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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Touch Over Time

Touch Over Time

Timing may not be as critical in a fight as many believe it to be. Sparring and ring matches are consensual and devised to last for a period. In many ways, the rules are engineered to help prolong the contest. There is the occasional first punch knockout. However, cage and…

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Drill and Play

Drill and Play

Nothing short of an actual fight is fighting. When you train, you are playing with thousands of tiny segments. Do not confuse the drills, nor your training, with the fight itself. You are preparing for a fight, but you never, ever actually fight as you train. Sometimes, especially with longer…

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Tai Chi Vs MMA

Tai Chi vs MMA

You have probably seen it, or heard about it – the short-lived match between Lei Lei, the Tai Chi “thunder style” master and Xu Yao Dong, an MMA fighter. Xu Yao Dong declared traditional martial arts styles to be useless and ineffective, and thus precipitated the match up. That concern…

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Big Things, Little Things

Big Things, Little Things

Many of the students attending the Train with the Masters Wing Chun Seminar focused on the big things. It is quite understandable. What is the pattern the instructor is demonstrating? Left hand, then right, then left and left again, and so on. The beginner learns this way. For the old-timers,…

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