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I studied Southern Praying Mantis (aka Chuka or Chugar) for awhile, I've heard there are similarities between that and Wing Chun.
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Yes there is. Out of all the Chinese styles, Praying Mantis and Wing Chun are the most similar. Chi Sau sticky hands, many movements,wooden dummy training, etc...

Just be very cautious of female practitioners of Praying Mantis though.
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Yes there is. Out of all the Chinese styles, Praying Mantis and Wing Chun are the most similar. Chi Sau sticky hands, many movements,wooden dummy training, etc...
Check out the very end of the Christian Bale movie Equillibrium sometime, definitely some elements of sticky hands and counters.

Does Wing Chun practice what we called Dan Tin, basically controlling your air in order to concentrate both energy when striking and as measure to absorb strikes? Difficult to master, but I recall when I finally found it one evening, it was like a balloon expanding within my midsection. A little scary, actually. A friend of mine who worked at it for awhile actually suffered a hernia when he attempted during training, hard as that is to believe.

I read a coffee table book once title The Way of the Warrior: Martial Arts and Fighting Styles from around the world. As you might expect, most of the ink is devoted to the more well known styles, but they did give Southern Praying Mantis a couple of paragraphs.

Starts out by calling it a "brutally effective fighting system with no aesthetic value".

Basically, it works but it ain't pretty.


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Only thing similiar is I do show students breathing techniques to relax themselves while doing the forms, and some basic Qi Gong breathing/stretching exercises. And we do some traditional medicine ball training. The problem with some of these metaphysical techniques is they maybe work/ look good on paper, or even in a drill, but in a real fight when things are dynamic, happen rapidly, one does not have the time to prepare.

Breathing drills related to inner chi flow are more used as pre or post workout relaxation techinques or applied to the forms for stress reduction.

What makes one good in Wing Chun, is the continued repetitive application of the basic simple movements. Footwork, forms/techniques, and aggression.
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