2018 meant the start of something new, and something exciting for martial art practitioners, wushu and kung fu practitioners, as well as sports fans. As per the resolution from the International Wushu Federation (IWUF), on August 11, 2018 people from Bucharest, Romania, Shanghi, China, even Terre Haute, Indiana celebrated the first annual World Wushu -… Continue reading World Wushu – KungFu Day
As a martial arts instructor, one of the most important decisions you make is where you will have your students fight. Each venue offers different things, and excludes others. An instructor has to find the right venue to instill the principles, values in their students. Lackadaisically picking a venue does one's students no good. When… Continue reading Bringing Home the Gold!
Earlier today I released a blog highlighting some of the dangers associated with "mixed martial arts" (a term I hate to describe it) has promoted in our societies. Here's another: The dilution of true combat martial art systems as taught to practitioners across the world. You see: What happens is someone goes to several fighting… Continue reading Jiu Jitsu Federation of Guanabarais Requires a Black Belt to Teach
I'm old enough to remember a time when the term "martial arts" meant someone was learning a system to help them survive the worst of combat conditions. I'm, also, old enough to have seen that change. Today, depending on who you ask, the term "martial arts" means different things, but it's not always been that… Continue reading What “Mixed Martial Arts” Has Become is a Danger to Our Society
I recall a time when one of my teachers told us (the class), "Everyone put in a life or death situation will attempt to defend themselves and those around them, especially family; but, not everyone invests in learning how to defend themselves." At first, I didn't understand him; after all, I had been training in… Continue reading Learning Wing Chun Kung Fu When You Have Little Time
The Chinese have an old saying that goes, "If it's not practical, it's no good!" It is applied to all aspects of life not just martial arts (i.e., 武術; wǔshù). There are a lot of cultural reasons for this; ones that any student would benefit to learn. I can tell you, from my own experiences, that… Continue reading If It’s Not Practical It’s No Good!
Earlier today I ran into an old friend. Years ago we left a place of employment, going, each, our own way. He went to a correctional facility, and I started my own (industrial hygiene) business. During our reunion, he brought something up that I thought would be of interest to my readers, here: You know,… Continue reading My Gun Made Me Fat!