Originally Posted by Toxic
Is it just me that thinks blocking shit with you knee sounds incredibly stupid?
Actually the platella(kneecap)is the hardest bone in the human body. Its in essence a 1-1.5 inch thick solid hunk of bone. Even hitting bone to bone, the shin is more likely to splinter than the kneecap, however using the kneecap can damage the tendens and ligaments that it is evolutionarily designed to protect, so its sort of a double-edged sword.
On a personal note, I would ****in' love to see some Wing Chun in the UFC. A friend of mine does Shaolin Kung Fu and has been considering switching to Wing Chun and gave me a brief summary of the art's history and general theory, and it seems really cool. I liked the lack of circular nature and head on nature of Wing Chun over Shaolin.