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Posts tagged martial arts

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stepnsteph:

kungfupunk:

I love me some Wing Chun.
Haven’t played Chi Sao in ages.

In our training we study Wing Chun and Hung Gar in connection with each other as both are complimentary and conflicting. A straight punch will beat a hooked strike yet a curved strike can overcome a straight attack.

If you’re viewing this on my theme then you’ll need to click the little left or right arrows next to the images. Anyway, this is a great series of gifs!

Wing Chun is hypnotizing.  I really need to find a way to study it soon.

(Source: gutsanduppercuts)

Made a decision on stance-power side forward, weight 50-50, arms just below shoulder level. RIGHT HANDED: Left arm bent 90 degrees at elbow, 45 degrees up (from parallel to ground), elbow kept close to ribs.  Right arm bent 120 degrees at elbow, palm facing out, humerus nearly parallel to floor.

I’ve chosen this stance because it offers a lot of adaptability.  It’s easy to transition to from a RBSD fence, and it’s a comfortable stance (for me at least) that offers serious defensive possibilities.  I’m relying heavily on my fencing experience here with the power side forward, but fortune favors the bold (and it worked for Bruce, didn’t it?).

Any input is always greatly appreciated!

Thanks guys!

J. O. Combative System

So first post for the combat system-hand positioning.

I’ve given a lot of consideration as to how I want to set up the hand positioning, and I’ve settled on a bit of a hybrid grip from everything I’ve studied.  For lack of a better term, I’m calling it “Pistol Hand”.

It allows for quick transitions to multiple grips, as explained in the captions.

I’m open to any and all input, especially because I don’t have too much training in Mantis, so I may be using it incorrectly.  Please leave any input/comments/criticism in my ask box

So I’ve decided on a way to try and keep myself from going totally insane while I put my social life on hiatus.

I’m going to start to compile everything I’ve learned from my martial art training and develop my own “Jeet Kune Do”.  For those of you who don’t fully understand the concept of JKD, it is not one set martial art and more specifically not the specific mix Bruce Lee developed.  Jeet Kune Do is a philosophy and a lifestyle.  As he said:

Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.

That’s the mentality I plan to bring to my Jeet Kune Do.  So far, I plan to incorporate as much of what I’ve learned as I can.  So far, I have quite a bit to pick from:

  • Muay Thai
  • Arnis
  • Krav Maga
  • Boxing
  • Capoeira
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Judo
  • Fencing

While I have by no means mastered any of these arts, I have trained and educated myself on enough of them to develop something that works for me.  And I already have begun. I just haven’t written it down.  I’ve brought a bit of different flavors to each of the different arts I’ve studied, and look forward to melting everything together.  It may be a bit rough around the edges to start, but I’m hoping that, down the road when I’m an old man, I can pass this on and begin to teach students.

Here’s what I’d like to accomplish with it:

  • Effective street defense
  • MMA applications (competitive)
  • Mostly empty hand, some knife work, some stick work (most likely rattan)
  • Adaptability. I want to keep it constantly evolving.

This is a serious question to my followers who train martial arts (I know there are a few and Blair-I’m hoping you’ll be interested in this as well)-does anyone want to contribute to this?  I’m looking for anything-feedback, ideas, insight, philosophy, (if you live close enough) sparring partners? If you’re interested in helping in ANY way whatsoever, please send me an ask or contact me outside Tumblr (if we’re close enough that you have my cell/email/skype/facebook/whatever).  That’s all for now, I suppose. Thanks for reading, guys!

I’m convinced the only reason Donnie Yen was chosen for this movie was because Bruce Lee was dead.  But just imagine the two sparring.

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I’m convinced the only reason Donnie Yen was chosen for this movie was because Bruce Lee was dead.  But just imagine the two sparring.

(Source: thepks)

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Hardcore Parkour. Michael gets it.

kickstarter:

Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, subject of the Kickstarter-funded documentary T.Rex, just won an Olympic gold medal. That’s incredible! (Also: Our entire staff was watching. Won’t lie, more than one of us teared up.)

17 years old. She’s a junior in high school. And, more importantly, the first ever female olympic boxing champ.  Think about that. At 17 years old, this girl is the best female boxer in the world. And she can’t even drive past midnight yet. Unbelievable achievement. Congratulations, Claressa. You earned that gold medal with every punch you threw.

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kickstarter:

Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, subject of the Kickstarter-funded documentary T.Rex, just won an Olympic gold medal. That’s incredible! (Also: Our entire staff was watching. Won’t lie, more than one of us teared up.)

17 years old. She’s a junior in high school. And, more importantly, the first ever female olympic boxing champ.  Think about that. At 17 years old, this girl is the best female boxer in the world. And she can’t even drive past midnight yet. Unbelievable achievement. Congratulations, Claressa. You earned that gold medal with every punch you threw.

Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do

Hands down-best kickboxing match I’ve ever seen.

citywingtsun:

The G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) Anderson Silva training on the Wing Tsun wooden dummy.  How cool is this?

O____O Spider practices Wing Chun?

Reblogged from namalam

citywingtsun:

The G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) Anderson Silva training on the Wing Tsun wooden dummy.  How cool is this?

O____O Spider practices Wing Chun?

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