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awarded  Commentator
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comment Wing chun modification with only palm heel strikes?
@Trevoke, thanks. Sounds like "learning wing chun" blocks one's fighting progress :) (at least in those first 5 years)
Feb
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comment Wing chun modification with only palm heel strikes?
Thanks @Trevoke - and what you think about Wing Chun and being combat-ready? In your classification, is it more like "martial art" (5-10yrs) or more like Krav Maga (months)?
Feb
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comment Wing chun modification with only palm heel strikes?
@Trevoke, you mean that Krav Maga is much more effective than any martial art? I thought Wing Chun can be really effective.
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awarded  Teacher
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comment Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?
@DavidH.Clements, this is not valid in aikido because jo is much longer than bokken (I think 130-140cm) and you train both sides equaly. So in aikido it really doesn't make much sense, it's probably only a tradition.
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revised Ueshiba and Tomiki picture identification
corrected a typo
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comment How to select the right Aikido dojo
more general question here. Mat, I already wrote my proposal in quotes, and your new one is much better.
Feb
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comment When moving to a new city, what considerations need to be taken into account finding a new teacher?
similar answer here martialarts.stackexchange.com/a/97/93.
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comment Wing chun modification with only palm heel strikes?
Yes it works for novices, and that's the plus - it is something effective and natural, that works from the beginning, not only after 3-4 years of training. IMHO the idea of wing chun is to be efective. Fixing punching habits would lower my natural efectivity for at least a year or two.
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awarded  Student
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comment Wing chun modification with only palm heel strikes?
@slugster, your comment is more emotional, compared to rational explanation of the CQC instructor. And it's not only him, many other instructors recommend to use palm heels for the same reason. Tradition in martial arts sometimes wins over reason and logic, I know. That's why I'm asking.
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revised Wing chun modification with only palm heel strikes?
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comment Wing chun modification with only palm heel strikes?
well, but wing-chun doesn't use chain palm- heel strikes, or does it? I've only seen chain punch
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suggested suggested edit on Ueshiba and Tomiki picture identification
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revised Are chi-sao-style drills found anywhere other than in Wing Chun?
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answered Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?
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revised Are chi-sao-style drills found anywhere other than in Wing Chun?
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