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 gave pointers on how to deal with several psychological dispositions that could occur after prolonged shelter in place or quarantine and do occur at varying levels in every person's lifetime. In this one I want to do something a bit different. I want to get back to our situational awareness… Continue reading Recognizing Anxiety in Others: Situational Awareness
There are a lot of aspects to self-defense, some of which have nothing to do with throwing a punch or kick. . . . For example, last night I was walking my dog along a dark, dimly lit portion of road. This particular area had a lot of unoccupied land for my dog and me… Continue reading Situational Awareness: Getting Off Your Phone
Imagine you're out with your friends. It can be anywhere, restaurant, movie, grocery store, . . . You're enjoying yourself. It's been a good day with people you enjoy and have enjoyed sharing the day with. Are you relaxed? Most people are in situations like that. Now, imagine a person or group of people approach… Continue reading The Responsibilities of a Martial Artist
Did you see my conversation with two guys on Facebook about gun control? I had posted a sarcastic comment saying something like: Good idea! Let's experiment with gun control in a localized area first, say like Chicago! Well, that set off a couple of people. (I guess they don't know sarcasm when they see it.) … Continue reading Right to Bear Arms: Empowering Yourself to Life!