King Kabuki said:Wing Chun is fine when used appropriately in fight situations. Even competition. Anyone who states otherwise without knowing the Art or having seen the best at the Art is a fool who should not be trusted.
Aardvark said:Wow. Yet another tradition martial artist who looks like a badass against compliant partners in demo-dummy mode.
WC has the same issues the vast majority of chinese martial arts have - shitty outdated instructional methods. It does have a few interesting ideas, and I'm sure *something* could be made of it if you sparred extensively, and crosstrained (if only to learn what kind of attacks people will actually throw at you). Only thing is, the result would looking nothing like the WC you would learn at your local WC school.
Have any WC people made a splash in San Shou comps?
The hands look fast but is it possible to put any power on that? It seems like while the wing chun guy would be slapping whilst the other guy could just wind up a haymaker and ko him.
aaron_mag said:Ha ha...
Has anyone here ever done the sticky hands drill? I have. Quite fun really. I am really, really, bad at it. I used to work out and spar with all kinds of people from different styles in my younger years (early 20s, now I'm closing in on 35 and have no time to meet and work out with fellow martial artists!!!) I loved doing sticky hands with people. I think it is a really good drill for sensitivity (even though I was really bad at it and usually would get slapped around some while doing it).So many of those guys had such fast hands!
I definitely wouldn't take anything away from them
Fight_Song said:heh, that second guy had to have no prior training or be drunk. chin up the entire vid.
but i'll give my nod. every time i see some wing chun stuff it always at least looks nice as hell. i wouldnt instantly count it out.