in my lineage both feet are equal distance from the opponent and the weight is distributed 50/50. The logic being as others have alluded to earlier that we have equal opportunity to use either leg to attack/defend with or either hand.
If you have right leg forward and left hand forward posture (it's called "cross stance" in TCMA), you can perform exactly the same function as your WC stance can.
-... In WC stance, every step is a 100% committed step. You don't have that safe buffer area as the back weight stance has.
the two main branches I studied both used back-weighting, ...
Argh! I'm dying to comment, but I am at work and YouTube is blocked here. The only boxing video I know that Izzo has done is with the "52 blocks" guy. I watched that video before. From what he was saying, it didn't seem to me like the 52 blocks guy had a complete understanding of wing chun even though he said he had trained in it too.
Having said that, I do believe we need to find a way to train more realistically against other styles. For example, a boxer wouldn't just leave a jab hanging out there for you to counter. By the time you reach to pak sao a jab, the boxer has already pulled his arm back. Then again, since everyone in my class trains in wing chun and not boxing, I guess the only way around that would be to bring in a boxer for a demonstration.
Actually it'd be kind of cool to do a whole series of classes like that: this week we have a grappler, next week a TKD guy, etc. I'd love to get practice against the real thing instead of one wing chun person just pretending to do the other style.
The man makes a great point. To really make a WC vs boxing video, both participants would need to be skilled in both WC and boxing. Otherwise they're just making stuff up. As he admits, he knows nothing about WC and is just making it up, so of course his "Wing Chun" looks laughable. Same thing when a WC guy with no boxing experience talks about how to defeat a boxer- it just ends up looking silly because the "boxer" in those videos won't actually fight like a boxer.