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    Confronting Wing Chun Skeptisism

    Vice.com's Fightland did a write up about the Youtube series "Wing Chun Blast". In it, Chunner and self-described "former street fighter" Danny Horgan sets out to do what few chunners are willing to: test their ****.



    Here's a link for the Fightland article:
    http://fightland.vice.com/blog/confr...hun-skepticism

    So from the looks of it, this guy's got a who's who of Chunnery lined up for this
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    This guys out to strip away the bullshit that surrounds Wing Chun. Question is, if he succeeds in his task, will he find that there's nothing left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JinRew View Post
    This guys out to strip away the bullshit that surrounds Wing Chun. Question is, if he succeeds in his task, will he find that there's nothing left?
    I don't think there'd be nothing left.

    Just that what's left wouldn't be "wing chun" proper anymore. It might have some of the principles behind it but would look much like our current mma/kickboxing game.

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    This could be interesting, but I confess to being a little underwhelmed by this first video. What really got tested here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuddles View Post
    I don't think there'd be nothing left.

    Just that what's left wouldn't be "wing chun" proper anymore. It might have some of the principles behind it but would look much like our current mma/kickboxing game.
    I suppose so. In very video I've seen of chunners sparring (I've never had the pleasure of seeing it live), all the pseudo-scientific "theories", the talk of center lines and "sticks"... All that **** goes out the window, and you're left with kinda crappy kickboxing.

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    Hahahah, "former Street Fighter"!! ahahahaha, that's brialliant.

    Good to see ol danni boy at it again. For those of you that missed his first round of wing chun video trolling:

    Vlog - I'm using Wing Chun to fight experts of various styles
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlMatt View Post
    This could be interesting, but I confess to being a little underwhelmed by this first video. What really got tested here?
    My thoughts exactly. They had their slappy hands match... OK. But then they just go into some compliant drills.
    I think the problem could be that Danny Horgan is himself a wing chun practitioner. And one with significantly less experience in wing chun than the people he's testing. I would think that this would be better done by a more experienced fighter from a different MA... Oh wait, they already did that. His name was Royce Gracie and it was called the UFC. At least Dominick Izzo stresses physical fitness for his students. Isn't that why Philmoar quit the chun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cualltaigh View Post
    Hahahah, "former Street Fighter"!! ahahahaha, that's brialliant.

    Good to see ol danni boy at it again. For those of you that missed his first round of wing chun video trolling:

    Vlog - I'm using Wing Chun to fight experts of various styles
    Oh good lord he is back. So is he going to test his chun with face punching this time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregaquaman View Post
    Oh good lord he is back. So is he going to test his chun with face punching this time?
    If the 1st video is any indicator, face pushing is the best we're gonna get.

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    Wonder if this is why he wanted Bobby to take down the vids of the throwdown he went to?

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    It amazes me that even when Wing Chun is presented by dedicated Chunners, in as flattering and biased a manner as possible, it looks like an ineffective slap fight.

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