Today we want to present you our new introductory video in the Versus category: a collection of fights that include Wing Chun against masters and karate practitioners.
Fights between different martial arts
It is not uncommon to see this type of video in which different martial arts practitioners fight to “establish” who is the best. As martial artists, we must keep in mind that it is not possible to judge martial arts from a martial video. We need to consider a lot of variables, such as the abilities and skills of practitioners.
Versus: are they really helpful?
Is it really useful for our learning process to challenge masters and students of other martial arts? Of course, combat and sparring activities raise awareness of our skills and weaknesses and are extremely useful, especially when we are lost and do not know how to further improve our combat skills. A very common trick to do this is to record our sparring and watch it many times, possibly with an unbiased view. We could also ask friends and classmates to follow them and ask for their opinions. Sometimes it’s hard to take criticism into account, especially when we don’t like it, but it’s a normal step in our wartime development.
How to handle a fight
In my opinion, the most important aspect of managing a fight is to keep a calm mind. Sparring and brawl are typical stressful situations and it is not trivial to keep your mind clean and relaxed, but this is the most important key factor in the challenge. Breathing helps to calm and reduce the thoughts that push our minds and that upset us, and, you know, if too many things are running through your head … you’re probably missing some important details in the current situation!
Have you challenged other martial arts masters or practitioners during your career? Leave a comment and let us know.
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