Wing Chun & Jiu-Jitsu Melbourne
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) is unquestionably the best martial art to learn to defend yourself if the fight goes to the ground. On the feet, there are many to choose between. It is important to acknowledge that all martial arts are to some degree flawed in one respect or another. For instance, particular techniques might be unrealistic or inapplicable in the street. All martial arts cover some self-defence situations well, but not others. For example, Wing Chun Kung Fu doesn’t adequately address how to escape from common headlocks, whereas Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) deals with many different headlock situations on the feet and on the ground. Then again, when there is an overlap in other areas between these two martial arts, some exponents prefer the Wing Chun techniques and find them easier to learn as well as execute. For instance, not all self-defence situations are best dealt with using grappling techniques. It is essential to learn how to strike your opponent if that is what is needed to save your life.
Connor, Chloe & Mansoor’s Level 1 Wing Chun Kung Fu grading.
Pressure-testing of techniques is employed to teach students how best to apply the techniques they have learnt. A cooperative opponent is used initially. Once it is appropriate, a fully resistant opponent is used. Sparring to pressure-test skills and develop adaptability is essential. Martial artists only fully realise their potential in a contested situation. Pressure-testing and sparring reveals why techniques need to be practised time and time again, then further refined so that they can be implemented properly and powerfully at a moment’s notice. Nothing is more important for morale than having confidence in the arsenal of techniques that we, as martial artists, possess when confronted by unavoidable conflict.
Students are encouraged to question the efficacy of all techniques taught at Wing Chun & Jiu-Jitsu Melbourne. Declan is happy to accommodate pressure-testing on himself for those who doubt the efficacy of the techniques being taught. It is best that students test themselves using their instructor or a senior student nominated by him — in other words, someone who is proficient in technique and able to adapt to random attacks as a result of years of training and experience in sparring and fighting. This allows the student to exhaust their energies and extinguish their doubts without risk of injury.
Children’s first Jiu-Jitsu grading.
Wing Chun Continuous Sparring Club Championships 2022.
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