The Most Requested Wing Chun Teacher Ever – Interview With Alan Orr Wing Chun



We talk to an extremely requested teacher by Fight Commentary Breakdowns viewers. This is Wing Chun teacher Alan Orr. Alan talks about how he discovered …

18 thoughts on “The Most Requested Wing Chun Teacher Ever – Interview With Alan Orr Wing Chun

  1. Chris Tulloch says:

    Amazing interview, I'm a huge fan of Alan's I have a Xingyiquan background but a lot of the practical principles he teaches seemed to work for me in making my xingyi functional. I train in Shuai-Jiao and weirdly enough a fellow student. A guy called Shaun Noteman is on of Alan's former students. He also has his own martial arts gym in the North of England and still teaches wing chun as part of his syllabus. It was cool to discover that he must have learned catch wrestling from Alan. Honestly that was something I always wondered about.
    Definitely would watch more stuff from Alan!

  2. Tom Framnes says:

    In my utmost humble opinion.

    “ Nothing more rewarding than getting ones thesis validated by those who exceeds oneself in excellence”

    “ Many rivers from the same source flows”

    I’ve been on a very similar, even one might say identical journey as Mr Orr, and he establish and validates many key points when it comes to his interpretation of the Wing Chun curriculum itself, which are almost self explanatory when one is willing to take an step outside the conformist path and be able to glean and with humility observe how the techniques transcends between overall applicable systems, when appropriate training methods are utilized and applied accordingly, and I quote: in concordance with timing, energy, motion ie aliveness( Matt Thornton SBG Portland)

    One might mention the simple concept that every open handed strike or hand position can interchangeably be applied with an open or closed fist, perform the first form in such an manner and the boxing hands of the system will be obviously transparent for any keen eye with the ability to willingly observe and perceive.

    From there one will then come to realize when performing the rest of the forms in concession, everything from collar ties/ club/dig/ duck under’s/ throw-bye’s, pummels, snap downs, frames/ inside bicep holds/ wrist controls/ slide by’s, standing grappling techniques akin to kimura’s/ head& arm/ RNC etc will be revealed when one has the appropriate comprehension of the applicable attributes that is concealed within each and every movement.

    The more one is willing to adapt, apply, learn and develop, absorb and comprehend in concordance of the appropriate context of the techniques in an live training environment, then one can quickly attest to overall similarities shared by each respective arts that actually make up the complexity as well as the efficiency within the Wing Chun system/s.

    So I can attest to the utmost valid statements that Mr Orr makes, in that Wing Chun aided my ability to comprehend and learn BJJ and Wrestling as the system has so many synergies that not only resemble one another, but actually are identical in its approaches.

    But sadly there are many practitioners that dogmatically cling on to non proficient, or outright faulty training methods that outright integrate and ingrain sub par erroneous mechanics, which only will further hamper one’s progress and utterly restricts one ability to successfully apply the techniques efficiently in an combative environment.

    “ Fighting is relativity in motion, never expect only respond as it one’s opponent within context that dictates tactics”

    So by integrating and learning all aspects that combat entails,( standup/clinch/ grappling/ ground )will only enable oneself to truly be proficient, so I couldn’t agree more with Mr Orr’s statements. In simple terms: learn it all, and comprehend from where one draws one’s water.

    Truly an honor and joy to be able to listen, absorb and learn from such an peer, and I’m highly looking forward to the next interview.

    Sincere regards.

    Fellow Martial Artist.

    Tom Framnes.

  3. Robert Miller says:

    I'm a hung gar guy and this resonates with me so well. I'm super passionate about MMA and other martial arts, although I'm a hobbyist at best. This guy knows his stuff and I also try taking a similar approach with Hung Kuen. Keep up the amazing work!

  4. mr yang says:

    Brilliant interview. Nice to see a complete martail artist that uses wing chun as his base have good success with it. wing chuns a formidable art, its finding a good school thats the problem. but if you able to travel theres some gems out there and alan orrs school no doubt is one of them.

  5. Matthew Barclay says:

    Awesome interview, great insights into learning anything ("just do the work", for example), and pressure helps you grow and improve, test yourself, and be honest with yourself about your results.

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