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Another purpose of a defensive technique is to set the opponent up for your attack. The opponent is open for attack at that exact moment when he is either busy launching his own attack or just before he launches the next one- or before he recovers from the last one. Your block should help you to create these openings and to use them.
For more info on how to train to use these tactics you are welcome to email me at email@example.com or to just comment to this blog.
Enjoy your training. :)
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Saturday, 8 November 2014
My main objective with these books is what I have had with this blog as well- to make martial arts knowledge available to those who seek it. Anything I withhold from my books or from my blog is intended to be passed on to students who wish to study long enough under me to develop these skills.
Keep well and enjoy your training.
Any questions about Wenhsiuquan, martial arts training or self defence can sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 6 November 2014
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Saturday, 4 October 2014
It goes like this:
Standing in an upright posture (yoi for the karate people), feet flat on the ground, shoulders relaxed, and so forth (Taijiquan people know the drill...) you begin to stretch your neck upwards so that all the vertebrae have a space between one another. This is not done by straining, but rather in a relaxed posture and while breathing slowly.
The next technique was called, very simply, but still aptly, "Lengthening the limbs with the imagination".
Now- Wu Taijiquan's high stances and techniques are not something I would choose to practice, but hey, I love my high kicks! So- after learning this technique I immediately applied it to my splits! Instead of visualising the muscles softer and longer I actually imagined my legs growing longer! Now THAT really does wonders! In no time I ended up a lot more limber and kicking for the skies!
I am still not as flexible as Chloe Bruce, and really also do not want to be. Still- the increased flexibility I have gained is welcome. I really see no point in kicking beyond your own head's height (and in earlier years some fighters would not even bother going beyond their own waist-level) and I would therefore not spend too much time training to do so. If you, however, want to be the next Chloe Bruce (no- I do not mention Jean-Claude van Damme in my posts) then I hope this tip is of at least some help.
Enjoy your training!
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Mixed Martial Arts is actually ancient. Even karate came from combining techniques from different styles. Taekwondo even more so.
Bruce Lee is well-known for pointing out that a style is a mere crystalisation of what is actually real. Let's face it- real fights are chaotic and each traditional style attempts to find order in this chaos.
That is why I am convinced that Jeet Kune Do was not developed by asking "what works?", but rather- "How were we meant to fight?"
Bruce Lee made no mention of Qigong in his Tao of Jeet Kune Do. I get the idea that he did not like it much...
When I developed Wenhsiuquan I did not want to abandon what I trust in a quest for formlessness. This was because form gave me efficiency. The question I asked when selecting my style's techniques was: "How will my energy best be utilised?"
It is for this reason that the techniques of Wenhsiuquan do come from different styles, but at the same time also belong together. The one easily flow from the other and any one of them can be launched from a fighting stance.
Another important element all these techniques share is that jing is easily channelled through them. This means amongst that the minimum amount of effort is used to hit as hard as possible- and to move as quickly as possible.
Train hard. :)
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Martial art sports that use percussive techniques will always have punches to the face. Many participants believe that punching an opponent in the face will give them the advantage they need.
Fact is, however, that the head is a smaller target and easy to get out of harm's way. The amount of body movement necessary to evade a face punch is much less than that needed to move an entire body.
One of the advantages of ducking and slipping is that you stay within range for counterattack while being out of danger for that moment.
For advice on how to perform ducking and slipping techniques you are welcome to email me at email@example.com.