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June 2016

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fistofnathan in wing_chun

Wing Chun in Full Contact

Hello all,

Has anyone experienced or knew of Wing Chun training in full contact events? If so what is your opinion on it and any such advice you might have? How did would you (or have you/others) worked your Wing Chun to the event?

Beyond the obvious lack of finger jabs to the eyes and attacks to the throat, I feel that something Wing Chun can use in almost any type of full contact sporting would be the close-range sticking and manipulation of arms/balance. I've had great success with this facet most of all when I would open spar others at various degrees of intensity. That is the one thing I have not see other styles utilize, thus my partners always note and respect this ability after they witness and/or experience it.

I have a Sanshou Leitai event coming up in May. Beyond conditioning and getting "fighting fit", anyone have any words to share?


Hi mate,
Best thing I'd do for starteers is to get some sparring time in under their rules.
I don't know much about san shou myself, it looks like kickboxing with some takedowns thrown in, is that right? I've done a bit of training with people from a boxing background. It made me realise just how important distancing and footwork is. Especially given that to dominate using our techniques and to strike when facing front on you need to be in close and driving forward. If you can't catch the guy, or if you're aiming for the wrong distance, its very hard to achieve this.
Throwing kicking and takedowns into the mix as well will make for a very interesting match!
Best of luck mate!
Please do post back afterwards and let us know how it when and any observations/lessons that you have from the experience!