Please share your Wing Chun delusions....
For those ex _ing _unner's, what crazy delusions did you have when you still practised the style?
I was a young teen when I started. My parents should never have allowed it. I was easily influenced because it was my first martial art.
Oh man, I had some horrible delusions. :flipando:
We had a teacher at school who was ex-army, huge guy, shouted a lot and was generally very hard. A friend of mine thought that he could take my Wing Chun sifu. "Ha!" I declared that this would be impossible! After all, my sifu was good at chi sao. "But", my friend added, "what if Mr. X. was really, really angry!".
"Ah!", I asserted, "the more angry he becomes, the more it would play into the hands of my instructor, who could more easily use his own strength against him!"
I also believed that if I did Siu Nim Tao for long enough I would develop a stronger resistance to disease.
I believed that because we apparently, occasionally had a boxer train with us (I never saw him) that Wing Chun was superior to boxing.
I believed that Wing Chun punches had "superior mechanics" to boxing punches.
My instructor could beat Royce Gracie using a horizontal elbow strike to the temple to defend the takedown.
I believed that Wing Chun people would never get taken down....even though we never trained against takedowns and no one knew how to do a takedown.
And in the rare event that the Wing Chun man got taken down, chi sao and superior punching mechanics would defeat the grappler. You could use Wing Chun centreline punches when mounted because they had such great mechanics.
I know that everyone has stupid ideas when they're about 16, but damnit, I must have had twice as many stupid ideas....and it's all thanks to Wing Chun.
How many more minds did Wing Chun poison?
one I heard in class that made me realize those idiots had no clue.
WC student: "If I am ever taken to the ground I will just stand up so I will not have to fight on the ground."
Me: Blank Stare....walk away, left soon after.
Why did you leave? That plan is flawless.
The baseball equivalent is: "Well, I'd just hit a grand slam!."
If some one punches me i will just not get hit.:gay:
Originally Posted by Chuan
They were ...uhhh...too far above my understanding. Yeah that's it.
Originally Posted by Lu Tze
Well they also said they could intercept anything...I then found out "anything" did not include boxing style jabs or low kicks.
Also the instructor was trying to teach crappling from videos...:eusa_naug
When muay thai people kick the pads, they make a lot of noise, but no real power. Not like a real, wing chun kick.
Sifu could take 5 people at once easily.
(This has recently been posted on a wing chun forum): If Sifu wasn't holding back, he'd kill you (with his one inch punch.)
Oh, there are too many to mention...
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I once thought that Chi-sao training was an efficient way of acquiring realistic fighting abilities.
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