How to Avoid Being Taken to the Ground

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) London

Avoiding a wrestling shoot or takedown in San Shou Kickboxing or even MMA is challenging at best especially when a takedown or wresting throw is combined with punches and kicks.  There are strategies in Wing Chun that can help prevent and even avoid being forced or throw to the ground. 

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What Seeking the Bridge REALLY Means for Self Defence

Self Defence North London

Wing Chun is a martial art that is well known for the concept of Seeking the Bridge. There are many different ways in which to interpret the concept of seeking a bridge. Here is just one interpretation that works effectively for self defence.

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How to Catch Head Kicks in San Da Kickboxing or MMA

San Da (San Shou) Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training in North London.

Is traditional Wing Chun technique useful for training in San Shou Kickboxing or Mixed Martial Arts? Well we say yes. In fact, we strongly believe that Wing Chun has a lot of effective martial art techniques that could contribute too many combat sports.

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Man Sao is Not a Wing Chun Guard Hand

Wing Chun Training in London for Self Defence and Martial Arts.

The Wing Chun system uses the idea of Man Sao for self defence. The term literally translates as ‘Questioning’ arm, but is often referred to as the ‘Inquisitive’ arm of Wing Chun. It is simply a sophisticated method for self defence.

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Why Lok Sao is the Best Self Defence Training for Beginners

Self Defence North London

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?

Self Defence North London

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

Self Defence North London

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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