Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Installed my WOODEN DUMMY!!!! Finally

I finally had the chance to install my wooden dummy. The project has been delayed for a year because of budget offsets. First it was a $2K massage chair that got in the way, and then a giant Sony TV... and later my scooter, which I LOVE... Anyway, this project has been long overdue. So I finally ordered the damn thing from China, which took a little more than a month to arrive, and got it installed. There were several trips to the Home Depot for parts and such, and an electric saw borrowed from the Yamster (Brian Yam), in all the job took approximately 6 hours to do. The next step is to pad the thing with duct tape and carpet.

What's this wooden dummy?
Well, it's used as a Wing Chun training partner. Sometimes it's hard to find a partner to train with, so this thing is the next best thing. Granted it doesn't fight back, but it does help correct bad body structure, positioning, sensitivity, and overall fighting mechanic. If you find yourself getting knocked back after giving it a palm strike, then you know you're doing something wrong. To find out more, go to the link below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_dummy

2 comments:

George Lee said...

Hey John, Cool looking dummy. where did you get it? post some videos up of you working on it.

Potatoes said...

Nice man! That is the coolest thing ever!