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Coming Out of Quarantine

Well, it's starting to happen: state governors are starting to implement plans to return society to normal, at least they hope. It is a well studied fact that when people interrupt their normal lives to "social distance" or "shelter in place" that there can be psychological effects. . . from fear and anxiety, depression and… Continue reading Coming Out of Quarantine

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Active Listening Self Defense Training

Have you ever been discussing something with a friend and catch yourself drifting off?  They say something you either agree or disagree with, and your mind begins to respond to their comment; in the meantime, you fail to capture everything they're saying.  Sure.  We're all guilty of that.  (Husbands, reportedly, more so than wives. lol)… Continue reading Active Listening Self Defense Training

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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle, Part 2

If you've ever spent time learning kung fu you quickly come to realize that the movements aren't dependent on a single portion of the body and its muscles; for example, we don't throw a punch with tension, utilizing specific muscles from the shoulder and/or arm only.  It is a mindful, whole body motion that utilizes… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle, Part 2

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Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle

Earlier today I released a blog as an introduction into some of the principles embraced and exercised in kung fu.  (If you've not read that blog, I encourage you to do so.)  It highlighted a key component to kung fu that a practitioner taps into: the created self has an integrity to it that must… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle

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What is Chi Sau?

Someone asks: I've heard that Wing Chun practitioners practice something called chi sau.  What is that?  What is it good for? Chi Sau (also spelled chi sao) literally translates as "sticky hands".  It's traditionally been termed this due to the connected bridge which begins the exercise's rolling hands (poon sau).  It's also been identified (or… Continue reading What is Chi Sau?