Training Partners Are a Key Element
Wing Chun is widely accepted by those in the know as one of the most effective fighting systems on the planet, however training the right techniques in the right way enable the practitioner to excel and internalise the art. There are many reasons why Wing Chun is so effective, however, training each limb to have a mind of it’s own adds to it’s effectiveness. How you train, as well as what you train has a direct impact on skill levels of the techniques a practitioner is trying to execute. There are a number of reasons for this however today I will focus on one of them, the training partner.
Many aspects of Wing Chun need to be trained in two’s and that means working with a training partner. Many of the advanced elements of Wing Chun need to be trained with a similarly skilled partner to get the most out of what is being trained, however regardless of each partner’s skill level, each partner will improve if concentrating on the KEY elements of what is being trained.
It is important to train with a variety of sizes, strengths, and personalities. Some people are very passive whilst others are more forceful or aggressive in nature. Of course, some are stronger and fitter than others, regardless though, it is important to find the positive, and experience all.
A training partner could be a friend or relative. Your best friend at school, an old friend from college. A brother, sister, or cousin; daughter and mother, father and son; grand parents and grand children. It could be someone close to you that you feel could benefit from having more confidence or just simply something great to share with someone who means a lot to you.
Consider what you want to achieve, and how you are going to achieve it; consider finding a training partner to achieve it with, and you will greatly increase your speed of progression.