*walks to burn trauma center*
Originally Posted by MrBadGuy
Last edited by 3moose1; 5/17/2008 5:40pm at .
Well... YOU'RE a towel.
Originally Posted by 3moose1
welll...well...YOU'RE....YOU'RE...better then me, grammarily speaking...
Originally Posted by Kid Miracleman
Not really sure how you reached this conclusion. I've been taking wing chun for close to a year now after establishing deep roots in karate, and already I know for a fact that it isn't a complete system. But it's still a solid system that works best at close range when applied correctly. One of the first things my sifu told me was that WC makes a great complement to any martial art just as BJJ makes a great complement to WC. If he can say this, then where's the 'my-martial-arts-beats-all' complex now?
Originally Posted by xlins
There comes a point where one has to distinguish between the arrogance of the practitioners (in this case, the classmates you were talking about) and the arrogance of the art itself...
This is my first post on this forum and I would like to add my personal experiences about Wing Chun, after 3 years of experience.
First of all, I really dont believe that W.C. is utterly devoid of any merits, whatsoever. I tend to think that it might be useful in trappling distances and there are some techniques I personally like( which would not tell anything about the usefulness of the system and techniques mentioned, though).
it is impossible to initiate attacks (street or elsewhere) depending solely on WC techniques. WHY?
Because, the way a chunner is supposed to move his ass is completely stiff . He has no credible weapon in his armory except for chain punch, which is a short distance skill and would do no harm on a trained person BTW.
again, the way these guys do sparring makes me crazy, as if everybody in the world is a chunner, funny punches with no support from the body or body movements but from the elbows, which in turn might only be successful as fakes and the way openers for the real stuff. (and again in order to hit like that you have get close to your opponent, with that foot-movement? How will that be?)
I know one instructor, who is a real mofo, for he has vast experience in MA stuff , vastly in Sanda and Kick Boxing, who is doing WT (EBMAS) for years right now. He tried to out-trick me with a kinda low push kick, which WC people LOVE. I, in return shifted to my right and held his leg with my left arm, passing my whole arm around his leg, close to his knee, in a position fit to pull & curb that leg and solve the whole issue on the ground. I am still kicking myself WHY I did not do that, right in front of his pupils. But I just stopped there but that was the last time I trained with those guys.
Sad that I cannot train MMA in my city, but I opted for kickboxing, which I had been doing for a long time. I am toying with the idea joining a judo class, for I am curious about it and secondly looks to be a good combo witk KB.
English is not my native language and I am a newbie so sorry for mistakes.
What are you talking about?
Originally Posted by nightowl
Oyama Sensei did hella kata!
He was even a Judoka.
So are you saying that Mas Oyama would approve of doing only kata, and nothing else?
Originally Posted by Meex
Good post, for a first. . .welcome!
Originally Posted by reindo
Is that American kb? Or, Thai?
Karate-based, with punches?
Boxing-based, with kicks?
Or, Muay Thai-based?
btw-judo, taught well, is a compliment to most skillsets.
If preparing to fight mma, though, look for a school where
randori is fought in more than one range. Some do not,
and some separate the ranges. The good ones teach a
good flow, and transitional controlstanding to ground.
Well what I do as KB is boxing techniques and kicking techniques. My KB instructor is also a 5. dan Taekwon Do guy, among others, so I guess we are profiting from his kicking talents. Another instructor we have is proven kickboxer with superior boxing skills (and experience as well).
About fights, I am not a career material, I train hard and would defend myself in a shi##y situation but dont and will never have the balls to appear in MMA tournaments.
Why then combo? just to feel better and more secure maybe .
Thanks for the warm welcome....:hello:
Originally Posted by Sakamonster
But, he, himself, did a lot of it.
And, took kata very seriously,
as he did all other aspects of
Kyokushin is kata based.
Just because Oyama tried to
see what could be done with
his karate, against animal,
vegetable, mineral, people,
places, and things, these are
all aspects of testing himself.
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