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HK flight attendants getting Kung Fu Training
« on: June 02, 2011, 07:50:48 AM »
Hong Kong Airlines is asking its flight crews to learn a form of kung fu, something the carrier hopes will help its staff deal with drunk and unruly passengers.

The form kung fu is wing chun a style which is "easy" to use in small, confined spaces. It relies on biomechanics &  not brute force. I have studied it for a few years.

http://worldscrews.blogspot.com/2011/05/hong-kong-airlines-flight-attendants.html

http://online.wsj.com/video/hong-kong-airlines-kung-fu-to-rescue/6A4025C1-4E0C-4A5A-B6CF-943FCAA1E4BA.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42649669/ns/travel-news/t/hong-kong-airlines-flight-attendants-get-kung-fu-training/
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Re: HK flight Attendance getting Kung Fu Tranning
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 08:19:00 AM »
Maybe flight crews from Japanese Airline to do the same but in KARATE instead of kung-fu!!!  ;)

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Re: HK flight attendants getting Kung Fu Training
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2011, 08:46:31 AM »
Maybe flight crews from Japanese Airline to do the same but in KARATE instead of kung-fu!!!  ;)
For confined spaces like an airplane, an art like wing chun, FMA trapping, or Aikido would be more appropriate. You need to limit/neutralize the aggressor's movement "without using too much force".
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Re: HK flight Attendance getting Kung Fu Tranning
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2011, 01:31:00 PM »
here instean of playing around teach them this instead
http://www.southfieldmartialarts.com/html/history_isshinryu.html
my understand it has something to do with bone breaking
i figure once those girls start breaking bones those drunks will settle down a bit  ;D :D ;D
 
 
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Re: HK flight attendants getting Kung Fu Training
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2011, 04:13:26 PM »
For confined spaces like an airplane, an art like wing chun, FMA trapping, or Aikido would be more appropriate. You need to limit/neutralize the aggressor's movement "without using too much force".

Karate isn't about using force.  Karate also does self-defending.   I trained karate

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Re: HK flight attendants getting Kung Fu Training
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011, 06:35:51 PM »

Karate isn't about using force.  Karate also does self-defending.   I trained karate
But remember we not talking "fighting" someone, this is about neutralizing someone in small confined quarters; a bathroom, small walkway, between seats, etc, -  places where you only have inches to move.  Will karate be appropriate for that?
You do not want to get into a "combat" situation with someone (leading to lawsuits) - you want to "limit" their movements.

 Styles like wing chun, FMA grappling, Aikido, Krav Maga and the likes are more suited for that.

In addition to Wing Chun, I also studied Tae kwon do and also did some Muay Thai so I know a little about the subject and the difference. Right now I am into tai chi chuan and about to take up yoga - I find these two "arts" are great for relaxation & exercising.
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Re: HK flight attendants getting Kung Fu Training
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2011, 06:45:55 PM »


     You are correct KFC, wing chun can be used in a phone booth.If you studied it then I assume you are familiar with "wooden man 108" ? and "sticking hands"?


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Re: HK flight attendants getting Kung Fu Training
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2011, 07:45:01 PM »
There are 108 movements for the Wooden Man.

Sticking hands is the necessary step in learning the fighting principles of Wing Chun.

Check out the movements in 1:07

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6oPgV0tJrM


 
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Re: HK flight attendants getting Kung Fu Training
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2011, 09:04:24 PM »

   Very true KFC and I can say if you spend some time every day hitting a wooden dummy after a while hitting a human feels like hitting a pillow.I always thought of wing chun as more of a science than martial art.The Science of Economy of Motion.You know it was founded by a woman.



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