Famous Wing Chun Practitioners: From Ip Man to Bruce Lee
Discover the fascinating Lives and Lasting Legacies of the most Legendary Wing Chun Kung Fu practitioners, including Yip Man and Bruce Lee, in this Captivating Article.
Two martial arts with the same origins, the same roots, yet so different.
We are going to discuss that a little bit deeper, but first, enjoy today's news in the versus series: Wing Chun vs Combat Karate.
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Well, there are many things that differentiate these two martial arts. Having the same origins, their objective I'd say is the same. However, they fulfill their objective in two very different ways.
I will make you a list of the main differences that you can observe in the match above.
First things first, have you noticed how different their approach is? The karateka does not hesitate to attack from a larger distance, while the Wing Chun guy tends to come closer. In fact, karate is designed as a long-range distance martial art, while for Wing Chun the opposite is true.
Even though the roots are in common, these two martial arts differ drastically.
Another difference that you can notice is how punches are struck differently. It's a very detailed thing to notice, I know, but there is a difference.
Karatekas extend the whole arm in order to punch and the rotation of the fist is made during the movement. The punch then results in horizontal.
Wing Chun, on the other hand, does not extend the whole arm to the punch, but rather only the forearm, and the punch lands vertically. The reason behind such a punch it's very practical and gives space for reflection on another difference between these two.
The punch in Wing Chun follows the above-described movement in order to be ready to strike another one, and pretty quickly also. You do not want to leave the punch to the mercÃ© of your opponent.
Karate, on the contrary, wants to knockout its opponent with one strike.
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