Less Is More In Wing Chun
As a follow on from my last blog, dated 28th November, I would like to remind you to not over do it with your techniques, it is what it is.
Make your Wing Chun WORK for you and don’t overly try to make it just look good, do not try to get better than perfect, if anything, in Wing Chun less is more.
Just because you can do something does not mean that you should.
Sitting in your turning stance for instance with 90% of your weight on your back leg may look impressive, but is completely pointless and will only serve to poison other techniques connected to it.
As Bruce Lee once said, “What looks good in the movies isn’t practical for the street and what works in the street is boring to watch”
What is meant by this is do not try to make it look good, but make it feel good.
Wing Chun is often connected with Daoism and in Daoism it is said that, ‘In life, in the search of perfection, it is not what we gain, but what we get rid of’.
The full quote is something like:
In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired. In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped. Less and less is done Until non-action is achieved. When nothing is done, nothing is left undone. The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering
What mistakes will you get rid of today?