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? In this article I will highlight why you are not […]
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 […]
Oblique kick to the knees Stomp kicks are effective in Self Defence as well as in mixed martial arts. You only have to look at any Jon Jones fight to see the effectiveness of his famous oblique (stomp) kick at his opponents’ knees. Yet this is a key kicking attack in Wing Chun, and often underestimated by many in the martial arts or self defence community. It is quite literally a knee destroyer if you can get the timing right. Not to […]
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?
The Mount is a primitive attack used often in fights. For the aggressor, it is a position of power, enabling them to exert control over the victim.
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 […]
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 […]
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. This video shows 3 simple Wing Chun strategies that may help your takedown defence. These techniques are commonly taught here at the London Wing Chun Academy as we think they […]