WC had an enormous growth in schools attracting people who wanted to do the same MA Bruce Lee had. If that's the reason so many people took it up, there's bound to be more kooks in the ranks.
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Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
This is true, it wasn't what blindfury was saying at all. I think any activity that involves learning to move your body in some way will help when learning a martial art if done for years. I was training with a guy that had been doing BJJ for about a month but Kyokushin for a few years and he caught on incredibly fast. I don't think this phenomenon is specific to WC or any other martial art. I really don't think it has to do with individual techniques or principles as much as just becoming coordinated with your whole body. Blindfury may have different views and I would trust his opinion more than mine.
I think I agree with that assessment, although as a disclaimer, it's impossible to pin down cause and effect here. I had faster than average progress when starting BJJ and Judo, and I initially put this down to years of Wing Chun 'sensitivity' training. But on reflection, the advantage I had came down to simply being very aware of how different parts of my body are put together and move together. A lot of Martial Arts could have produced this awareness. So could swimming a lot.
Originally Posted by MacWombat
(This in itself is not a criticism of Wing Chun).
That mirrors my experiences (except insert a different crap art instead of WC).
I initially also attributed it to my years of experience but it was mainly body awareness and athleticism.
Originally Posted by jnp
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