Sometimes it's almost embarrassing to admit that you do any sort of animal style kung fu because of such things and associations.
God damnit, all of you other KF'ers out there.. wing chun, 5 animal/5 family, Bak Mei, whatever: we're not too deadly for the mat, we're not too deadly for the ring and most certainly not so for the cage. We are not too special to test ourselves. Forms alone do not make good fighters. GEAR UP. And I dont want to hear **** about restrictive equipment, God damnit, there's this amazing invention called 7oz open finger MMA training gloves and they make it possible to USE our precious open hand techniques.
Learning specific techniques intended to maim does not mean we can't go five seconds without kicking someone in the knee or (in many Chunners' cases) the balls and make excuses about not sparring or competing. We have just as many simple, adaptable stances and techniques as we do complicated/training/pretty ones.
As far as competition goes and the refusal to take part in it - why? Sparring is great but there's a different sort of feeling that goes along with fighting someone you're NOT chummy with or protective of as a friend. They're not your training partner, they're your opponent. Adrenaline takes hold again.
Your game plan is never going to come straight from a form (unless that's just oddly how the situation plays out). While we utilize forms as a motion study and a solo conditioning drill, you must use what you learn under pressure to apply it - this means both compliant drills to understand the exercise, then non-compliant sparring over and over again.
Everyone's fucking plan falls apart when they eat a punch, especially when they have never eaten a punch before. Everyone. Including kung fu practitioners who have never done anything besides forms.
Dux's tiger technique made me die a little inside.
I feel better now. Thanks.
The technique videos above are like turds floating in a toilet.
They all smell like **** and should just be flushed away out of sight.
I mean really, do you think the Military would train soldiers in a compliant environment and do drills and then expect them to go out with that alone and win wars?....oh **** (they do that)...forget this post please and lets continue to live in our "live training" only works club.