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Using Soft to Overcome Hard

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Quote Originally Posted by YouKnowWho View Post
At 1.44, the left arm is used to block a right haymaker. This just remind me a tournament sparring in Hong Kong back in the 70th. A WC guy used his left Tan Shou to block a CLF guy's haymaker. The haymaker not only knock through the WC guy's left Tan Shou, it also hit on the WC guy's head and knocked him down. After that tournament, the WC guy went back to Ip Man (my friend was Ip Man's student and was in the class at the moment). Ip Man then told him to use right Tan Shou plus a body rotation to the left to deal with the right haymaker. IMO, the haymaker with body spinning can be very powerful and cannot be block with a single arm. This has nothing to do with style but simple physics.

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