee is delicious and full of carbs.
I think you're on topic, or close enough.Completely off topic, but the best Congee I had was in Beijing, went great with the Youtiao...talk about carb overload
OK, I'll go now
I think you're on topic, or close enough.
There is so much anti-Chinese sentiment in the world, I think the world needs to understand the relationship between Beijing congee, kung fu, and overall contentment, and how refined of a concept that is, not some backwards esoteric junk.
Imagine if everyone suddenly hated Cuban sandwiches, just because of communism. I'm cooking plantains tonight...not because I love communism or anything. I am a progressive eater. That's how I ended up consuming Wing Chun, fang, wing, and claw.