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Friday, February 15, 2008

Silat Meets Wing Chun

Here we have Wing Chun mixed with Silat. This could be trained on the dummy - those chopping straight blasts. It wouldn't need padding either, as the blade of the hand can chop hard on the dummy.

The way they talk about Silat's evolution, it is feasible Southern stylists came from China with Wing Chun ideas and they were adapted. Plus the weapons of Kali ....

Wing Chun - Dummy form explained

Here the teacher shows dummy applications from the form. Good stuff. Worth watching all the way through.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Opening Credits -- The Taking of Pelham 123

This can be the tune for the dummy. This is Shire's peice that repretsents the hussle and bussle of diverity in New York.
Well the dummy can represent that in its moves - or the moves you apply to it. Joseph Simonet's work on the Slam Set is very diverse. I dedicated this to him !

Thursday, February 07, 2008

CCK TCPM Wooden Dummy Form

Here is another Kung Fu use of the dummy (non-Wing Chun. I can see some similarities in how Randy Williams uses his dummy form and this. Eg. use of elbows and knees in the form here. Leg sweeps too. Some differences - a 360 tiger tail spin in this. High protecting arm in this form too.
If its possible the best camara angle for dummy forms is 3/4 down view. Its hard to see the near side when the practitioner is camera side.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Master Donald Mak demo in Hong Kong

Look this is an 'air dummy' - someone doing the form like an Air Guitar ! There is a Nike advert out there with a woman doing the same thing.
This practitioner has nice crisp movement.

Human Weapon Kung Fu - Chain Punching

Glad to see this topic being addressed. Wish I saw all of this program.