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    That's really all I'm asking, I'm just excited to be doing something new and that I haven't done in a while. Also, sometimes idk how to put my thoughts clearly into words very well.

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    I like CMA, but will never understand the urge to quit boxing, or other alive arts and try something with dead patterns.

    My shitty Mcdojo had aliveness and I can't train at any of the form based schools anymore.

    No, "new" is alien to me when it includes low level sparring.

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    I didn't quit boxing by choice, the only reputable school's coach retired. I haven't trained in around 3 years. I liked Wing Chun because the forms aren't animal based so I thought it would be more practical than other CMAs. This instructor also does a JKD class I was thinking about taking instead, but if the sparring is any good I might stick with the Chun for now. That's what I meant with my earlier question, once I learn more about the Chun and how to apply it, would sparring with others from the class or maybe other schools be good for aliveness in sparring? Idk how much real competition there would be around me though. I haven't found a school that spars besides this one and other schools sound like they rely on qi or taoism as a base for their system. That or the system that is taught there is one the instructor made as a result of their "years of extensive martial arts training."

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    Don't like forms shaped like animals? Do taiji—the form is shaped like the UNIVERSE!

    You like the universe, don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    You like the universe, don't you?
    I should hope so - it's where he keeps all his stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    Don't like forms shaped like animals? Do taiji—the form is shaped like the UNIVERSE!

    You like the universe, don't you?
    Only if the universe likes me back first

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    If you're going from boxing to wing chun, prepare to be very frustrated. I trust, of course, that you know why certain things in boxing are practical. Well, take all those practical things you learnt in boxing, and throw them out the window when you do the chun.

    Just as an experiment, I dare you to actually spar with some chunners. Use your regular boxing stance, with your regular boxing footwork, and your regular boxing strikes. Even if you're an incompetent boxer, I'm sure you'll have no problem with a chunner.

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    He'll be doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    He'll be doing it wrong.
    I just watched the Fight Quest episode where Doug and Jimmy head to Hong Kong to practice wing chun. The final fight is full contact: Jimmy dominates his opponent with hooks and straights to the head, and then loses on points because he didn't use any chunner chops.

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    Now obviously every chunner doesn't train like this but I was watching a video of some london chunners training specifically to fight a boxer at a seminar and the stuff looked pretty solid to me. I can't get the link on my phone but I'm sure a quick youtube search about wing chun would pull up the video. Its about 15 to 20 minutes I believe, if anyone is interested.

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