- Oct 20, 2007
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- Phoenix, AZ
In general, IMO western boxing is the pinnacle of development in striking arts. So you learn to play their game if you want to be successful striking with them, or you don't play their game at all....as John notes. Put a good Boxer against a good Wing Chun guy (or any TCMA) and they both have the same amount of training, and I'll put my money on the Boxer every time.
Does that mean you have abandoned your work developing a "Wing Chun Boxing" or are still working on a fusion of Western Boxing and TCMA using some WC concepts?
One traditional WC concept I've found useful that really works well from a WC back-weighted stance is using the front leg as a straight-on leg check or stop-kick to your opponent's front leg. Sort of a leg-jab to the shin or knee striking with the bottom of the foot. From a WC perspective it copes with the boxer's longer reach and makes it harder for a boxer to punch with their weight going forward onto the lead leg. It's also a way to distract a boxer and make an opening for moving in close.
WC used this way is much like Jon Jones' "Oblique Kick" in MMA. The WC stance helps keep the body back out of the way.
youtube john jones stop kick - Bing video