Well as in my previous post, I described that I am picking up martial arts again to burn off some Covid fat and get back into shape. I had previously bought some dummy arms that strapped on to a heavy bag. I found that those did not give the same support or angles needed to follow proper form and training that I need as I re-learn these skills.
To better serve the purpose, I went ahead and got a real Wing Chun Wooden Dummy. This is doing much better and I can definitely tell the difference. This is used to train both balance, form and practice timing of blocking and punching while "sticking" to the arms. There are some good Youtube videos out there if anyone is interested. It's certainly a lot harder than it looks! It's fairly easy to learn 3-5 moves and practice them, but learning to do all the various combinations and complex movements shifts, combined with proper footwork is quite challenging. I'm really enjoying it so far and excited to get back into practice and maybe make my own video using it in few months.
And just another ping for the movie IPMan (1-4) - If you have interest in martial arts and haven't seen it yet, check it out!