|It's important to begin by stating that resorting to violence is a terrible method of settling any disagreement, and should be avoided at all costs. This should be done by running away, or by not being in the situation in the first place. Though running away from a fight is, in most cases, physically possible and quite logical, the common mind of a male suggests that it is better to fight and look tough, than to flee and be considered (usually only in his own mind) a whimp. Other describing words include 'chicken', 'girl', 'faggot' and 'weed'.
The 'AGM' conducted a recent survey, in which males were asked whether they would choose the FIGHT or FLIGHT option depending on who was in their company at that point in time.
|% chance of entering into a physical fight
Yashar Alinejad - no company: 30% - girlfriend present: 50% - mates present: 80%
Michael Brooks Reid - no company: 10% - girlfriend present: 10% - mates present: 10%
Alex Chen - no company: 10% - girlfriend present: 20% - mates present: 40%
Patrick Lee - no company: 3% - girlfriend present: 10% - mates present: 40%
Ahilan Srikantha - no company: 2% - girlfriend present: 30% - mates present: 75%
James Steendam - no company: 20% - girlfriend present: 40% - mates present: 90%
Winston Chow - no company: 70% - girlfriend present: 70% - mates present: 95%
Caleb Yu - no company: 70% - girlfriend present: 80% - mates present: 90%
Eugene Kan - no company: 30% - girlfriend present: 40% - mates present: 40%
Maurice Leung - no company: 40% - girlfriend present: 30% - mates present: 65%
|The above statistics illustrate that, in general, the greater the amount of company, the greater chance of higher tension ultimately leading to physical violence. We must all remember that it takes a lot of emotional control to dismiss oneself from a potential fight, but it is definitely the wiser choice. Sometimes we want to show our partner or friends just how gutsy we are, but this is not the way. A fight isn't really a fight if you don't get hurt - you must be prepared to fight until you can't get up, or he can't. You have to be prepared to keep on kicking him/her when he/she is down. So next time ask yourself, "does he really deserve to almost die for calling me a fucking dickhead"? The only time I can ever think of getting psyched up like that, is in training (which must be practised when sparring) and when I'm about to fight for someone close to me who is in a seriously dangerous position.
|The 'Wong Shun Leung' (WSL) method of 'Wing Chun Gung Fu' has proven to be a deadly and scientific martial art. The kick displayed above is not one utilised in this art, and is merely done for show. In our martial art, sifu David Peterson teaches us the most important move that we should all have in our repertoire - turning around and running fast. Other than that, we learn how to position our body in order to create a powerful force within a small range of motion. All of our moves come down to one basic principle - "attack the closest target with the closest weapon". So the only time I'll kick a guy in the face is when his face is on the floor.
'WSL Wing Chun Gung Fu' emphasizes the importance of attacking, ensuring that a block is not utilised on its own. A block syncronised with an attack would be used in most cases, but at the advanced levels a block is not even considered. In such a case, an attack is launched at such a pace that it becomes a block in itself. The mind-set is exactly this, "I don't care if you hit me, but I'm definitely going to hit you real hard, first!" As a result, the enemy's attack diminishes in power and speed and does very little damage. With the amount of adrenalin pumping in your system, you probably won't even feel it.
|Wong Shun Leung was an unbeatable martial artist who resided in Hong Kong, passing away in the early 1990s. Though it is believed that Bruce Lee studied under the guidance of Grandmaster Yip Man, most of his training was guided by Wong Shun Leung (older pupil of Yip Man). Leung would openly test his skills in serious street fights, and challenge any man of any martial art. He was a humble, 5'5 man, who beat boxers over 6' in just three punches. While Bruce Lee was famous in Hollywood, he'd travel back to Hong Kong and train with Leung, whom he could still never beat. Lee couldn't understand why this was so. Leung would say, "...I've been watching all your movies - I know all your moves now!"
In all seriousness, the practice of martial arts should have an outcome that differs from everything else we practise. Our goal is to never apply it.