Archive for January, 2007

More Wing Chun Sparring

Monday, January 29th, 2007

This Wing Chun video video is best watched slowly. The big guy has a really long reach, and exerts forward pressure constantly against his smaller opponent. I’d like to see this guy spar against someone even larger – if they exist – and see how he changes his tactics.
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Master Wong Wing Chun Self Defense Video Clips

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Master Wong shows self defense techniques intermixed with wing chun in these video clips. He shows how to loosen various grips using strikes from the hand and elbow, etc.

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Interesting Dim Mak Video

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

I saw an interesting video regarding Dim Mak,  the striking of pressure points: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/128019/killer_move/

The host doesn’t quite believe there is much more than the power of suggestion here, but backpedals pretty quickly after being struck himself. This isn’t Wing Chun, but we strike the same pressure points.

Wing Chun Chi Sao Sparring – Blindfolded!

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Watch Sifu Austin Goh in this Wing Chun Chi Sao Sparring session. He even engages in chi sao blindfolded!

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Wing Chun Sparring Video from Youtube

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

One comment of Youtube sums up this video pretty well:

“I’m not sure how long they’ve been practicing, but one pitfall of wing chun training is letting the hands drop too low. You have to keep them higher in front of the face, or a real boxer will pick your face apart with jabs alone. Second, commit to an attack, don’t spend the whole time faking. Third, don’t forget you have legs to kick. Use them as a distraction to the lower body while you attack upstairs. Thats just my two cents.”

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Wing Chun Dummy Form

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

The Muk Yan Jong form is performed against a “wooden dummy“, a thick wooden post with three arms and a leg mounted on a slightly springy frame representing a stationary human opponent. Although representative of a human opponent, the dummy is not a physical representation of a human, but an energetic one. Wooden dummy practice aims to refine a practitioner’s understanding of angles, positions, footwork and to develop full body power. It is here that the open hand forms are pieced together and understood as a whole.
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