Nice gentle sparring w/ Anderson Silva

Check it out. Too many people always want to get too rough or try to “win” in their sparring. Here’s a pro at the top of his game, practicing. He’s throwing elbows – safely. He’s throwing leg kicks – safely. They are throwing out combos and getting in their techniques – safely – and without someone necessarily trying all out to stop them from training.

This is the kind of stuff we do when we are doing trading throws in that arena, but it’s still hard for most to do this in general sparring.

Ego prevents everyone from improving, not just the dude with the ego.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nBoQgeKP-0

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George Wood is the head instructor of Zong Wu Men Internal Fighting Arts, based in Northern Virginia. He teaches the martial arts of Baguazhang and Xingyiquan.
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3 Responses to Nice gentle sparring w/ Anderson Silva

  1. Nick says:

    Harry and I did some sparring on the beach last week. We threw fists, elbows, knees and kicks. We had a good time. A couple palms and fists slipped but everything else was done cautiously and we had a good time. It was a good learning environment. Its a good thing our egos didn’t step in cause then it would of been a bad experience vs a learning and growing experience.

  2. logemeb5 says:

    Sep23Jason Williams Also as far as watering down and miixng with other martial arts, XYQ is often referred to as the mother fist in that as you stated xingyi is a way of life and not just a set of forms. High level development in nay martial art could constitute the practitioner as doing XYQ if his power generations are correct and he is moving and executing at the potimum level.

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