I came across some google videos of two guys doing some ‘traditional sparring’, or something like that http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...775&q=choy+fut
. It made me wonder, is there really such a thing as traditional sparring? Does it mean, you have to play around your opponent and make funny poses and weird hand movements? And how defensive is traditional sparring? I mean, do you have to dance around your opponent and throw punches every 10 seconds, or do you go in and defend with an attack?
My view on fighting is simple. Fighting is fighting, the dynamics and structure might be different from style to style, but in the end, it’s the simple things that count. One can still do Gwa Sow Chop without looking like a ‘ traditional’ fighter (refer to the video link), and still maintain the essence of your style without looking like a kickboxer. If that makes sense to anyone.
Personally, I think the main reason why the world outside thinks that kung fu us useless, is mainly because of the all the crap there is out there.
I’m impressed with the videos of Master Chen Yong Fa on google. His fighting approach seem simple to the point. http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...898&q=choy+fut
. dont care much about the lineage fight right now, its the body movements that matters. Im also just using Master Chen's video as an example, there are many other masters who impress me