The transcript below is from the video “Pro MMA Fighter vs Wing Chun SUPERSTAR (Sparring Breakdown)” by MMAShredded Jeff Chan.
What’s up, guys? It’s Jeff Chan from MMAShredded. I’m here with sifu Nate. And he specializes in JKD and Wing Chun. You know we’ve been following each other for a very long time. Finally, we are here at New York Martial Arts Academy, where we’ll be sparring.
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So in case you were wondering, hand trapping does work, which is what Wing Chun is all about. Of course, Wing Chun works best in close quarter combat and less effective when there is distance between you and your opponent. And to play to my advantage, I’m going to try to keep my distance from sifu Nate. With that said, in this video I’ll be highlighting all the times hand trapping gets used and hopefully you can add it to your game. So here, I parried Nate’s cross but because I pinned it down for a second, it’s considered a hand trap and with his right side face open from the hand trap, I threw my jab.
Another way is to parry the jab and into the check left hook. This time, I parried in hand trap Nate’s right straight with my lead hand and it’s my cross. Here, I try to hand trap Nate’s lead hand with my lead hand and into my jab and Nate uses a cross parry or hand trap with his rear hand. Then he uses that same hand to pin my arm against my chest and into his right straight punch and I get him back with my check left hook.
And another lead hand trap lead hand and into my jab. Here, I threw my jab and Nate tries to counter jab. But I cross parried/ hand trap with my rear hand and into my check left hook. I threw a body jab and Nate does another cross parry hand trap and tries to counter with his cross. But I leaned back and counter jabbed. Usually, I cross parry as a last resort. For example, if my same side hand is down or compromised. But I noticed Nate cross parries often. You can see it here again whereas I normally use the same side hand to parry.
On the other hand, my favorite offensive hand traps is a cross hand trap, meaning I’ll use my lead hand or left hand to trap my opponent’s left hand and into my cross. I know Nate is always looking to hand trap my punches, so you notice that every time I punch, I am moving my head to dodge his punches because I know my hands may get trapped and I cannot pull them back fast enough to block.
If you want to learn how to move your head like this check out my Head Movement program in the link in the description box below.
Check out this hand trapping exchange here. I try to trap beneath the lead hand but Nate tries to trap my hand with his rear hand and into his straight right. But I cross parried with my right hand and into my check left hook again but Nate shrugs it off with a shoulder roll and as I followed up with my cross, he cross blocks with his right hand then he fires a jab and I parried it into my jab. And here’s another lead hand trap lead hand into my cross.
I’m sure you’ve noticed by now but we are seeing so much more cross blocking instead of the same side blocking because so much hand trapping is being used.
So check out this little sneaky Switcheroo I did here. I hand trap Nate’s right hand with my lead hand so he thought I’d jab with my lead hand and you can see he went to cross block with his left hand. But instead, I switched my stance and into my right hook.
Another opposite side hand trap here.
Here, Nate goes to hand trap my rear arm and into multiple crosses.
And here after watching and copying Nate, I tried hand wrapping Wing Chun style. I hand trapped his lead hand with my lead hand then hand trapped his rear hand with my rear hand and into my straight left. Then we both started crossing our arms as if we were in a Wing Chun match and I used a Wing Chun technique called pak sau, where I trapped Nate’s lead arm with my rear arm and into my right straight.
I apologize for the secret camera. I don’t know what was going on. But here I did another pak sau then parried his jab into my jab. And a nice lead hand trap lead hand into the jab from Nate.
Hope you guys enjoyed this video. I’ll see you next time.
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