WING CHUN TRAINING TIP: Base Your Training on the Reality of Violence

DISCLAIMER: There is a link to a book on Amazon here, which is an affiliate link. That means I get a commission if you buy it. However, I want to be clear about one thing: I recommend this book because it is worth buying, NOT just because I get a commission. Having said that, let's get to the description of this video! :-)

ABOUT THIS VIDEO: In ENTER THE DRAGON, a tough guy breaks a board to intimidate Bruce Lee, and Bruce's perfect response is, "Boards don't hit back." He says so much in so few words. Is it impressive that you can break through several boards? Sure. Could that do some damage to an opponent if you hit them with such a blow? Yes.  

However, can you hit with that same force if your opponent is bouncing around and moving unpredictably? Or is it good only against those motionless boards? 

Also, we need to look at the reality of street fights. They are often sudden, up close, and fast. How do I know? For that I can thank Rory Miller and his book MEDITATIONS ON VIOLENCE, which is available on Amazon here:

Therefore, are you doing yourself any favors practicing a bunch of flashy, acrobatic moves? Maybe you are benefiting your health, but you're not increasing your self-defense skills. Watch the video and let me know what you think!

~~~Steve Grogan

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