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  • Boyd
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    Originally posted by Colin
    Prodigal.. BOXING.. LEARN WESTERN BOXING...
    Nonsense! Everyone knows that once you extend your foot towards a boxer they immediately burst into flames and scream "I AM COMPLETELY OUT OF MY ELEMENT".

    :new_uklia <---Boxer vs. Wing Chun

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  • FledglingTengu
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    Originally posted by v1o
    Its a simple system you could learn all the forms in a month, but they would be of no practical use.

    I just wanted to make sure more people didn't miss this absolutely wonderful quote.

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  • EternalRage
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    prodigal, do mantis.

    I did wing chun for 2 yrs. Regardless of <the debate of> its effectiveness, the system itself is too optimistic. The amount of efficient movement and theory thats in wing chun is too much - its too efficient to the point that its as ridiculous as like wushu. <meaning its the other extreme> The whole time i was doing it i missed torquing my body and bobbing weaving and other stuff. if you do wing chun you will just develop efficient but impractical habits.

    mantis doesnt seem that much better but i dont know much about it

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  • Mr. Mantis
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    Originally posted by Mayhem
    If you want close fighting do WC.
    If you want mid range do Mantis.

    But best to go check out the two schools you are deciding between and see how they run things.

    In my (novice) opinion WC is more suited to shorter/stockier people
    Mantis is more suited to taller/lankier people (that look like a mantis).
    Mayhem: Who let you use the computer?


    :5arg:
    :icon_blac

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  • Preacher Man
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    Originally posted by wingchunnewbie
    Yes. We do things other than forms in our training.


    WCN, dont you sometimes wish people would actually learn a bit about WC before slating it? lol

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  • Colin
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    Prodigal.. BOXING.. LEARN WESTERN BOXING...

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  • prodigal
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    Good input guys. As far as the stature issue goes, I'm about 5'8 and 78kg ( sorry, don't know empirical that well ), and in good shape as far as body fat, strength to mass and speed go. Will check out both clubs and keep you all posted. Would like to explore this wing chun vs tong long issue without falling into the all too common "wing chun sucks" mindframe in the process.

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  • Southpaw
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    Originally posted by wingchunnewbie
    Wing Chun _doesn't_ include any 'animal style' movements.
    Not true.

    Bil Jee is derived from snake techniques.

    Bon sau is derived from crane techniques.

    There are many others...

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  • Mayhem
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    If you want close fighting do WC.
    If you want mid range do Mantis.

    But best to go check out the two schools you are deciding between and see how they run things.

    In my (novice) opinion WC is more suited to shorter/stockier people
    Mantis is more suited to taller/lankier people (that look like a mantis).

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  • wingchunnewbie
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    Originally posted by virtual_mantis
    To be honest I don't know that much about wing chun except for the fact that the whole first form is performed with your feet firmly planted in one place. Not much foot work there.
    Yes. We do things other than forms in our training.

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  • wingchunnewbie
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    Originally posted by virtual_mantis
    1. Mantis actually teaches footwork and kicks.
    2. Mantis also incorporates sweeps and throws.
    3. mantis incorporates movements from several styles like monkey and tiger.

    The only reason (in my opinion) that Wing Chun is still so popular is because it's the martial art that Bruce Lee originally studied.
    Wing Chun teaches footwork and kicks. Wing Chun incorporates sweeps and throws. Wing Chun _doesn't_ include any 'animal style' movements.

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  • Mr. Mantis
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    Originally posted by v1o
    Wing Chun inst about learning forms, its about practical application.

    Its a simple system you could learn all the forms in a month, but they would be of no practical use.
    All martial arts should be about martial application.

    The techniques are in the forms. So there are low gate blocks repersented in the forms? I must have missed it.

    Amp: Who me? I'm nobody. Don't mind that on your back there either, it's just raining a little bit.

    Prodigal: Just by looking at those two websites, if I had to choose between the two, I would probably choose the wing chun school. Just looks like less bullshit at the WC place, whenever I see lion dancing and lots of emphasis on either lineage or tradition or culture, I take it as a warning sign. It's just bullshit that will take up time away from actually learning how to fight. You are really going to have to check them out in person to know which best suits your taste.

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  • prodigal
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    Sorry for the delay, but:

    www.chinesekungfuacademy.com/home.htm - mantis

    www.combatcentres.com/queensland.html - chunners

    Cheers

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  • PoleFighter
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    One thread mentions WC.. and the technique debate begins.

    I love WC.

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  • Colin
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    Originally posted by Amp
    If they train the same amount of hours, both under very good instructors...I'll take a WC fighter over a boxer.
    You are backing the wrong horse, cowboy.

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