““I aim to fire off very short bursts of repeated shots – such as a palm strike or punch – assess – then do it again, or switch to another shot if the target changes for any reason and keep going until the threat no-longer exists.”
Re-post of a discussion with Mick Coup, a former UK soldier and doorman now teaching people to fight. I like these no-nonsense “blokes,” a breed of tough dudes the UK produces. Reminds me of Geoff Thompson, Vinnie Jones, and every Guy Richie hero and villain.
The thing they all have in common is no-nonsense no-bullshit approach to fighting. It’s said that you start with simplicity, travel through complexity, and arrive back at simplicity again with more clarity. The “a punch is just a punch” idea. The Wong Shun Leung version of Wing Chun has this perspective. Its the perspective of experience. Street fights will clear your head of BS! Wing Chun, in its essence, is a no-BS system. While we may not often find it practiced in this way, the ideas at its core are (as we say ad infinitum) simple, direct, and efficient. Not fancy! Many of his ideas could have come straight from the Wing Chun playbook (aka Wung Chun Kuen)
Some more good stuff below.
My Training Experiences with Mick Coup Part I — Reality-Based Self-Defence? Get Real!
My Training Experiences with Mick Coup Part II: “The Big Three”
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