This is a tough one. The idea of "partner drills" in Wing Chun can be very abstract and often misunderstood.Do you practice Partner Drills like this when you learn WC?
Yes, I've drilled like this plenty.Do you practice Partner Drills like this when you learn WC?
In this Video Sifu Robert is using Side body along with facing.
This is a tough one. The idea of "partner drills" in Wing Chun can be very abstract and often misunderstood.
When using the video examples that you posted, it would appear that there is more theory and explanation of concepts than there are of any partner drills. The instructor is doing demonstrations of actions, not helping his partner re-condition his behavior by developing a specific set of skills. Is there anything in particular in the videos that you are addressing that could be used as a partner drill, a certain time mark or movement that the instructor is referring to?
As a side note, the footwork at around 12:30 in the first video is interesting. Out of curiosity do you know what lineage he represents?
I don't have sound right and I have a hard time with the patience it takes to listen to people talk for too long on YouTube vs demonstrate. What is saying might be great and what he is teaching might have merit, I can't really say without investing more into these videos that I am able to right now.
But, I'll echo what Danny said, most Wing Chun is practiced with a partner, so yes, but I don't think what we do looks like this most of the time. Again, he could be slowing it down for the video because he's trying to explain a concept, but no, we don't typically train in a way that looks like this. There are elements of what he is doing that look familiar to me and aspects that we would not express as demonstrated.
Is this you or your sifu, Yoshiyahu?
I agree i do the same thing as well. i like free flowing drills too.Most people may train drill such as:
- You attack,
- I counter.
I like to train
- I attack.
- You counter.
- I then counter to your counter.
All my drills start from my opponent is on guard. I move in and try to open his guard.
Not my sifu. So your saying because the drills are slow so you can see what he is doing is wrong?
Watched a few minutes of each video. To the OP: yes, partner drilling is key in any martial art. Gotta learn those ABC's. But do I train those specific drills as per the attached videos? Not quite. But to each their own.
*note: is it just me, or were all the "attacks" he was "drilling" way out of range.