8/09/2013 1:51am, #11Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
8/09/2013 3:48am, #12
So it's "be Randy Couture" but with an irrational distaste for knee strikes?
8/09/2013 5:54am, #13
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- Jan 2008
- Seattle, WA
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I have seen a few videos of WC practitioners going full-contact on Youtube, and have some personal experience training with a few chunners. . . And the feeling I get is that:
1. The centerline-control focus impedes effective application of technique in an alive/committed setting.
2. The body mechanics (including the stance and the particulars of the techniques) prevents and reduces power generation.
3. The focus on sticky hands and trapping in training, while potentially useful, does not provide the sort of control in the clinch that the training in Muay Thai and wrestling can. Part of this is due to the focus, part of this due to the techniques themselves.
8/09/2013 6:18am, #14
8/09/2013 6:41am, #15
Forget about the wing chun theory for a second. Think about how it works in *practice*.
Here is a video of two very high level practitioners of WC fighting.
When it comes down to it, when they need to get the job done they resort to basic judo. If the grand master of one of the biggest WC groups doesn't use tactics like you have described, why do you - someone with much less WC experience - think they are a good idea?
8/09/2013 7:46am, #16
There is an unintentionally awesome clip out there, ostensibly from a Boztepe nuthanger, which is the above fight, in slowmo, interrupted with commentary about how each pratfall is a brilliant display of his superior understanding of teh Chunz.
8/09/2013 10:55am, #17
8/09/2013 11:04am, #18
8/09/2013 11:17am, #19
Ok, how about "a shitty approximation of basic judo"?
My point is that when WC masters need to throw down, they don't WC. I'm assuming it's because they know enough about WC to know it's not suitable for fighting.
8/09/2013 11:36am, #20