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Is Wing Chun Trapping Useful for Self Defence

Trapping hands is a popular aspect of Wing Chun. By definition this classical Wing Chun technique can be described as the action of crossing and therefore trapping your attacker’s arms. That said, Wing Chun trapping may be more effective and relative to a self defence confrontation than a boxing, kickboxing, or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) match. So, why is trapping trained extensively within the Wing Chun community?

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What Seeking the Bridge REALLY Means for Self Defence

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

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

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.

The 3 Best Methods to Elbow Strike in Self Defence

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

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. A common saying in Wing Chun is to “hit from where the hands lie”. This literally directs a Wing Chun practitioner to punch in a direct manner without withdrawing the fist. In this sense, the punch moves directly while efficiently and this is consistent […]

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

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?

Kicking in Self Defence: What not to do

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.   Don’t Kick Above Waist Height Do not kick above waist height towards your attackers head, especially at close range. We’ve all seen martial arts films in which the star kicks their way through a cast of willing stunt […]

5 Life Saving Rules to Survive a Gang Attack | How to Fight Multiple Attackers

HOW TO FIGHT MULTIPLE ATTACKERS – 5 Rules to Survive There are 5 golden rules that may help you survive an attack by multiple attackers. 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. Although if you want to know how to fight multiple attackers then you should consider that you can only fight one person at […]

Condition Your Hands for Better Self Defence

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.   So Why Do You […]