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MARTIAL ARTS EFFECTIVENESS

To analyze martial arts effectiveness, first one must define whether it is important to be effective for participation in a sport as in tournaments or ring fighting or for self-defense. WingTsun™ is practiced as a self-defense system while offering a mental training that directs a student to the simplest solution in an encounter and improved overall confidence. Complex procedures have the effect of possibly failing in a real situation.

In a self-defense class, if you are taught to dissolve an arm grab by circling your arm in a clock wise direction for the right arm grab, are you really going to remember, in a panic situation, which arm grab requires clock-wise or counter-clock wise rotation? The WingTsun concept is to simply hit / kick your attacker. Complex procedures are time-consuming. Time is a critical element in all self-defense.

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MARTIAL SPORT OR MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES IN PHOENIX AZ

Martial Sport or Martial Arts Classes in Phoenix AZ

Among martial arts classes in Phoenix AZ, where does Wing Tsun Arizona fit in to the picture? In today’s world of martial arts, the view of what a martial art actually is has been blurred with the advent of new kinds of martial sports.  The phrase “martial sport” is itself a new word.  Many of the events involving these martial sports are quite brutal which gives the arts being shown an aura of effectiveness.  The public can now see what the effect is of a well-placed punch, kick or choke.

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MARTIAL ARTS FOR SELF DEFENSE

Martial Arts for Self Defense

Nearly all instructors say that their schools offer martial arts for self defense. It is usually in their list of activities and benefits but the inevitable emphasis and the way they remain a large scale business is to offer martial arts for competition, that is, for tournaments. Competition and martial arts together certainly offer character-building elements similar to other sports.

Martial arts for self defense such as Wing Tsun really do specialize in the idea of real time self defense abilities. Offered correctly, martial arts for self defense can be a fantastic way to gain confidence and at the same time, gaining coordination and overcoming fears. This is what motivates this writer – offering this kind of confidence to a student.

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BEST SELF DEFENSE MARTIAL ART

Best Self Defense Martial Art

One perspective is that the best self defense martial art is probably the one you are taking right now. This is because if you are currently learning something that bills itself as a self defense martial art and if you stop now and start over to learn a new set of reflexes it delays your ultimate goal of gaining self-defense skill. Self-defense is more than a set of techniques that you drill over and over. It is an attitude that you should be able to turn on and turn off and use instantly if the need arises.

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Wing Tsun Tools

Wing Tsun Tools

Wing Tsun tools are just the hand formations and methods one can draw from for self-defense. The general public may think that Wing Tsun (or Wing Chun) has fewer tools with which to defend compared with other systems which sometimes try to include every technique known from other martial arts systems in the hope that it will make their martial art school’s teachings better or more complete. However each tool in Wing Tsun has many uses. The idea that Wing Tsun (or Wing Chun) is limited to chain punching or limited to chi sau exercises is a false idea fueled by the mutual fascination of the public and the media in the most visually unique aspects of Wing Tsun, namely the sticky hands and the wooden dummy.

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Street Tactics in Street Clothes

 

Street Tactics and Street Clothes

We presented a special topics class today in Wing Tsun Concepts called ‘Street Tactics in Street Clothes.’ For that we took to the streets. Actually we held the class at Clark Park, Tempe. Real self-defense on the street requires more than technical skills. It requires some knowledge of the psychological aspects of avoiding the fight and what to do if it becomes inevitable. There is a psychological and physical difference between an experience training in the martial arts gymnasium and wearing street clothes in an everyday environment.

-Sifu Keith Sonnenberg

www.wingtsunaz.com

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Little things add up to plenty

 

Little things add up to plenty

Speaking as a Wing Tsun Self Defense instructor, in Wing Tsun, little things add up to plenty. The Leung Ting WingTsun® system works on skills, which is a difference from some performance-oriented martial arts wherein the goal is to look good. When working on skills, we teach the way things function for maximum results in a self defense situation. In the process of doing this, the student learns the way the body works and how to self-train at home between classes for self defense application.

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A Counter For Every Move

 

A Counter for Every Move

For every technique that Wing Tsun has, there is a Wing Tsun counter-technique. Of course Wing Tsun also has counter techniques for non-Wing Tsun techniques. The style does not matter – only the energy and the trajectory. No matter how fast or how sudden and deceptive, the counter to the technique exists, tailor made to the energy of the attack because of ‘sticky hands.’ Responses to close range attacks are triggered by pressure against our arms or legs by touch (not by sight) so that the defense is in real time. Wing Tsun trainees learn to yield to the pressure like a spring and when the pressure is relieved, the spring returns in another form. Tan sau becomes bong sau which becomes man sau which becomes jut sau, etc.

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wing tsun is ambidextrous
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Wing Tsun is Ambidextrous

Wing Tsun is Ambidextrous

 Wing Tsun is Ambidextrous or rather a student learns to use both hands well with Wing Tsun hand techniques through the training. The martial art of Wing Tsun starts with a series of movements which has 108 points called the “Little Idea Form.’ The form gives life to the concepts which are just a starting point for further development of the student’s capabilities.

Wing Tsun is a self-defense system and therefore takes into account that one never knows what situation will be encountered in an effort to defend oneself. Your attacker does not care if you are ‘right-handed’ or ‘left-handed’ for example.

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How to deal with weapon attacks

 

How to deal with weapon attacks

The most feared types of assaults are those that involve weapons. It appears that there is no way to protect oneself against the blade, the bullet or the bludgeon.

Indeed, these attacks are potentially lethal. In fact, the intent of such an attack should be regarded as intent to kill and therefore you, the defender should take any action possible to defend your life.

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