Originally Posted by Robot Jesus
yeah i have no experience with wooden dummies so wooden dummies could suck??
i wanted something solid that resemble arms and legs to hit when i'm not training with real people.
Browning, i have the 109 form on .pdf, it looks practical?
have u seen the rotatiing wooden dummies, not sure if they're useful.
just wanted to hear feedback from people who tried or trained with the wooden dummies.
I have not seen the rotating dummies,
If you do not practice Wing Chun or a similar art with lots of trapping I don't think it would be worth it to get a wooden dummy. Instead get a punching bag and an attachable "arm". I've seen them advertised on the internet.
As Sam suggests, the Dummy is the LEAST important aspect of a Chunners training. It is meant to reinforce and improve things you learn from training with REAL people first. If you really want to make one or buy one PM me and i can give you some pointers.
In the traditional scope, it was meant to be used to maintain the skills learned after you finish with a teacher and are on your own. Beginners really need to hit sand bags, heavy hanging bags, and maybe put up a single dummy arm to practice with. No need to spend $900 on a fancy dummy yet.....
I'm going to go out on a limb here. The wooden dummy rocks! I have one. I love it. I actually use it almost everyday.. Before that I had a attachmate. I like to do the wooden dummy forms first. Then some hand drills and then some freestyle. You can do all that with the attachmate and your heavy bag. You do have a heavy bag right?
Let me just say it. If you are going to learn wing chun. You should have access to a wooden dummy. I'll go even farther I believe it should be started early in your wing chun training. If you have learned tan jut fook you should be able to drill against a dummy. It only makes sense since the dummy sections follow the progress of the three main forms.
i'm learning wingchun, i know the first form and working on the 2nd form.
i wanted to start on the dummy too.
tzun, i have the instructions to build a dummy but i don't have the skill to chisel the proper holes and angel into a dried log for the dummy arms and legs to fit.
any tip would be great!
A TIP: GET A PUNCHBAG
They are much more useful.
They are genenrally much less expensive than _ing _un dummies.
Alternatively, you could try something like these:
Standstill, you do not need a Wooden Dummy yet....really, it would be bad for your WC, not good. They can be good to practice simple stuff on at your grade but as many have pointed out, you need to punch punching bags and people, not wooden dummys, at the early grades. I know it is hard to wait, but there are reasons for it.
WingWhatever should build on itself. Each form adds to the program. You shouldn't jump ahead, you need to build the building blocks first.
I am sure you only plan to do what you allready know on the dummy, and not try to steal ahead to the end sets, so why not make a single arm to work with, and a seperate single leg? doesn't need to be chiseled or anything, Homedepot has plenty of stuff to do it with. This would give you something to beat on and use your current material but not tempt you to steal ahead of yourself and do the dummy sets.