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answered Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
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comment Impact of being smaller(shorter arms) and how to overcome this
Good answer! I'd add that, if you are equally strong despite the size difference, you are actually at an advantage for many grappling manoeuvers because your center of gravity is lower. I do not know how much Wing Chun uses chin na, but if you are trained in the basics, it can become your best tool: by rapidly closing the distance between you and your opponent then using chin na to restrict his movements/prevent him from moving out, you can put yourself in a position where he can't use his full power because you are too far inside his reach, while still being able to fight at 100% yourself.
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comment What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?
My pleasure! And don't worry too much about the downvotes. I haven't been here so long myself, but I have found that the community is actually pretty fun to hang out with! Just remember to stick to the original question :p
Feb
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comment What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?
I'd argue that doing the technique in slowmotion will give you an insight as to an individual's skill, but it's not enough to assess board breaking ability. Technique will tell how well the martial artist applies power, not how much power he can apply. You need a benchmark to measure board breaking ability, and that benchmark pretty much has to be a board itself. Preferably, many boards of the same material with similar grain and all progressively thicker that can be calibrated against mechanical tools. Have martial artists attempt to break them, find the hardest one he could break. Voilà!
Feb
22
comment Is there any information on pre-19th century Irish weapons-based martial arts?
This guy here (subject-control-and-combative-systems.com/…) seems to be practicing and teaching some celtic martial arts that were passed down throughout his family's history. Might be interesting to contact him.
Feb
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answered What is the best way to determine board-breaking ability?