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
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
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
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
While I have warned in my blogs of becoming as arrogant and presumptuous as these athletes put on before their fights, I wanted to write this blog to highlight something of importance regarding one's maturation in any fighting system: fellowship of martial arts, or martial artists. Proper fellowship is essential if you want to learn… Continue reading Fellowship of Martial Arts
I once met a man who had a black-belt in Taekwondo. He had studied other martial arts in his home country; and after coming to the United States, he got drawn into a taekwondo school that was popular in his community. While he wasn't totally satisfied with the training that he was receiving, believing it… Continue reading How Does Wing Chun Work With Taekwondo? Are They Compatible?