Different looks at Wing Chun

April 6th, 2007

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ahay321 (6 days ago)
Wing chun designed to defeat other styles! Other styles use wild round punches. Wing chun person would simply block these with bil sau (thrusting hand), counter with the other. Block/strike. Round punches are SO easy to see and block. Wing Chun prefer to punch straight but can use small circle punches eg: hook. Blocks set up many techniques such as grabs, throws, choke holds, submissions.

angryonion87 (1 week ago)
yeh it is more likely to be messy in a real fight but what wouldnt become less graceful. id still rather be able to fight standing than grapple like in UFC. Who wants to be tackling someone on the ground in an ally with broken glass, and what if there are multiple attackers (usually the case), whats is buddy doing while your scrapping on the floor.

shaolinking5 (2 weeks ago)
What bothers me is that most MMA fighters have 4-6 years of training tops and just hop into the ring and yet people call them the greatest fighters in the world. Don’t get me wrong, I love EVERY fighting style and think they all have something to offer, but UFC and Pride fighters are not the best in the world. You have to look farther than your TV set to find the best.

wozbot (3 weeks ago)
If you can catch them on your forearms you have a fighting chance of retaliating. Whatever style you train you need to work on your strength, stamina and body conditioning to have a realistic chance of taking hits and surviving the battle. Osu!

wozbot (3 weeks ago)
The only qualm I have about WC is that the defence seems to be geared solely against WC attacks. A street thug will not attack you in direct straight lines with his feet glued to the floor. That is why you need a close in ‘boxer’ defence (IMO). Your opponent is most likely to use wild haymakers which you will not be able to predict.

Shinsengumi77 (3 weeks ago)
actually, WC is geared more towards those wide boxing attacks. We just train with other WC practitioners to train at the same time. Hooks and other wide, circular techniqes would be very ineffective (and potentially kamikaze-like) if you use them on a WC dude.

hgamer (3 weeks ago)
thank god you mentioned it, coz some believe that the quickest path between 2 points isn’t a straight line. if youtube required an i.q. test for most of these posters, they’d fail.

Swrdmaster9 (3 weeks ago)
the guy in the vid seems to know what he’s doing, but he still comes off as sluggish and lacking the “total control he speaks of. why does this video have artistic cuts every 5 seconds, and why does it end like a DEVO music video? most importantly why is he trying to be a fat bruce lee? the one inch punch demo is way overdone now, and the bruce lee scream is unnescesary at best.

Realistic combat – Wing Tsun

March 15th, 2007

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redhorse0251 (2 days ago)
your video is great. But i guess the moves are choreographed somehow. I should say the opponent is cooperative rather than uncooperative. No attacker will launch only one strike to his opponent. Wing tsun is a great form of martial art i believe. But the teacher is not teaching but performing his skills and that’s great. Hope to hear from the one who uploaded this vid. I’m a martial arts enthusiast myself. We’ll get in touch and share a video of our kind of martial art.
citygent (3 days ago)
Cobra Kai, anyone? This guy is a jerk. Any student who trusted their instructor wouldn’t desperately cover themselves and even be willing to put their lives in their hands in advanced stages. With my instructors I have always been able to relax when a strike came through as I know I’m safe – not curling into a ball and covering myself.
This guy’s a bully, shouldn’t be instructing and shames Wing Chun.
juiceknot (4 days ago)
I am a former wing tsun guy. This instructor is a punk. Beating up your students means nothing. Wing tsun suffers in sparring because they never spar with real guys who are really good at other disciplines. Instead they have a student poorly imitate another discipline and assume that that will show wing tsun works against someting like an effective takedown by a wrestler or jujitsu guy. This instructor is a skinny punk.
chaissonb (2 weeks ago)
In some parts of the world it could referred to as Wing Tsun and in others it could be Wing Chun. I guess the name varies, like the style and forms within the style vary from region to region. Who Knows..eh?

March 11th, 2007

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WingChunStdnt (1 month ago)
Absolutely amazing! One of the best Wing Chun videos I’ve seen so far! There should be more like these.
nbrotonel4 (1 month ago)
Pushing power with minimal effort is great. You don’t tire yourself and inflict some damage, thus you use the enemies’ force against him.
kertong (2 months ago)
now *this* is a good wing chun video. enough with the “let’s hit my compliant drill parther 100 times while he stands still” – more of these, please.

Would love to see this body alignment implemented in some real combat situations, got any videos of such demonstrations? 🙂

theshadowboy607 (5 months ago)
He really got some power in his hands!
fbcbjm79 (6 months ago)
awesome, done with structural alignment and not brute power. wc at its best

March 8th, 2007

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Some of the comments with this video:

guitartangokid (2 weeks ago)
These are serious wing chun skills, i belive it is known as sticking hands. can be unbelievabely useful at close range. Dont mess with it heh. Look at thier arms, if they wanted to really smash eachother it wouldnt be very pretty, hospital job. They have control, the exersize is not pointless at all, builds hand eye co-ordination, muscle endurance, and knowledge of what strikes feel like, not justlook like.

