MMA vs traditional Martial Arts Why do Chinese martial arts keep losing in challenge fights with MMA rules? This is an interesting question since Chinese martial arts have a long historic tradition of challenge fighting. MMA vs traditional Martial Arts is a debate that exposes Chinese martial arts like Wing Chun to ridicule. Which also leads to the question: if it is so good, then why are Chinese martial arts not used in MMA? In this article I am going […]
Is MMA as REAL as it Gets for Self Defence The UFC uses the tagline ‘As Real as it Gets’. Meaning that MMA is as real as it gets to fighting in the real world. Is that really true? The degree of violence in an MMA contest is often compared to a street fight or violent encounter. People think it’s the same and by default that MMA is best for self defence. However, the issue is not as simple as you […]
Can You Be To Old to Learn Martial Arts? There’s a common saying in boxing, “An old boxer never loses his punch”. His reflexes may be slower. His cardio and recovery may be weaker, but his power output should be similar to his youth. Except he may be a little slow in pulling that trigger. This may be true, but what is the Best Martial Arts for an Older Person? And can you be to old to learn martial arts? […]
Nothing is more frightening than facing an opponent who makes quiet, controlled, and purposeful movements in a fight. Especially when you can’t read what they are thinking or what they are capable of doing next. Creating a calm and intimidating presence can affect the even the most experienced fighters. Number 1 Don’t let your opponent lead the fight or make you rush. Set your own pace and make them work to your rate. This has a massive effect on the […]
Why Oblique kick the knees in MMA? Stomp kicks are effective in Self Defence as well as in mixed martial arts (MMA). You only have to look at any Jon Jones fight to see the effectiveness of his famous oblique (stomp) kick at his opponents’ knees. In fact, this is a key kicking attack in Wing Chun, and often underestimated by many in the martial arts or self defence community. Better yet it’s legal to use in MMA today. It […]
It doesn’t matter what Martial Art you practice, what you need to know is that power comes from the ground. Get this right and you can deliver knockout punches or strikes in seconds. Regardless of how small you are.
Is Traditional Kung Fu Fantasy or Reality? It is important to note that within the Chinese martial arts there is a wide spectrum of approaches to fighting. Style vs style challenge fights can be credited with many of the modern adaptions of traditional martial arts today; most importantly they dispell Fantasy over Reality.
How is it that sometimes you don’t see a punch coming? Or that when you do, you can’t move out of the way in time?
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. The term ‘Ground and pound’ is normally associated with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), but refers to the attack in which someone throws you to the ground, mounts you, and then punches you in the face. As brutal as it […]