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Wing chun doesn't have to be bad for this school to be bad for you. It sounds like you're not comfortable there. I think you should stop training with these people.


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Wing Chun is uncommon in MMA for three major reasons. First, its practitioners generally shun sparring. Second, its practitioners generally shun realistic wrestling, throwing, and groundwork practice. Third, the skill Wing Chun focuses the most time on--hand trapping--is a small part of fighting in general, and is easily overshadowed by boxing or clinch work ...


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Do you have a bad Wing Chun teacher? I don't know, as it really does not sound at all like Wing Chun. Going back to its roots, Wing Chun is actually named for one of the early female practitioners of the art. It emphasizes techniques where the user flows around the enemy, as it is expected that the WC user would lose when facing an opponent head-on ...


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Things that recommend Wing Chun to a sailor: It is sometimes commented that Wing Chun is best suited for fighting in a telephone booth. This is not so far from the truth. Wing Chun specializes in close-quarters tactics at bent-arm range/trapping range (though I assure you it does possess long-range techniques and tactics). This would be well-suited to ...


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Power in your punches comes from; muscle to generate force, correct shifting of weight/movement, and coordination and technique to get the most of that (alignment of structure, correct angle of attack, timing, etc.). If you want more muscle to generate force, you need to do some kind of resistance training - that can be weights, it could be resistance ...


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There are two schools of thought based on two distinct principles as to how to generate a punch with maximum effectiveness. In schools similar to karate the force comes from pushing after you connect with the target. Someone punching in this manner will train to strengthen their muscles in order to apply more force. These punches have reletively short ...


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As you mentioned, by your estimation, both schools are good. So it's really a question of your comfort level (do you feel you will definitely learn better from the more expensive school?) and your own finances. The right instruction and the right type of instructor for you can have you learn things almost ten times faster than poor instruction or bad fits ...


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It is normal for Wing Chun sifus to hand off instruction to senior students. For example, despite popular conception, very little of Bruce Lee's Wing Chun training was given by Yip Man. I guess a better question is: do the senior students actually training you give you a lot of good, one-on-one, hands-on training in the "Old" school? Understand that the ...


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Others have said it, I'll agree. Never work with a teacher who makes you uncomfortable. Always work with a teacher who is serving your needs, advancing your study and developing you in ways you both agree are good.


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It's so weird to hear you say these things. Wing chun is a SOFT art and is not about brute strength or force. Believe it or not, it was actually created by a woman and was meant as a way for softness to overcome hardness. What you are experiencing is the exact opposite of what the art is about! I studied kempo for 12 years and definitely have been there ...


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Regarding punch power Some basic physics together with some thoughts on punches and kicks may help: [impulse] = [mass] × [velocity] It is much better to improve speed by technique (!) and exercises (which may include weight training, but as I take it in another sense than you think of it) than weight, if you want to hit harder: Becoming heavier ...


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It is physically correct with greater weight and muscle power you will definitely be having a greater impact while punching. The greater weight will have a greater momentum as soon as the muscles give you the speed the impact will be doubled. As, momentum=massxvelocity Muscle Power is more important than weight. As, heavier bodies are much more difficult ...


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Being attacked on the street (depending on where you live) is theoretically a once in a life time event, so there's no point going somewhere frequently where you are considerably increasing the likeliness of being hurt because then you might as well take your chances on the street without paying out money and time and risking pain/blood/injury for Wing Chun ...



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