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#295002 - 11/08/06 03:11 AM Re: Hung Gar Kuen [Re: Victor Smith]
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I want to start practicing a striking art and was thinking of doing hung gar you guys recommend it? muay thai also caught my eye but im not sure wich to pick...

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#295003 - 11/08/06 06:51 AM Re: Hung Gar Kuen [Re: dre9292]
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You are the only one that can answer which is better. Go try them both out and see which you like more.
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#295004 - 11/08/06 08:54 AM Re: Hung Gar Kuen [Re: dre9292]
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It depends on what you are looking for.

Fast foods with lots of chilly / tomato sauce and a fizzy coke and its over in 15 mins., or a slow 2 hrs. sit down dinner with a smoked salmon/salad starter, a bleeding T-Bone for main and a black forest for dessert with coffee.

In the former, you will eventually ask yourself, is this all there is to it, or is there more to it.

In the latter, you will tell yourself, yeah, it was slow, it took the better part of the night, but man, what a meal.
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#295005 - 11/08/06 11:13 AM Re: Hung Gar Kuen [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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hehe nice metaphor . yeah I'm going to check both out to see whats best for me, thanks for the advice

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#295006 - 11/10/06 10:00 PM Re: Hung Gar Kuen [Re: dre9292]
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I want to start practicing a striking art and was thinking of doing hung gar you guys recommend it? muay thai also caught my eye but im not sure wich to pick...



Hung-Ga has a steep learning curve in the begining. There is a method to the madness.

Both are good styles, choose the one that fits you the best.

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#295007 - 11/11/06 01:26 PM Re: Hung Gar Kuen [Re: HG1]
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yeah I just started hung gar a couple of days ago, its preety cool. I still have to work on those crazy flips though x_X.

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#295008 - 11/11/06 11:20 PM Re: Hung Gar Kuen [Re: dre9292]
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You are in for a long and sumptous meal, ASSUMING you are at the right restaurant with a master chef.
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#295009 - 11/12/06 03:02 AM Re: Hung Gar Kuen [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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I guess I'm with a master chef my teacher won the brazilian kung fu championship 7 times!! not sure if it was the presentations or the fighting..

I was doing my 2nd class yesterday and my teacher made us do some kicks in the air some weird jumps and handstands.

Whats the point of practicing a bunch of spinning kicks in the air I think its kind of hard to land a kick like that in a middle of a fight :P

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#295010 - 11/12/06 09:32 AM Re: Hung Gar Kuen [Re: dre9292]
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Whats the point of practicing a bunch of spinning kicks in the air I think its kind of hard to land a kick like that in a middle of a fight :P




These kicks aren't neccessarily going to be used in a fight. They teach you coordination and balance. If used i a fight it would have to be when an opponent is already 'off guard' and the kick will have to be executed with a lot of speed. Jumping kick, IMO, are a good training tool, but not really a good fighting technique. Jumping and spinning can leave you quite vulnerable.
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#295011 - 11/13/06 12:39 AM Re: Hung Gar Kuen [Re: dre9292]
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Wishing you all the best in your chosen art.

No one uses every technique learned in a real fight or competition. Even all the useful hand techniques may not be used at all. But if it so happens an opportunity presents itself, you at least have trained for it and have a better chance of success.

Most long time practitioners of any combat art specialise in a few pet techniques reserved for a real fight if it ever happens, either because it suits their age, temperament or physique. But still for training purposes you have to go through the whole syllabus to know what is best for you, if you chose a TMA. That's why it takes so long. But not many of us will ever use it in a real fight because for most ordinary people (other than LEOs, professional competitors, etc.) a real fight rarely happens. So in choosing a TMA, you at least have learned an art and be proud of some measurement of achievement; it's like doing a simple waltz and doing the Tango.
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