As I sit and watch the wave of violence sweep our nation, I have been reminded of some very important principles of Wing Chun Kung Fu (Kung Fu, here, translated "a way of life") that date back to its very founder, Ng Mui. These principles are what led me to write this blog: Making a… Continue reading Making a Traditional Martial Art Relevant Today
In my last blog I shared a question from someone asking about the origins of the Luk Dim Boon Kwan (i.e., six and a half point pole, or “long pole” in the United States) training in Wing Chun and if that training was still practical today: “Sifu, I was watching one of the Ip Man movies,… Continue reading Is the Wing Chun Long Pole Training Still Practical Today?
"Sifu, I was watching one of the Ip Man movies, and was wondering where the long pole form came from. And, is it still practical way of training today?" Two excellent questions. I'll give you some insight into the first one in this blog, and will come back and write another to answer your second… Continue reading Where Did Wing Chun’s Long Pole Training Come From?
I am new to martial arts training, but it seems that I keep doing a lot of the same thing over and over in class. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I guess I did expect to have something shown - you know, like - new each class. Is this normal? Because I'm… Continue reading Repetition in Martial Arts Training
Acclimation, the process or result of becoming accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions, can be a result of a conscious effort to adjust… or a subtle, unconscious act that we become aware of after the processed customization is complete. For example, have you ever taken a walk someplace new, beautiful, and pleasant,… Continue reading Acclimation’s Impact on Our Ability to be Situationally Aware