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I have a question for any wing chun teacher or some one who knows how to answer this question how can you relax in a fight or sparring match when have a hard time sensing what the other person is doing.

The easy answer is "You can't". If you are having a hard time sensing then, you need to worry less about fighting or sparring at this point and more about playing Chi Sao.
 

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Hi, I don't have any experience in Wing Chun but I would really love to. There are no Wing Chun classes near where I live but when I'm old enough to move out (I'm 15), I hope to move to a city (I currently live in a pretty remote little town) and start Wing Chun there if I can. This is simply just a 'random thought' but if anyone wishes to share any information that may help or entertain me in any way then please do. Thanks :)
 

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Hi, I don't have any experience in Wing Chun but I would really love to. There are no Wing Chun classes near where I live but when I'm old enough to move out (I'm 15), I hope to move to a city (I currently live in a pretty remote little town) and start Wing Chun there if I can. This is simply just a 'random thought' but if anyone wishes to share any information that may help or entertain me in any way then please do. Thanks :)

I wish you future luck with your future Kung Fu journey.
 

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I don't know if anyone else hear about Wing Chun video course called Wing Chun Kid. I have tried it my self and wrote a review, you can find it here. I think is pretty good system for those, who can't find wing chun school and want to learn at home. Obviously is not going to be as effective as taking classes, but it's better then nothing, especially if you can find a partner and practice together. I'm not a wing chun specialist, so if anyone tried this program and think I made a mistake, let me know please.
 
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I have been taught many different views in how you should stand, where you should look etc when you spar but when I started Wing Chun, the way my Sifu put it was the way he was taught from his Sifu Duncan Leung. We drop our weight and sit in the horse (right or left foot forward) We look at our opponent's eyes and use our peripheral vision so that as soon as something moves, I OPEN my EYES WIDE and everything appears to be moving slower. This allows your reflexes to engage what you've trained verses your brain trying to figure out what's coming. We're taught to either create space between you and your opponent or "GO"! Close the gap between your opponent pulling them into your offense. Once you practice more, become comfortable sitting in your horse, have confidence in your technique and maintain good eye contact, you will be able to relax better but some things just take time. There is no microwave formula only practice. ~MAL 1963
I have a question for any wing chun teacher or some one who knows how to answer this question how can you relax in a fight or sparring match when have a hard time sensing what the other person is doing.
 
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Let me know where you live and maybe I can help you connect with a nearby Wing Chun Sifu.[
QUOTE=Grasshopper22;1481359]Hi, I don't have any experience in Wing Chun but I would really love to. There are no Wing Chun classes near where I live but when I'm old enough to move out (I'm 15), I hope to move to a city (I currently live in a pretty remote little town) and start Wing Chun there if I can. This is simply just a 'random thought' but if anyone wishes to share any information that may help or entertain me in any way then please do. Thanks :)[/QUOTE]
 

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I don't know if anyone else hear about Wing Chun video course called Wing Chun Kid. I have tried it my self and wrote a review, you can find it here. I think is pretty good system for those, who can't find wing chun school and want to learn at home. Obviously is not going to be as effective as taking classes, but it's better then nothing, especially if you can find a partner and practice together. I'm not a wing chun specialist, so if anyone tried this program and think I made a mistake, let me know please.

As a person who has be apart of an indepth wing chun online program and now part of a offline kwoon which I attend at least 4 nights a week, I can say learning online is ok as far as the sil lim tao, foot work, chain punching ect. The hard part of the online program is being able to apply the techniques in which will require constant corrections until you get it right. Online is a fair starting point if there is nothing else. I'm not like others who will drop to their knees and beg you not to do it. Their are "some" programs who truly is trying to teach the student in the new format. I will say, if you are able to find an offline wing chun school that you can attend, please do so, you will love it.

