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Is the Wing Chun Long Pole Training Still Practical 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?

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Where Did Wing Chun’s Long Pole Training Come From?

"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?

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Does the Yost Wing Chun School Offer Online Classes?

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?

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Situational Awareness: Tracking the Development of Events

In my last blog it may have appeared that I was targeting mobile phone users. I wasn't really. It was just an example of how distracted our society is today, an illustration of a distraction that most of us can relate to in one way, shape or form. It was the beginning of a subject,… Continue reading Situational Awareness: Tracking the Development of Events

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Fellowship of Martial Arts

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