Master Black Belt
- Feb 18, 2015
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|The problem with karate blocks that I've seen is they can be slow and difficult to execute against a combination attack. They also seem like they'd be hard to pull off against an opponent that is in a tight range like a boxer that moves in tight and throws hooks. Of course kyukoshin seems to use a tight cover much like a boxers, so it's reasonable to assume other versions of karate have a similiar approach.
Here, a mixed martial artist who agrees with your assessment. He points out how vulnerable wing chun is against the boxer.
He says Wing Chun fails in closing the distance. Thoughts?
BTW: I'm ignoring the 'FRAUD' label because I have seen & heard his exact criticism times before. Not sure if the label is referring to the Wing chun instructor or the 'boxer' opponent.
|It isnt just kyukushin, thats how all styles block in free sparring
OH, just wanted to add your TMA guard point. the vids shows the boxer opponent flying right by the classical wing chun guard. So this is a great demonstration of what you said about "keeping hands up."