Push Me, Pull You

Defending a Push

A core idea in Wing Chun is to control the opponent. It isn’t enough to defend the attack, such as a push. You need to control the attacker as part of the defense. Here is another Master Wong video showing one of several ways to deal with a push or…

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Evolve

Evolve

We have a host of actions and reactions built into us. Instinct is the result of millions of years of evolution. While instinct proves beneficial in an evolutionary way, natural reactions are not always the best option for the individual. Individuals in combat have to deal with their instincts. Instincts…

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First Strike

First Strke

There is the thought that the one who throws the first punch usually wins. This is supported with the cliché, ‘Better to be charged by 12 than carried by 6’. In the case of extremes, that would be true. However, there is a very large grey area. Is the offensive…

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Position

Position

In the study of Wing Chun, the first form you are exposed to is Siu Lim Tau / Siu Nim Tao. One of the primary concerns of the form is position. Position defines structure. This idea holds true in all martial arts. The quality and effectiveness of a boxer’s jab…

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