Thread: If not wing chun... then what?
5/22/2006 12:30am, #31Originally Posted by Hannibal
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5/22/2006 1:39am, #32Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity"Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."
5/22/2006 5:12am, #33
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If you are looking for self-defense do Judo... its cheap, effective, and you will practice what you learn in away that lets you apply it.
Wing Chun is too variable in teaching quality to allow anyone to recommend it.
Don't do a mega-chain variant of any style... and that includes VT, EBMAS, and the corner TKD, karate etc schools.
Most people who do MAs quit after a few months -- do something you can sink your teeth into a learn for a few years at least. Its a personal taste thing.
Since you're a nubee I'll say this: most MAs are about dressing up and leaping around and pretending to be all powerful for a few hours a week, before you sit back down on the couch and watch the TV for 4 or more hours a day. Don't be bamboozled... go with your gut -- what has proven to be effective is -- mystical nonsense and secrets have been in MAs forever, and have been shown to be nonsense time and time again.
5/22/2006 9:39am, #34Originally Posted by Hannibal"No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
5/22/2006 11:16am, #35Originally Posted by pl4zM4
"Aikido is not grappling"
Spoken by a dude that's been doing it for 30 years.
5/22/2006 11:21am, #36Originally Posted by Dr._Tzun_TzuOriginally Posted by Kidspatula
And BJJ is not necessarily more painful than judo.
5/22/2006 1:15pm, #37Originally Posted by Fearless Ukemi
5/22/2006 1:19pm, #38Originally Posted by Mr. Jones
5/22/2006 1:45pm, #39
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5/22/2006 1:59pm, #40
I'm going to strike a contrary note ?
It depends what you see when you look at each school you have locally.
I used to do Wing Chun at a place that didn't spar very often, and never competed. I read Bullshido for a while and thought 'you know, I'd like to do some of that rougher more practical training'. So I looked around locally for things like Muay Thai, Kyokushin and BJJ (which deservedly have good reputations).. and couldn't find any.
So I thought 'I need somewhere where they regularly enter full contact competitions of some sort'.. and found it in a Tai Chi club of all places.
Now you may also not have any 'Bullshido approved' styles near you, or you may be unlucky enough to come across the rare phoney/bullshit MMA/MT/BJJ school.
It's also just possible that your local WC school is one of the handful in the whole world which do spar hard/compete (they do exist), if so, give it a try*.
You might come across a gem.
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