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#154809 - 07/16/07 06:18 PM Re: Wooden Dummy Training [Re: ShikataGaNai]
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"I'd be willing to bet if the Shaolin Monks had a Bowflex back in the day, they'd use it "


I really disagree. Several monks are world class travelers and you don't see them adding a bowflex to their training regime. There's nothing wrong with forearm training on a wooden dummy. I study choy li fut and the primary purpose of the dummy is for conditioning. I know in other gung fu systems they use it differently. Their is no set way to use one. It's just a training aid. The nice thing about a dummy is that it allows you to use more force than your partner would be willing to accept.

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#154810 - 07/17/07 12:25 AM Re: Wooden Dummy Training [Re: pathfinder7195]
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What, you don't think they did knuckle pushups on wood and hit rocks and stuff for any other reason besides that there wasn't better equipment? I've also been told by a monk (albeit a Buddhist monk) that most Shaolin kung fu practitioners stopped training after age 25 because their joints couldn't take any more (sounds kinda like old school MT, no?)
And not to seem disrespectful, but aren't the 'shaolin' monks of today basically just a 'blue man' style dog and pony show of CMA?
Not that I really care what anyone does to condition themselves - I just really want to continue training past my centenial birthday

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#154811 - 07/17/07 01:25 PM Re: Wooden Dummy Training [Re: ShikataGaNai]
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I agree to work out with weights and current machines. But conditioning yourself in different ways is helpful, and as long as you dont injure yourself down the road it will help out. You dont see any things on machines that help wrists or fingers. Plus you also practice technique using something like the wooden dummy.

I think you should use old methods and current methods to work out. Old methods for technique and conditioning, and current methods for strength and muscle.

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#154812 - 07/25/07 08:41 PM Re: Wooden Dummy Training [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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If you beat on the wooden dummy who is the bigger dummy?
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#154813 - 07/25/07 09:34 PM Re: Wooden Dummy Training [Re: futsaowingchun]
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I know that was supposed to be a "smart" joke, but you can do better than that.

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#154814 - 07/29/07 01:36 PM Re: Wooden Dummy Training [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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I use wooden dummies to practice trapping... as I thought was what they were for. The only bones I really conditions are my shins, and I use trees for that as I lack a bag of any sort.
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#154815 - 08/02/07 07:41 PM Re: Wooden Dummy Training [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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I know that was supposed to be a "smart" joke, but you can do better than that.




Sorry, could not resist... In W.C.K the dummy is used as was stated before to train angles and to learn how to use foot work.Of course you can hit the dummy hard but since W.C. block don't use forse agaist forse why bother to train incorrectly.A hard bridge is not needed but other style like Choy Li Fut they it's needed so it really depends on a particular style.
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#154816 - 08/02/07 09:02 PM Re: Wooden Dummy Training [Re: futsaowingchun]
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Yeah that is a good point, cant argue there. Your right it does depend on the style on how you practice using the wooden dummy. I think it can help for any style in my opinion.

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