3 Ways to Avoid Getting Kicked in the Face on the Ground

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How to avoid being kicked in the face when trying to stand up from the ground is an important skill for self defence training. As simple as it may sound, it is difficult to stand up safely when pushed to the ground during a fight.

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The Art of One Armed Wing Chun Fighting

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There are aspects of Wing Chun that focus on using or training with one arm. For example Dan (Single) Chi Sao or even certain Gwor Sao drills. Why do Wing Chun students practice so often with one arm and is it really practical for fighting?

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Defending Ground and Pound Attacks with BJJ

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In this week’s video instalment we take a break from Wing Chun to look at some simple Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Self Defence concepts of how to defend against punches to your face when you’ve been unexpectedly thrown to the ground.

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The Reality of Simultaneous Attack and Defence in a Fight

Wing Chun Myths Exposed! The Reality of Simultaneous Attack and Defence in a Fight

Wing Chun is a highly conceptual martial art. A fighting system based on a number of key concepts that make Wing Chun an effective combat system. Central to these concepts is the principle of Economy of Motion, an idea of the moving as efficiently and directly as possible when fighting or in self defence.

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How to Fight Back When Attacked from Behind

How to Fight Back When Attacked from Behind | Self Defence Training London

How to fight well when you are being attacked from behind depends on two key factors. Firstly, that you move in the correct direction when being attacked. Secondly, and this is important, that you can see what’s happening behind you in your fight for survival.

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Best Takedown Techniques for Wing Chun

Best Takedown Techniques for Wing Chun

Can you do takedowns in Wing Chun? Well, here are 2 of the best takedowns that can easily be added to your Wing Chun or Chi Sao training. We use them in our regular San Da (San Shou Kickboxing) classes run at the London Wing Chun Academy, but they can easily be used with a range of Wing Chun techniques in sparring, Chi Sao, or even in Self Defence. The technique simply relies on leverage to knock your opponent or attacker to the ground. Watch our video below to see how easy it is to pull off.  

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How to Fight Someone Stronger When Pushed Against a Wall

How to Fight Someone Stronger When Pushed Against a Wall

Being pushed against a wall is difficult enough to deal with, but worse when your attacker is stronger than you and intent on punching you in the face. This week’s video discusses the best self defence tactics when you are pushed against a wall.

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Is Wing Chun Chi Sao Useful for Self Defence?

While the concept of sensitivity training is not unique within the various martial arts, the form and complexity that it takes in Wing Chun is unique. Known as Chi Sao, this exercise distinguishes Wing Chun from Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and even other forms of Kung Fu. Here are some simple questions and answers that will help you understand why Chi Sao training in Wing Chun is considered important.

 

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What Makes Wing Chun Effective?

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The answer lies in the strategy of Wing Chun fighting. What distinguishes Wing Chun from most martial art styles is the attention to detail. The focus on correct structural integrity, efficiency of movement, and the development of short distance power. These are the concepts that we should be seeking to improve by scientifically testing against a resisting opponent with no knowledge of Wing Chun. If these concepts are valid then they would hold up to any test regardless of the method of testing.

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Does Wing Chun Work?

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Surprisingly there are some people outside of the Wing Chun community that have the opinion that Wing Chun does not work well in a fight. Of course defining a real fight is difficult, as the term can mean different things to different people. This is where the misconceptions about Wing Chun begin.

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