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Old 10-28-2007, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok. I'm new here but i have been reading posts for a month or so. Well. I am 15 years old 5f 7 and i weigh 170 lbs. I have almost none experience in any material arts and the only fights i have been in was friendly ones where we basicly just wrestle or push eachother around.
But i often get threats out in the city by punks showing off in front of their friends. I just talk my way out of it to prevent me getting beaten up.
Well. Last time i was out drinking in the city with some friends at my age and someone at the age of 17. Then these guys walk over to me and two of my friends. They were 10 or so, and ask us if we told his sister to go home to her mother. It was real bullshit since we haven't said anything. So i take the word for my friends since i am the only one ready to stand up if a fight comes up. He talks about why people shouldn't bother him as usual, really playing with his muscles in front of his friends. Then after i leave with 8 of my pals becouse they started yelling at one of my friends that he's brother was a rat. After that we just ran around in the city and they sent a car after us with some big 18 year old guys. Nothing really happened, so it's all good.
Well. I have spoken with a guy about Wing Chun and i have read a little on the internet about it. But i would like to know if it is good enough if i come up in a fight against multiple bigger guys. I just wanna take them down fast so i can escape without them following me. Also if you think another material art is good for me i would like to know. Thx.
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Gimp

You can't just take up any fighting style, and expect to go out and beat the world. I forget, but I think Wing Chun is the Chinese art, where you block their attack, simotaneouslu hitting at the same time? Wing Chun is an advanced style. If you want quicker results, join the wrestling team or a boxing gym.
Although Wing Chun would be a great style to learn, you can't be a one dimensional fighter. Incorporate wing chun into your boxing, wrestling, and everything else. Just train, and train hard. Train your mind and body to win, not to get stronger or faster.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well at least i just wanna defend myself from gangs and i heard Wing Chun was a quick way to learn alot of tecniques. Well BTW i both heard that Wing Chun and Wing Tsun is the samen and that Wing Tsun is a fake assmaster version of Wing Chun. Is there any difference? Wiki says it just the name.
Also.. You now say wrestling and boxing. Wrestling is pretty much on the ground right? And you also learn to hit at Wing Chun so why should i take them?
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well at least i just wanna defend myself from gangs and i heard Wing Chun was a quick way to learn alot of tecniques. Well BTW i both heard that Wing Chun and Wing Tsun is the samen and that Wing Tsun is a fake assmaster version of Wing Chun. Is there any difference? Wiki says it just the name.
Also.. You now say wrestling and boxing. Wrestling is pretty much on the ground right? And you also learn to hit at Wing Chun so why should i take them?
its because most fights end up on the ground. My 3 years of high school wrestling made it so I can either get out of a tangle on the ground, or choke someone out on the ground. Wing Chun doesn't teach you what to do for ground fighting.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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if you wanna learn wing-chun, great

-check out the gym and if you like the way they teach all the better

-its better to be a master of one rather then a jack of all
--learning lots of techniques wont save you, being the master of a select few will

-yea the wrestling team would be a great supplement to your training - but expect to get pushed hard, and im talking harder then in most if not all other school sports.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Also from what I know about it, the limitations of wing chun are not how fast you learn the material, it's the development in reaction time. Wing Chun is what I call close-close combat and has a fairly high risk factor if you don't have pretty developed skills in it. Also against multiple opponents, I doubt it. People don't just fly out or writhe in pain after one counter attack like in the movies so you can go on to the next person to fight. Plus mostly group deterrence tactics require that have good distance between them and are able to use you're environment to encounter one at a time effectively if need be, but at the same time, you'll probably get taken to the ground and be stomped.

Alot of instances where I've personally witnessed groups of attackers, their first objective is to immobilize you and take you to the ground. As said by Juno and jwlee, wrestling will help if they haven't a clue about ground fighting, and allow you to escape. But in short, unless you got dynamite power in your punches, wing chun is usually one on one and requires LOTS of practice.
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Sorry, but I gotta say it

WHoever endorses Wing Chun as an effective style or even takes it seriously is a faggot.

I did 1.5 years of Wing Chun. Garbage. Most people who do Wing Chun think they're street fighting masters and claim that they're too dangerous for the ring. You don't learn SHIT. You learn all-speed-no-power punches, no kicks, no footwork, no groundwork. What makes it so effective on the street after that? Nobody's gonna be impressed with your handspeed if you do no damage.

Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, BJJ and similar styles. Just keep it simple. I'd even endorse TKD before I endorsed WIng Chun.
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Thx for all the answers.. I was asking here becouse i heard people talk about how good it where and stuff so i wanted to hear how good it really was. I see my self pretty good at giving some hits but when it comes to wrestling even little guys take me down. I might should try out some wrestling. Well what would you recommend for the standing-up work? I would both like legwork and multiple attackers.
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Boxing and learn to kick properly

You don't even need to train full out MT
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Thx for all the answers.. I was asking here becouse i heard people talk about how good it where and stuff so i wanted to hear how good it really was. I see my self pretty good at giving some hits but when it comes to wrestling even little guys take me down. I might should try out some wrestling. Well what would you recommend for the standing-up work? I would both like legwork and multiple attackers.
wing chun is fast strikes yes? Then ideally if someone were to try and grapple with you, your fast strikes would be able to disable their lunging or whatever they try to do to bring you to the ground.

well... ideally.
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