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#146702 - 05/19/05 08:36 PM Wing Chun vs. Hung gar?
DrAgOnPuNcH Offline
Newbie

Registered: 05/19/05
Posts: 18
Loc: Staten Island aka Shaolin, NYC
Here's the deal....I have been looking into each of these styles. Correct me if I am wrong, but here is wut I gathered.

wing chun...quikly learned (compared to other stlyes), focuses on in-fighting very close range (very fast cycling punches, elbows, more or less charging at the opponent), sticking hands, it is meant for people of small stature

hung gar...a more complete style compared to wing chun involving more kicks, beautiful forms and it takes much longer to master..

I am trying to find out which style would suit me...
I am 5'4", could prob dedicate 2 days a week to train (off days lift weights) and am looking for a style that is effective in a street confrontation

Any suggestions?

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#146703 - 05/19/05 09:50 PM Re: Wing Chun vs. Hung gar? [Re: DrAgOnPuNcH]
Strider_Hanzo Offline
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Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 150
Loc: Norwalk, CA 90650
Well i haven't studied either of them but from what you tell me the logical choice would be Wing Chun. You said you can only dedicate 2 days a weeks to studying and you want it to be street effective? I assume most people want to learn how to defend themselevs quick and if you take Hung Gar and only practice 2 days a week then you're going to progress slower than practicing Wing Chun. I'm just saying out of logic and not based off of actual technique knowledge.... Hopefully someone with more experience can give a better response? Good luck.
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#146704 - 05/20/05 12:15 AM Re: Wing Chun vs. Hung gar? [Re: DrAgOnPuNcH]
ButterflyPalm Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
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In the old days, a master will teach or rather get a student to concentrate more on certain animal forms depending on the physical make-up of a particular student. A short, well-built student will be made to do more tiger / dragon; tall, long-limbs, perhaps leopard, crane, snake.

Just that the syllabus is so large that one need to find the short range forms hidden somewhere. In the old days a student started at age 6-7 and needed to reach his late teens to early twenties to complete it. Its not practical these days with two nights a week.

Perhaps in your case, wing chun would best suit your needs.

However if traditional weapons is of interest to you, then Hung gar has one of the largest arsenal anywhere.

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#146705 - 05/20/05 07:36 AM Re: Wing Chun vs. Hung gar? [Re: ButterflyPalm]
Rumble Offline
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Registered: 05/20/05
Posts: 92
Alot of people think that wingchun is easily learned because of its effectiveness in a real street fight even from begginer practioners of this art. Its not true its just as hard as mastering any other art like shaolin gung fu,hung gar etc. but is more effective in real life situations. But of course not to offend anyone this is just my opinion.
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#146706 - 05/20/05 11:10 AM Re: Wing Chun vs. Hung gar? [Re: DrAgOnPuNcH]
MattJ Offline
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I have not studied WC per se, but have practiced chi sao (sticky hands) extensively for nearly 20 years. I have found it a very valuable addition to my in-fighting repetoire.
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#146707 - 05/20/05 05:28 PM Re: Wing Chun vs. Hung gar? [Re: DrAgOnPuNcH]
Inuyasha Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 533
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Quote:

Here's the deal....I have been looking into each of these styles. Correct me if I am wrong, but here is wut I gathered.

wing chun...quikly learned (compared to other stlyes), focuses on in-fighting very close range (very fast cycling punches, elbows, more or less charging at the opponent), sticking hands, it is meant for people of small stature

hung gar...a more complete style compared to wing chun involving more kicks, beautiful forms and it takes much longer to master..

I am trying to find out which style would suit me...
I am 5'4", could prob dedicate 2 days a week to train (off days lift weights) and am looking for a style that is effective in a street confrontation

Any suggestions?


Well Why don't you just go what you feel is better for you, also remember look outside of the box
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#146708 - 05/21/05 12:17 AM Re: Wing Chun vs. Hung gar? [Re: Strider_Hanzo]
darinme Offline
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Registered: 05/21/05
Posts: 2
I have friends that have studied both. Both like what they learned. Chi Sao (sp?) was a favorite of two friends that studied Wing Chun. My friend whom studied Hung Gar was a bit jaded that it is THE supreme art; however he is well focused and enjoyed the connection with a firm base to the earth.

Aksing which style to learn is like asking which tea to drink; each person has his or her own taste and many teas benefit many people.

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#146709 - 05/21/05 07:40 PM Re: Wing Chun vs. Hung gar? [Re: DrAgOnPuNcH]
DrAgOnPuNcH Offline
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Registered: 05/19/05
Posts: 18
Loc: Staten Island aka Shaolin, NYC
Thanks for the input guys....

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#146710 - 05/23/05 02:23 PM Re: Wing Chun vs. Hung gar? [Re: DrAgOnPuNcH]
monji112000 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 177
I can't just make a simply back and white answer.
How old are you?
What are the schools like? What lineage are they from?
What do they say they focus on? What do classes look like?
2 days a week isn't enough for real training. I would suggest 3 hours a day.. JMO
I have studied both WC and HG... WC isn't for most people.
What are you looking for in a MA?

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#146711 - 05/23/05 08:27 PM Re: Wing Chun vs. Hung gar? [Re: DrAgOnPuNcH]
BaguaMonk Offline
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Registered: 12/18/04
Posts: 404
Loc: DALLAS TX BABY
I would take hung gar, but it depends on which school is actually better. In my opinion, I think Hung Gar has alot more long time benefits. While you might say WC is more fight oriented, it is too calculated, too precise, and too restrictive in its fighting aspects. I prefer hung gar, especially with its powerful chi gong, and conditioning. You never see true hung gar practicioners who aren't physically fit.
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