I am not sure about the online program you've mentioned but the one I used to be apart of and still maintain a good relation with the sifu is http://www.wingchunonline.com/. The sifu of this program only accepts a few students every so often so he can give each student online personal attention. You also have the option of training with him in his school that he has in NY if it is possible for you. His program is very in dept and I learned alot to where my current sifu began teaching me more "advanced beginner" techniques. Though I asked to learn from scratch to ensure my foundation is excellent. Also, the sifu of this online program believes in sparring to ingrain the wing chun knowledge and ensure you can handle yourself in combat situations.

Good luck to you!
 

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Good Morning, All.....

My name is Adam, and I am in Tucson, AZ. I have just started back to studying Wing Chun (I say "back to" because I took it for about a year, and then ran into some financial issues that made me choose other things over WC..... Like eating, and having a place to live). I am back now, and look forward to being here on the forum with all of you.

Adam
 

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Good Morning, All.....

My name is Adam, and I am in Tucson, AZ. I have just started back to studying Wing Chun (I say "back to" because I took it for about a year, and then ran into some financial issues that made me choose other things over WC..... Like eating, and having a place to live). I am back now, and look forward to being here on the forum with all of you.

Adam

Hey Adam, are you related to Don Grose?
 

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Hi all...

I didn't see any forum rules on the Wing Chun board about introductions or posting for the first time. I thought this sticky thread might be a good place to start.

This seems like a productive board and you guys have started a few great topics! I'm looking forward to joining some of the discussions.
 

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Hi all...

I didn't see any forum rules on the Wing Chun board about introductions or posting for the first time. I thought this sticky thread might be a good place to start.

This seems like a productive board and you guys have started a few great topics! I'm looking forward to joining some of the discussions.

Welcome to the forum, Callen!
 

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Welcome.Not a bad idea to introduce one self. It is a fairly civil forum.
 

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From what I've read, it does seem very civil compared to other martial arts forums I've visited. Vajramusti, I saw in another thread that you're with Fong Sifu. Good stuff. I have a fondness for the Windy City guys. I tend to agree with much of Ed's philosophy and approach.
 

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I have trained in Shotokan, and Shorin Ryu most of my MA experience is in okinawan karate, but after some research i am convinced Kung Fu is much better, and i agree, WC seems much more realistic in a real world 'street fighting' situation, better at close range.. I am really enjoying it!
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I came over from the recent "State of Mind" thread, I need a rest from the workout I've been getting there....
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I train a relatively basic style of traditional karate related to Shotokan. I agree that competent kung fu is superior-to far superior as a TMA style compared to the traditional karate's. I also believe the kung fu's are about 10x or more difficult to reach a practical level of competency; IMO this is especially true for a higlhy-stylized style of kung fu such as wing chun.
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In terms of real world effectiveness, the KISS karate style is very effective in actual fighting, if done well. Wing Chun done true to form, is more effective than KISS karate, because the internal power & mental coordination are much more sophisticated enacted through more complicated techniques.
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So you really don't need Wing Chun, traditional karate applied competently should suffice. Me fight a bona-fide Wing Chun black-belt.... I'd try to pass.
 

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I have a question for any wing chun teacher or some one who knows how to answer this question how can you relax in a fight or sparring match when have a hard time sensing what the other person is doing.
I often find myself asking the same question
 

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Hey first off I would like to introduce myself. I look forward to speaking with all of you and honestly I will more than likely have many questions. which brings me to the reason I wanted to post in the first place. where I live, there is literally no one who practices wing chun. Therefore I have resorted to youtube videos to try to teach myself. which they are a huge help and I have learned up to sil lim tao, but I was wondering if any of you had any suggestions about how to learn the technical aspects. as I said, the videos I watched were very helpful but it would be great if I could find something that breaks down the hand positions and movements. Thank you all for your input
 

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Generally speaking the answer you will get most here, as it applies to self-training via video, will be, you really need to find a teacher...sorry but that is pretty much what it comes down to
 

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I understand that but as I said there is no one within seventy five miles who could teach. so should I change to something that's more generally known in my area?
 

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I understand that but as I said there is no one within seventy five miles who could teach. so should I change to something that's more generally known in my area?

That is pretty much what has be the answer here historically and it is what I would recommend as well. The detail you are asking for comes form a teacher, not a video
 
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