Donnie Yen vs. Mike Tyson in Ip Man 3 the Movie

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Posted by Wing Chun News on Mittwoch, 9. März 2016

Boxing and Wing Chun is like Yin and Yang

God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another. – Mike Tyson

Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee – Muhammed Ali
This famous boxing quote elegantly describes the interplay of soft and hard within the sport. If we use the terminology of Chinese martial arts, boxing can be thought of as a hard style and Wing Chun as a hard-soft style. The difference lies in how they use tension. Hard styles use muscular power and they hit like an iron bar: solid and unyielding, knocking the target back. Soft styles avoid unnecessary tension and strike like a whip: soft yet penetrating beyond the surface of the impact. Hard-soft styles are something of a compromise and can be thought of as striking like an iron flail: the chain is soft but the head impacts hard upon the target before becoming, once again, simply part of a soft chain.

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