Wing Chun and Boxing
Wing Chun and Boxing – Wing Chun is perfect when you want to fight up close and personal with your attacker. Close quarter fighting allows you to make the most out of your short range tools, such as your elbows, palms, head butts, shoulder barges, etc. and for head control take downs.
Now, take a couple of steps back out into punching range and then Boxing is an absolute invaluable tool. Boxing along with it’s footwork is essential for allowing you to evade incoming attacks, add counter attacks and for learning to manoeuvre around your opponent with ease. So each week in class I will add new Boxing defence, attacks & footwork into the lesson.
Don’t get me wrong… we don’t learn Boxing to replace Wing Chun, we learn Boxing so we can use our Wing Chun more effectively. The end goal is to close down the range between yourself and your attacker and then use Wing Chun to finish any altercation as quickly as possible. Using lead Boxing Techniques along with Wing Chun low kicks is a great way to bridge the gap to your opponent.
This goes against Self Defence?
Some will say, “if you’re not in hitting range and a would be attacker is not closing the gap to hurt you, simply turn around and walk away!”… and they’d be totally right! But… “what if” for example – you are cornered by the would be attacker and you know in about a minutes time 2 of the attackers friends are going to join him. It’s better you know how to bridge the gap quickly and take him out so you can escape.. rather than trying to deal with a 3 on 1 scenario later on.
Here are the basic techniques (Jab, Cross & Hook) as demonstrated by Corney – Just in case I missed any of the finer details in class 🙂
Basic Jab – you can read more about the jab here – The Jab
Jab, Cross – you can read more about the cross here – The Cross