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A Step (…or stance) in the Right Direction Pt2

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by David Peterson

Part Two:

Wing Chun Malaysia - FootworkUnder these conditions, the Cantonese term of Tui Ma (“Pushed Step”) makes perfect sense. The other possibility is when initial contact is not made and the attacker launches an attack from a distance. Should this take place, the defender has to judge when to move from the visual clues offered by the attacker, but the method of shifting the body remains exactly the same. Again, the stance is being pushed, but it is by the intention of the opponent, rather than actual physical pressure.

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A Step (…or stance) in the Right Direction

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by David Peterson

Part One:

img-right-direction-1We all know how boring it is to practise, but there isn't a martial artist alive who could deny the importance of acquiring good footwork.  Regardless of how fast or powerful your punches and kicks might be, without a delivery system, no striking technique is of any use at all if it can't reach the target. Even more crucial is the need to be able to avoid an opponent's attack, while still remaining in an advantageous position, hence footwork, no matter how tedious, is a skill that needs to be drilled constantly, ...and properly!

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Luk Dim Boon Gwan - the Sound of One-arm Fighting

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by David Peterson

Luk Dim Boon Gwan - the Sound of One-arm FightingThe Wing Chun system is extremely compact compared with other Martial Arts methods. Made up of just three "empty-hand" forms, a "Wooden Dummy" form and several unique training drills, Wing Chun is well known for its efficiency and practicality as a bare-hand combat system. Perhaps less well known, but equally as practical & efficient, are its two weapons forms, the Luk Dim Boon Gwan ("six-and-a-half point pole") and the Baat Jaam Do ("eight-slash/cut knives").

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