tallahassee advice: shotokan, moy yat wing chun, animal KF
I used to train moy yat wing chun, then some shotokan.
now i am working somewhere so i cant train but soon it is back to university and i will have some time to dedicate to tmas.
I would like to continue with shotokan and wing chun it fits my schedule, but there is also a place in town that offers "shaolin kung fu" im interested in nan quon and the animal styles
the sifu there said kung fu is the most direct way to access the power of the animal styles
i cant decide what to train
i really like the katas in shotokan
sochin, hangetsu (gichin replaced sanchin with hangetsu kata, it is a similar breathing kata and stance), jion (my favorite), kanku dai, bassa dai, nijushiho, enpi, wankan, chinte, jite
these are all really awesome kata
very powerful things going on
im thinking i should be good with shotokan and the moy yat school too, infact i consider that to be an excellent full time traditional regimen
but i dont want to miss out on what i could potentially gain from animal kung fu or nan quon
i am still young, 27, so i want to get my body really fit and flexible for the next 20 or so years that i have to be in my physical prime
there is also a chinese school offering ba gua and xing yi kung fu.
what to u guys think?
u can look up the shotokan katas on youtube, kanazawa is the name to look for. they are really beautiful. zen japanese. its great. i love jion especially
then wing chun has all the push hands sensitivity drills and the wooden dummy and of course the staff and knives further down the road. the sifu there likes to knife fight. its good stuff.
i think i should do shotokan and wing chun, maybe later in life i can learn an animal form and see how it compares