W.C.W. 29-07-2015

KLEE water, waterwheel and hammer.

MOBILITY – STABILITY AXIS;  

THE ETERNAL COMPROMISE.

It should be obvious that the more we move the less stable we become, obvious that there is a sliding compromise between being stable and moving, and obvious that this compromise has an effect on everything we do from power production to impact absorption and all points in between.

If we look at Sports, for example in Golf, Cricket or BaseBall, although it may look as if the player is moving to and through the Ball on contact {which on the level of Motor Function could be looked at as a non related by product, often as much work is put into being in the right place after contact, after the Ball has gone as is put into making contact} he is in fact moving with the intention of making contact with the Ball just prior to achieving a new position of stability.

He is acting along the Mobility – Stability Axis, and the closer the impact comes to Stability the more “Effective Energy” can be transferred, moving Bodies are heavier than static Bodies of the same size, but they are also deviated a lot easier, the more the deviation the less the “Effective Energy” transfer, finding the required  “Sweet Spot” is a measure of the relationship between Mobility and Stability.

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W.C.W. 22 – 07 – 2015

DISORIENTATION.

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I think that disorienting the Bad Guy {B.G.} is by far the most important thing we can do.  But this is BIG PICTURE THINKING and not just some trick or technique, it flows into everything, the set up, the posture, the whole “allowing the Bad Guy to write his own story” thing.

It creates SURPRISE and burst any thought bubbles that may of been forming in the B.G’s mind.

dis·o·ri·en·ta·tion

(dĭs-ôr′ē-ĕn-tā′shən)

n.

1. Loss of one’s sense of direction, position, or relationship with one’s surroundings.
2. Mental confusion or impaired awareness, especially regarding place, time, or personal identity.

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THE CULT OF THE CHERRY PICKER

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Here in Sydney Australia there are more Wing Chun Schools than MacDonald’s, or it seems that way in any case, every week my Facepage is pushing me to like the page of someone else is offering instruction, in itself this is not a bad thing, the more people that get access to Wing Chun the better.

But there is another aspect that I do not think is very good.

Cherry Picking Students.

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WING CHUN WEDNESDAY, 15 – 07 – 2015

BRINGING DOWN THE HURT.

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I mentioned that there are certain results that I look for in any combination of actions.

Hurt, {Cause Pain, Damage}.

Disorient {change their ideas, physically move them around}

Compromise Balance.

P.H.O.P.O.

HURTING PEOPLE is something that a Civilised Person does not want to do, Society in general would not of progressed if it was natural to hurt others. We are a Species that survived by forming groups and working together, as a result hurting other members of the group was not tolerated, if you transgressed you where exiled from the group, and without the groups support you did not survive. This is a Genetic Memory, and it is difficult for normal civilised people to depart from this way of behaving.  In fact this memory is so ingrained many people get surprised when someone acts out in any way different from what they would do, they expect the world to be like them.

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WING CHUN WEDNESDAY 08 – 07 – 2015

BREAKING RIBS, KNOCKING PEOPLE OUT.

Edmonton - April 9, 2009 -Kris Andrews (Edmonton, in white shorts), left, takes on Anthony Osbourne (Miami, FL, in red shorts) in the blue corner, at the Blunt Force Trauma boxing card at the Shaw Conference Centre. Andrews wins by decision.

More than once my Wing Chun Brothers have commented upon my approach to teaching Wing Chun as being overly aggressive, my Sifu’s son branded me a Thug, all because I believe that when you hit someone you should really hurt them, and that you should always be looking to knock them out.

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