Originally posted by BBozkurt
I saw that, wing-tsun has the same way. And they insist on "wing-tsun" is the most logical way to defend and understand your surroundings.
Any other who is involved in this technique. Is there any similarity between two schools.
I trained in WT for about a year. I already had shodan in aikido at that time.
The two are similar in that they both use the human body in cunning ways to use and overcome incoming attacks.
Philosophy wise, they are largely opposed.
WT originated in street fighting.
Aikido originated in various systems of strategy and tactics. Chinese and Japanese culture are two fairly different things, as well.
People gravitate to the martial arts which serve their natures best.
There is no sense arguing which is best when one person is naturally better at striking and the other at grappling.
I believe that a balanced martial artist studies many things on their path and weaves them together in a Way which suits them.
And a mature martial artist does not feel the need to tell other people they are on the wrong path simply because his or her path is different. (no, you did not, and it is appreciated)
I no longer study WT because I moved away from my teacher, a direct student of LT and Sifu Kernspecht.
I now study a comprehensive budo system which includes more locks, strikes and pins than I feel I'll ever get wrapped around in this lifetime...
Cross-training is good, though. Enjoy. Gain perspective and tolerance.