07-01-2006, 08:03 AM
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07-01-2006, 08:03 AM
07-01-2006, 09:09 AM
Quick hands indeed. I can't even count how many strikes he threw. He's like a living, breathing E. Honda! Very entertaining.
07-01-2006, 09:55 PM
you know, I have studied wing chun and I'm still not impressed by this video but won't go in detail why.
07-02-2006, 10:50 PM
I think I might know why powerof0ne.
Before I got into kyokushin, I was contemplating taking a martial art unlike my previous (shotokan). I found a wing chun club next to where I work that wasn't a formal school in the sense of belts or uniforms. The uniform consisted of loose sweat pants, a t-shirt, and kung fu slippers. I contacted them and asked how much the monthly fee was etc etc and made my way down there one time after work. I thought that I would just sit back, watch the class, and see how it is. But no that's not the scenario. I get there and the teacher asks me to participate, mind you i'm in dress slacks, dress shoes, and a dress shirt. So I say, okay. He asks what do I know of wing chun and I spouted some history that I had read previous to going there on wikipedia to which he responds, "To experience wing chun, you must know how wing chun hands feel." So in the back of my mind i'm saying to myself, "He wants me to spar in these clothes?!" Sure enough, the first students comes up and he gives the class an example of chi sao basics using me as the dummy. So he says to me, "okay spar". So I jump back into a kumite fighting stance and he says, "NO NO! We start in the chi sao position" So i'm like um, okay. We start going and I can block some of his stuff, but I found that when i'd back out of the chi sao position and fight stand up at a distance, they were clueless what to do (ie how to close the gap to come in). Again I was used as a demonstration dummy by the sensei on how to close the gap. So another student came up and sparred with me. We always started in the chi sao position, but being in shotokan I was far more familiar with standing outside.
Long story short, I ended up fighting 6 of the 10 students that were there and the difference was that in chi sao (touch hands) the students were decent. Trying to close a gap or attacking was a different story. They seemed like fish out of water when I was in kicking range.
Another thing is that, I really cannot attest to the power of a wing chun punch. I know that they have the "one inch punch" but again that constitutes being with in a range that they are comfortable to. So in shorter, in my opinion wing chun is only effective against another wing chun practioner.
09-07-2006, 07:09 AM
Fast hands indeed. However, effectiveness to a fight situation, I have my doubts.
Hopefully the opponent gets enthralled by such a display of speed that he forgets to defend himself...just kidding.
Wow, fast hands...