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?
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
Recently, with everyone at home due to the COVID shelter in place restrictions, I have been asked if I (or anyone else here at the Yost Wing Chun kwoon) offer online training courses. Our online courses are included with monthly tuition for students of the kwoon. They include but are not necessarily limited to: Students… Continue reading Does the Yost Wing Chun School Offer Online Classes?
As we continue our special series on what to expect as we come out of this COVID shelter in place or quarantine, I want to highlight another one of the psychological conditions I introduced you to in my first blog. Depression. As with anxiety, depression is something most of us experience at one point or… Continue reading Recognizing Depression in Others: Situational Awareness