1. The Way Gym says:

    I remember when this video first came out. Master Wong was sooo very convincing. So we tried it out in class. It works if your ‘opponent’ is throwing a straight jab cross on target, but as soon as they add any movement or timing or pressure or additional/varied strikes it became useless.
    Admittedly we only tried it the once and I’m sure with practice it could be better, but definitely not something we trusted enough to continue bothering with. The chances of pin point elbow accuracy under pressure are very low!

  2. The Fire Dragon says:

    Boxers also move the head. You wouldn't want to try an open handed strike to a boxers neck. You are far more likely to break your hand on their skull.
    I teach Wing Chun among other styles. Wing Chun can teach a student balance, aggression, trapping and make them comfortable at 1/4 distance, but otherwise it is not at all a good art by itself. Kempo is far superior, boxing is superior, most arts are superior. If you learn Wing Chun and already know another style there are some decent things to learn, and the wooden dummy is a fun way to train and condition the arms. If Wing Chun is all that you train then don't get in any fights. You will lose.
    I have an old video on my channel of Robert Griffon working on the dummy. He broke only the arm techniques into 9 segments and would just stand there dialing people's phone numbers on the dummy. Amazing to watch but here's a fun story. He got in a fight in the bar and he was so focused on the guy he was fighting that he never saw the bar stool coming from behind. He got knocked out and then had his head stomped by 2 guys. If your art doesn't teach you to look around as you fight, or if it focuses only on 1 attacker, you are likely going to meet the same fate.
    Edited some crap spelling

  3. Fighting Student says:

    You recognize how pathetic it is to critizise traditional styles and martial artists (because that is what they are – artists) like dk yoo or eaven Master Wong. Are you guys jealous because of their success or because of their fanbase? Whats in it for you to bully people you havent ever met. No manners sorry…

  4. Ronin 6 says:

    I much prefer Boxing punches for many reasons, but one of them is that I find Wing Chun punches to be more exhausting, and I find they are just uncomfortable and awkward. On top of that, a lot of Wing Chun practitioners tend to be taught to move forward, with no angles or other footwork, resulting in a series of punches that even an untrained brawler could defend with his forearms pressed together. (I recognize that this is a type of guard used in boxing, and that Mike Tyson had his own way of doing it often called "Peek-a-boo," but I've seen untrained guys do it, but implement it poorly, so I don't think it's fair of me to call it by the proper term in this case as what I'm trying to describe is a pale imitation.)

    If someone just started trying to chain-punch you like that, you could easily just pivot to the outside and punch him straight in the side of the head, again even if you aren't a Boxer. While all martial arts are a skill to be mastered and honed over one's lifetime, I feel that it's the ones that work with and build off of a person's instincts and the most effective use of their natural weapons that tend to survive as effective fighting methods. I love Kung Fu and many other traditional martial arts, but at the same time, I think that many of them are no longer as effective for fighting as they were long ago, and Wing Chun is one of them.

    Some arts should be relegated to the past and be considered more so for exercising and maintaining one's physical health, and it took me a long time in my life to come to that realization. Many people grew up idolizing martial artists and what we see in movies and such, and I grew up that way too, so it was a huge pill to swallow, but I eventually did come to the realization that some arts just don't mesh well with how people fight in a modern-day situation, especially when it comes to a street fight.

    I used to defend flashier movements and styles like Wing Chun, Taijiquan, etc. because at that time, I wasn't informed with knowledge of what was truly practical and what maintained the image of skill and effectiveness. Now that I'm older and have been fortunate enough to have proper training, I understand and accept that some methods become outdated while others survive and thrive, and that's just how it goes. If you want to be able to defend yourself, you have to be fit enough to use what you know, and you have to know something that works with the way things are now.

  5. Burning Spirits says:

    It's never the martial art but the context to how you use it. Wing Chun may not be that powerful and honestly, It Isn't in comparison to western boxing however training aliveness and understanding different ranges, as well as dynamics, opens up the toolset to unlimited possibilities.

  6. drh kleinert says:

    I never saw a block against a punch with ellbows in MMA, UFC, Muay Thai or wherever…maybe this is one of the famous and mysterious secret Shaolin Moves that is only told from Master to his Masterstudent…haha

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