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Best Takedown Techniques for Wing Chun

Can you do takedowns in Wing Chun? Well, here are 2 of the best takedowns that can easily be added to your Wing Chun or Chi Sao training. We use them in our regular San Da (San Shou Kickboxing) classes run at the London Wing Chun Academy, but they can easily be used with a range of Wing Chun techniques in sparring, Chi Sao, or even in Self Defence. The technique simply relies on leverage to knock your opponent or attacker to the ground. Watch our video below to see how easy it is to pull off.  

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Best Takedown Techniques for Wing Chun

5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads

New students to any martial art, especially beginners in Wing Chun should punch focus pads as part of their self defence training. However, there are 5 common mistakes often made by beginners at the London Wing Chun Academy. Here is everything a beginner at our gym needs to know to improve their punching power, accuracy and timing in our classes.

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5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads | The London Wing Chun Academy

How to Fight Someone Stronger When Pushed Against a Wall

Being pushed against a wall is difficult enough to deal with, but worse when your attacker is stronger than you and intent on punching you in the face. This week’s video discusses the best self defence tactics when you are pushed against a wall.

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How to Fight Someone Stronger When Pushed Against a Wall

Wing Chun Illustrated Issue 25 | Mark Phillips Front Cover

Wing Chun Illustrated is the world’s only magazine dedicated to Wing Chun regardless of lineage making it an unbiased peer credited publication and a leading voice of the Wing Chun community. The magazine features articles by and about the world’s greatest exponents of the art. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that our head Instructor Dr Mark Phillips is being featured on the front cover of issue 25 (which is currently on sale).

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Wing Chun Illustrated Issue 25

Is Wing Chun Chi Sao Useful for Self Defence?

While the concept of sensitivity training is not unique within the various martial arts, the form and complexity that it takes in Wing Chun is unique. Known as Chi Sao, this exercise distinguishes Wing Chun from Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and even other forms of Kung Fu. Here are some simple questions and answers that will help you understand why Chi Sao training in Wing Chun is considered important.

 

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