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jaxonbrown 10-15-2002 04:40 PM

Aikido vs. this guy (movie)
 
it says 'Grados Win Chun Street Combat' looks pretty cool.

movie

here's another movie

shihonage 10-15-2002 05:13 PM

The second film looks impressive.

Andy 10-15-2002 05:21 PM

Can the attacks be any more choreographed?

Not impressed.

Mel Barker 10-15-2002 08:45 PM

Quote:

Andy Russo (Andy) wrote:
Can the attacks be any more choreographed?

Only when doing Aikido. :D

Dangus 10-15-2002 08:53 PM

Not impressed with the whole presentation. Whilst the guy actually does have some clear intimate and advanced knowledge of the actions of the kung-fu arts, he does not seem very in harmony with the spirit of it. I don't remember any mention in Shaolin teaching of showing off, or of glorifying combat. It was always an art of order and peace, not show and harm.

Then again, it's possible someone else made this clip using training footage shot in his dojo. In that case, I must give him the benefit of the doubt. Hard to say for certain. Still, his mannerisms and displays seemed cocky and boastful. The thing with the fist that he was doing where he'd twitch and the person would "go flying" was more gravity than him. Any serious martial artist picks this up immediately I'm sure. Bruce Lee did something similar, but his was a slightly upward push as he did it, meaning gravity only affected the last half. What this guy is doing is not what Bruce Lee did, and nowhere near as impressive.

Those who practice Aikido could learn a lot though from watching that footwork in video two. My practice of a few styles of kung-fu have greatly improved my versatility as nage.

Genex 10-16-2002 05:05 AM

Kewl, i like win chun a bit more now, My m8 keiren and his brother drew both do win chun (keirens in japan studying at the mo tho) and both of them love it.

I think its pretty kewl what this guys doin, its tough combat something that'll appeal to westerners more as apposed to the were gonna learn it so we dont ever have to use it approach.

of course the chinese have it made with win chun, but i like this western approach.

have you seen the guys website, he has technique of the month on there and everything

well thought out site... and for new york its a bonus cause now instead of threatening you with a knife for your wallet they can kung fu your a$$ into submission. ;)

pete

Dangus 10-16-2002 04:35 PM

I mourn for England


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