Thread: More fuel for the WC fire
3/27/2006 8:58am, #11Originally Posted by Smeagol
WC answers to no man.
:5dunce:You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
3/27/2006 11:15am, #12
Originally Posted by Xiangfei
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- Sep 2003
3/27/2006 2:40pm, #13
Originally Posted by angry welshman
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- Dec 2005
- DETROIT WHAT! (and surrounding upper-class burbs)
I guess I'm starting to figure out one of the main differences between _ing _un schools. Some seem to believe that _ing _un is all about trapping (maybe because the trapping aspect is somewhat unique to _ing _un training). However, I know at my school that trapping is like the confection on a jelly donut. If you don't have solid punches, then the trapping aspect is useless. Punches are the jelly. You can have good punches without needing trapping at all. You cannot make any use of trapping, however, without good, solid, ass-kicking punches. Hell, we don't even start chi sau until after a minimum of about a year of solid training (and often much longer).
Dagon Akujin... "I don't think you're ready for thi..."
(P.S. worst ending to a post EVER.) :seppuku:
3/27/2006 9:25pm, #14
So you don't start chi sau without a year of training.
How long before you start sparring?
I'm just asking, but it sounds like your training process requires a long time to develop proper fighters.
3/27/2006 10:01pm, #15Originally Posted by Dagon Akujin
Do me a favor, get into a few fights and come back and let's talk about NO BLOCKS. Do some training w/ multiple people throwing punches at you and let's talk about NO BLOCKS. It doesn't make sense. You'll get hit.
I HATE when people say WC has no blocks.
Good blocks should hurt the person throwing the punches/kicks...but they are blocks...and WC has them.
3/28/2006 12:11am, #16
3/28/2006 12:24am, #17Originally Posted by Amp
3/28/2006 1:42am, #18
Please, allow me to give an appropriate _ing _un answer.
What is really a block? What is really a punch? A good fighter generally knows there is very blurry distinction between the two as one flows into another. That is a general principle of WC since it is a fluid and adaptable style.
At least that is what works at my school when we spar hard. You should come see for yourself instead of criticizing.
3/28/2006 7:06am, #19Originally Posted by Tom Kagan
3/28/2006 7:09am, #20Originally Posted by MrMcFu
Yes...ideally in WC you only use a block as a transition point into a strike...but guess what...that doesn't always work. That's why most WC blows ass...they train based on ideals and theories instead of what is applicable and practical.