I am a new student and only female in my Wing Chun class. The teacher who is well over six foot something, strong as an ox and has a black belt in karate, uses full force when showing me techniques.
The other day we were supposed to do an off balancing technique when the teacher punched my wrist so hard I had to take a week off for recovery. It hurt to move my fingers and I had to keep them on ice and wrapped up.
He's always been rough on me but so are the rest of his students. However, this is not the case in any of my other classes. The day before this happened, my Sifu brought in some of his old Kenpo friends for a sparring match with his WC advanced students. Overseeing the fight he let them beat each other up until the headgear and floor was covered in blood. It was a pretty gruesome fight.
Feeling bummed out, I asked one of my other teachers and close friend what I should do. He thinks WC is a useless: he says that, in real self, defense and a lot of the trapping techniques won't even work without modification outside oriental martial arts.
Is the art worth going through the treatment? Is it worth taking the time to learn? Will it work in self defense? Can I trust my Sifu?