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I found this Video on YouTube, and it it is quite useful to observe what happens when someone has been training to use his Wing Chun in a place that his Nervous System does not want his Body to be in when things get a bit Real, as I mentioned in the previous post.

This is in no way any kind of negative attack on these Guys,  Wing Chun is very difficult to use with gloves on apart from anything else, I have no intention of commenting on either persons ability, just on how the Guy in White is in 2 fights, one against Green Shirt and the other against his own Nervous System that does not want him to be presenting himself the way he is.

The Guy in Green is very much in his “Comfort Zone” and is obviously fighting from the position that he has done his training in, but his opponent White Shirt never once looks like he wants to be in the “physical place” where he is trying to do his work from.

And because of this his  Nervous System is calling the shots, as a result his Brain does not get the chance to use the most basic of Wing Chun practices, to redirect {or at the very least adjust your own position to get off line}, he ends up just back pedalling on the same vector as the attacks, I very much doubt that this was his Pre-Fight intention.

White Shirt is trying to use things like Chit Sau and Punch that require you to move forward  {like Green Shirt does} or at least stay put and accept what comes in, but they are not effective for him because he is backing off, not once did he attempt to latch as he stepped backwards, something I am sure that he would  do if he was aware that he was going to step back because that was an aspect of his “Fighting Personality”.

Something that sticks out to me is that even before the fight begins White Shirt does not know where to place himself to accept the attack, he did not appear to know where his own Comfort Zone was while Green Shirt was clearly in his Comfort Zone and confident and raring to get in.

 From the restricted view of a YouTube video it looks pretty obvious that White Shirts Style did not match the way his Body was reacting, he was never once in a position to use his training, and without meaning any disrespect to Green Shirt this was not because he was out manoeuvred, half the time Green Shirt had to try to find White Shirt because despite his best efforts his Nervous System wanted him out of there.

But out of respect they both deserve credit for getting in and “Touching Gloves”. If the 2 guys involved here are upset in anyway by my use of this Video I apologise unreservedly, this is not meant in any way to be a negative attack or criticism, I found this on YouTube, that pretty much makes it “Public Domain” and I think it just happens to be a good example of what I was talking about in the last Wing Chun Wednesday, “Zones”.

As always, Your Milage May Vary.

“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”

― Hunter S. ThompsonFear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Australian Wing Chun Today, Wing Chun Wednesday.

In 1973 the Celebrated Wing Chun Master, Jim Fung opened his first School in Adelaide, South Australia, his timing could not of been better as it coincided with the global explosion of interest in Wing Chun generated to a large extent by Bruce Lee.

Jim Fung’s Schools grew into a veritable Empire and stood like a colossus over Australian Wing Chun for over 35 years growing to around 40 Schools in 3 States with thousands of Students passing through its Doors.

Sifu Jim Fung maintained close ties to his own Sifu the legendary Chu Shong Tin and travelled to Hong Kong on a regular basis to keep his training current, this of course benefited his senior Students immensely.

Tsui and Fung engage in Chi Sau
Tsui and Fung engage in Chi Sau (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 2007 Sifu Jim Fung sadly passed away and with the loss of such a Giant his School slowly descended into Chaos as 1 by 1 the Senior Students left to open their own Schools, Sifu jim’s School becoming a shadow of what it once was, a fading Echo.  This is the normal evolution of a growing Martial Art and now it is Sifu Jim Fung’s Students that are powering the new wave of Australian Wing Chun.

Tony Chiu and William Leung are 2 such Senior Students that have opened their own School, the Australian Wing Chun Association in the Sydney suburb of Rhodes, both Men maintain close ties with their Sigung Chu Shong Tin and travel to Hong Kong to train with him regularly.

I met with Tony and William recently and filmed this short interview,

Next week I will post some practical advice from William and Tony, do not miss it.

Please share this Video and help spread the word about the A.W.C.A.