Does Your Wing Chun Punch Stink?
When you first begin your training in Wing Chun, one of the first things you are instructed on is the correct method to throw a straight punch.
I can freely agree that at first glance, the punch does not appear to be that menacing. It’s possible that you’ll overhear some “hardcore” fighters making derogatory comments about the Wing Chun punch.
I believe that the disconnection occurs because the individual throwing the punch is either excessively tense or does not know how to connect the body correctly when they are throwing the punch. Both of these factors contribute to the disconnection.
Sifu Phu often likes to explain the effectiveness of a good Wing Chun punch by comparing it to stabbing someone with a needle or a knife. Ask anyone who has been on the receiving end of a proper straight punch, as they will confirm that it is rather excruciating.
In order to accurately evaluate your development, you must require a training partner. If you punch someone effectively, they will feel it for a long time afterward—possibly even hours.
Sifu Todd does a great job at explaining how the Wing Chun punch should feel as well as how it shouldn’t feel.
Related Wing Chun Punch Questions
Are Wing Chun punches effective?
This inquiry was posed at a forum that I visited online. It seems like a stupid question to me because when executed properly, every punch may be considered successful. Although we do make use of wing chun punch, we do not use it in the way that is customarily expected of it.
That is to say that our primary concentration is on driving the top two knuckles, followed by the bottom three knuckles. The reason for this is that we discovered that using our Ngo Dac Na Piston piston punch was more effective than using the method described above. In practice, we only drive the top two knuckles because the bottom three knuckles are more fragile.
Training Tip: When practicing punches it’s not about hitting harder it’s about it correctly
How powerful is a Wing Chun punch?
I have been on the receiving end of precisely linked Wing Chun blows more than once. Internal punches, rather than their external counterparts, are the primary focus of our Wing Chun training. If performed correctly, they can completely halt the progress of an adversary.
The idea that a hook punch is more powerful than a Wing Chun punch is one of the most common misconceptions I come across while I’m online. To respond to the person who claimed they have never been struck by a solid straight punch in the past, I will state the following.
Wing Chun Punches Suck!
Therefore, if there is one thing that has circulated on the internet, it is the notion that Wing Chun punches are utterly repulsive and should be avoided at all costs. This way of thinking, which is held by a large number of people, is, unfortunately, an incorrect way of thinking.
It’s attitudes like the one I discovered online, where the guy couldn’t stop ranting about how terrible Wing Chun is. And how many other types of martial arts have combat systems that are superior? Because of this, it might be challenging to locate qualified instructors of martial arts in general.
People tend to criticize things that are beyond their comprehension out of a sense of pride and vanity. Or, and this is much more probable, they are doing it because they are trying to earn money, and rather than attempting to impress a potential student with their expertise, they are attempting to convince them that what they are teaching is superior to what everyone else teaches.
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