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Wing Chun Kicks part 2

The Chum Kil form is great. Like all the Wing Chun forms, they contain essential concepts and principles and not literal techniques. Today we will talk about some of the major Wing Chun Kicking concepts that are not obvious in the form of kicking:  
 
  1. Multiple kicks with one leg- whenever possible, Wing Chun does not like to waste motion. So it is more direct and economical if...
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DOUBLE YOUR POWER with circle and spiral techniques - Kung Fu Report #192

 

The spiral energy use was mentioned in our Kung Fu Report episode #191 ( Watch Kung Fu Report #191), and we briefly spoke about motions in circles, spirals, and curves forms, and different training of it. Today, Cris and I will get to demonstrate to you the spiral force use concept and how to apply it to your daily Wing Chun training.

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Can you really DEFEND YOURSELF as a SENIOR? - Kung Fu Report #191

Some people messaged me after watching my last video and bringing up that some senior practitioners could not perform the techniques and moves I showed on that episode. There are some reasons that I'll discuss on today's Kung Fu Report that I believe will bring some context to what was shown on episode #190. You can check it out by clicking here.

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Senior Self Defense Tips - Kung Fu Report #190

The question that inspired today's Kung Fu Report is 'When I get older, how can I defend myself from an attacker?'

Elderly people usually feel very insecure when facing an attacker, most of the time because they feel they are not equivalent against their opponent. There are a few techniques that could make a senior person even in that situation and actually what you will learn from this episode...

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Offense Finger Techniques - Kung Fu Report #188

 

Fingers can be used as a 'cutting' technique. Many martial artists know or have heard about finger jabs techniques. Cutting (slash across) type of techniques can be done with your fingers or with a 'Phoenix Eye Fist'.

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Countering kicks

In Chum Kil, we are introduced to the methods of dealing with kicks. As in all Wing Chun counters, it is principle-based about using practical direct concepts rather than memorizing fixed patterns of techniques. For example, let's take a brief look at how to deal with a front kick to the groin. Here are some very basic concepts in progression.
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TRAINING EQUIPMENT TIPS - Kung Fu Report #187

 

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A lot of my students ask me what I think should be the best equipment for training punches....

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Should you train KICKS? - Kung Fu Report #185

 

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In a real situation, is very common we see fighters using primarily their arms rather than their legs. Some...

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WING CHUN KICKS

Wing Chun has an arsenal of kicks - cross-kick, front kick, side kick are the main ones, all other kicks are variations of these main kicks. The reason is, just like the hand strikes, in order to follow the directness principle, the strikes use mainly straight as possible attacks. Therefore, the kicks are the same idea, to go as directly as possible and hence the 3 main kicks.
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What's your concept of training?

Adam Chan Kung Fu & Wing Chun
What's your concept of training?
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In the second episode of my audio series, I'd like to bring up the idea of meaning for your training. Hold on with me and let's discuss it.

Training sometimes gets us to do work on something that we actually do not like. When you are training Martial Arts or Wing Chun or any style, there will have things you like training and other things that you don't like training. That is...

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