First and Only

First and Only

No matter what you do, it is the first time you will do it, and the only time you will do it. ‘But Sifu, I’ve done this kick 100 times.’ Then this will be the first time you have done it 101 times, and the only time you will do…

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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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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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Pressure

Pressure

One of the key aspects of Wing Chun and its relatives is pressure. When dealing with an attack, Boxers and much of MMA and sport related arts focus on defending the strike. Block or catch the punch while holding your ground. The idea is so straightforward it is rarely questioned.…

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