Try Our Kung Fu Lessons Online Free first. Generally speaking when a person decides they want to train in something like Kung Fu or any martial art for that matter. They will do what comes naturally to them. We call this a reaction. A response is something you train and it becomes a habit over time.
Which one do you think is better to use?
If you guessed it’s better to use a reaction rather than a response you would be wrong.
You won’t need to worry about perfecting your technique in this kung fu lesson. The goal of the lesson is to focus on producing responses rather than producing reactions.
What exactly do I mean when I say that you should focus on creating responses rather than reactions? The behavior or reaction I’m referring to here is known as flinching… For example, when someone is going to punch you, or when you are chasing someone’s hands rather than responding according to your training.
A reaction is something that, in its most fundamental form, is something that you probably already do naturally. When practicing martial arts, it is best to replace natural responses with those that have been trained.
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The footage used for the introduction of this video was taken from a different video that I had shot with Jamie. Be on the lookout; she plans to show you more of that video later this week, so keep an eye out for it.
To do this exercise properly, the person who is practicing turning their reaction into a response needs to be able to cycle punch and block with a Tan Sao block.
You can refer to the Wing Chun lessons inside Enter Shaolin’s training portal to learn more about the Tan Sao.
The person who is faking the punch should throw their punches in random intervals, so the person practicing does not get caught in a pattern.
The Difference Between Response and Reaction
If you’ve ever felt triggered or overreacted by something, then you’ve probably heard the phrase, “response vs reaction.”
This is an important distinction to make, as the former involves an automatic, almost reflexive response to the situation at hand.
A response, by contrast, is deliberate, based on reasoning and thought, and aims to produce the desired outcome.
While reaction can be a useful way to cope with a stressful situation, the response is the preferred choice in many instances.
Responses are less reactive, but they can be more direct and aggressive. They also don’t have the concept of long-term consequences.
When used incorrectly, responses can actually lead to regret or guilt. They can also take the wind out of a situation, whereas responses create a calm environment that allows the other party to respond to the situation without too much hassle. Although they are both valid, not all responses are the best options.
Learning to respond without reacting requires practice. The process of recognizing when to react and when to respond is an ongoing one.
Practicing being present and conscious of the context will help you determine which choice to make. You will feel more in control and show greater strength and compassion in the process.
This may sound easy, but it’s hard. Practicing being present is the key to learning response without reaction. When you’re aware of the situation and the space between the trigger and your response, you’ll be more likely to make the best choice.
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Marcus Johnson says
Enjoyed this training video! You guys explain and demonstrate the purpose of the training very well. It is appreciated!
Larry Rivera says
Your welcome! 🙂
Hi ! I would like to know what’s the real combat stance of Wing Chun. Because the “Yee Gee Kim Yeung Ma” or Goat stance is only meant for people like me who are learning which is only meant to be used for the first form? Please what is the real combat stance? Thanks !
Larry Rivera says
There isn’t just one fighting stance. This is because from moment to moment the energy changes. Before there is contact with your opponent any stance is a good stance. We tend to stand in a 90/10 stance also known as a front stance and cat stance.
we have done this many times, and every time we release the hand we fall in the same situation, a very interesting idea to train responses. thanks sifu phu, sifu larry & madam jaime, Godblessyou always!
Jamie Pelaez says
Thank you so much Zapp, we are happy you enjoyed this quick training tip. God bless you too! 🙂
wilbur c says
Thank you Larry and Jamie for your heartfelt training!
Larry Rivera says
You’re welcome! We have more lessons to put out. This up coming year we plan on shooting more film.
David D says
Train the brain. WHAT DO COWS DRINK?
Sifu Phu Ngo says
AJAY C SHAH says
Wing Chung teaches once they fall to the ground, go totally bezerk with chain punches. So definitely, not for the faint of heart.
The Stand Up part is scientific, and the post-science part on the ground you just let go of your anger with a can of fruity whoop-ass.
Sifu Phu Ngo says
Hey Ajay, it is impossible to do chain punches once a grappler gets you on the ground. He will be way too close for the strike to be effective if you can do it at all. Forearms and elbows are best at close quarters to grappling range.