About Sifu Clyde Derrick

And answers to questions


Understanding the package
I teach a mixture of everything I've learned over my life. I don't combine arts, I teach each art or style separately, but I combine concepts from the various martial arts and sport fighting systems into one idea of how to win. I show you what each art or sport fight does, the strength of it, the weakness of it, how to do it and how to stop it, I let you decide what techniques work best with your body type and attributes.


Will this work against MMA?
Yes. MMA is build on four different sports fighting styles, each one bringing their own gaps in strategy due to the rules in each fight system.

Here are some facts:
>MMA guys and gals get hit a lot because their blocks come from boxing and boxers use very big gloves which can covering their head, and allow them to take several blows through out the fight, but MMA uses very small gloves that cannot cover your head, yet, MMA fighters use the same blocks from boxing. (?) The mostly spar with boxing gloves even though they fight with MMA gloves, I've never understood that.

>Wrestlers don't want to get hit, it's not allowed in wrestling, and while you are thinking greco, you are unable to defend against punches and kicks.

>BJJ is made less effective because of ground and pound, and they rely on wrestling take downs before you can even use BJJ. What if the other person is a better wrestler, you may never go to ground and never be able to use your BJJ. Also, BJJ is a game that you have to agree to play. Little known fact, most times you can get back to your feet from the ground but, BJJ people choose to stay and play the game hoping they are the ones to win.

>Most kicks in kickboxing and martial arts aren't used because they leave you open for a takedown.

Conclusion: The greatness of all those sport fights and martial arts in their separate form is diminished when put together in one system. In addition, sports fights have rules that put fighters in boxes, you are what you train. If you train inside a box, you fight inside that box. There are no boxes in street fights, so no, MMA is not the end all be all.

Build your own version of Mixed Martial Arts, it doesn't have to follow the modern day rules of what MMA is. When it all first started, that how it was, everyone brought their own background to the fight.

No need to be ruthless, just be rule less.

 

About me:
I wrestled in high school, in eleventh grade I started in Jeet Kune Do. From there studied Boxing, then Kickboxing. Yes I actually fought in the ring.
I have 32 years of Wing Chun behind me, which includes understanding Tai Chi and Bagua and includes Chin Na (locking).
Along the way I studied, BJJ to blue belt level, Aikido, Tournament Karate and a little of this and that.


Who did I learn from?
I've studied with so many people over the years, all of them adding knowledge which I will pass on to you. My favorite teacher was my first, my JKD teacher. Because of the concepts and martial arts foundation he gave me, I was able to quickly understand and learn all the other arts I've studied over the years. I'll give you the same good foundation. In the end it doesn't matter who you learned from, it only matters that you learned something that you can apply. Here it is in a nutshell. If you need to take lessons from someone who took lessons from someone, who took lessons from someone famous, I'm not the guy for you. I come from a school of thought that winning the fight is the goal, not looking good in a demo or bragging about who you learned from.


Is it a good art for women?
Yes. Any safety training is good and Wing Chun doesn't rely on power or strength.


How long will it take to learn?
Since the average person stays in a school for one and a half to two years, my job is to give you what you need to defend yourself in 18 months, I don't expect you to be around after that but, I guarantee, you won't need more time than that. Can you learn the full Wing Chun system in that amount of time, no, but, you can develop a good working knowledge of the system and also you can develop good boxing, kickboxing, JKD, and MMA skills in that amount of time. Add in the fight intelligence I'll give you, later on if you jump back into it, you'll be able to learn any style you want, easily.


Why do I call it "Tournament Karate?"
I call it that because that is exactly what I will teach, how to compete in karate tournaments. Why? In a normal system, you learn a bunch of stuff to get belts, but you learn a whole different system that wins in tournaments, I trained at a school and saw this.
The teacher's name was Frank Daniels, if you look up his son on the internet you will find him, he was the top tournament guy for years and fought in Chuck Norris's fight league, his name is Raymond Daniels. Frank was also a big winner in tournaments and a very nice man, I really liked hanging out with them.
As I was saying, they had special techniques they used just to get a point that weren't part of the traditional karate system taught in the school. On top of that, part of my JKD studies was Bruce's Lees interpretation on how to win in those tournaments. Tournaments were huge back in those days. So why learn stuff that won't work when you can just work on the stuff that does? Tournaments are fun, winning is even more fun, so I'll teach what brings you fun.

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