Wing Chun thoughts – being in a rush
One of the biggest enemies of your own progress
is being in a rush. Most of the beginners and intermediate
students suffer of this ”disease”: they skip the precision part
and want to do everything fast and with power
from the moment they first learn that thing (drill or form).
When learning a new technique, do not expect to become
good at it any time soon. Remember the chinese proverb
about the 10.000 repetitions! 🙂
If it’s a technique with partner, practise it first slow and without
resistance from your partner. This will allow the brain
to permanently control the movement and will teach you
how it feels like and how it should look like when it’s correct.
Only after the technique is a part of muscle memory,
ask your partner to challenge it a bit by using gradually
more strength and increasing the speed.
Use protective gear and move the technique in a more
semi-free environement (isolated sparring).
Only after it looks really good on this stage,
you can start testing that technique in free sparring.
You will probably fail miserably on the first attempts,
but thats ok, it will get better on time 😉
And NEVER learn and train routines of techniques
(counter to counter to counter).
The techniques should be absolutely independent
from eachother and put together as needed.
Every of your next move must be determined
by the actions of your opponent!