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  1. IMightBeWrong is offline
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    I remember when I stopped Wing Chun and started Boxing, too. Unfortunately the Boxing gym that was near me died with the economy, but I learned some similar lessons. I came to almost the same conclusions as you, except I don't think Ip Man was a good martial artist at all. I don't think any Wing Chun purist is a good martial artist. It just doesn't seem humanly possible.
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    Wow. This post was written almost a year ago. I guess this calls for an update.

    I'm still boxing, still going to the gym every week -- sometimes more -- still learning all I can about the Sweet Science. Since then, I've also dropped 30lbs. This is not enough for "fighting" shape, but it's still pretty good.

    Also, I was ashamed to admit it at the time, but I had actually done more Wing Chun than I let on -- as was implied by my later posts. I knew it was lame, I didn't want to admit I was lame. Then, when I was no longer allowed to go back to my old Wing Chun school, I had to finally swallow just how lame I really was.

    The best thing that boxing has given me, though, is great friendships. The people I've met at my gym are incredible human beings, with great hearts, who have a big thirst for life. So, even if I never "officially" step in the ring, it's all been worth it. I've become a fan of boxing for life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpoet View Post
    Also, I was ashamed to admit it at the time, but I had actually done more Wing Chun than I let on -- as was implied by my later posts. I knew it was lame, I didn't want to admit I was lame. Then, when I was no longer allowed to go back to my old Wing Chun school, I had to finally swallow just how lame I really was.
    Cognitive dissonance happens to the best of us, glad you broke through.
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    How did you end up "not allowed" to go back to Wing Chun? I got kicked out of Wing Chun myself because of this website! :fuckyea:
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaohu View Post
    How did you end up "not allowed" to go back to Wing Chun? I got kicked out of Wing Chun myself because of this website! :fuckyea:
    This post explains why I'm no longer allowed back:

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...=1#post2573940

    I definitely think I made the right decision by taking up boxing.
  6. Lindz is online now

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpoet View Post
    Lots of great martial arts here in Vancouver, and I really think we've got a hotbed of talent. Within blocks of each other on Broadway, we got a Gracie Barra gym, a Capoeira gym, a Sanshou/Sambo gym, and a Shotokon dojo.
    What, are they still there? Address let's go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    What, are they still there? Address let's go.
    Seconded, my buddy is interested in learning Sambo, the fat Serb.
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    What, are they still there? Address let's go.
    I think he means here:

    http://www.realitymartialarts.ca/

    They have a "Self Defense / Russian Hand To Hand Combat" program.
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    As you wish, it's right here:

    http://www.realitymartialarts.ca/

    EDIT: someone responded before I did. They don't advertise it as Sambo because most people in Vancouver don't know what that is. But it's Sambo.
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    Hmmm this
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    Self Defense / Russian Hand To Hand Combat" program.
    really doesn't make me think of this


    or this



    I'll have to give them a ring.
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