A) The art was not created to stand still and block for minutes like IP Man, it was created by a woman to defeat men who are bigger, faster, stronger.
B) As a Wing Chun pupil, every attack thrown to me is an opportunity to harm to what's being thrown. I.E, if a right punch is thrown, my pak sau will cause harm to the elbow or wrist. All human's feel pain in their joints and pressure points.
C) As noted, our blocks are actually strikes, and we focus quickly on inflicting lethal harm to the joints, pressure points, and other vital area's. If a Wing Chun fight lasts more than 20 seconds, we lost the fight.
D) The center line theory is very important and should always be used in a fight. Just because a man claims Wing Chun does not mean they are using It correctly.
E) Modern WC teaches a lack of proper stances and forces them in modifying WC. At least in traditional, we have Front stances and Side Neutral stances that protect our center line and vital organs.
There are some weaknesses to WC like grappling, which if we do not prevent, we could be done. This is something I would like to expand in. I will defend our criticism of not being able to from a further distance. If someone is not in fighting range, how is he a threat? A good WC guy will be completely focused on its man, and we are "supposed" to be taught to look at the elbows and knees, not the eyes. If we look at the knees, we can see a kick coming. If we look at the elbows, we can see the punches coming. This is the most important aspect of WC. Our Chi Sau drills are reflex drills to help progress our reflexes during a fight. If a WC guy is not focused on a man's elbows and knees then we mine as well just throw in the towel. What if a boxer can't jab? Many Sifu's do not mention this and our WC is least effective.
But my goal is to gain some experiences from MMA's guys to how I can round out my Wing Chun. The nay sayers who believe WC is not an effective self defense art Is truly mistaken.
I'm not reading 174 posts to catch up on this ****, because I already know what I think of Wing Chun:
IT'S FOR PUSSIES.
True practioners of Wing Chun train much differently than the mainstream fighting systems. The few schools that follow the principles of Wing Chun are trained to watch the elbows and knees. Their are plenty of nerves from the Wrist up to the elbows. Getting kicked from the knee to the shin will hurt. The points you bring up are very novice with a lack of understanding how Wing Chun is used on the streets.
Your posts are eye-opening. I'd love it if you made some threads in YMAS so everybody could have a more in-depth discussion about this topic.