Why Lok Sao is the Best Self Defence Training for Beginners

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When you visit a beginner Wing Chun class you will see what could be considered a strange looking exercise. Understandably the sight may be confusing, especially if you come from a Boxing, Kickboxing, or even Brazilian Jiu Jitsu background. Here are three reasons why Lok Sao training is better for you than Kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) sparring.

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Wing Chun vs Martial Arts: Biemo with BJJ, MMA, KICKBOXING

Wing Chun vs Other Martial Arts | Biemo with BJJ, MMA, KICKBOXING, BOXING

Testing your fighting ability is natural when learning any martial art especially in combat styles such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts. So why would it be any different for Wing Chun practitioners?

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The 3 Best Methods to Elbow Strike in Self Defence

The 3 Best Methods to Elbow Strike in Self Defence. The London Wing Chun Academy

Elbow Strikes are great for Self Defence. In fact, these weapons are probably the most sophisticated compared to most martial arts, including Krav Maga, Thai Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

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The Wing Chun Battle Punch: Chain punching self defence

Wing Chun Chain Punching. How to Punch in Wing Chun.

The Chain Punch (also known as a Battle Punch) is a common characteristic of the Wing Chun martial arts system. Yet, the question remains as to how effective this style of punching is for self defence.

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What Wins a Fight: Kickboxing, Boxing, or Self Defence?

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Boxing, Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts rely on a competitive sparring. This develops many fighting skills, but what really wins a fight? How does the answer to this question relate to self defence?

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Kicking in Self Defence: What not to do

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Kicking in a Self Defence confrontation should be avoided, but if the opportunity arises then there are some basic rules that you should follow when kicking in self defence. Here are the do’s and don’ts of kicking in a street fight.

 

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5 Life Saving Rules to Survive a Gang Attack | Self Defence

Self defence is not easy and even harder when faced with a gang of attackers. This is a simple self defence strategy for managing a confrontation with a group of multiple attackers.

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Condition Your Hands for Better Self Defence

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It is undeniable that the ability to punch hard in self defence is important. Logically, if you can throw a powerful punch then you should have the stopping power.  However, all of this means nothing if your hands are not conditioned enough to absorb the impact. Poorly conditioned hands will result in injury or worse if caught in a self defence situation. In fact, the harder your hands the more dangerous your punches will be.

 

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Pak Da Training: Clearing the Obstruction?

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Ever since the classic scene in ‘Enter the Dragon’ the Pak Da movement has been iconic of Wing Chun. What is the real purpose of this drill? And why do we practice it? The answer is simple. Pak Da teaches the concept of clearing an obstruction in order to punch a person. However, when you examine this iconic Wing Chun drill there is much more to this idea. Here are 3 reasons to train the Pak Da drill.

 

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