What Seeking the Bridge REALLY Means for Self Defence

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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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Man Sao is Not a Wing Chun Guard Hand

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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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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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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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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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The 5 Best Exercises to Improve Your Wing Chun

The 5 Best Exercises to Improve Your Wing Chun Ability | The London Wing Chun Academy

One of the most common questions we often get is how long will it take to be good at Wing Chun? The answer relates to how much time and effort that you are willing to put in to practicing this martial art. In general the more you practice the better you will get. So here is our advice on what to practice in order to get better at Wing Chun quickly.

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The 5 Best Exercises to Improve Wing Chun Footwork

5 best exercises to improve Wing Chun footwork. These are the best exercises for solo training Wing Chun.

Good footwork is key to any martial art. Whether you are Boxing, Kickboxing, or practicing Wing Chun excellent footwork will make all the difference. Without good footwork you will never be able to deliver those powerful punches and kicks that you have learned in the gym.

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Wing Chun Footwork: How to train Biu Ma

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The footwork of Wing Chun is very simple, direct, efficient and not much different to the directness of boxing or kickboxing footwork. Although there are major differences to boxing or kickboxing in the triangulation of the feet, knees, and hips. It is key in Wing Chun footwork to focus on triangulation these joints to gain a good structure in the body when driving forward towards an attacker in self defence.

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The Importance of Shadow Boxing for Wing Chun

The importance of Shadow Boxing training for Wing Chun in the Gym.

Shadow boxing is a great tool to improve your martial arts ability and skills. In any boxing or kickboxing gym you will find many fighters spending hours shadow boxing in front of a mirror or in the middle of a boxing ring. What are the benefits of shadow boxing and is there any value for Wing Chun practitioners in this popular training method?

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