Nice video. The part where the "victim" taps out of a choke hold then gets an elbow in the head cracks me up The guy is pretty tough on his training partners.
Wing Chung does have some aspects that are a bit hysterical sometimes. On one hand, it is an important aspect of combat-contiuous fire not givng the opponent the chance to recover, overwhelming him with a rapid attacking spirit. On the other hand, it does seem a little out of line sometimes, also in this case.
Being hard on students is a great way to get them to be tough really quickly, but the down side is that they usually get the wrong message and tend to repeat the example of unneccessary brutatality to the point of not really understanding the seriousness of their actions and the deep responsiblity involved in the practice of martial arts. Beating on some unresisting student is nothing compared to beating on an tough opponent in a real combat situation...nothing that great about it. Not saying i dont appreciate this teachers moves to some degree, but it's not really that impressive.
Yes, I gotta agree 110%
The lack of control he shows on his student is pretty bad , but from a purely technical viewpoint i am interested in the way he has integrated eye gouges , head twisting take downs and groundfighting into the system .
I come from a classical Wing Chun background and these elements were not part of our system , i do realize that he is from the Wing Tsun system and they do things a little differently but what i am saying is that these techniques do seem to work very well from our chi sao range and might be the next step in the evolution of Wing Chun / Wing Tsun .
Eru Ilúvatar;1078724 said:Personaly I think that kind of mindset is required in a real life-threatening situation. And that is probably what the guy wanted to demonstrate. As far as the brutality in the video goes I don't think any of the participants left with a bruise. If you look at the video again he just makes fast low power punches and kicks to demonstrate a point. I also doubt that one of his students is missing an eye today. Probably there is more demage done in an average sparring session in a Teakwondo or kickboxing club. Needless to say I liked the video. I also liked the video posted by you krauser. Indeed you don't mess around in Estonia!
Eru Ilúvatar;1078724 said:Personaly I think that kind of mindset is required in a real life-threatening situation. And that is probably what the guy wanted to demonstrate.
Anybody training to really use this stuff has to be serious. You have to develop that "attitude" or combat mindset. Check out clips of Emin Boztepe, Victor Gutierrez and a host of others... or my old Escrima instructor, Rene Latosa. Bruce Lee called it "emotional content".
That said, there's no excuse for brutalizing students. But how can you tell from a video? In other clips, the instructor's students seem to really be having a good time. I know when I've been in demos, I really play my role...whether as "*** kicker" or "kickee". In fact, for an old guy I'm pretty good at being the "kickee" or "punching bag". A couple of times the guy that was demonstrating on me stopped because he thought I was actually hurt! I had to apologize for over acting. I just hope the guys in the video were doing the same.