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Do I have a bad Wing Chun teacher and is Wing Chun worth it?

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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Is there a reason why wing chun is uncommon in MMA

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. ...
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Which will be the best style for kung fu for self defense for a weak person?

Protecting yourself from bullying has more to do about confidence than about martial arts. Learning martial arts will raise your confidence, but coming across as unsure and uncertain, even if you're a ...
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Which will be the best style for kung fu for self defense for a weak person?

Source: Black Belt in Ju Jitsu First, I completely agree that learning to fight won't fix your problem; it'll probably just get you into trouble. However, learning a martial art is a great way to ...
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Chest punches - deceptively useful, or movie fantasy?

Well, to start off, punching someone in the head is potentially harmful to the puncher. Skulls are made out of hard bone with few flat surfaces and several angles, which increases the risk of breaking ...
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Do I have a bad Wing Chun teacher and is Wing Chun worth it?

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 ...
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Wing Chun sash color rankings in order

This depends on your particular school, because sash color and rank are not standardized across Wing Chun schools. Even in the same branch of Wing Chun, your school may have a different tradition than ...
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Wing Chun for practical, close in defense

The stance with the feet pointed inwards is known as Yee Jee Kim Yeung Ma & may be referred to as the "Pigeon-Toed" or "Goat riding" stance. It is a stance that is developed under the ...
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Looking for martials arts with similar wing chun mindset

The question is: What martial arts are similar to Wing Chun? The question does seem like it is open to interpretation. It depends on which aspects of Wing Chun you're looking at. But without going ...
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What do Chinese Kung Fu Instructors Look for in a Good Display?

There is good kung-fu and bad kung-fu. The same is true with all martial arts. You can spot the difference when you have enough experience. I disagree that kung-fu in general is messy or sloppy. If ...
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Looking for martials arts with similar wing chun mindset

Hsing I (Xing Yi) is a direct and to the point efficient kung fu system not overly dependent on muscular strength. Its goal is to close the gap and seize the opponent's ground. It is an internal art. ...
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Which will be the best style for kung fu for self defense for a weak person?

Fighting will not solve your problem Learning how to fight will not help. It will take too long, land you in trouble with the law/school, and even if you succeed at becoming a fighter, all you ...
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Which will be the best style for kung fu for self defense for a weak person?

Wing Chun/Jeet Kun Do. It originated (according to legend) as a style for women and has a focus on efficiency rather than strength. That answers the question, but the solution, I think .. is to gain ...
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Which will be the best style for kung fu for self defense for a weak person?

Let's keep in mind that your goal is safety. Depending on what kind of danger you are facing, martial arts may, or may not help. First, consider if there are any adults who you can turn to for help....
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What Position to adopt if a car is speeding towards you?

This is a perfect example to demonstrate the importance of getting out of the way of a line of attack, which is no doubt a martial arts concept. Surprisingly, it's not taught all the time, as ...
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What Position to adopt if a car is speeding towards you?

One hell of a question. The faster the car's going the less practical any options will be. While my training doesn't cover such things, for the sake of offering something to write I'll list what ...
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Overcoming fear/anxiousness and dealing with pain

I've been practicing Wing Chun (Wang Kiu lineage) for over a year now...having just been introduced a little to sparring with kicks allowed, I tend to try to automatically block kicks with my arms. ...
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Overcoming fear/anxiousness and dealing with pain

This answer makes the assumption that you're talking about reaching down to block low kicks with your arms, which your question seems to indicate. In Wing Chun, the rule of thumb is that the hands ...
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Best martial art for a late bloomer

The style matters less than who is teaching it. The same style can be taught very differently by different people. I would look for location first: your dojo/gym/training place should be within easy ...
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Is Wing Chun or Krav Maga suitable for a sailing lifestyle

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 ...
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Defence against Wing Chun

A few things I've noticed from a little striking sparring against wing chun guys... a fast jab around their guard, slightly from the side and arcing as is natural for a side-on fighter, surprisingly ...
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What is the best way to learn Wing Chun?

You can learn some forms and some strikes from watching video... but you won't learn the stuff that makes Wing Chun effective from video. A lot of Wing Chun's strength is sensitivity to the opponent, ...
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Does weight and muscle power really impact punch power and kick?

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,...
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Do I have a bad Wing Chun teacher and is Wing Chun worth it?

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 ...
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Lineage: Who is my Sifu?

I'd say both. Technically speaking, sifu doesn't even mean teacher (that would be laoshi), but skillful master. If the first one laid the groundworks for you, the fundaments on which the second one ...
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Which will be the best style for kung fu for self defense for a weak person?

Frankly, you probably don't want to actually fight (you can encounter some pretty severe penalties in some areas, including much of the United States of America) and no martial art is going to quickly ...
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What Position to adopt if a car is speeding towards you?

No wing chun or other martial arts position will save you from serious injury or death from a car impact. Best case is you are elsewhere when the car arrives. You would want to move perpendicular to ...
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Will mixing wing chun, boxing and TKD be effective?

First, review my answers at the following links: Doing MMA or a doing multiple individual martial arts, which is more effective? Can I do Brazilian jiu jitsu and Tae Kwon Do at the same time ...
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Help me make a choice: Wing Chun or Bujinkan Ninjutsu

The vast majority of wing chun and bujinkan schools would be more likely to have a net negative effect on your MMA training than a net positive effect. You're better off spending your time doing ...
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