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  1. Atricles on strength in Wing Chun

    The difference between strength and ging

    http://www.kwokwingchun.com/training-tips/kung-fu-theory/strength-and-ging/

    Myths on strength training in Wing Chun
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    Agree. A form which is simply a sequence of...

    Agree. A form which is simply a sequence of movements is utterly pointless - the practitioner has to understand each and every motion, practice it with the correct energy and intent as well as the...
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    That was actually Bruce Lee's point - fighting...

    That was actually Bruce Lee's point - fighting makes you better at fighting. It was one of the reasons he moved away from 'classical' kung fu into MMA (which is basically what he did). As for...
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    It's well known that Bruce Lee didn't learn the...

    It's well known that Bruce Lee didn't learn the complete Wing Chun system - in fact he only really learned the basics and some of the dummy work. He begged Ip Man to teach him the remainder of the...
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    The problem with this approach is that the...

    The problem with this approach is that the 'ranges' above are actually groups of techniques and not distances from the opponent. Categorizing them as 'stages' of combat is equally unsuitable as it...
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    There is nothing wrong with learning WITH a book...

    There is nothing wrong with learning WITH a book - books can help to explain theory, give differeing perspectives etc. As you say, the difficulty is in learning a physical skill from a non-physical...
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    I've moved around the UK quite a lot with my job...

    I've moved around the UK quite a lot with my job so have been to a fair few different Wing Chun schools from differing lineages and not a single one has ever done any kind of physical training beyond...
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    For what it's worth, I would certainly echo the...

    For what it's worth, I would certainly echo the statements about avoiding any particular Wing Chun specific activity, such as forms etc, until you have been shown properly. The forms are so much more...
  9. Thread: Kicks in WCK

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    I've heard tek gerk used to describe dung toi...

    I've heard tek gerk used to describe dung toi (lifting/ascending leg) so I believe that they are the same thing. I think different lines simply use slightly different terminology.
  10. Thread: Kicks in WCK

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    As an insight into Sam Kwok's IM WCK - he says...

    As an insight into Sam Kwok's IM WCK - he says that there are 8 kicks in Wing Chun (and Dung Toi is not one of them...). They are (as per the dummy form):

    Jic Gerk
    Wan Gerk
    Chut Sun Jic Gerk...
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    Names of Wing Chun techniques/concepts

    Early in my training I was told that Wing Chun used to have poetic, cryptic names for it's techniques and concepts but that they were replaced by simple descriptors to make learning easier. This...
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    Nothing I found convinced me to change arts so I...

    Nothing I found convinced me to change arts so I still practice Wing Chun and have gained some eager students from other styles. Wing Chun works for me - simple as that, even on the ground against...
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    I'm a wanderer in the Wing Chun wilderness - my...

    I'm a wanderer in the Wing Chun wilderness - my job means that I move very frequently but I have been fortunate to have one-to-one training from people in the Sam Kwok clan and also the WSL method in...
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    Surely then, the most basic concept would not be...

    Surely then, the most basic concept would not be 'centreline' but efficiency/simplicity - centreline concept would then be derived from this.
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    Additionally, when you look at Tan as being a...

    Additionally, when you look at Tan as being a concept demonstrated by a technique rather than just a technique - your example of a Biu Sau (presumably used to drive through the centre, forcing the...
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    From my understanding (and many lines/styles of...

    From my understanding (and many lines/styles of Wing Chun have differing views), Tan, Bong and Fuk are vitally important concepts within Wing Chun. While the hand structures are important,...
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    Yes - but this is generally down to a lack of...

    Yes - but this is generally down to a lack of experience of the WCK practitioner and not because the system is lacking. The beauty of Wing Chun is in it's simplicity - why spend ages learning to...
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    [QUOTE=MrQuickstep;1164947]Lets start...where...

    [QUOTE=MrQuickstep;1164947]Lets start...where does wing chun gets it's power from? Again from 95% of the people here says it comes from your shoulder,elbow and maybe wrist, no waist since it will...
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    Fists are weapons, hands are tools...

    Just thought I'd throw my two-pence in...

    A quick disclaimer - in my understanding, Wing Chun is a concept-based, effects-orientated art so, as long as your enemy lies bleeding/battered at your...
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    Fists are weapons, hands are tools...

    Just thought I'd throw my two-pence in...

    A quick disclaimer - in my understanding, Wing Chun is a concept-based, effects-orientated art so, as long as your enemy lies bleeding/battered at your...
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    Learning Wing Chun online?

    My question is: can you effectively learn Wing Chun using internet resources like youtube, internet articles and forums such as this and has anyone done so or, are they an effective addition to your...
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