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    To be clear about this, my name is Roman...

    To be clear about this, my name is Roman Farnacci. I became Victor's student one year after he moved his school to Brooklyn, back in December, 2002. I lurked here for about the last 4 years, and...
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    looks like Victor may have been onto something

    This is from a current thread on the UG.

    I had a chance to talk with Xtreme Couture Grappling Coach Neil Melanson about a smorgasbord of topics. Here is part one of the interview. Be sure to come...
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    I was asked once before about my background. I'm...

    I was asked once before about my background. I'm a student of Victor Parlati for the last 8 plus years. And he's demonstrated both the TWC butterfly swords and the VT butterfly swords he learned from...
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    Originally Posted by chusauli That's why I...

    Originally Posted by chusauli
    That's why I say, "Let function rule over form" and "Let application be your guide".

    I think its assbackwards when you learn a form and try to "interpret" it....
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    Was not talking about fixed responses. The word...

    Was not talking about fixed responses. The word that was mentioned was solutions. Be they individual solutions or something else. But it was stated that VT has solutions that could be used to make...
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    It's also understandable that a guy like Randy...

    It's also understandable that a guy like Randy Couture wanted to fight the best - who just happened to be a guy who wasn't going to go along with the UFC monopoly schemes. In fact, in my view, it's...
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    Fedor speaks English

    Not sure when this was filmed, but this piece with him and Randy Couture is a real eye opener. Not just about Fedor, but also about the UFC and Zuffa's ways of trying to force it's our way or the...
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    And you know that VT has the solution to these...

    And you know that VT has the solution to these things because, why exactly? Because you have done it? The same strategy and tactics will work against everyone? Is that what you're saying? You have...
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    Quote: Originally Posted by Hardwork108 IMHO,...

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    IMHO, if you "change" Wing Chun then you end up with something that is not Wing Chun. So, why change it, and not just train something else that perhaps...
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    The very last thing you wrote there, John Ray...

    The very last thing you wrote there, John Ray Brooks, is something that I believe is very widespread within the wing chun world. About the dangers to one's school or lineage if one competes and...
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    But wrestling and grappling aside, does good wing...

    But wrestling and grappling aside, does good wing chun also have answers in pure striking modes of fighting? How does it fare against boxing? How does it fare against MT? As fighting arts. Without...
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    War fedor

    Yep, looks like he's getting ready.

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/300750/Showtime-promo-video-for-Fedor-Emelianenko/
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    Originally Posted by YungChun Yes taking out...

    Originally Posted by YungChun
    Yes taking out ChiSao makes sense if you are going to do boxing instead of VT.. VT is not based on seeing things and hitting through openings you see...

    VT is...
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    That's another good post that I agree with,...

    That's another good post that I agree with, hulkout.
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    This is very interesting, hulkout. That's what I...

    This is very interesting, hulkout. That's what I meant by wing chun like. I've never heard of Vitor Belfort ever doing any wing chun training either. And I'd bet that he never did. So squaring up is...
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    I never saw a boxer finish off a fight like that,...

    I never saw a boxer finish off a fight like that, though. Have you? I don't know if Vitor had a any wing chun lessons or not. Certainly never heard that anywhere. But the way he chased Silva down...
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    Carlson Gracie's bjj evolved. Look what his young...

    Carlson Gracie's bjj evolved. Look what his young protege Vitor Belfort did to Wanderlai Silva. He was only 21 years old at the time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjrz76qqRac

    I mention this...
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    I think that one should be hitting the targets...

    I think that one should be hitting the targets that are open, regardless of whether it's the head or the body. And the point the OP made about wing chun head positioning and stance being predictable...
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    Wing Chun is wing chun, bjj is bjj, wrestling is...

    Wing Chun is wing chun, bjj is bjj, wrestling is wrestling, boxing is boxing, mt is mt. And chi sao is not grappling or wrestling, as someone has said.There may be similarities, but they are...
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    What if the new product hardly looks like the...

    What if the new product hardly looks like the wing chun of old?
  21. I saw Josh Barnett beat up and submit Semmy...

    I saw Josh Barnett beat up and submit Semmy Schilt at the Brendon Byrne arena in New Jersey back around 2000/2001. Josh was still in the UFC. Don't remember the rest of the card that night, though....
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    What I've come to notice in the short time that...

    What I've come to notice in the short time that I've been following this forum are some of the incredible resumes. Too incredible.
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    I'm a little confused. There's all kinds of...

    I'm a little confused. There's all kinds of marketing that people do. Some is for monetary gain. Some is for building a personal image of high status, regardless of money. And some people do it for...
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    Master Redmond, Any current videos of you...

    Master Redmond,

    Any current videos of you doing jiu jitsu? Would be interested to see how a wing chun man makes JJJ a part of what he does.
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    Wow, Master Redmond, I never knew that. I've seen...

    Wow, Master Redmond, I never knew that. I've seen your wing chun vids on youtube, but I didn't know you were a jiu jitsu black belt also! Do you have any vids on your jiu jitsu? Would love to see...
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