79xd79 (3 weeks ago)
If it is indeed improvised and the guy on the left is indeed really trying to hit the ‘master’ and get past his defences, then what we have here is a very impressive video. If not, then the whole exercise seems pretty pointless to me. (Although I think that either way the average guy would get his ass handed to him by either of them.)

siulamtau (4 weeks ago)
I won’t deny them their skill…somewhat, but there was no fook sau, but i did see some taan saus. overall, there was some good points, but lines were off and the “sifu” over shifted many times, so he could have been merely pushed away pretty easily.

WingChunStdnt (1 month ago)
They look like they’re having fun, which is why they are more relaxed in their techniques than normal. I think it’s a great way to show that you don’t have to be perfect in executing every move in Wing Chun to know it can still be very effective. This is definately one of the better Wing Chun videos our there.

Mind Body & Kickass Moves – Wing Tsun

March 4th, 2007

Wing Tsun Moves
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Comments of note on Youtube:
“Wing CHun or Wing Tsun, no matter how different, he is right about his principles. Speed is better than strength. Strength comes from technique. INcorrect technique leads to injury! Most Wing Chun/Tsun fights last between 5 and 10 seconds (1 on 1). 2 or 3 on one is over in about 20 seconds. I sh*t you not!”

“Regardless of how strong you think you are there are portions of the human anatomy that are vulnerable no matter how tough you wanna pretend you are. Compared to Joe Anybody walking down the street I’m sure you’re pretty tough but NOBODY in professional sport fighting could compete with a true master who has 20, 30, or 40+ years experience and knows how to get around physical strength.”

“You could take down anyone with a hit to the throat or the knees if you’re good. A big guy can take a small guy down with these if he wants, but they tend to be the ONLY way a small guy can fight a big guy and win, or at least, not be killed. Whether you want to take it that I want to go out there and win lots of money by killing big men is your choice.”

Wing Tsun Kung Fu – Victor Gutierrez

February 27th, 2007

Watch Victor Gutierrez on Youtube – another nice Wing Tsun video clip.
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Comments on Youtube include:

“The way he stands, advances and uses his legs to block kicks similar to wing chun (as taught in Chum Kue form)”

“I would like to see what Krav Magaa vs. Wing Tsun would look like. The UFC is cool if you want to watch a martial sport fight, but for the martial artist in this vid, he’d be limited to what he can do in the cage because of all of the safety rules.”

“This IS Wing Tsun! This is how we fight. Actually, between WT practicioners, these moves aren’t brutal. When a WT practicioner wants to see brutal they ask for Biu Jee.
By the way UFC and the others doesn’t allow Wing Tsun’s moves. That’s why no WT master appears in the cage.”

KungFu vs Yoga

February 25th, 2007

Okay, here is a break from serious kung fu videos. It’s an interesting perspective on fighting someone extremely flexible and agile, but I don’t think watching it will make you a kung fu master. Enjoy!

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Emin Boztepe Wing Chun Video Clip

February 17th, 2007

Emin Boztepe uses some amazing moves and wing chun combinations in this video clip. Watch his explosive combinations and some of the takedowns he uses as he dispatches the opponent on each attack! Great wing chun.
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Wing Chun – little idea form(Siu Lim Tau)

February 12th, 2007

Siu Lim Tau is the first Wing Chun Form and means “Little Idea Form”. It contains many basics of the system, but does not focus on footwork. Instead, it focuses on the many hand forms, blocks, and counter attacks of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Check it out in this video:
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Chi sao

February 9th, 2007

Chi sao (Chinese 黐手, Cantonese chi1 sau2, Mandarin chǐshǒu) or “sticking hands”. Term for the principle, and drills used for the development of automatic reflexes upon contact and the idea of “sticking” to the opponent. In Wing Chun this is practiced through two practitioners maintaining contact with each other’s forearms while executing techniques, thereby training each other to sense changes in body mechanics, pressure, momentum and “feel”. This increased sensitivity gained from this drill helps a practitioner attack and counter an opponent’s movements precisely, quickly and with the appropriate technique.

Chi sao is very similar to the hubud-lubad drills of Eskrima. It looks somewhat like the push hands training of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. (Some lineages even refer to Wing Chun as “combat Tai Chi”[1]. Chi sao is also taught in the Jeet Kune Do traditions, and uses modified versions of some of the component techniques such as the bong sao and jut sao. Baguazhang uses its own form of chi sao, which involves one hand of each practitioner being “stuck together” at the wrist while they try to unbalance each other or perform a Chin Na (joint-lock) technique.

Chi Sao additionally refers to the Luk Sao (methods of rolling hands) drills. Luk Sao participants push and “roll” their forearms against each other in a single circle while trying to remain relaxed. The aim is to feel forces, test resistances and find defensive gaps. Other branches do a version of this where each of the arms roll in small separate circles. Luk Sao is most notably taught with in the Pan Nam branches where both the lager rolling dills and the method where each of the arms roll in small separate circles are taught.

In some branches (most notably the Yip Man and Jiu Wan branches) chi-sao drills begin with one-armed chi-sau (dan chi sao) which helps the amateur student to get the feel of the exercise. Each practitioner uses one hand from the same side as they face each other.

Chi Sao is only a sensitivity drill. An exercise used to obtain specific abilities. It must not be confused or mistaken as a sparring equivalent.